Deborah Bruce

Deborah Bruce

Deborah Bruce is a writer and theatre director. Her plays include: Raya (Hampstead Theatre, 2021); The House They Grew Up In (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2017); The Distance (Orange Tree Theatre and Sheffield Crucible, 2014; a finalist for the 2012-13 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); Same (National Theatre Connections Festival 2014); and Godchild (Hampstead Theatre, 2013).

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Inside/Outside

Six Short Plays

Six short plays exploring estrangement and loneliness, moving towards redemption and hope.

Godchild

A sharp, dark comedy that explores the inescapable difference between feeling 19 and being 19.

Same

A play exporing the apparent gulf between the young and old, commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

The Distance

A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go.

The House They Grew Up In

A tender, dark and funny look at a co-dependent relationship between a brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them.

Raya

A witty and tender play about two old flames who meet again, after thirty years, at a student reunion.

Joanne

Five of the most exciting voices in theatre explore the pressures on our public services as one young woman buckles under pressures of her own.

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