Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and the humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan...



    A famous author comes face-to-face with America's most notorious terrorist. One has a story to write,the other has a story to tell. As the clock ticks on Death Row, the...



    The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn,...



    Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process for actors. Jean Marlow has brought together 50 selections, the majority of which have never appeared in an audition...



    In the world of amateur theatre, the role of director is challenging and wide-ranging. As the leader of a team, you can face problems on any aspect of the production...



    Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, it is difficult to imagine a time when he was not considered a genius. But those 400 years have seen his plays banished and...

    Stones in His Pockets & A Night in November: Two Plays


    Two plays by award-winning playwright Marie Jones: the smash hit Stones in His Pockets, which ran for four years in London's West End; and an earlier monologue, A Night in...

    Girl from the North Country


    Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge. Lost and lonely people huddle together in the local guesthouse.The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his...



    "Two hours ago a young woman died in the Infirmary...she'd swallowed a lot of strong disinfectant. Burnt her inside out..." Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer, is holding a family dinner...



    2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of V-Day, the radical grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls, inspired by Eve Ensler's international sensation The Vagina Monologues. This special edition...

    All My Sons


    'His drama is a piece of expert dramatic construction. Mr. Miller has woven his characters into a tangle of plot that springs naturally out of the circumstances of life today.'...

    Dynamic Acting through Active Analysis: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Maria Knebel, and Their Legacy


    In the 21st century, actors face radical changes in plays and performance styles, as they move from stage to screen and grapple with new technologies that present their art to...

    Introduction to Speechwork for Actors: An Inclusive Approach


    Traditional speech work has long favored an upper-class white accent as the model of intelligibility. Because of that, generations of actors have felt disconnected from their own identities and acting...

    Plautus: Trinummus


    In this first introduction to Plautus' Trinummus, students and non-specialists alike are guided through the themes, context, and enduring humor of this Roman comedy. The play portrays the story of...

    The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art


    The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art offers a comprehensive guide to the major issues and interdisciplinary debates concerning performance in art contexts that have developed over the last decade....

    The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance


    The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance explores ground-breaking new directions and critical discourse in the field of intercultural theatre and performance while surveying key debates concerning interculturalism as...

    The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography


    The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography offers an authoritative guide to contemporary debates and practices in this field. The book covers current key themes and methods in...

    Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners: An Anthology of Afriquia Theatre: Basin; Boy with Beer; Sin Dykes; Bashment; Nine Lives; Burgerz; The High Table; Stars


    A bold play collection representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) experiences, from Black British perspectives, this anthology contains seven radical plays by Black writers that change the...

    The Vagrant Trilogy: Three Plays by Mona Mansour: The Hour of Feeling; The Vagrant; Urge for Going


    "The [Vagrant Trilogy] extends far beyond the timeline of devastating events, and instead shows us something greater: humanity." - Broadway World The Vagrant Trilogy is a set of three plays...

    Alfred Fagon Selected Plays


    Despite the legacy of his eponymous award, Alfred Fagon's stage works have often been forgotten due to them not being available. This anthology of selected plays brings together his shorter...

    Theatre and War


    Theatre and war have long been bedfellows. This brief study looks beyond theatre that is about war, and instead focuses on the relationship between theatre and war: how they feed...



    Edited and with an Introduction by Aidan Arrowsmith, Manchester Metropolitan University.The literary and dramatic work of J.M. Synge is most famous for the 'riots' provoked by his 1907 play The...

    The Narcissist


    You can't live your life thinking everything you text will become public knowledge.Censoring yourself is no way to live.Everyone needs Jim.His mother.His best friend.His brother.A hopeful future President.But can Jim...



    A torn family. A hostile state. One heroic brother. One misguided son. One conflicted sister, and the second is on the run.This is a blistering retelling of Sophocles' epic story...



    This powerful one-woman play is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century and remains sadly relevant today with racial tensions and allegations of antisemitism...

    549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War


    YOU CAN GO PROUDLY.YOU ARE HISTORY.YOU ARE LEGEND.1936. In villages, towns and cities across Scotland, 549 lives are gradually intertwining. People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions. Spurred on by...



    New York, summer 1954 Criminal Courts Building A man is dead The life of another is at stake A "guilty" verdict seems a foregone conclusion. But one member of the...

    Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights


    The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights from the last 50 years whose work has helped to shape and...



    Hugh Leonard's classic play, reissued for a new season at Dublin's Abbey Theatre Dublin, the 1960s. After Da's funeral, Charlie returns to his childhood home only to find his father's...



    In 1907 J. M. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with The Playboy of the Western World. The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to...

    Tribes (NHB Modern Plays)


    Nina Raine's clever and subtle new play. Billy's family, like every other, is a club, with its own private language, jokes and rules. You can be as rude as you...

    The Ferryman


    'Vanishing. It's a powerful word, that. A powerful word.'County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of...

    A Raisin In The Sun


    A Raisin in the Sun is a classic American play: a groundbreaking 1950s civil rights drama and has a strong claim to be the greatest play of the black American...



    Medea/Hecabe/Electra/HeraclesFour devastating Greek tragedies showing the powerful brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatredThe first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak...



    King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/AntigoneThree towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynastyThe legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful...

    Jack Absolute Flies Again


    What will happen in England after we have won this war?Bunting! Bunting everywhere!After the bunting has been taken down.They will never take down our bunting!July 1940. After an aerial dog...

    Hear Me Now, Volume Two: Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour


    Hear Me Now, Volume Two is a unique collection of over 80 original audition monologues, expressly created by a range of writers including Vera Chok, Josh-Susan Enright and Bea Webster,...

    Black Matters: Lewis Morrow Plays: Baybra's Tulips; Begetters; Motherson


    Black Matters: Lewis Morrow Plays is a play anthology that maps the impact of emotional, social, cultural, and economic forces that shape the quality of African American life in the...

    The Art and Practice of Musical Theatre Choreography


    What does a musical theatre choreographer actually do? They just 'make up the steps', right? This book firstly debunks the misunderstandings around what musical theatre choreographers actually do, demonstrating their...

    Shakespeare / Sense: Contemporary Readings in Sensory Culture


    Shakespeare | Sense explores the intersection of Shakespeare and sensory studies, asking what sensation can tell us about early modern drama and poetry, and, conversely, how Shakespeare explores the senses...

    The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice


    The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team...

    How to build a wax figure


    I was the eyes and she was the bodyI mean that sounds poetic but really that's how it workedGirl meets anatomical wax sculptor.Anatomical wax sculptor meets Girl.They fall in love....

    The Dodo Experiment


    What money?! This ends when you end. This experiment is about the survival of the fittest. Nothing more - nothing less.Imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse, a desperate group of failing...

    For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy


    I found a king in me and now I love youI found a king in you and now I love meFather figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice....

    Selected Musical Plays by Noel Coward: A Critical Anthology: This Year of Grace; Bitter Sweet; Words and Music; Pacific 1860; Ace of Clubs; Sail Away; The Girl Who Came to Supper


    Although Noel Coward's work as playwright, songwriter and actor has long been celebrated, his contributions to the British musical have largely been forgotten. Selected Musical Plays by Noel Coward: A...

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