By Mike Bartlett

this primary number of Mike Bartlett's performs showcases the adroit services and aptitude of a author identified for laser-sharp political remark, tight dialectics and needlingly genuine characters.

My baby is a gut-wrenching exploration of the lengths a father will visit to have entry to his baby. The play creates a violent global the place reliable intentions count number for terribly little, and provides an incisive, sincere examine what it capacity to be a superb parent.

Contractions is an ink-black comedy approximately paintings and play: Emma's been seeing Darren. She thinks she's in love. Her boss thinks she's in breach of agreement. the location has to be resolved.

Artefacts depicts a father-daughter reunion which, after sixteen years, crosses among the realm of a British teen and an Iraqi professional in antiquity, and is advanced by way of the ambivalent reward of a invaluable Mespotamian vase.

Cock is a punchy play which takes a playful, candid examine one man's sexuality and the problems that come up if you comprehend you've gotten a choice.

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