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Nivelli’s War

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2013

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Written for Belfast based Cahoots, NI, Nivelli’s War is set in Germany in the aftermath of World War II where displaced people are desperately trying to return home to find their loved ones. Six-year-old Ernst is an evacuee who finds...

Beauty and the Beast

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2002

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

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

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Summary
...A play about overcoming fear, where the subconscious world is represented through imagery and movement. The play begins with a startling dream sequence and then segues into the drawing-room world of a Jane Austen novel, before moving...

A Spell of Cold Weather

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2003

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Holly has to spend New Year with the grumpiest pair of farmers who ever ploughed a field. Luckily, she meets a faery called Tom, whose magic and mischief brighten up her days and transform her stay in a real adventure. 'A show...

Missing

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2013

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Written for two theatres located in German and Welsh mining towns, Missing is distantly inspired by the Grimm’s fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel but more immediately by the question, “What does it mean nowadays to grow up poor...

The Dutiful Daughter

Written by

Charles Way

and

Yang Lijun

Translated by

Yang Lijun

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way , Yang Lijun ~playauthor~Translated by~ Yang Lijun

Aurora Metro Books, 2005

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...A group of troublesome actors arrive in a modern city. They tell the story of Ke Xin, princess of the Isle of Joy, who is always obedient until the day the sea brings to her island home a strange sailor, a raving fool without a memory...

Pirates!

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2013

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Pirates! is a bi-national co-commission which Way wrote for theatres in the London and the Washington, DC, suburbs. The protagonist Jim is an eight year old who is fascinated by 18th-century pirate lore. He is also on the brink of being...

Sleeping Beauty

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2002

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Sleeping Beauty is driven by the notion of duality. Everything and everyone in the play has a complementary aspect; King and Queen, castle and forest, bright witch and dark witch. Gryff, half-dragon, half-human is the physical embodiment...

Merlin and the Cave of Dreams

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2005

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Finalist in the Helen Hayes Awards, USA. The King is dead and the Green Kingdom is in turmoil. Only Merlin knows that the future lies in the hands of young Arthur. Taken away from the only home he's known, Arthur slumbers in Merlin's Cave...

Cinderella

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2002

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Cinderella is a play about a journey from darkness to light, from sickness to health. Everyone in the play is under the influence of some kind of loss, and the play explores these feelings and the sometimes painful route one must take...

The Search for Odysseus

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 1998

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (14), Female (6), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...An imaginative retelling of a classical myth with enormous contemporary relevance. Telemachus is an angry and awkward adolescent searching west and west again to the edge of the world for his absent father...