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Akhmatova Drama 5 (2m, 3f) View Details Compare
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AKHMATOVA is summoned to the Kremlin upon the death of Stalin and must resist the ruthless Commissar's search for the words of her masterpiece, which has been committed to her memory and to the memories of her trusted friends.

     

Albert Nobbs Drama 3 (1m, 2f) View Details Compare
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After a life of hard graft, retirement isn’t at all what Albert Nobbs had expected. Instead of relaxing and taking things at a leisurely pace, the curmudgeonly Albert finds himself bored and nagged senseless by his wife Connie. But Albert’s world is soon turned upside-down by the sudden death of Connie in a road accident, and he struggles to find a reason to carry on - until Connie returns as a ghost and sets about organising a fulfilling retirement for Albert, including matchmaking with her best friend Rose. Despite Albert’s protestations, he gradually learns to overcome his reluctance and begins to explore new opportunities, so that he and Connie can continue with their journeys in different directions. A Blithe Spirit for the working class, ALBERT NOBBS charms and delights in equal measures, simultaneously devastatingly painful and delightfully funny.

“Hull Truck Theatre Company have discovered yet another remarkable new writer.” - Daily Mail.

Album Comedy/Satire 4 (2m, 2f) View Details Compare
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Divided into eight scenes, which span their years at Martin Van Buren High School, the play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent sixties. The language is frank, but unfailingly funny, as the four struggle with impending adulthood and their awakening sexuality. The action ranges from summer camp, to dormitory bedrooms, to senior prom, with the popular music of the period—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys—ever present as a telling counterpoint to, and emotional anchor for, the lives of its young foursome. As the years spin deftly by it is also apparent that maturity will bring differing perils and problems for each of them, although all will continue to recall the special excitement—and poignancy—of these last few carefree years together.

A major critical and popular success, and a long-running Off-Broadway hit. "…when Mr. Rimmer opens up his characters' anxieties and dreams that ALBUM really soars; the play takes on the romanticism of a rougher-hewn, latter-day Ah, Wilderness'! —NY Times. "Rimmer has drawn his kids with fidelity and understanding humor." —NY Post. "I must report that my juniors in the audience responded with joyous recognition to every flick of the action." —The New Yorker.     

Alice in Wonderland Fantasy/Adventure 6 (4m, 2f) View Details Compare
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Everyone is familiar with Alice's antic adventures, and they are all here—but with an arresting difference. From the presumed innocence of the original is drawn a caustic and giddy revelation of the human psyche and the dark, unsettling shadows which can linger there. Freud and Jung, Kafka and Dali, all make their presences felt, in a piece of pure theatre that is full of truth, fun, terror and uncanny pertinence to our own topsy-turvy times. As T.E. Kalem comments: "ALICE is an exemplary instance of how a classic can be made 'new,' and one of the extremely rare instances of a book's being turned into a wholly satisfactory theatrical experience."

A critical and popular success in New York, as a presentation of The Manhattan Project (from the New York University School of the Arts), this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent version of Lewis Carroll's classic went on to enjoy the unique distinction of a record-setting world tour. "Fantastic! Indeed, add any other hooray words you like. They celebrate Andre Gregory's staging of ALICE IN WONDERLAND." —NY Times. "…an exciting, absorbing, vertiginous descent into a laughing hell." —Time Magazine. 

Alien Boy 1 (1m, 0f) View Details Compare
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A "coming out" story of a thirteen-year-old boy.

     

Aliens, The Comedy/Satire; Drama 3 (3m, 0f) View Details Compare
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Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death.

"Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation." —NY Times. "[Baker] again employs nakedly humanist sympathies and carefully cloaked formal rigor, this time to illustrate the twin solaces of friendship and art…Without losing her keen ear for the humor in modern language, Baker turns to classicism—the Aristotelian unities are here, but so are the symbolically loaded entrances and the final act messenger speech. With such Grecian clarity in its bones, THE ALIENS can afford incredible layers of detail without ever seeming muddled." —Time Out NY. "The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café, in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that's accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker's gift is for humor and empathy—we'd roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes us love them." —The New Yorker.  

All About Al Drama 3 (2m, 1f) View Details Compare
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In a New York coffee shop, a cad named Gil awaits the arrival of his girlfriend, Allison, so that he can break up with her. In walks their old pal Lenny, a tragically hopeless romantic in mourning over his own most recent rejection. As these two opposites debate the merits of love and sex, it becomes clear they agree on only one thing: They both want Allison…or do they?

"…a real discovery…" —NY Daily News.     

All At Sea Comedy/Satire 6 (3m, 3f) View Details Compare
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When Graham and Annette, and Gus and Maria, the two winning couples of Meteor Television's popular lovers' reunion programme, Star-Crossed Sweethearts, head off for the romantic cruise they've been promised on board the Sovereign, little do they realise what adventures lie in wait over the horizon. Unknown to the couples, the "cruise" turns out to be artificially staged for the cameras on a moored ship, which the inept Meteor TV researcher Debbie has been put in charge of organising. It's not long before Debbie's own "ex" Marcus appears under innocent enough circumstances, and while some old flames prepare to rekindle, others soon look positively ready to explode. The situation rapidly accelerates when they realise that the ship is no longer moored and is drifting helplessly into the English Channel shipping lanes, endangering everybody in this black comedy of romance and rust on the high seas.  

All Because of Agatha Comedy/Satire 10 (4m, 6f) View Details Compare
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Being a cartoonist, Duff O'Hara can live where he chooses and, at the urging of his young bride, Joan, this turns out to be historic Salem, Massachusetts. They are both taken by the charming old house that is shown to them; although Duff evinces misgivings when the real estate man reluctantly admits that the house has one rather bizarre feature which has discouraged previous tenants from staying on—it is visited each year by a slightly destructive witch named Agatha Forbes. But Joan wants the house, witch and all, so they settle in. Things go so well that by the time Agatha's annual visitation is due Duff and Joan decide to make a party of it, and hopefully a farewell one for Agatha. Joan's Aunt Thelma comes to visit in time for the festivities for which the next door neighbors, Dr. Randolph and his mother (a medium who calls herself Madame La Solda), are also invited. Inasmuch as Agatha is a local legend the newspaper sends its star reporter, Flip Cannon, along to cover the affair, but the atmosphere of gaiety soon vanishes when the witch herself arrives in a cloud of smoke and bad temper. Impatient from the outset, Agatha makes no bones about the fact that she wants everyone out of the house, although she does mellow to the extent of admitting that if she had a choice she would rather forego her enforced yearly visits and stay wherever it is witches live out eternity. She even goes along with Madame La Solda's occult attempts to dissolve the commitment that binds her, but when this fails Agatha loses patience and repeats her evacuation order. As no one will cooperate, she then exercises her special powers and casts a spell which, to every one's dismay, makes them actually become, temporarily, as they secretly wish themselves to be. The results are uproarious. But Joan, fortunately, keeps her wits about her and solves the riddle of how to free Agatha from her house-haunting obligation—which she does in the nick of time and to the relief of all.

Filled with bright, funny dialogue and a cast of thoroughly delightful characters, the play deals with the hilarious plight of a young couple who move into a centuries-old house, only to find that it is haunted by a distressingly capricious, maddeningly tenacious yet undeniably appealing witch.  

All Cotton 2 (0m, 2f) View Details Compare
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Jill is furious because the guaranteed not-to-shrink blouse she bought shrunk six sizes in the wash, and Rachel, the store clerk, won't give her a cash refund. But Jill, it seems, is a witch, and when she does not get satisfaction, she casts a spell on the store and everything in it.

     

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