Double Feature: Two

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Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422209Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780013770Publication Date:
20 Nov 2014
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First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2011

Double Feature: Two

By Prasanna Puwanarajah and Tom Basden

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Double Feature brings together – in two volumes of paired short plays – four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre.

This volume, Double Feature: Two, contains:

Nightwatchman by Prasanna Puwanarajah

A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politics, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own.

There is a War by Tom Basden

A miniature epic that explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy, and takes us into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict.

As soldiers, priests and scavengers roam a battle-scorched landscape, a young medical officer finds herself abandoned and useless, unable to locate the hospital or even the war she was promised.

The plays premiered in a specially converted space at the National Theatre in July 2011. They were performed alongside Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft and The Swan by DC Moore, published in the companion volume Double Feature: One.

Press Quotes

'Sharp, funny and fizzing with invention'

The Times

'Marvellously incisive’

Independent

'A sharp satire with an irresistibly silly strain'

Financial Times

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422209Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780013770Publication Date:
20 Nov 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Prasanna Puwanarajah:

Nightwatchman

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Also by Tom Basden:

The Crocodile
Joseph K
Holes
There is a War

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