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Bright. Young. Things. (Platform Play)

A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Heavy Weather (Platform Play)

A powerful, timely play about one girl taking control of her destiny in a world teetering on the brink. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Isolated But Open

Voices from Across The Shutdown

Twelve new monologues written in response to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 as part of Papatango's scheme to inspire creativity and share brilliant new stories.

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Slave Play

A play that rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America.

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Rockets and Blue Lights

The Alfred Fagon Award-winning play that retells British history through the prism of the slave trade.

Maggie May

An extraordinary drama about an ordinary family who must balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

Daughter

A darkly satirical monologue about fatherhood, love and toxic masculinity.

Run Sister Run

A witty and heartfelt play about two sisters, exploring family, class and dependence.

seeds

A play about two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons – one in life, and one in death.

Antlia Pneumatica

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

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How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

A deliciously adventurous play that confronts the question of whether monogamy is enough to ensure a happy marriage.

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Discovering the Clown

The Funny Book of Good Acting

An essential guide for artists and actors wanting to set free the messy and hilarious Clown within.

  • Paperback£16.99

Plays for the Public

A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

  • Paperback£19.99

The Ancient Comedians

And What They Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

A fascinating exploration of the origins and development of dramatic comedy, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

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The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

A highly regarded guide to playwriting, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

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The Greek Playwright

What the First Dramatists Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

An exploration of the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. From the author of the highly regarding playwriting manual, The Blunt Playwright.

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Concord Floral

The Decameron meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in a supernatural thriller of suburban teenagers fleeing a mysterious plague, from an award-winning Canadian playwright.

  • Paperback£17.99