Long Time Dead
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599728Publication Date:
17 Oct 2006
Size: 197mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Paines Plough at Drum Theatre, Plymouth, 2006

Long Time Dead

By Rona Munro

Paperback £8.99£7.19

A gripping and darkly humorous play about the camaraderie of a trio of obsessive mountaineers.

Grizzly, Dog and Gnome live to climb mountains. They're good at it. They're not looking for death. They love what they do and they do it to the limit. But they're climbing up to places where death is only one mistake away.

Suffused with black humour, Rona Munro's play Long Time Dead is an expedition into ghosts frozen in time, immediate bonds of camaraderie and horizons yet to be discovered.

Long Time Dead was first performed by Paines Plough at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, in October 2006. The production was revived at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2007 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Press Quotes

'Captures all the absurd romance of climbing and the mad buggers who do it... a knotty and often thrilling drama which not only succeeds in recreating some of the tingling physical sense of climbing, but which neatly avoids the easy metaphors about living life to the full'


'A searching, moving, healing play'

Sunday Times

'A hugely enjoyable combination of action theatre and good old-fashioned dramatic dialogue... superb'

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599728Publication Date:
17 Oct 2006
Size: 197mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

Mary Barton (stage version)
The Astronaut's Chair
Bold Girls
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)
Little Eagles
The James Plays
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
The Maiden Stone
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
The Basement Flat
The Last Witch
Saturday at the Commodore
Strawberries in January
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)
James III: The True Mirror
The House of Bernarda Alba
James II: Day of the Innocents
The Indian Boy

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