What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one? Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.
Author: Maria Ferguson
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Blending theatre, storytelling and killer moves, spoken word artist Maria Ferguson explores her relationship with the F-word (food) with the help of her first love (dance). Questioning how we all look at size, Fat Girls Don’t Dance takes us into the world of performance, where three meals a day is up for compromise and skinny sells. Also includes: Special Features and Mirrors, a short collection of poems exploring the theme of body image.
Pete and Linda have everything, except the most fashionable accessory of the season - a baby. And it doesn't look like a stork will be flying past their house. But there's more to life than procreation.
“I see the way that butters-fat-lipped-troll-Patrice looks at him, now she’s the kinda lighty that finks she’s too nice.” Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum. She wants to tell us about something...her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, garage remixes, Hello Kitty underwear...an ‘Uncle’ lurking in the corner of her story. She wants to make us laugh, she’s pretty good at it. She wants to tell us something, but she daren’t let it out. Based on a true story, Yvette is a one-woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.
Bindi and Mansoor might just be the most popular couple on their street, but after 33 years of a loving marriage, Mansoor has vowed to swap the cold streets of Stratford for a sun soaked Delhi. The problem? Bindi’s not convinced and has concocted a last minute plan to lure him back. Join Bindi and Mansoor in the departure lounge for this laughout-loud comedy.
Eighty percent of modern, middle-aged men are having what is known as a midlife crisis. These men represent the highest concentration of wealth, the longest terms of unemployment and (drum roll please) the highest rate of suicide. They also represent over four million inappropriate gold stud earrings, seventeen billion individual hair transplants and eight thousand miles of hairy muffin top. These are the MIDMEN. MIDMEN: The Modern Man's Guide to Surviving Midlife Crisis is more than just an informative self help book for a growing, if rapidly balding, generation. It is strong medicine dissolved into a spoonful of beer that men can easily digest. However, men are notoriously averse to buying self-help books and, because publishers know that, there isn't much out there. But they are the primary readers of humor books. Eureka. MIDMEN is a 50/50 blend of Louis CK and Dr. Phil. It's half Men are From Mars Women Are From Venus and half Tucker Max; kind of a Fifty Shades of John Grey. MIDMEN keeps the reader laughing as it spoon-feeds him genuine survival information. Covering areas as diverse as health, finance, family and death, MIDMEN leads its MIDMAN reader through an insidious series of sections and chapters that surreptitiously reinforce his sense of well being as he faces life's second half. MIDMEN: The Modern Man's Guide to Surviving Midlife Crisis is a frank - okay downright rude - collection of facts, quizzes and anecdotes that offers readers a way to identify what really matters in life and get it scheduled in by sharing wisdom like: "Who is a MIDMAN? He's the guy with eyes that can't stop looking at younger women who can't stop not giving a sh*t." "The average middle-aged couple has sex once a week, twice if they also sleep with each other." ..". the question, 'Are you pre-menstrual?' is famously punishable by death." "If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." Men have felt this way about boobs for years, now we need to apply it to our dreams.
Author: Lena Kitsopoulou
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2017-05-03
5 of the most notable Greek playwrights, two women and three men 5 voices representative of contemporary Greek dramaturgy in all its diversity A palimpsest of plays indicative of the current theatre trends in Greece. A fusion of concerns, feelings and ideas, taking you on a journey to Greek theatre. Because Greek theatre does not stop at ancient tragedy and comedy. Lena Kitsopoulou, M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. Existential anxieties consume a ‘strange’ woman who wants to leave all that is tormenting her behind. Nina Rapi, Angelstate In an imaginary space of expiation six characters seek truths while battling with desire, loss and guilt. Yannis Mavritsakis, Wolfgang Based on a real event that ‘traumatised’ civilized Europe, a man obsessively seeks absolute devotion by totally depriving a woman’s freedom. Akis Dimou, ... and Juliet A monologue about sexual loneliness. Our heroine, an aged Juliet reminisces upon the traumas of love. Charalampos Giannou, Hungry A common family crisis takes an unexpected turn in a series of tragicomic events and becomes a total disaster.
Author: Colin Teevan
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2012-05-28
Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus who refuses to recognise him of his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, the God drives Pentheus and all the city to their shocking fate. Limelight after decades of anonymity. This version was specially commissioned by the National Theatre for a production in May 2002, directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Author: Dee Cannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.
You will put away with these words then we will see who you really are. Assata is the only American Fanuco knows, and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is in fact Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has 2 million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores the black struggle across generations and genders. The story of an imagined friendship. This is Kalungi Ssebandeke’s first full length play.
“Men are like yam, you cut them how you like.” Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life’s misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi’s advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core. i is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.