German Skerries
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848425477Publication Date:
3 Mar 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780017266Publication Date:
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First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 1977

German Skerries

By Robert Holman

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  • Winner: George Devine Award, 1977

It's the hot, humid, sticky summer of 1977. At a popular birdwatching spot jutting out into the North Sea at the mouth of the Tees, Martin, Jack, Michael and Carol are staring out into the future, their lives intertwined.

A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, and a death – the gatherings and departures that make us human. Robert Holman's richly resonant play is an uplifting portrait of human hope and vulnerability.

German Skerries was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, and won the George Devine Award in the year that it is set. It was revived in 2016 at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in a co-production with the award-winning Up in Arms Theatre Company, followed by a tour around the UK.

Press Quotes

'Wise, touching… [a] prescient little gem'

Financial Times

'A still, beautiful forgotten classic... [Holman's] work tends to chronicle the quiet moments, what passes in the pauses between people... But his un-showiness isn't fuzzy. His grip on human nature is tender, but it's firm.'

Time Out

'An extraordinarily rich portrait of people trying to work out how to live... Holman seizes your attention through stealth'

Guardian

'Wonderfully clever and theatrically brilliant… delicate and subtle'

The Arts Desk
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848425477Publication Date:
3 Mar 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780017266Publication Date:
3 Mar 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Robert Holman:

Holes in the Skin
Other Worlds
A Breakfast of Eels
Mud
The Overgrown Path
The Natural Cause
Today
Jonah and Otto
Bad Weather
Being Friends
Robert Holman Plays: One
Making Noise Quietly (short play)
Making Noise Quietly: three short plays
Lost

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