Plays

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Some Of Us Exist In The Future

An utterly original, wryly funny play about one woman's search for a place to belong in a world that's not all it seems. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Published in volume Papatango Plays

    Ghost Stories from an Old Country

    A riveting and poignant exploration of the ties that bind us, threaded through with captivating fables. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Published in volume Papatango Plays

      The Silence and the Noise

      A play that beautifully captures the story of two young people on the edge. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

      Published in volume Papatango Plays

        Papatango Plays

        Three Prize-Winning Plays

        Three urgent and compelling plays, joint winners of the 2021 New Writing Prize awarded by acclaimed theatre company Papatango, in partnership with English Touring Theatre.

        Old Bridge

        An epic love story exploring the impact of a war that Europe forgot, and the love and loss of those who lived through it. Winner of the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize.

        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.

        Dorian

        A thrilling stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, following one man's descent from glorious debauchery to epic self-destruction.

        Love and Other Acts of Violence

        A subversive and intimate love story about inheritance and the cycles of politics and history.

        The Good Life

        By Jeremy Sams Original author John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

        A witty reimagining of a television classic for the stage, with a wellyful of laughs that's sure to delight audiences everywhere.

        White Noise

        An unflinching look at race in the 21st century from both a black and white perspective, from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

        Yellowfin

        Politics and the planet collide in a fiercely original play about the limits of science, the power of myths, and the things we can't control.

        The Long Song (stage version)

        The story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica. Adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

        Metamorphoses

        An entertaining and provocative new play inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths.

        Duck Duck Goose

        A viscerally charged play, full of moral ambiguity and psychological complexity, examining the nature of consent, trust and trial by social media.

        The Normal Heart

        Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play about the 1980s AIDS crisis, published in a new edition alongside the major National Theatre revival in 2021.

        Emilia

        A riotous, witty reclaiming of the life of Emilia Bassano, poet, mistress, mother, and exceptional woman – widely considered the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.

        What If If Only

        Your partner's died, could things have been different? A short play by Caryl Churchill, published with another short piece, Air.

        Sessions

        A raw, funny, bittersweet play about the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.