By Gail Louw

BLONDE POISON

Stella Goldschlag, a Jewish lady residing illegally in war-torn Berlin, is betrayed and tortured. whilst provided the opportunity of saving herself and her mom and dad from the demise camps, she consents to be a ‘Greifer’ for the Gestapo and tell on Jews in hiding. many years after the struggle Stella concurs to be interviewed via a well-respected journalist – her final probability for redemption. Can she ever be published from her past?

Blonde Poison was the winner of an Argus Angel Award for creative excellence (Brighton competition 2012).

MISS DIETRICH REGRETS

A relocating hander which depicts the top of Marlene’s lifestyles, now a recluse in the confines of her bed room. Her daughter, Maria, has attempted unsuccessfully to maneuver her to a care domestic, yet Dietrich believes this may damage the glamorous femme fatale snapshot that she has fought goodbye to preserve.

SHACKLETON’S CARPENTER

Shackleton’s send, patience, sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his workforce of 27 stranded. Harry McNish, Shackleton’s wood worker and marvelous shipwright, challenged The Boss, yet went all of the manner with him, making sure all lives have been kept after a trip universally agreed to be the main excellent voyage of survival in background. What was once it that triggered this guy to antagonise the hero of Antarctica? How does he come to phrases with it now, on my own and destitute at the wharfs of Wellington, New Zealand.

TWO SISTERS

Is it attainable to lose your innocence at 70? Rika and Edith, shut and worrying sisters, ultimately detect the reality approximately their earlier. Can they adapt or will they now, in any case those years, develop into strangers? This heartwarming play finds the beauty and unhappiness of trips via lives which are inextricably entwined.

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By Shelagh Stephenson

In The reminiscence of Water (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for most sensible Comedy), 3 sisters meet at the eve in their mother's funeral. because the conflicts of the earlier converge, daily lies and tensions demonstrate the actual styles and traces of relations relationships. '"Combines an aptitude for witty discussion with a appreciate for the dynamics of theatre ... a mistress of comedian affliction" Guardian

Five types of Silence (winner of the 1996 Writers' Guild Award for top unique Radio Play and the 1997 Sony Award for most sensible unique Drama) is the tale of a family members within which regulate has turn into the motive force, the place every little thing has its position, and the place there are just principles, tasks and punishments. "An acute and humorous author, Stephenson carves out a welcome territory that's detailed, modern and theatrical" Independent

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By Anna Longaretti

In a hectic name centre, the 4 woman staff of Aphrodite, a intercourse toy producer, take mobilephone orders for Teasey Maids, Titivators and rotating pearl g-strings. underneath the pleased customer support and simple banter, besides the fact that, those very assorted ladies nurse their very own wants and disappointments. Sylvie is desirous to have a toddler, yet her single-minded method is taking its toll on her marriage and inflicting friction with the her co-workers. With 5 teenagers, Janice hardly unearths time for herself or her husband. Tiffany is younger and unmarried, trying to find 'the one', yet cautious of sacrificing her independence. celebrity worker Lily, in the meantime, is caught in a loveless marriage and estranged from her son, yet buries her ache in wisecracks and paintings. Their light and blameless supervisor Mr Causeway makes an attempt to diffuse the stress among his employees whereas suppressing a longstanding weigh down at the oblivious Lily. intercourse Cells is a truly humorous, poignant play approximately motherhood, friendship, love and loss.

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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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By Simon Stephens

We're simply the least fortunate ladies in all of the global. All 3 people. You and me and Ruthy were given a huge unhappy spoon of undesirable good fortune.

A woman growing to be up in a battered a part of Stockport in a battered time on the finish of the Seventies falls in love with the fellow who will holiday her center right into a thousand items.

Blindsided is a shocking and romantic play approximately warped love, jealousy, and broken lives, spanning from the beginnings of the Thatcher executive in 1979 to the beginning of latest Labour in 1997.

This version gains an advent by means of Dr Jacqueline Bolton.

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By Frederick Burwick

among the arrival of the French Revolution and the short-lived luck of the Chartist circulate, overworked and underpaid labourers struggled to accomplish harmony and collective bargaining. That heritage has been informed in different money owed of the age, yet by no means prior to has it been instructed by way of the theatre of the interval. to appreciate the play lists of a theatre, it will be important to ascertain the neighborhood which that theatre serves. within the labouring-class groups of London and the provinces, the performances have been tailored to fit the neighborhood audiences, no matter if weavers, or miners, or box staff. analyzing the stipulations and features of consultant provincial theatres from the 1790s to 1830s, Frederick Burwick argues that the that means of a play adjustments with each swap within the functionality place. As contributing components in that adjust, Burwick attends to neighborhood political and cultural conditions in addition to to theatrical actions and advancements elsewhere.

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By Jacqueline Bolton

Written in particular for GCSE scholars through teachers within the box, the Methuen Drama GCSE courses with ease assemble fundamental assets and assistance for winning realizing and writing multi functional position, getting ready scholars to method their tests with confidence.

Key positive aspects comprise a severe remark of the play with huge, in actual fact labelled analyses on subject matters, characters and context. They take learning drama even extra with sections on dramatic process, serious reception, similar works, attention-grabbing behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, administrators or actors, and a valuable thesaurus of dramatic terms.

In Simon Stephens's multi-award-winning level version of The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's novel, Christopher's research into the loss of life of the neighbour's puppy tears his international aside and confronts him with the fight to outlive whilst every thing feels foreign.

Carefully following the necessities of GCSE English Literature overview ambitions, those reviews contain specialist recommendation on how one can write approximately smooth drama. With featured actions for crew research and autonomous paintings, they're flexible and worthwhile to scholars and lecturers alike.

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By Alistair McDowall

It's a tax write-off. this can be the place they ship the recent, the under-qualified, the outdated. And such a lot of all of the British. Mars is stuffed with blonde americans. it truly is like they are development the grasp race out there.

Billions of miles from domestic, the lone examine base on Pluto has misplaced touch with Earth. not able to depart or ship for aid, the skeleton workforce sit down waiting.

Waiting.

Waiting lengthy sufficient for time to begin consuming away at them.

To lose all experience of it.

To commence seeing issues at midnight outside.

Alistair McDowall's play X premiered on the Royal court docket on 30 March 2016 within the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

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By RashDash

males have the entire power.

John and Dan retain listening to humans say that males have all of the strength, however it doesn’t think like that to them.

Abbi and Helen are creating a convey approximately guy and males. simply because all of us need to pull jointly now.

We are looking to speak about masculinity and patriarchy however the phrases that exist aren’t more than enough. So there’s tune and dance too. RashDash go back with their playful new express approximately gender and language. girls play ladies taking part in men.

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By Patrick Cheney

The Cambridge better half to Christopher Marlowe, first released in 2004, presents an entire creation to at least one of the nice pioneers of either the Elizabethan level and glossy English poetry. It remembers that Marlowe used to be an inventor of the English heritage play (Edward II) and of Ovidian narrative verse (Hero and Leander), in addition to being writer of such masterpieces of tragedy and lyric as health professional Faustus and 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love'. 16 top students supply obtainable and authoritative chapters on Marlowe's existence, texts, type, politics, faith, and classicism. the quantity additionally considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identification; his presence in smooth movie and theatre; and eventually his impact on next writers. The spouse incorporates a chronology of Marlowe's existence, a observe on reference works, and a interpreting checklist for every chapter.

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