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Captain Amazing

by Alistair McDowall

My dad is a superhero. No one else knows 'cos it has to stay a secret.

Alistair McDowall's play is a funny and poignant one-man show that thrusts us into the life of Britain's only part-time superhero.

Struggling...


Spoiling

by John Mccann

I'd always been interested in the referendum. Followed every bit of it. Was as surprised as anybody at the result. When I saw that they needed new people for the transition, experienced people, I jumped at the...


Beryl

by Maxine Peake

I had a constant battle to get where I am today. Scrimping and scraping, people telling me not to do it, I couldn't do it. That my life wouldn't amount to very much. Now I might have had a bit of natural talent...


Oh What A Lovely War

by Joan Littlewood

Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War, told through the songs and documents of the period. Devised and first performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal,...


The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

by Adam Bock

Nobody knows us. They think they do. But they don't.

In a world of champagne and canap�s, the five Colby sisters are the glamorous faces of New York high society. With wealth, style and desirable husbands,...


The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

by R. Darren Gobert

This is a detailed study of the work of Britain's leading female playwright that will be invaluable for student and theatre-goers. It maps her work through five key areas that characterise her broad-ranging...


The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

by R. Darren Gobert

This is a detailed study of the work of Britain's leading female playwright that will be invaluable for student and theatre-goers. It maps her work through five key areas that characterise her broad-ranging...


Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart

by Robert J. Andreach

Early in his career, Len Jenkin identified two qualities that theatre should have: wonder and heart. Imagination creates wonder by transforming nature to suggest more than nature. Love engages the heart on the...


Oh My Sweet Land

by Amir Nizar Zuabi

They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all.

They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping...


Peter Pan Goes Wrong

by Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis & Henry Shields

Tonight Neverland is fleshed out with plenty of plant life, certainly bettering 2011's production of Jack and the Bean-Cactus. So, with no further ado, please put your hands together for J.M. Barrie's Christmas...


Not The Worst Place

by Sam Burns

I ain't got a city named for me . . . The swans have though, haven't they. They got a city named for them.

Seventeen-year-old Emma dreams of travelling adventures beyond her Swansea home. Rhys, her boyfriend,...


My Name Is . . .

by Sudha Bhuchar

When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled...


Occupied

by Carla Grauls

We are making little territories in your country, a hostile take-over of your garden sheds, your abandoned houses and your toilets. The occupation has begun!

Driven by a desire for belonging, two Romanian immigrants...


Shiver

by Daniel Kanaber

From the despair of aninut, even in a short shiva, the ice inside you is thawing, Mordecai, it will open you to the world if you let it. After, shloshim. After a year, yizkor, yarhrzeit. And yes, sorrow, but...


peddling

by Harry Melling

A boy wakes up in a field somewhere in London. He's a door-to-door salesman: a pedlar boy. An encounter with an old acquaintance sends him into a frenzied questioning of everything: his life, his world, where...


Birdland

by Simon Stephens

Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes....


The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock.

After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone...


We Are Proud To Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Yea

by Jackie Sibblies Drury

I'm not doing a German accent

You aren't doing an African accent

We aren't doing accents

A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the twentieth century. As the full force...


Scarfed For Life: 2nd edition

by Martin Travers

A modern parable set against the backdrop of the first Old Firm clash of the season. Funny, hard-hitting and thought-provoking, Scarfed for Life tells the story of two teenage friends caught in the crossfire...


An August Bank Holiday Lark

by Deborah McAndrew

Tomorrow morning, you and Frank Armitage are getting wed. In my opinion, marriage is blind optimism at any time, but especially in wartime. It's an act of faith.

Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin�s...