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Notes for First Time Astronauts

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 1

4

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...A comic monologue from Tom Wells warning of the perils of self-abuse in zero gravity conditions. Our unnamed male narrator is about to take off into space as the cameraman on board a rocket to the moon. However,...

Spacewang

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2011

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

3

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... but looks can be deceiving. Today is a special day for Nora and her homemade alien radar kit. She’s sure all the signs are pointing to a possible contact, tonight, and she wants to make sure she doesn’t miss it. Though Wells’ monologue has...

About A Goth

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

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

5

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... forces him to confront his fears of coming out as well as perhaps giving his pessimistic mindset a rethink. Wells is well known for his touching comic monologues that are ideal showcases for young actors. About A Goth was first performed at Òran Mór in Glasgow in 2009....

Me, As A Penguin

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

4

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...Tom Wells’ professional debut play is an offbeat comedy about coming out, knitting, penguins and Battenberg cake. Stitch is hitting the gay scene in Hull. Or at least dipping his toe in the water whilst staying with his...

Broken Biscuits

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

4

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...Tom Wells's play Broken Biscuits is a coming-of-age story about three teenagers who decide to solve their personal problems by forming a band. It was first performed at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5 October 2016, at the start...

Shakespeare and Music

Shakespeare’s Creative Legacies : Artists, Writers, Performers, Readers

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

Books

2

... was recognized.This fluidity of relations between Shakespeare’s plays and musical composition continues well into the eighteenth century. Even those plays that – unlike The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in various adapted versions – were...

The Kitchen Sink

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2011

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Tom Wells’ second full-length play to be professionally produced is about a family in crisis. The Kitchen Sink was a commercial and critical success on its premiere, praised for its inventive turn of phrase, which the Guardian likened...

Folk

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

4

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...Tom Wells' play Folk is a comedy about three unconventional people finding themselves through music. It was first performed at The STUDIO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 14 April 2016 at the start of a tour by Birmingham Repertory...

Jumpers for Goalposts

Written by

Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2013

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... Wells’ drama bears the hallmarks of his warm comedic style, which were displayed in his previous hit play The Kitchen Sink, and is a paean to the virtues of friendship and love. Jumpers for Goalposts...