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Works: 536 works in 544 publications in 1 language and 6,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama 
Classifications: PR6052.O5, 822.914
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The chooky brae by D. C Jackson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas Day in Stewarton and Irene Gordon is struggling to get in the festive spirit. Her eighteen-year-old daughter has just had a baby, her ex-husband has had a stroke and her eldest is having a breakdown. Even the 'Dr Who' special is disappointing. To compensate, she gets Rab McGuire, a gift-wrapped male sex aid and an escaped chicken that won't be stuffed. The third part of Jackson's trilogy about growing up in small-town Ayrshire, following 'The Wall' and 'The Ducky', 'The Chooky Brae' was premiered at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in September 2010
Noonday demons by Peter Barnes( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St Eusebius is in devotional exile in the desert, alone apart from a tower of his own excrement, enduring extreme physical deprivation for the betterment of his soul and apologising to the maggots that live in his festering flesh. After a desperate struggle with a Cockney demon that speaks through Eusebius's mouth, he is challenged by St Pior, a rival hermit, to a bizarre duel of piety. With a mixture of slapstick, rhetoric, religious fervour and red-blooded vernacular, Barnes creates a comic theatre of opposites. 'Noonday Demons' was premiered with 'Leonardo's Last Supper' in 1969 at the Open Space Theatre
Wanderlust by Nick Payne( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex isn't just about how big and how long. What is it about then? All sorts of things. Nick Payne's frank and compassionate play explores sex and intimacy - and asks whether the two are inevitably and inextricably linked. 'Wanderlust' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2010
Pornography by Simon Stephens( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain feels like the centre of the world. World-changing politics, gigantic charity concerts, the chance to host the Olympics; everything's happening, and everyone's talking about it. In schools, offices, streets, shops, parks and homes - there's a buzz in the air, a sense of anticipation. The world's eyes are focused on Britain and you can feel the energy and possibilities. But in less than an hour in central London, everything will change. 'Pornography' is a stark and shattering play that captures Britain as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympic announcement into the devastation of 7/7. Each monologue or playlet focuses on a different individual, walking in their shoes in the run-up to the tragedy. The play was first presented in 2007 at Hanover, Germany; the UK premiere was in 2008 as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
B for baby by Carmel Winters( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'B for Baby' is a tender, sharp-witted play set in a residential care home for people with severe learning disabilities. Treating this taboo subject with humanity and humour, the play's acute and compassionate portraits result in a moving, if at times uncomfortable, drama. Mrs C wants a baby not a Christmas tree. B wants a real hairdresser's scissors and a wife. D wants a snow globe and to have curly hair. All of them want their own place in the world. And if they can't find it, they'll create one of their own. The play follows B and D, and Mrs C their carer, on their journey towards happiness. Poignantly exploring forbidden topics, 'B for Baby' invites the reader or audience to rediscover the power and joy of make-believe. It was first presented by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2010
The effect by Lucy Prebble( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction. It premiered at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in November 2012
The man by James Graham( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben has been dreading his self-assessment form, with every transaction evoking the good times and the bad - memories of things gone wrong, gone right, journeys taken, relationships that have begun and ended. Prompted by frequent calls to the Inland Revenue helpline, Ben relives the humiliations, successes and tragedies of the last twelve months, stitching together his memories of the Tax Year 2009/2010 from tiny scraps of paper
The sea : a comedy by Edward Bond( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild storm shakes a small East Anglian seaside village and sets off a series of events that changes the lives of all its residents. Set in the high Edwardian world of 1907, 'The Sea' is a fascinating blend of wild farce, high comedy, biting social satire and bleak poetic tragedy
Pieces of Vincent by David Watson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered at Hackney's Arcola Theatre in 2010, 'Pieces of Vincent' tells the story of Vincent, a man estranged from his family, adrift in London and described as 'human shrapnel'. In a series of vignettes, eight other lives are introduced during the course of the drama, set partly on London's Southbank: a hopeful young man, a teacher in love, a pregnant woman, a fearful policeman, a boy on a mission, a pianist in the rain, a wounded man, and a grandmother
Albert's boy by James Graham( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blackly humorous drama inspired by Einstein's tortured conscience, this is a thought-provoking play addressing issues of 'yob' culture and the effects of bullying. It commemorates the World Year of Physics, the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death
The trackers of Oxyrhynchus (National Theatre) by Tony Harrison( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Trackers of Oxyrhyncus' had a unique one-performance world premiere in the ancient stadium of Delphi in 1988. During 1989 it was performed at the National Theatre, London, and in unique historical spaces in Saltaire and Carnuntum. In it Tony Harrison remakes the fragmentary text of a satyr play by Sophocles into an astringent comedy for our times, incorporating into the action the two Edwardian papyrologists who discovered the original. This edition contains the text as it was performed at the National Theatre
Edward Gant's amazing feats of loneliness by Anthony Neilson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bizarre series of sketches inspired by Victorian travelling shows, 'Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness' is a curious miscellany of tricks, jokes and melancholy. In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time: a spectacle of grotesquery, tastelessness, black comedy, mystery and magic realism presided over by an opiate-addicted actor. Neilson has reconstructed this intriguing and fantastic historical event, offering a strange and beautiful exploration of sadness and mortality and probing the nature of theatre and spectacle. With a cast that includes a girl whose face sprouts pearls and a teddy bear desperate for an imaginary cup of tea, it is a theatrical piece combining the melodrama, extravagance and painful loneliness that characterised a Victorian freak show. It was first performed in 2002 at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Bazaar and rummage by Sue Townsend( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First produced at the Croydon Warehouse Theatre in 1983, 'Groping for Words' is a warm comedy about an adult literacy evening class run by a middle-aged and well-meaning woman who knows that tact and respect are required. Unfortunately the only free room is the crèche. For her students, even admitting which class they want to attend is agonising, let alone being confronted with the written word. Townsend records their embarrassment and life-long difficulty with sensitivity and humour, as well as inflecting the play with an indignant condemnation of the society which has abandoned the illiterate
 
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