The Mystae

By Nick Whitby

The Mystae
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ISBN: 9781848423909
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 13th February 2014
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Hampstead Theatre, London, 2014

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An exhilarating coming-of-age story that explores the intensity of adolescent relationships.

Preparing to leave small-town Cornwall for the bright lights of university and beyond, best friends Ina, Holman and Tre arrange one final night together. Inspired by Ina’s Greek heritage, they gather in a sea cave late at night to perform an ancient ritual that they hope will cement their friendship forever. But as the waves rise to cut them off and the ritual unfolds, hidden betrayals emerge and they begin to fear that the cave may hold other unimaginably dark secrets…

The Mystae premiered at Hampstead Theatre in February 2014.

Nick Whitby has had his plays produced on the Edinburgh Fringe, at the Donmar Warehouse in London, and in major productions in Europe. He has written for various comedians and for TV, including sketches, sitcom, drama, comedy-drama, animation and documentary.

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