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Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848424470Publication Date:
27 Nov 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780015538Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2014


By Jack Thorne

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An urgent political play from the writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England ’86. Hope is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government.

How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out.

Jack Thorne's play Hope premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 2014.

This play is also available in the collection Jack Thorne Plays: Two.

'We live in an age of cuts. We are a working-class town, that’s our strength – and in the current climate, our weakness.'

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'Valuable and timely... a sunburst of optimism''

Daily Telegraph

'A surprisingly entertaining state-of-the-nation drama'

The Stage

'Mischievous without being strident, combining pensiveness and wry humour'

Evening Standard

'Sharp yet generous-spirited... [Hope] earns its final glow of optimism by being a critical, hard-edged play that is not a cynical one... it's rather beautiful'

The Times

'Jack Thorne's play about local authority cuts could not be more timely: what is equally important is that it entertains even as it offers a call to arms... [Hope] is part of a valuable tradition in combining the residual optimism of David Hare with the preoccupation with process of David Edgar. But it exists on its own terms and is particularly good on edgy personal relationships... it resonantly lives up to its title'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781848424470Publication Date:
27 Nov 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780015538Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

The Motive and the Cue
A Christmas Carol
Jack Thorne Plays: One
CripTales: Six Monologues
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Let the Right One In
When You Cure Me
2nd May 1997
the end of history...
Jack Thorne Plays: Two
After Life
Whiff Whaff
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Red Car, Blue Car
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Fanny and Faggot
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays

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