When We Are Married

Author: JB Priestley
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849436137
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: Drama

In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think... The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation – these pillars of the community aren’t quite as respectably married as they thought they were. As the home truths fly like confetti and conjugal rites turn to farcical fights, an evening of sparkling comic mayhem erupts. With a photographer from the local paper due to arrive any second, a missing housekeeper and a doorbell that wont stop ringing, can the three couples keep a lid on their embarrassing secret? Penned in 1938, this is a classic comedy that is a blessed union of laughs and surprises.

Baghdad Wedding

Author: Hassan Abdulrazzak
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849437783
Release Date: 2007-06-28
Genre: Drama

In Iraq, a wedding is not a wedding unless shots get fired. It's like in England where a wedding is not a wedding unless someone pukes or tries to fuck one of the bridesmaids. That's the way it goes.' From cosmopolitan London to the chaos of war-ravaged Baghdad, this is the comic tale of three friends, torn between two worlds, and a wedding that goes horribly wrong. Baghdad Wedding premiered at the Soho Theatre in June 2007.

Summer Day s Dream

Author: J. B. Priestley
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 1783190515
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Drama

First performed in 1949, Summer Day's Dream is a 20th Century classic play set in the post-apocalyptic future: 1975.

What the Night Is For

Author: Michael Weller
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781783193912
Release Date: 2002-11-27
Genre: Drama

Ten years after the end of their affair in New York, two lovers meet in a hotel room far from their homes. Both are now married, both have children and both have been wondering about the road not taken. What begins as a casual meal and an evening of catching up turns into a painful, hilarious, passionate and moving voyage towards a moment that could change both their lives forever. Uncompromising in its attitude to modern marriage and infidelity, What the Night is For poses timeless questions - Am I with the right person? Or is my real soul mate still out there, living another life?

Lovesong

Author: Abi Morgan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849432634
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Genre: Drama

‘That is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of...the end’ Lovesong is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith. ‘As tender as the bruised peaches that fall to the ground in the garden of the elderly couple's US home... only the hard of heart will remain completely unmoved’ – Guardian ‘An atmospheric, gentle, humorous tear-jerker... a good supply of tissues may be needed’ 4 stars – What’s On Stage ‘Compelling, understated perfection. both poignant and uplifting... [a] beautifully constructed piece’ - The Stage ‘Deeply moving, potently mixing memory and desire’ - Telegraph ‘This portrait of ageing and enduring love tugs at the heartstrings’ – Independent ‘Like love itself,Lovesong can take your breath away’ – Observer

Plays One

Author: John Boynton Priestley
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 1840022922
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Drama

The widely performed and prolific Priestley experimented with many forms in his long career as a playwright, moving adeptly from expressionism to farce to political drama. This volume includes: : When We Are Married, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon and Laburnum Grove.

When We are Married

Author: John Boynton Priestley
Publisher: London : S. French
ISBN: UCAL:$B787443
Release Date: 1938
Genre: English drama


Talking to Terrorists

Author: Robin Soans
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849435826
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Drama

‘I looked around the room and I thought, I'm the only person in this room that hasn't killed anyone’ Talking to Terrorists is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint. The writer, director Max Stafford-Clark, and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things. As well as those who crossed the line, they met peacemakers, warriors, journalists, hostages and psychologists. Their stories take us from Uganda, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland - to the heart of the British establishment. Talking to Terrorists was produced Out of Joint Theatre Company at the Royal Court Theatre and on a UK tour in 2005.

Lungs

Author: Duncan Macmillan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849437580
Release Date: 2011-01-10
Genre: Drama

‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.’ In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship?

Laburnum Grove

Author: J.B. Priestley
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849438292
Release Date: 2013-03-03
Genre: Drama

Nice little houses. Nice people. Quiet, respectable. No brokers' men. No scandals. No screams in the night. Morris Oxfords, little greenhouses, wireless sets.' Ferndale, Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs. George Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday evenings in his greenhouse, listening to Handel on the wireless. But when his grasping in-laws and daughter's obnoxious beau try to coax more money from him, George makes an unlikely confession. An exploration of greed and dishonesty in suburban England, Priestley observes the facade of middle class respectability, and its crooked undercurrent with verve and humanity in this immorally comic story of money, family, and criminality.

Pack of Lies

Author: Hugh Whitemore
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573619840
Release Date: 1985
Genre:


Desdemona

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849436359
Release Date: 2012-07-18
Genre: Drama

The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia Traoré, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars. Morrison's response to Sellars’ 2009 production of Othello is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary. Morrison gives voice and depth to the female characters, letting them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts. Desdemona is an extraordinary narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeare’s doomed heroine, who speaks from the grave about the traumas of race, class, gender, war — and the transformative power of love. Toni Morrison transports one of the most iconic, central, and disturbing treatments of race in Western culture into the new realities and potential outcomes facing a rising generation of the 21st century.

The Lady of Burma

Author: Richard Shannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849438919
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Drama

In her cell in Rangoon’s Insein prison, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi – incarcerated by Burma’s military dictatorship for almost 20 years – tells her story. Richard Shannon’s powerful and moving one-woman play vividly portrays the life and message of the world’s most famous prisoner of conscience. Aung San Suu Kyi was held under house arrest from 1989-1995, and again from 2000-2002. She was again arrested in May 2003 after the Depayin massacre. At the time of writing she was still being held under house arrest in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi’s message is a simple one – that only by “fighting fear can you truly be free” – a message Burma’s military fears and aims to silence. The Lady of Burma is a Red Fighting Peacock Production presented by the Burma Campaign UK and Louise Chantal. The Burma Campaign UK is part of a global movement to promote democracy and human rights in Burma.

Home I m Darling

Author: Laura Wade
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781786824103
Release Date: 2018-06-25
Genre: Drama

How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it looks.