Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks

Author: Sarah Hanly

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The habit creeps up on me out of nowhere. Like a sheep on a country road in Limerick. Sinéad Murphy can orgasm with an electric toothbrush; she's getting together with boys in car parks at church discos; and she's doing so well in exams, her teachers think she's cheating. But she's struggling to manage a big secret, and there's only one person she can talk to about it. Written and performed by Sarah Hanly, Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks premieres at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2020. 'This year's recipient is a writer of extraordinary potential. She has a completely distinctive theatrical voice and engages with the darkness in our world in a fiercesome way.' Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, on awarding Sarah Hanly the 2019 Pinter Commission.

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Author: Jen Silverman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 963

In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they've been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long. They all come from different backgrounds, and are bored or angry about different things, but the Betty's - each one numbered 1-5 - come together to rehearse a new version of Pyramus and Thisbe, the play within a play in A Midsummer Night's Dream. What follows are discoveries, transformations and raucous comedy. Hitting the ring with an electrifying soundtrack, looks to kill and spectacular routines, this outrageous comedy packs the punch to shatter lacquered femininity into a thousand glittering pieces. Strongly influenced by cabaret and female drag, this exquisite rejection of shame and stereotype will punch you in the gut, break your heart and then take you dancing. Collective Rage had its UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse.

Rare Earth Mettle

Author: Al Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 614

You don't tell an American to switch off her light; you build her a better light bulb. A leading British doctor with a radical plan to save the NHS and a Silicon Valley billionaire with a radical plan to halt climate change, meet outside an abandoned train on a salt flat in South America. A landscape so bright in its whiteness that it isn't easy to look at, and so uninterrupted in its flatness there's no echo. For Kimsa and his daughter who live there, the arrival of these strangers initially seems like an opportunity. Until they both stake their claim on the land, each following their ruthless pursuit of 'the greater good'. Al Smith's landmark play premieres at the Royal Court following his 2016 hit Harrogate which saw him nominated for Most Promising Playwright at the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Psychodrama

Author: Matt Wilkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 58

View: 181

Dress by Ganni. Bra by Coco de Mer. Knife by Stanley. A gripping revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of an auteur theatre director whilst rehearsing a stage production of Hitchcock's Psycho. A whip-smart take on what it means to be middle-aged and female in an industry captivated by stardust and beauty. This edition was published to coincide with the run at The Traverse, Edinburgh, 2022.

A Fight Against...

Author: Pablo Manzi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

View: 721

“He said, 'The day will come when they don't cut our heads off in front of people.' And I asked him, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because we'll cut them off ourselves.'” A lecturer in Chile. A study group in the USA. A guard in the desert. A hangman in Mexico. A woman who won't stop dancing in Peru. Pablo Manzi's darkly comic odyssey across the Americas explores whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community. A Fight Against... marks the English-language debut of one of Chile's most significant new voices. It was developed on a residency at the Royal Court Theatre, London, where it premiered in December 2021 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

Shoe Lady

Author: E. V. Crowe

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 634

We've got no money but we're still in Waitrose twice a day. Because going to Tesco just makes life not even worth living. Viv has lost a shoe. They're her work shoes, her weekend shoes, her only pair of shoes, and she doesn't know what to do. The curtains are falling, her foot is bleeding, and she's starting to feel a little overwhelmed. But all will be well once she finds that missing shoe. Funny, unnerving and precise, E. V. Crowe's Shoe Lady premieres at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in March 2020.

all of it

Author: Alistair McDowall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

View: 812

Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta BBBBBBBBBB Face Faces Smile Smiling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Bbbbbbbbb A short play for one performer about all of it. This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at the Royal Court in February 2020, performed by Kate O'Flynn.

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Author: Anthony Neilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 376

Life's full of clatter, but none of it matters, only who'll hold your paw when you die. What would you do if you lost an hour from your day? How far would you go to rescue what you've lost? In search of a lost hour that that has tipped the balance of her life, Lisa Jones is on a quest through a surreal world, filled with insecurity guards, flying cars, singing polar bears and wild-goose chases. The inhabitants of Dissocia are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the downright brutal. Anthony Neilson's cult play is a poignant and comical delve into the nature of mental illness. This edition was published to coincide with the major London revival at Theatre Royal Stratford East in September 2022.

Paris Bar Press Confidential

Author: Michel Würthle

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 792

View: 590

The Paris Bar on Kantstrasse in Berlin's Charlottenburg is one of Germany's most famous meeting places for artists. Bustling every night of the week with fascinating guests from every walk of life, the restaurant is particularly beloved by painters, actors, writers, collectors and gallerists, its walls covered by a mélange of artworks by John Baldessari, Maria Lassnig, Georg Baselitz, Sarah Lucas and Martin Kippenberger-to name just a few. Now artist and owner of the Paris Bar Michel Würthle has created the first behind-the-scenes look into this legendary institution, in the form of an intimate, sprawling visual journal-six volumes of hundreds of his drawings, photographs, collages, menus and hand-written texts in English, German and French. Created in the solitude of the 2020/21 lockdown, Paris Bar Press. Confidential is at once a subjective history of the Paris Bar brimming with memories, a love letter to Berlin, and not least Würthle's affirmation to his staff that "we're all in this together, we will get through this, the world isn't going to end so quickly after all." An up and down of hopes, disappointments and happy moments, a frantic work marathon, until all of a sudden six thick volumes bound in red threatened to burst like ripe fruits filled with the juice of so much glue. - Michel Würthle