Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781848424753Publication Date:
28 May 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 72 pages ISBN: 9781780016269Publication Date:
11 Jun 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Donmar Warehouse, London, 2015


By Steve Waters

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On 15 October 2011, protest movement Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul's Cathedral. On 21 October 2011, a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October, City of London initiates legal action against Occupy to begin removing them from outside the Cathedral...

Steve Waters' play Temple is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis – a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith.

Temple was premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in May 2015 in a production starring Simon Russell Beale, directed by Howard Davies.

Press Quotes

'Asks big questions about the role of the church in the modern world... Waters’ virtue is that he allows the audience the freedom to decide where it stands...the play leaves you debating the issues it so cogently raises'


'A triumph... [Goes] behind the head-lines, and closed ecclesiastical doors, to produce a riveting drama that unpicks the institutional and psychological turmoil the [Occupy London] saga caused'

Daily Telegraph

'Waters takes real figures and real events and transforms them into a fictional account that plays like High Noon... 90 minutes of barbed politesse that never lets up... rich and ambiguous and funny and fundamental... quietly stunning... a marvellous show'

The Times
Paperback,72 pages ISBN: 9781848424753Publication Date:
28 May 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,72 pages ISBN: 9781780016269Publication Date:
11 Jun 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Steve Waters:

Fast Labour
The Secret Life of Plays
The Contingency Plan
The Last King of Scotland
The Unthinkable
Out of Your Knowledge
The Contingency Plan
On the Beach
Death of a Cyclist
The Play About Calais
Why Can't We Live Together?
World Music
Steve Waters: Shorts
Little Platoons
In a Vulnerable Place

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