By Arnold Wesker
By Kieran Hurley
A urban. similar to this. instantly. A teenage lady boils up in rage in a bathroom cubicle. A finance employee preaches doom in a hectic teach station. An absurd coke-addled megastar races via city on a project. A paranoid stoner stares blankly on the unending mess ups at the television information. in precisely one second, all their worlds will end.
Heads Up is a blistering monologue weaving an image of a well-recognized urban for the time being of its destruction, asking what we'd do if we discovered ourselves on the finish of our global as we all know it.
By Christopher Fry
This quantity of Christopher Fry's unique level paintings concludes his 'Season performs' with Venus Observed ('Autumn') and The darkish is gentle Enough ('Winter').
In the 1st of those, commissioned via Laurence Olivier, a convinced yet getting older duke asks his grown-up son to settle on a brand new spouse for him. Written with a wonderfully gentle contact, this can be a unusually reflective play approximately love, energy and forgiveness.
The darkish is gentle Enough, set in the course of Hungary's rebel opposed to Austria within the 1850s, matters an imperious, inscrutable aristocrat who turns out ready to sacrifice kin and loved ones for the sake of her daughter's scapegrace ex-husband.
Also incorporated is Fry's biographical play approximately King Henry II, Curtmantle. operating with the 'epic' theatrical kind of the time and applying a brand new, leaner verse language, Fry captures Henry's power, quickly wit and quickly mood, his dating with Thomas Becket - Chancellor and good friend, Archbishop and enemy - and his finally tragic struggles together with his 4 bold sons
By Sarah K. Scott,M.L. Stapleton
By John D. Cox
By Sandi Toksvig
On one darkish and stormy evening within the higher day room of the Silver Retirement domestic, 5 aged girls are buying and selling tales in their notable (or occasionally unremarkable) lives. With the typhoon floods emerging and no rescue workforce in sight, the women are confronted with the surprising realisation that during order to outlive they're going to need to do what they've got performed for his or her complete lives – do it themselves!
Silver Lining is a hilarious comedy by way of Sandi Toksvig. It tells the story of a bunch of awesome but forgotten ladies, who come jointly one treacherous evening to recreate the nice break out – senior-citizen style.
It got its global preferable on the Rose Theatre, Kingston, on three February 2017 in a creation via English traveling Theatre and Rose Theatre, Kingston.
By Gabriel A. Rieger
By Geoffrey M Sill
By Simon David Eden
Gene Lacy, a former lobster boat fisherman and owner of Lacy's basic shop, is down on his success large time: he is ducking collectors, large playing accounts, and an ex-wife with very pricey tastes. So while Spider walks into his shop with a golden lottery price ticket within the form of a unprecedented and necessary lifeless fowl, Gene has a decision to make. He has the connections to aid Spider flip his providence into bucks, yet there is one tiny challenge, as Gene's right-hand guy - an ex-boxer named Lullaby - is easily acutely aware: it is a legal offence to also be in ownership of the poultry. because the metaphorical noose tightens, and the specter of a long stretch in the back of bars hangs over them, so the friendships resolve with a very likely lethal and lethal humorous final result: if there is honour among thieves, an individual forgot to inform those guys.
By Edmond Rostand
Doublet, cape, and sword - worn like a peacock's tail.
From the eyebrows up, he is all feathers
From the neck down, it is buckle and swash -
But squeezed among is a nostril – a nose...
A modest poet equivalent to i have to fail entirely
To describe this gross, conceited, giant nose.
Cyrano de Bergerac, an excellent poet and swordsman, is deeply in love along with his fantastic and lovely cousin Roxane. on a daily basis of his lifestyles is lived just for her – each poem he writes, each duel he fights.
But, regardless of his sprint and his bold, Cyrano is terrified of revealing his precise emotions, yes she's going to by no means love him in go back. For who might love a guy with such an incredible nose?
Award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew has tailored Edmond Rostand's unique 1897 play of unrequited love set within the golden age of musketeers. This model of Cyrano de Bergerac, for thirteen actors, received its international most popular on the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, on three February 2017 as a part of a countrywide travel, produced by way of Northern Broadsides and the hot Vic Theatre.