Plays

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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.

Air

A resonant and surreal short piece published alongside What If If Only.

Published in volume What If If Only

    Mum

    A raw and real exploration of early motherhood, from the award-winning writer of Emilia.

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    Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

    A moving and unexpectedly funny play about a couple grieving the loss of their child, winner of the Best New Play award at the 2022 Offies (Off West End Awards).