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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...


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....


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...


The Nativity Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing...


Red Velvet: 2nd Edition

by Lolita Chakrabarti

It's like being at a crossroads - a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush.

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage...


Rapture, Blister, Burn

by Gina Gionfriddo

Women are running for president. Men are exfoliating. It's all jumbled: you can't read the signs.

Can any woman have it all? After university Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career...


Beyond the Echoesoweto

by Matsemela Manaka & Geoffrey V. Davis

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Break Into Screenwriting: Teach Yourself

by Ray Frencham

This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to...


Writing the 10-Minute Play

by Glenn Alterman

(Limelight). This book is written for the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors (or anyone) wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play. Every aspect of writing a ten-minute play is covered,...


Playwriting for Puppet Theatre

by Jean M. Mattson

This book covers the necessary steps of puppet play development from initial ideas to a finished script. It also examines various approaches and includes a number of sample scripts.


The Battle of the Sexes Russian Style

by Nadezhda Ptushkina

Nadezhda Ptushkina's plays reflect her keen interest in constructing multidimensional characters that reflect the myriad ways people are affected by today's turbulent world. Often writing strong female roles,...


So You Want To Be A Playwright?

by Tim Fountain

How to write a play and get it produced - a manual for playwrights.

Playwright and former literary manager Tim Fountain guides the budding playwright over the many hurdles involved in getting a play on - from...


The Secret Life of Plays

by Steve Waters

A guide to the hidden workings of plays and the trade secrets that govern their writing - by the acclaimed playwright Steve Waters.

Drawing on a wide range of drama, both historical and modern, Waters takes...


At Sea, Staring Up

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

Emma the Greek will sail the seas alone to save her father; Noah will search for his wife who flew off a bridge; Elise will fight the dragons snapping at her heels as she drives each night to lull her baby to...