Author: Ella Hickson
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124130233
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Monologues, English

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award From Millie, the jolly-hockey-sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, to Miles, a 7/7 survivor, and Danny, an ex-squaddie who makes friends in morgues, Eight looks at what has happened to a generation that has grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable. In its original performances, each audience voted for four of the eight monologues that they wished to see, resulting in a different line-up at every performance. A ninth unperformed monologue is included in this edition. The monologues are ideal for performance by student and amateur groups; any number and any combination can be performed. They also provide excellent opportunities for actors looking for audition material. 'a huge writing talent... a truly impressive and exciting hour of theatre, you're blown away' Scotsman 'One of the most self-assured, startlingly well-written and moving pieces of theatre around' Herald


Author: Mark Gatiss
ISBN: 1848426968
Release Date: 2017

A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Poignant and personal, funny, tragic and riotous, these eight monologues for male and female performers cover major events - such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the debate over the age of consent - through deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. Curated by Mark Gatiss, the monologues were commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of twenty-one. They were broadcast on BBC Four in 2017, directed and produced by Gatiss, and starring Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ben Whishaw and Fionn Whitehead. They were also staged at The Old Vic in London. This volume includes: The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin More Anger by Brian Fillis A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean

Snatches Moments from 100 Years of Women s Lives

Author: Vicky Featherstone
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848427883
Release Date: 2018-07-06
Genre: English drama

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives documents, remembers and bears witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.


Author: Margaret Perry
ISBN: 1848428391
Release Date: 2019-08-08

A funny, furious monologue about navigating a world that cares so much about you keeping it together, it doesn't notice you falling apart. Margaret Perry's play Collapsible was first performed at VAULT Festival, London, in February 2019, winning a VAULT Origins Award for outstanding new work. This new edition is published alongside the 2019 production at Assembly, Edinburgh.

Here I Belong

Author: Matt Hartley
ISBN: 1848426224
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Genre: Older women

A moving and charming play that takes you through decades of history seen through the eyes of one village resident.