Four Play

By Jake Brunger

Four Play
Paperback, 120 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781848425552
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 11th February 2016
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Theatre503, London, 2016

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A comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st century.

Rafe and Pete have hit a rut. After seven-and-a-half blissfully happy years, their lack of sexual experience is driving them apart.

So when they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out with their problems - knowing full well Michael has his own partner Andrew – what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.

Four Play premiered at Theatre503, London, in February 2016.

'A frank and hilarious take on the complexities of modern day monogamy… an honest, reflective piece'

- Londonist

'Sharp, well-observed... some stand-out comic moments... a thoroughly enjoyable take on contemporary love – and contemporary life'

- The Stage

'A sparkling comedy… lively and refreshing'

- The Reviews Hub

'Hilarious and touching'

- British Theatre Guide

Jake Brunger is a playwright and musical-theatre writer. His plays include Four Play (Theatre503, London, 2016); Brave New Worlds (Nabokov/Soho); People Like Us (Pleasance/TS Eliot US/UK Exchange: Vineyard, New York); Chavs (Lyric Hammersmith Studio); ’AVE IT (Old Vic Tunnels); Pub Quiz (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, which he also directed) and Sam’s Game (Lakeside Arts Centre).

As a musical-theatre writer, with his collaborator composer Pippa Cleary, his credits (as book writer and lyricist) include Treasure Island (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Prodigy (National Youth Music Theatre/St James); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (Leicester Curve); Red Riding Hood (Singapore Repertory Theatre/Pleasance); The Great British Soap Opera (Edinburgh/Jermyn Street); and Jet Set Go! (Edinburgh/ Theatre503/Jermyn Street). He co-wrote the lyrics for The Snow Gorilla at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

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