Jack Thorne Plays: One
Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 9781848424487Publication Date:
27 Nov 2014
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Ebook, 320 pages ISBN: 9781780015453Publication Date:
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Jack Thorne Plays: One

By Jack Thorne

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Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including Skins, Shameless, The Fades, This is England '86/'88/'90 and Glue, Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage. Described as a 'powerful voice for Britain's youth' (Independent), he remains one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today and was chosen by JK Rowling to write the script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

This collection, with a revealing introduction by the author, covers a period of intense creativity – beginning with When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre, 2005), a painful – and painfully funny – play about being very young and in love, and coping with serious illness at the same time. 'One of the year's finest pieces of new writing' Evening Standard

In the monologue play Stacy (Arcola Theatre, 2007), twenty-something Rob tells the story of a confusing couple of days in which everything in his life seems to have gone wrong. 'A pin-sharp, brilliant piece of work' Time Out

2nd May 1997 (Bush Theatre, 2009) distils all the euphoria and despair of New Labour's landslide electoral victory into three stories told with 'quiet profundity and verve' (Telegraph), while Bunny (Edinburgh Fringe, 2010) is a white-knuckle ride through the streets of contemporary Britain, written for a solo female performer. 'Terrific' Scotsman

Red Car, Blue Car is a heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush in 2011. Finally, Mydidae (Soho Theatre, 2012), a two-hander set entirely in a bathroom, is an electrifyingly intimate account of the darker side of love which hits audiences 'like a punch in the gut' (Whatsonstage.com).

'An absolutely top-class playwright' JK Rowling

Extra Content: read an extract from Jack Thorne's introduction to Plays: One published in The Guardian on 2 December 2014.

Blog Interview: 'As a writer, you are always expecting failure. There's always a twist somewhere and people are never satisfied. You feel that you're constantly exposing yourself.' Read a 2018 interview with Jack Thorne on our blog...

Also available: Jack Thorne Plays: Two.

Paperback,320 pages ISBN: 9781848424487Publication Date:
27 Nov 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£20.99 £16.79You save £4.20 (20%)
Ebook,320 pages ISBN: 9781780015453Publication Date:
1 Dec 2014
£20.99 £16.79You save £4.20 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

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

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