Iphigenia in Splott

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783198923

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you’d avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don’t know the half of it. Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.

Iphigenia in Splott

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783198917

Category: English drama

Page: 61

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This powerful new adaptation of the enduring Greek drama drives home the high price people pay for society's shortcomings.

Killology

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786821699

Category: Drama

Page: 106

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‘You can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night.’ A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for ‘creativity’. But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences. Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him. ‘There is an instinctive revulsion against taking a human life. And that revulsion can be conquered.’ Killology by Gary Owen was co-produced by Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and the Royal Court Theatre, London. It premiered at Sherman Theatre in March 2017 and in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2017.

Violence and Son

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178319894X

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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‘People know, you’re my boy. And they know better than to lay a fucking finger on you. See? You are safer here with me, than you have ever been.’ Liam’s 17 years old, loves Doctor Who and has lost is mum. He has had to move from up North to Wales, to the Valleys, to the middle of nowhere, to live with a dad he doesn’t know. Whose nickname isn’t Violence for nothing. Gary Owen’s intimate new play is about what parents pass on and trying to do the right thing.

Gary Owen: Collected Plays

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193328

Category: Drama

Page: 444

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The new collection of plays from multi-award-winning playwright Gary Owen. Includes the plays: Violence and Son, Iphigenia in Splott, Blackthorn, In the Pipeline, Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, Love Steals Us From Loneliness and Mum & Dad.

Low Level Panic

Author: Clare McIntyre

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848426405

Category:

Page: 72

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'When am I going to wake up and be different?' Three flatmates. A single bathroom. And a whole world of men. In this funny, unapologetic play, three twenty-something women figure out how they really feel about sex, their bodies and each other. With a vibrancy and stylistic freedom, Low Level Panic interrogates the effects of society's objectification of women. Low Level Panic premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1988, winning the Samuel Beckett Award. This edition was published alongside its first major revival at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in 2017.

Escaped Alone

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848425491

Category:

Page: 64

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“I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I’ve seen before.” Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by James Macdonald.

Waste

Author: Harley Granville-Barker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 130

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The Exonerated

A Play

Author: Jessica Blank,Erik Jensen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571211836

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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What effect does it have on a person--a soul, a life--to have freedom and self-respect stripped away and then, ostensibly, returned years later after decades of incarceration? The Exonerated attempts to answer this question through the words of six innocent men and women who, after years in jail, emerged from death row to try to reclaim what was left of their lives. Among them are Sunny Jacobs, a mother of two whose unwavering belief during sixteen years in jail that she would be released (despite the execution of her husband, who was also innocent, for the same crime) allowed her to dedicate herself to being a "living memorial" when she was freed. There is Kerry Max Cook, a Texan who was convicted of murdering a young woman even though she was found with another man's hair grasped in her fist--a man whom "Texas killed a thousand times, and just keeps on doing it" in his nightmares. And there is Delbert Tibbs, a black Chicago poet who speaks of his years on death row with anger and bitterness, yet also, as he says, "still sings." All their stories have been compiled and edited by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen into The Exonerated, a play that is both a riveting work of theater and an exploration of the dark side of the American criminal justice system.

Love Steals Us From Loneliness

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849439117

Category: Drama

Page: 93

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A play about the stupid things you do when you're f*cked. A night out. Friends, alcohol, a shit club, a strop - the usual. But tonight is different. Tonight will change things forever. With Love Steals us from Loneliness, Gary Owen, one of Wales's foremost playwrights, returns to his hometown of Bridgend. The media have told us their Bridgend story, but what will a writer who spent his own teenage years here have to say?

Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438781

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Friendships grow in the most unlikely of places. Mrs Reynolds is a little old lady. Jay is a troubled youth. When he vandalises her lovingly tended garden, the authorities send him back to help her fix it. It seems a recipe for disaster - but human beings are more complex than the headlines. At first glance this is a simple tale of two generations locked in battle, Mrs Reynolds standing up for traditional values with her "nice little house, nice little garden and nice little life" vs. Jay, the textbook chain-smoking hoodie prowling the urban jungle demanding respect but offering little in return. But there is more to these characters than the other suspects. Just as they think they have the measure of each other, something is revealed and they are shocked by what they find out. Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian explores human nature and friendship alongside the social climate of modern Britain giving a warm, funny and wise glimpse into the way we live now.

Constellation Street

Author: Matthew Bulgo

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783197722

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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'Place like this – you know this – place like this gets in your blood. Once it’s in your blood, you can’t get it out. One night under Cardiff skies, four lost souls go looking for answers. After dark, when the world is quiet, their paths weave and collide as they all go in search of salvation. When dawn breaks, life will go on but there will be another night to contend with soon enough. As the sun rises over the Taff, can anyone break free from the past?

No One Will Tell Me How to Start a Revolution

Author: Luke Barnes

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786822806

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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‘Look what you have to do to make them like you’ Suzie, Edwina and Lucy have moved to a new school in a new town. Three very different sisters who will do anything to fit in and yet are desperate to be noticed. But how far will they go to break out of the roles in which they’ve been cast and will they ever be able to truly change their lives when they’re swimming against the tide?

Men in the Cities

Author: Chris Goode

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196661

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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An incendiary piece of experimental storytelling from three-time Fringe First winner Chris Goode. Framed by two violent deaths – the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in May 2013 – Men in the Cities is a compelling piece about harm and complicity, and about the forces that shape our relationships. Through fractured snapshots of seemingly disconnected lives, Men in the Cities presents a challenging but radically humane portrait of how we live now.

Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148315

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Saturday night, small town Wales, one pub, one party and three lads stuck with their school reputations - the gimp, the geek and the bully. Their dream - to get the hell out With a dead cat stuffed through a letterbox, a soupcon of mindless violence and the perfect girl to die for, Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco bristles with the desperately ordinary, the truly extraordinary, and the just plain mad. Heroic, comic and right up your street, director Vicky Featherstone's reputation for excellence coupled with Gary Owen's dazzling gist for storytelling, creates another unmissable hit for Paines Plough in a co-production with Sgript Cymru - national new writing company of Wales. Produced by Paines Plough, with Sgript Cymru, and directed by Vicky Featherstone, Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco premiered at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, in February 2001.

Redundant

Author: Leo Butler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155087

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 1917

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"You will come back though won't yere, Darren? Yer will come back? Say yer'll come back. Come back." Lucy is 17. She dreams of love, security and a bright future. But first she must confront reality - and reality means deciding who to trust. Leo Butler won the 2001 George Devine Award for REDUNDANT. His first play, MADE OF STONE, produced in the Royal Court Young Writers' Festival 2000, was praised for its "rock-hard characterisation with buzzing dialogue" (Evening Standard).

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Author: Lee Hall

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571329063

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Listen, girls, if we stick together there's no ways we'll even get to the second round... Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap. Funny, sad and raucously rude, Lee Hall's musical play Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted from Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in August 2015, in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre.

Ghost City

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408149745

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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It could be any city. It just happens to be ours. Twenty four hours. Twenty four lives. Each linked in a way that no-one can predict.

Barber Shop Chronicles

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786821796

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world.