Iron

Cast: 3f 1m

Staging: Flexible set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597038Publication Date:
31 Jul 2002
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012513Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
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First Staged:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2002; Royal Court Theatre, London, 2003

Iron

By Rona Munro

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  • John Whiting Award - 2003

An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

Josie is seeing her mother Fay for the first time in a while – she's never walked into a prison before, and she's been putting it off for fifteen years. Fay is serving life for murdering her husband with a kitchen knife. Her daughter needs to find out why she can't remember anything that came before that terrible night, why her own mother would kill her father. Uncovering the memories they share is going to be more perilous than either of them can imagine...

Rona Munro's play Iron was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2002, transfering to the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2003. It went on to win the 2003 John Whiting Award.

Press Quotes

'An exceptionally gripping and deeply moving play... psychological drama at its best - tense, harrowing, yet also powered by an unsentimental fund of compassion'

Daily Telegraph

'Rona Munro's quietly impressive play seems simple enough on the surface, but, like her characters, it has hidden depths. It is a love story about how women love men unwisely and too well, and about the painful, twisted, sacred love between mothers and daughters. There is something of Josie and Fay in almost every mother-and-daughter relationship'

Guardian

Cast: 3f 1m

Staging:Flexible set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597038Publication Date:
31 Jul 2002
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012513Publication Date:
15 Aug 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

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

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