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Amongst Friends

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Journalist Lara and her ex-MP and crime-writer husband Richard are happy and successful. Having moved to a fashionable gated community they invite their old neighbours Caitlin and Joe to dinner. When the security system fails, the food...

Jumpy

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty, Jumpy...

After Electra

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...It's Virgie's eighty-fourth birthday and she is bucking convention. But, always more committed as an artist than a mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart her plans. A black...

Playhouse Creatures

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (8), Female (6), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Playhouse Creatures was first performed at the Old Vic Theatre, London, in September 1997...

Wild East

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 2005

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Frank's got the interview; it's his big break. He just has to convince two formidable women from the corporation and he'll have his chance to get back to Russia. But somehow, history is working against them all...

The Positive Hour

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (7), Female (5), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...April de Angelis’s earlier plays, Ironmistress, Crux and Hush marked the arrival of a bold new talent in the theatre. With The Positive Hour, she more than fulfilled that promise. Miranda is a social worker, with no shortage of problems...

Hush

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Hush was premièred at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in August 1992...

Ironmistress

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Ironmistress was first performed at the Young Vic Theatre Studio, London, in January 1989...

A Laughing Matter

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 2002

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (27), Female (8), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...It's 1773 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The crowd is getting restless. The leading man's unconscious but the show must go on. This irreverent version of real-life events tells the story of David Garrick, Dr Johnson...

A Warwickshire Testimony

Written by

April de Angelis

~playauthor~Written by~ April de Angelis

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (13), Female (9), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...The past: the ‘big house’, the servant class, the close-knit family ties of a bygone generation. Rural idyll or claustrophobic hellhole? Desperate to get away from her family and from a culture where everybody knows everything about...