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...One evening ten-year old Rhona goes missing. As her mother retreats into a state of frozen hope, a psychologist studies the brain of a serial killer to find out if what he does is pure evil—or simply beyond his control. Drawn together...

Illyria

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (17), Female (8), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...When pregnant journalist Maria Vargas travels to war-torn Illyria to interview the wife of the country’s dictator, she is unaware of the depths of oppression, violence and control that await. With her translator assassinated upon...

Last Easter

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

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

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...June has a terrible secret. Gash has an outrageous plan. Leah is open to possibilities. And Joy is drinking to forget. When June's best friends unravel her mystery, they whisk her from London to Lourdes where she...

Treasure Island  

Adapted by

Bryony Lavery

From an original work by

Robert Louis Stevenson

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery , Bryony Lavery , Robert Louis Stevenson ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Bryony Lavery ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (24), Female (8), Male (16), Unassigned (0)

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...It’s a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins...

Beautiful Burnout

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Keep your guard up. Protect yourself at all times. Protect your boy. Keep him safe. Keep him close. That is all that matters. Cameron is going places. He's going to see lights. He's going to make...

Frozen

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...One sunny evening, ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis entitled 'Serial Killing: A Forgivable Act?' Then there's...
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...Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet...

More Light

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (19), Female (17), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...More Light and the other ‘ladies of the Emperor’ have been immured with the recently deceased Chinese ruler. Used to a secure and luxurious existence, they are driven to extreme of human behaviour which test to the limit their mutual...

A Wedding Story

Written by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Bryony Lavery

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A Wedding Story is a comedy of wedding days and life-long responsibilities, told with great wit and flair by one of Britain’s most distinctive writers. Bryony Lavery's A Wedding Story premiered at the Door, Birmingham Rep,...