The Verity Bargate Award

The Verity Bargate Award
New Plays 1986

by Barrie Keeffe

  • Publisher : Methuen Drama
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Selected by a panel of judges which included Times drama critic Irving Wardle and Adrian Mole creator Sue Townsend, Releevo, by a previously unperformed author, was the outright winner of the third Verity Bargate Award, established specifically to encourage new writers. Also included in this volume are the two runners-up and a note on the award by playwright Barry Keeffe, who was married to Verity Bargate. Plays included: Releevo by David Spencer Smith by Johnnie Quarrell Made in Spain by Tony Grounds

The 1984 Verity Bargate Award Short Plays

The 1984 Verity Bargate Award Short Plays
A Book

by Barrie Keeffe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Shona

Shona
A Book

by Tony Craze

  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The 1983 Verity Bargate Award-winning short plays.

A Night at the Dogs

A Night at the Dogs
A Book

by Matt Charman

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0571319297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This Dog, our girl, they're not expecting her to win. We'll never have that secret weapon again so just enjoy it. The minute she crosses that line first, it'll be like the whole world has changed for us... you might want to think about that a little before it happens. On the evening of their first race, five men await the arrival of a dog that they hope will change their fortunes. But before they've even left for the track, a violent situation erupts and now the night of their dreams, along with the fate of an innocent man, hangs in the balance. A Night at the Dogs, winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2004, premiered at the Soho Theatre, London, in April 2005.

Interference

Interference
A Book

by Morna Pearson,Hannah Khalil,Vlad Butucea

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-05-24
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1350126888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Can you ever really trust a machine? It is the near future. A couple are struggling to conceive, but fortunately their company has the perfect solution. A woman waits in a VR metaverse to do homework with her young daughter. In a care home staffed by advanced AIs, a woman struggles to make a connection with her android carer. Interference is a trilogy of near-future plays. Staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other? This edition was published to coincide with National Theatre of Scotland's 2019 production.

Irish Blood, English Heart

Irish Blood, English Heart
A Book

by Darren Murphy

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-07-31
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1849435308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Irish Blood, English Heart is an exploration of how memories, real and imagined, can shape our lives. Ray is a charming, enigmatic and successful comedian turned author. His brother Con is a London taxi driver struggling to keep his family together and bruised by his brother's success. When the two meet in a mysterious lockup following their estranged father's death, raw memories and unspoken truths come spilling out. Irish Blood, English Heart was performed at Trafalgar Studios, 2 May 2011 - 21 May 2011

Pastoral

Pastoral
A Book

by Thomas Eccleshare

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1849438285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Pastoral is set in a surreal future in which nature has gobbled up the high street and an old woman named Moll waits in her flat for the Ocado man. But when the ruthless trees and branches threaten to cut her off from the world, she is forced to leave home and make it in the wild forest that is the new England. The play is full of surprises – a story of danger and delight at the end of the world. Pastoral is the winning entry from the 2011 Verity Bargate Award, a nationwide competition to find the best new play by an emerging writer.

Playwriting

Playwriting
A Writers' and Artists' Companion

by Fraser Grace,Clare Bayley

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-19
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1472524381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage. PART 1 includes reflections on the art and the craft of playwriting, guidance on writing for a full range of genres and spaces and a brief history of playwriting itself. PART 2 contains inspiring advice and reflections from leading playwrights:April De Angelis, Bryony Lavery, David Greig, Christina Reid, Dennis Kelly, Frank McGuinness, Lynn Nottage, Howard Brenton, Roy Williams, Tanika Gupta, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, Steve Waters, E.V. Crowe, David Henry Hwang, Lin Coghlan, Zinnie Harris and Anne Washburn. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on planning and conducting research, working out plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue, navigating the industry and the rehearsal and production process.

I'm Not Here Right Now

I'm Not Here Right Now
A Book

by Thomas Eccleshare

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-08-07
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 178319958X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

On top of a mountain in the middle of a blizzard, you see a figure: eight foot tall, with white matted hair covering his body. He stands upright on two legs. You see him. He sees you. But who will believe you and how far can you trust what you see? Thomas Eccleshare’s new drama is the story of a scientist with an unbelievable story to tell, a woman who doesn’t know what to believe. In a vibrant collaboration between Dancing Brick and Soho Theatre, Steve Marmion directs this spellbinding play starring Valentina Ceschi. A stunning new play about a scientist with an unbelievable story to tell, a woman who doesn't know what to believe. A vibrant collaboration between the award-winning companies Dancing Brick and Soho Theatre.

Thomas Eccleshare: Plays One

Thomas Eccleshare: Plays One
I'm Not Here Right Now; Heather; Instructions for Correct Assembly

by Thomas Eccleshare

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 178682762X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Collected together for the first time are four works by young British playwright Thomas Eccleshare, whose plays have been performed to national and international acclaim over the past decade. Plays One includes Pastoral (winner of the Verity Bargate Award, 2011), I'm Not Here Right Now, Heather, and Instructions for Correct Assembly. Exploring themes including parenthood, the power of stories, and the meaning of truth in the modern world, this collection presents one of the bright new writing talents in UK theatre.

Girls

Girls
A Book

by Theresa Ikoko

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-11-14
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1350005118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? What on earth do you want to do with a hashtag? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here? Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema are three normal teenage girls who have been best friends forever. But when they are kidnapped from their hometown, each must find their own way to survive. Girls explores enduring friendship, girlhood and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday's news. Theresa Ikoko's funny and fiercely passionate play is a Verity Bargate Award finalist and winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and George Devine Award (2016). Girls received its world premiere at HighTide Theatre Festival 2016 on 8 September 2016 in a production by HighTide, Soho Theatre and Talawa.

This Isn't Romance

This Isn't Romance
A Book

by In-Sook Chappell

  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Identity, sex, twisted revenge. Anglo-Korean model Miso returns to Seoul to find Han, the brother she abandoned when adopted as a child. A foreigner in Korea, her life begins to spiral out of control when, desperate to win Han's forgiveness and to save him, she falls back on trading sex, youth and beauty for money the way her brother had to. This is the first play by British-Korean writer In-Sook Chappell, winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2007.

Donkey Heart

Donkey Heart
A Book

by Moses Raine

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0571317847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

What's a free telephone, when there are no private words? Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different and yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya's dodging the draft, Sasha's jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan's brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions. Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest? Tracing the legacy of communism, Moses Raine's Donkey Heart asks what a modern Russia stands for, as the deep bruise of history, once hidden, now works its way to the surface. The play premiered at the Old Red Lion, London, in May 2014.

Drip Feed and the Half of It

Drip Feed and the Half of It
Two Plays by Karen Cogan

by Karen Cogan

  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release : 2018-08-02
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781848427853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan. Cork, 1998. An obsessive odyssey through the city. Dancing on tables, 3 a.m. breakfast rolls and waking up, polluted, on the wrong person's doorstep. Brenda and her ferocious best pal are part of the city furniture. But one of them is realising that she's got it all, all of it, horribly wrong and it might be too late. Drip Feed is an infectious, dark comedy about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer. The play was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2017, and premiered at Assembly George Square as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in a co-production between Fishamble and Soho Theatre, London. Also included in this volume is Karen Cogan's first play The Half Of It, a relentless, darkly lyrical work about a life, lived unseen, which won the Stewart Parker Award in 2018 after a sold-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, produced by Mommo Theatre. In a London flat, a Cork woman is climbing the walls. She lives alone, eating dry digestives and hiding from the postman. She hasn't stepped outside in six years. Does she definitely still exist?

A Museum in Baghdad

A Museum in Baghdad
A Book

by Hannah Khalil

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-12-31
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1350150819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This is about my responsibility. Doing what is right. Being where I'm needed. I've started a job and I must finish it. I owe it to the people of Iraq. In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. Decades apart, these two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying? A story of treasured history, desperate choices and the remarkable Gertrude Bell. This edition of Hannah Khalil's epic new play was published to coincide with the world premiere at the RSC's The Other Place in 2019.

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking
A Book

by Hannah Khalil

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2023-12-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1350177296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

I'm his mother. A mother knows things - feels them. When her child isn't well. Isn't happy. The kitchen of a suburban house. A mother and daughter raise a child in the most normal way possible following the departure of a family member. Tensions rise as the pair skirt around issues that underpin their co-dependency, proving that what goes on inside a relationship is never clear to the people outside. This searing new play by award-winning writer Hannah Khalil is published in Methuen Drama's Lost Plays series, celebrating new plays that had productions postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the global shutdown of theatre spaces.

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok
A Book

by In-Sook Chappell

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-03-23
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1786824884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

A family held together with one lifeline – food. Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets of Hong Kong, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into a past of shocking family secrets that will change her life forever. Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling novel Sweet Mandarin, this evocative new play by award-winning writer In-Sook Chappell tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant.

Confidence

Confidence
A Book

by Judy Upton

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1350087467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

If you're not interested in earning a new pair of Nikes by the end of the day...complete designer wardrobe by the end of the week...all the beers you can drink...if you don't want to meet Uma Thurman...then okay, stay here, as King of the Slackers, that's fine by me. As another summer season on the seafront gets underway Ella is turning up the heat in a high stakes game to get as far away as possible. Whilst Ruby keeps the café going and Dean mans the ice cream kiosk Ella learns there's no fast track to success. Judy Upton's coming of age drama first exploded onto the stage in 1998 at the Birmingham Rep. This new edition has been published to coincide with Boundless Theatre's twentieth anniversary revival at the Southwark Playhouse in May 2018.

Four minutes twelve seconds

Four minutes twelve seconds
A Book

by James Fritz

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-12-11
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1474231829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

He says they all do it. These kids, you know, they've got their phones. Film everything. Can't say I blame them. I would at that age. Seventeen-year-old Jack is the apple of his mother's eye. His parents, Di and David, have devoted their lives to giving him every opportunity they never had. As a result, Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to achieving the grades to study Law at Durham University. But a startling incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything they've striven for: an incident that suggests a deep hatred of their son. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David start to doubt Jack's closest friends, Jack himself, and ultimately themselves – who can they trust? In a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, James Fritz's deeply provocative and topical drama throws a light on the sorts of insidious opportunities new technology offers – where nothing dies online, except reputation. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds was runner-up for the Verity Bargate Award in 2013. It received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre in the Downstairs space on 2 October 2014.

Scenes from 68* Years

Scenes from 68* Years
A Book

by Hannah Khalil

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-06-10
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1474298176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

What are we doing then? Come on, lets go – all of us, lets tell everyone in the street, its too late we've lost, all the years of hardship, being murdered, imprisoned, having your homes taken, your jobs, your fields, your olives, your ability to move from one place to another – everything you have endured has been for nothing. They've won. So let's just leave it to them, disappear. It's what they want. You are doing what they want. You are an educated young Palestinian man. We need you here. Stay. Scenes from 68* Years is a selection of intertwined vignettes telling the story of ordinary Palestinians at a very human level with mischievous humour. It offers snapshots of the routine of life in the shadow of occupation: we look into an Israeli household with a rebellious pro-Palestinian teenager, join a tediously long queue at an Israeli check point, and get swept into an absurd act of civil disobedience by Palestinian civilians in a desperate attempt to get worldwide media attention. Scenes from 68* Years was selected from 100 scripts by the Arcola Theatre and the play received its world premiere at the Arcola Theatre on 5 April 2016 in a production by Sandpit Arts.