Not Talking
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781350089723Publication Date:
25 Apr 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
First Staged:
BBC Radio 3, 2006; Arcola Theatre, London, 2018

Not Talking

By Mike Bartlett

Paperback £10.99

  • Imison Award for audio drama - 2006
  • Tinniswood Award for audio drama - 2006

Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down.

What happens if we live a life of not talking?

Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett's gripping and lyrical first play Not Talking unlocks a culture of silence and gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said.

It was first broadcast as a radio play on BBC Radio 3 in March 2006, produced by Claire Grove and directed by Steven Canny, winning both the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for audio drama.

This Methuen Drama edition was published to coincide with a new stage production at the Arcola Theatre, London, in April 2018, and features an introduction by the author.

'If I don't want to tell anyone, it's up to me, right?'

Press Quotes

'A remarkable first work – four-handed drama that's compelling and compassionate from first to last... The hallmarks of Bartlett's writing for stage and screen are discernible. Skilful, subtle dialogue. Fully realised characters. Fathoms-deep emotional intelligence. Difficult topics handled deftly'

The Stage
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781350089723Publication Date:
25 Apr 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99

Also by Mike Bartlett:

Vassa
Cock
Bull
Medea (Headlong version)
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
An Intervention
Artefacts
King Charles III
Contractions
Wild
13
Love, Love, Love
Snowflake
Albion
Game
Earthquakes in London
King Charles III (special edition)
My Child

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