New Plays 2010-12

by various

£26.50

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picture of five books£26.50 including postage! (UK Only). Fantastic bundle of plays taking in small town America, modern day Congo, historical figures and near-the-knuckle comedy.

How The World Began by Catherine Trieschmann

Sharp, mysterious play set in a small Kansas town that’s been ripped apart by a tornado. Battle kicks off between a damaged, articulate student and his teacher.  “Sparks fly spectacularly. A pregnant biology teacher who has offended small-town creationists begins to fear for her own survival and that of her unborn child. The play is gripping, disturbing, relevant. Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony” The Times

Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily

Gripping, funny, eye-opening adventure about two female Human Rights defenders in the Congo. How do you save the world and still do the normal stuff? A sell-out at the Royal Court Autumn 2011. “Pity, dignity and terror” Times “Wonderful writing. Stella Feehily’s best work to date”Whatsonstage

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson by Ian Redford, Russell Barr and Max Stafford-Clark

Big hit on tour, in Edinburgh and West End. Meet Samuel “dictionary” Johnson and such famous aquaintances as Joshua Reynolds, James Boswell, George III, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s saviour Flora MacDonald and more. As well as his famous wit and insight this fascinting play lets you into Johnson’s private world: his awkwardness, his kindness, his depression, and unrequited love that coloured his later years. “You feel you are eavesdropping on one of the great double-acts in literary history… A rare treat” The Guardian

The Big Fellah by Richard Bean

From the writer of One Man Two Guvnors, The Heretic, England People Very Nice and Harvest. 1972. A young New York fireman joins the IRA and finds himself sharing his Bronx appartment with an IRA killer. A boisterous and witty story of loyalty, disillusionment and betrayal, Richard Bean’s play spans 3 decades. “Jaw dropping laughs… a big meaty subject” Sunday Times “A play that turns on a sixpence between laughter and terror” Daily Telegraph

Andersen’s English by Sebastian Barry

Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at Gad’s Hill Place in the Kent marshes – home to Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family. To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dicken’s household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen doesn’t at first see the tensions in the family: undeclared passions, a son sent to serve in India, and a growing cruelty at the heart of Dickens’s marriage. “Beautifully written”Whatsonstage.com “Will become a classic” Country Life

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