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A Doll's House

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Simon Stephens

Adapted by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Simon Stephens ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... century woman. This version is translated by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, and was first performed at the Young Vic, London on 29 June 2012...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Written by

Mark Haddon

and

Simon Stephens

Adapted by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Haddon , Simon Stephens ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... on a frightening journey that tears apart his once-familiar world. Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous story....

Port

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2005

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (12), Female (5), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Port by Simon Stephens is set entirely in Stockport, Stephens's hometown. Following his protagonist Racheal Keats, we watch her dissatisfaction with her surroundings ebb and escalate as those she loves begin to let her down or leave her...

Simon Stephens: A Working Diary

Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens began his theatrical career in the literary department of the Royal Court Theatre, where he ran its Young Writers’ Programme. His plays for theatre include Bluebird (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1998, directed by Gordon Anderson); Herons (Royal Court Theatre, 2001); Port (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2002); One Minute (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 2003 and Bush Theatre, London, 2004); Christmas (Bush Theatre, 2004); Country Music (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 2004); On the Shore of the Wide World (Royal Exchange Theatre and National Theatre, London, 2005); Motortown (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2006); Pornography (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hanover, 2007; Edinburgh Festival/Birmingham Rep, 2008 and Tricycle Theatre, London, 2009); Harper Regan (National Theatre, 2008); Sea Wall (Bush Theatre, 2008/Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2009); Heaven (Traverse Theatre, 2009); Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith, London, and Royal Exchange Theatre, 2009); The Trial of Ubu (Essen Schauspielhaus/Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2010); A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (co-written with David Eldridge and Robert Holman; Lyric Hammersmith, London, 2010); Marine Parade(co-written with Mark Eitzel; Brighton International Festival, 2010); T5 (Traverse Theatre, 2010); Wastwater (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, 2011); Morning (Lyric Hammersmith, 2012); an adaptation of A Doll’s House (Young Vic, 2012); an adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, 2012); Blindsided (Royal Exchange, 2014); and Birdland (Royal Court, 2014). His radio plays include Five Letters Home to Elizabeth (BBC Radio 4, 2001) and Digging (BBC Radio 4, 2003). His screenwriting includes an adaptation of Motortown for Film4 (2009); the two-part serialDive (with Dominic Savage) for Granada/BBC (2009); and a short film adaptation of Pornography for Channel 4’s ‘Coming Up’ series (2009). Awards include the Pearson Award for Best New Play, 2001, for Port; Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World, 2005; and for Motortown German critics in Theater Heute’s annual poll voted him Best Foreign Playwright, 2007. His adaptation of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...2014 was a spectacular year for playwright Simon Stephens, who has been described by the Independent as ‘a brilliant writer of immense imagination’ and by the Financial Times as having ‘emerged in this millennium as an outstanding...

Country Music

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2004

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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... of vengeance which is the terrible pivot of the play’s action, but Stephens focuses not on his violence but on his relationships and his humanity. Stephens was inspired to write the play after leading theatre workshops in prisons,...

Pornography

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2008

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 8

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... an hour in central London, everything will change. Pornography is the stark and shattering play by Simon Stephens that captures Britain as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympic...

The Seagull

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new version by Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull...

Morning

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... Simon Stephens, devised through a workshop involving actors from the Young Company at the Lyric Hammersmith and the Junges Theater Basel. It premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in a production by the Lyric Hammersmith on 1 August 2012....

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle  

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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... amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit Broadway play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing...

Sea Wall

Written by

Simon Stephens

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Stephens

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Sea Wall is a delicate monologue, completely devastating and beautifully powerful. Alex’s story, spoken directly to the audience, begins full of clear light and smiles, as he speaks about his wife, visiting her father...