Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781408171912Publication Date:
18 Oct 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99
First Staged:
National Theatre, London 2011


By Mike Bartlett

Paperback £11.99

An identical, terrifying dream haunts Londoners in the midst of economic gloom and ineffective protest. Whilst the prime minister considers a preventative war, a young man returns home with a vision for the future.

Coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality in this epic new play by the award-winning Mike Bartlett. Set in a dark and magical landscape, it depicts a London both familiar and strange: a London staring into the void. 

13 was premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2011.

This edition of the play is published by Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

13 is also available in the volume Mike Bartlett Plays: Two.

Press Quotes

'An extraordinary, sprawling and chaotic drama... a vivid, sometimes surreal pageant of the personal and the political... unmissable'

Time Out

'Mike Bartlett has moved from writing minimalist dramas to maximalist epics without any intervening stage of development... He has pinned down, in a way few dramatists recently have, the unease that is currently in the air... Bartlett has his finger on the pulse... a powerful, disturbing play'


'Bartlett's ambition is distinctive and immense'

Evening Standard

'A big play with its fingers on the pulse'

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback,144 pages ISBN: 9781408171912Publication Date:
18 Oct 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99

Also by Mike Bartlett:

An Intervention
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
Earthquakes in London
King Charles III
Love, Love, Love
Mrs Delgado
The 47th
Mike Bartlett Plays: Two
Not Talking
My Child

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