BU21


Author: Stuart Slade
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426504
Category:
Page: 72
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'So you know how on the news these days there's just this endless stream of horrendous shit going down, like every single night? Suicide bombs, mass shootings, genocides, drone strikes, school massacres - it's like the end of the world or something... And you're kind of like - "Could I even cope if that stuff happened to me?"' Six young people are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future. Stuart Slade's play comprises six interlinking monologues. It premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2016, in a co-production with Kuleshov, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios, London, in January 2017.

Wish List


Author: Katherine Soper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426023
Category: Brothers and sisters
Page: 96
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A play that asks what labor is worth and how life can be lived when the system is against you.

Orca


Author: Matt Grinter
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426160
Category: Fishing villages
Page: 72
View: 9790

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An incisive, unflinching insight into what makes a community tolerate the unthinkable.

Milked


Author: Simon Longman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474243525
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Anyway. I was just wondering if you had any jobs at all? . . . Yeah . . . like . . . media. Something to do with media stuff . . . Where am I based? Well, currently Herefordshire but . . . sorry . . . that's too far away . . . too far away from what? . . . Oh . . . ok. Paul is trying to find a job. Snowy is trying to find himself. But when Snowy stumbles across an ailing cow stuck in a local field, he ropes Paul into trying to help the cow, either to improve its lot or put it out of its misery. What follows is a hilarious procession of failed suffocations, experiments with a saw and trip to the train tracks in this funny and moving black comedy about friendship, unemployment and a cow called Sandy. Milked premiered in a production by Pentabus Theatre Company in November 2013. This edition is published to coincide with the revival and national tour, beginning February 2015.

Forever House


Author: Glenn Waldron
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423305
Category: Drama
Page: 79
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A haunting, unforgettable first play about buried secrets and new beginnings, from an exciting new voice in British theatre.

I'm a Minger


Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849439001
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Kelly, right, Kelly the bitch decides to have a party on the very same night as my sleep over - the very same night! And I know she's done it on purpose. And she invites everybody - absolutely everybody...except me of course... I want to die! I'm such a minger! Welcome to the world of 14-year old Katie as she battles her way through the bitches, the chavs, the misery of school discos and the desperate search for a worthy boyfriend. A turbulent and triumphant tale of a totally troubled teen, I'm a Minger! opened at Theatre503 in late August 2008.

Blackberry Trout Face


Author: Laurence Wilson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433666
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Kerrie sets about her daily task of preparing Mum's heroin... Jakey has had enough of life in the crew... Cameron is too scared to step outside the front door... One morning, the three teenagers discover a note in the Frosties. Mum has abandoned them: they have been left home alone... A bold, gritty and funny play, which explores the universal themes of family, loyalty and ambition. With sharply-drawn characters, crackling dialogue, and plenty of humour, we follow three young people as they struggle to cope in exceptional circumstances. A perfect play for young people.

Plastic Figurines


Author: Ella Carmen Greenhill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350025631
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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Mum told me that there was something in his brain that was different, she said that he liked to put his toys in lines and that was a symptom or whatever. I used to go in his room and see all his stuffed animals in a line and I'd mess them up. I'd mess the line up. Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but he hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos. Rose returns home to find a very different brother to when she left. But today is his eighteenth birthday and Rose wants everything to be perfect, though life with Mikey isn't ever that simple. Inspired by events in the playwright's own life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving play that explores the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world. This edition was published for the first revival of the play at the New Diorama, London, in September 2016.

Us/Them


Author: Carly Wijs
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426450
Category:
Page: 48
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London premiere for the smash-hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Swallow


Author: Stef Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848425064
Category:
Page: 96
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Painful yet playful, poignant but uplifting, Stef Smith s "Swallow" takes a long, hard look at the extremes of everyday life."

Mudlarks


Author: Vickie Donoghue
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408173050
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Mudlarks is a tragic, beautifully realised play about three young men trapped at the wrong end of the river. On the muddy banks of the Thames, downstream from the bright lights of London, three boys hide from the police after a night of recklessness. Over the course of the freezing night their fears, secrets and dreams emerge, collide and combust revealing the desperate frustration of lives barely led but already ravaged. As morning dawns, their options diminish and just two questions remain: do they have the power to determine their own fates, or are they destined to sink into the mud? Mudlarks heralds the arrival of an urgent new voice in British theatre. Essex-born Vickie Donoghue'spowerful debut exposes the culture she grew up with and sees on a daily basis. With brutal honesty she explores teenagers' impulse to dream, and its futility in a reality that has no space for dreamers.

28 Grams Later


Author: Aston Parsons
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 132645238X
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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They say the grass is always greener on the other side; it looked that way to Mickey O'Brien anyway. His life as a twentysomething stoner in a quiet Irish village was nothing short of tedious, the occasional joint his only escape. A disastrous week in summer 2010 finally pushed Mickey to move on. However after two years of residence in London, life was not much better. At least he had found a new pal to get caned with. Mark Roberts lived underneath his parents' Croydon home. The pair emerge hazily from “the bunker” one Monday afternoon, having smoked an ounce of Blueberry skunk. However during the three day binge they have spent indoors, everything outside has changed. Millions are dead, the nation is on its knees and England will never be the same again! Well almost... despite the apocalypse, it's bizarre how quickly life returns to the same old issues: love, hate, money, greed, politics and even war! Those that survive must do so on the only scientifically known fact... get high, OR DIE!!!

Boys


Author: Ella Hickson
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781848422629
Category: Drama
Page: 129
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Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play. The Class of 2011 are about to graduate and Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their flat. Stepping into a world that doesn’t want them, these boys start to wonder whether there’s any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults? Before all that they’re going to have one hell of a party. It’s hot and there’ll be girls. Predict a riot.

Consent


Author: Nina Raine
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426306
Category:
Page: 96
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A powerful, painful, funny play that sifts the evidence from every side and puts Justice herself in the dock.

Tomcat


Author: James Rushbrooke
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425163
Category: Genetic screening
Page: 83
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As debate over genetic screening rages, Tomcat asks how far will we go to keep humanity healthy? When you can learn everything about a person from a computer screen, is there anything left to discover?Tomcat by James Rushbrooke was the winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize in association with Southwark Playhouse, London, where it premiered in October 2015.

Me, as a Penguin


Author: Tom Wells
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848421042
Category: Drama
Page: 84
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A charmingly offbeat, surreal comedy of knitting, penguins and Battenberg. Stitch is hitting the gay scene of Hull. Or at least dipping his toe in the water, while staying with his heavily pregnant sister Liz and her shabby sofa-loving partner Mark. But why won’t Stitch let anyone into the bathroom even though Liz is dying for a pee? And who is the man in the giant penguin costume? This volume also features two monologues by Tom Wells, About a Goth and Notes for First Time Astronauts.

Layla's Room


Author: Sabrina Mahfouz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350027596
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 48
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Respect women, respect girls. Respect yourselves. Remember you are everyone who's gone before you and you are nobody that has ever been, so make it count, make it special, make a difference, make people listen, love the women who have loved you and watch us make the world move to a better place. For Layla, every day is a battleground. The pay gap, the thigh gap, over-sexed pop and selfies that are photoshopped – they're just part of the world she lives in. But that world is about to change. While breaking out of her bedroom – and with drama, comedy, poetry and music as her weapons – Layla breaks down and makes sense of the realities, difficulties and absurdities of teenage life in the UK today. Collected from a bespoke national survey, the voices of a thousand UK teens are brought to life in Layla. Their ambitions, concerns, role-models and regrets are woven together by award-winning Sabrina Mahfouz and theatre company Theatre Centre, offering a hard-hitting, yet hopeful, story. Layla's Room received its world premiere at Redbridge Drama Centre on 15 September 2016 in a production by Theatre Centre. It is ideal for students and young performers between 16 and 18 years old.

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement


Author: Jack Thorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848424166
Category: Drama
Page: 61
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Written specifically for young people, Burying Your Brother in the Pavement was part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2008. It has been a favorite with schools, youth groups and drama clubs ever since. It is published here for the first time as an easy to use, handy single volume play text.

Natives


Author: Glenn Waldron
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426399
Category:
Page: 64
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A rallying cry to a generation of unlikely heroes, celebrating coming of age online in a chaotic world.