The Authorised Kate Bane

A dark Christmas comedy about family history from an acclaimed young writer called "the voice of her generation" (The Guardian).

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848423098

Category: Drama

Page: 109

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A dark Christmas comedy about family history from an acclaimed young writer called "the voice of her generation" (The Guardian).

Anna

Co-created by playwright Ella Hickson with sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, ANNA unfolds with all the tension of a spy thriller, and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen play.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848428588

Category: Berlin (Germany : East)

Page: 96

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Co-created by playwright Ella Hickson with sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, ANNA unfolds with all the tension of a spy thriller, and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen play.

Eight

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124130233

Category: Monologues, English

Page: 53

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Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage.

Wendy Peter Pan

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Ella Hickson's Wendy & Peter Pan premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in December 2013. It was revived by the RSC in 2015.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848425260

Category: Never-Never Land (Imaginary place)

Page: 136

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Hickson's version of Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly center stage, in a refreshingly modern adaptation.

Oil

Epic new play from an award-winning writer, exploring our reliance on a dwindling energy source.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848426038

Category: Mothers and daughters

Page: 144

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Epic new play from an award-winning writer, exploring our reliance on a dwindling energy source.

Precious Little Talent

Two plays by award-winning playwright Ella Hickson.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848421664

Category: Drama

Page: 141

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Two plays by award-winning playwright Ella Hickson. Precious Little Talent is about a father desperate not to forget his daughter and two young people determined not to be forgotten by the world. Hot Mess is a dark and lyrical tale about friendship, loss and loneliness. Twins Polo and Twitch were born with only one heart between them: where Polo is not looking to be loved, Twitch can do nothing but.

Swive Elizabeth

Created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and director Natalie Abrahami, Swive [Elizabeth] shines a light on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848429266

Category: English drama

Page: 72

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'My mother seduced a man so successfully that he altered the constitutional history of this country.' Elizabeth I is the only unmarried woman to have ever ruled England. And she reigned for forty-four years. Mastermind. Seductress. Survivor. Created by award-winning writer Ella Hickson and director Natalie Abrahami, Swive [Elizabeth] shines a light on the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way. It premiered in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in December 2019.

The Writer

A critically acclaimed, provocative new play from the writer of Oil and Eight.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848427549

Category: Authors

Page: 88

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'I want the world to change shape.' 'I'm not sure theatre can do that.' 'Well then where am I meant to take that impulse because I'm very serious about the endeavour?' A young writer challenges the status quo but discovers that creative gain comes at a personal cost. The Writer premiered in 2018 at the Almeida Theatre, London, in a production directed by Blanche McIntyre. Ella Hickson's previous plays include Oil at the Almeida, Wendy & Peter Pan for the RSC, Boys, Precious Little Talent and Eight. 'A playwright who grabs the zeitgeist' Independent 'An audacious and craftily self-referential piece, which mixes prickly humour with a mischievous intelligence' Evening Standard on Oil

Boys

Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1848422628

Category: Drama

Page: 129

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Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play. The Class of 2011 are about to graduate and Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their flat. Stepping into a world that doesn’t want them, these boys start to wonder whether there’s any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults? Before all that they’re going to have one hell of a party. It’s hot and there’ll be girls. Predict a riot.

Ella Hickson Plays One

A first collection of plays by Ella Hickson.

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848427530

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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When her first play, Eight, transferred from student theatre in Edinburgh to the West End and then New York, Ella Hickson was still in her early twenties. She has since built on that promise with a series of engaged and engaging dramas that pit romanticism and optimism against the realities of life as a young person in Britain.

Crocodile Fever

... George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG, Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep); Light Boxes, Letters Home: England In A Pink Blouse, The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); Un Petit Molière, The Silent Treatment (Lung Ha); Bright Black, ...

Author: Meghan Tyler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786827883

Category: History

Page: 96

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Northern Ireland, 1989. A farmhouse window smashes, and rebellious Fianna Devlin crashes back into the life of her pious sister Alannah. Together for the first time in years, when they're forced to confront their tyrannical father's hideous legacy, all hell breaks loose. Fuelled by Taytos, gin, 80s tunes and a chainsaw, Meghan Tyler's surreal Crocodile Fever is a grotesque black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine.

Some Other Mother

Recent theatre work includes The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (National Theatre of Scotland), Un Petit Moliere (Lung Ha's), The Winter's Tale (People's Light, Philadelphia), Goldilocks (Platform), The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid ...

Author: AJ Taudevin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783195190

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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'...Like the albatross, we need a safe place we can be. But somewhere we're together, my Mama and my me...' High up in a Glasgow tower block, ten-year-old Star and her mother await the outcome of their claim for asylum. As Mama’s mind fragments under the pressure of their unknown future, Star constructs a poetic and fantastical world of her own. Some Other Mother is a story of loss and survival, which explores the traumatising impact of the asylum system, regardless of the outcome.

What Girls Are Made Of

... The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, The BFG, Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep Theatre); Futureproof (Everyman Cork); Light Boxes, Letters Home: England In A Pink Blouse, The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); Showtime from the Frontline, ...

Author: Cora Bissett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786825506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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It's 1992. In a small town in Fife, a girl is busting to get out into the world and see what's on offer. And an ad in the local paper declares: Band Seeks Singer. Grunge has just gone global, scruffy indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn't. What Girls Are Made Of is the true story of Bissett's teenage years, based on her meticulously detailed, pull-no-punches diaries, which she found after the death of her father. It's a rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be: rocketed into teenage stardom, suddenly dropped by their manager, and then the following of years of becoming an actor, writer and director. Described by Miro Magazine as "a glorious mixture of harrowing and life-affirming messages", the script also includes a play list of female-led soundtracks, that were played in the production.

Grain in the Blood

... Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (National Theatre of Scotland); The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil, The BFG and Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep); Light Boxes, Letters Home and The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); The Weir, ...

Author: Rob Drummond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023796

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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Twelve years ago, from the mouth of a great sacrifice, a child was born. And they called her Autumn. Isaac returns to his family home with a chance to atone for the terrible mistake that claimed his childhood. Autumn is a little girl whose time is running out. With three sleeps left before her birthday, she can only hope for a miracle, or an unexpected act of selflessness. Her grandmother, Sophia, brings them together in a desperate attempt to save her family, at any cost. Set against the eerie backdrop of an isolated rural community and steeped in the folklore of the harvest, Grain in the Blood is a noir-ish thriller exploring a timely moral dilemma: how much are we prepared to sacrifice for the greater good? The play received its world premiere at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, on 18 October 2016, before opening at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 1 November 2016.

Ulster American

... The BFG and Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep Theatre); Futureproof (Everyman Cork); Light Boxes, Letters Home: England In A Pink Blouse, The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); Showtime from the Frontline, The Red Shed (Mark Thomas/Lakin ...

Author: David Ireland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350096707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Would you mind if I asked you a troubling question? Jay is the Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the ambitious director who will do anything to get noticed. Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for great success, but when the three meet to discuss the play's challenges and provocations, a line is crossed and the heated discussion quickly escalates to a violent climax. Exploring consent, abuses of power and the confusions of cultural identity, Ulster American is confrontational, brutally funny and not for the faint of heart. David Ireland's recent plays include Cyprus Avenue which won the James Tait Black Award 2017 and Best Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017. This edition is published to coincide with the world premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in summer 2018.

How to Disappear

... The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); The Weir, Bondagers (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); The Lonesome West, Under Milk Wood (Tron Theatre Glasgow); Un Petit Moliere, The Silent Treatment (Lung Ha); Bright Black, The Not-So-Fatal ...

Author: Morna Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350075689

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

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When Helen Daniels from Neighbours died, Robert shut his door on the world. And he's not opened it since. Now his only connection to the outside world is through his younger sister Isla, who looks after them both whilst their father is away in Ibiza on 'business'. With only a strange menagerie of creatures (including an iguana called Scott and a corn snake called Charlene) to keep them company, each day looks pretty much the same as the last – until their quiet lives are interrupted by a visit from Jessica, a benefit assessor, determined to prove that Robert is fit for work. But Jessica soon realises that one size certainly does not fit all, as she suddenly stumbles across a secret about Robert that catapults her head first into a universe of infinite possibilities. Merging biting social commentary and fantasy in unexpected ways, How to Disappear is a pitch-black comedy which gives a voice to those who often go unheard.

I Can Go Anywhere

County, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG and Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep); Light Boxes, Letters Home: England In A Pink Blouse and The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); Un Petit Molière and The Silent Treatment (Lung Ha); Bright ...

Author: Douglas Maxwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786829092

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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Anyone can learn maps and battles. Geezer, I feel it! I live it! I'm giving everything to this beautiful, wild, absolutely pure British thing. Like, do you know what it took to get here, man? Stevie is a disillusioned academic who once wrote an unfashionable book on youth movements in Britain, now struggling to cope after a painful break-up. His misery is interrupted by Jimmy who lands unexpectedly on his doorstep beaming with excitement. Jimmy is 100% Mod: oversized military parka, fitted Italian suit, dessy boots, pork pie hat. The full package. Jimmy is seeking asylum in the UK. With just a few days before the substantive interview that's going to decide his fate, the stakes are high. So he came up with a brilliant plan. A plan that's going to work against all odds. It has to work. He can't go back. And Stevie has an important part to play.

The Duchess of Malfi

... Theatre of Scotland); August: Osage County, George's Marvellous Medicine, The Cheviot, the stag and the Black, Black oil, The BFG, Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep); Light Boxes, Letters Home, The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron).

Author: Zinnie Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571355396

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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You should know: I sing at parties, I wear colourful dresses, I am headstrong, I won't wear my hair up because you say I should, or do this because you prefer it, in fact I might do the other just to be contrary, but I am utterly and always myself. The Duchess is a young widow. Her husband is dead, she is free. But her financial position, sexual freedom and youth mean that she could be dangerous, she could get to determine her own life. That is if she isn't stopped first. Terrified by her sudden power and its implications, her brothers Ferdinand and The Cardinal seek to block The Duchess' desire to re-marry, repress her agency, and dismantle both her authority and spirit through any means necessary, with horrifying results and bloody vengeance from the most unexpected of sources . . . The Duchess (of Malfi) premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in May 2019

Heads Up

... Letters Home & The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron); The Weir, Bondagers (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); The Lonesome West, Under Milk Wood (Tron Glasgow); Grain In The Blood (Traverse / Tron); The Interference (Pepperdine Scotland); The ...

Author: Kieran Hurley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786820969

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end. Winner of Best New Play at The Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2017

A Gambler s Guide to Dying

... Fever Dream: Southside & Sports Day (Citizens Theatre) In Time O'Strife, The Tin Forest & The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (National Theatre of Scotland), Light Boxes, Letters Home and The Authorised Kate Bane (Grid Iron), ...

Author: Gary McNair

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783199563

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind. Gary McNair and director Gareth Nicholls return to the Traverse after last year's award-winning, fivestar showDonald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian.