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Cell Mates

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Cell Mates takes as its central characters the spy George Blake and the Irish petty criminal Sean Bourke, who sprang Blake from Wormwood Scrubs prison. It tracks their relationship from their first meeting in prison to their hide-out...

Wise Child

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... for allowing them to stay. In Simon Gray’s first play for the stage - which opened at Wyndham’s Theatre in October, 1967 with Sir Alec Guinness in the lead - the truth is complex and its revelation electrifying....

The Holy Terror

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...The Holy Terror: Melon Revised is a reworking of Simon Gray's earlier play Melon, originally performed in 1987. It was first performed on 15th February 1991 at the Temple of Arts Theatre, Tucson, Arizona....

Otherwise Engaged

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... with what I fondly assumed was the merest, if not the purest, marrow.' Simon Gray Otherwise Engaged was first presented by Michael Codron on 30 July 1975, at the Queen's Theatre, London....

Dog Days

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...'We’ve got a sociologist called Nuzek coming in this afternoon with his latest book. On Protestantism and Pornography.' Faced with such a prospect, Peter, the protagonist of this play, finds the idea of sitting at his desk...

Little Nell

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Charles Dickens, forty-five years old and married, falls passionately in love with Nelly Ternan, an actress almost thirty years his junior. After a long affair which ends only with Dickens' death in 1870, Nelly marries and has two children,...

The Old Masters

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the Villa of I Tatti outside Florence in 1937, under the menacing shadow of Mussolini, Simon Gray's The Old Masters explores the turbulent relationship between the famous art historian Bernard Berenson and the notorious art dealer...

Molly

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...'Molly is an adaptation for the stage of the earliest of my television plays – Death of a Teddy Bear – which was written for BBC's Wednesday Play… The source of Death of a Teddy Bear was the Alna Rattenbury case, an account of which I came...

Tartuffe

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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... the first, entailed that the characters should speak in a language that expressed the needs and fears of their natures as I understood them… But really I make no apology for having a go—or making a stab—at Tartuffe. However much I might damage my own reputation, I’m unlikely to damage Moliere’s.' — Simon Gray...

The Rear Column

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The Rear Column tells the story of five soldiers stranded in the jungle of the Congo Free State in 1887. They are awaiting the return of the explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley, who has gone to relieve Emin Pasha, General Gordon’s last surviving...