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The Big Life: The Ska Musical

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2005

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (11), Female (6), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Think about it. Think what you could achieve without women in your life. If all the time you spent on them, you spent on yourself. Think how much money you could save. Think how much aggravation you could avoid. Journeying over...

Clear White Light

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2018

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...A contemporary retelling of a classic gothic story, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, set against a background of cuts to our 70 year old NHS. Alison is heading to her first shift at St Nicholas...

Jamaica House

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2002

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...First produced at The Theatre Royal Stratford East on 23 June 1998, Jamaica House features two characters in a tower block that is due to be demolished shortly, deciding whether their lives are worth leaving the building for....

Running the Silk Road

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (9), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (1)

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...Exhilarating and refreshing, Running the Silk Road blends East and West, telling a modern story mixed with Chinese myths. In the year of the Beijing Olympics, a group of friends from London set themselves an epic challenge –...

Worlds Apart

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in an airport immigration office, Worlds Apart interweaves the fates of five detainees and the officers handling them, with the Tibetan folk tale of Sukyi Nyima...

International Café

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...The short play International Café brings together the stories of a restaurant's staff and customers, and was specifically written to be performed in restaurants...

Bad Blood Blues

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2009

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Are Africans being exploited as 'guinea pigs' to test new drugs for multi-national pharmaceutical companies? Why is HIV/AIDS treatment too expensive for countries where the virus is most rife? Is it okay to sacrifice lives to protect...

Skaville

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2002

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A homage to two-tone and ska, Skaville is about desire, escape, violence and music in the late seventies, as a stranger arrives in town to transform the fortunes of a lonely man’s record shop...

Crusade

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...In Crusade a group of Western tourists break down in the West Bank, reacting in different ways to their situation. Written by Paul Sirett, the play was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. London, in 1994...

This Other Eden

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...This Other Eden portrays the disastrous personal and political divisions within a classical string quartet...