Plays to Read (Ideas Always Welcome)

Please ask to see my full list of plays that I have available for us to read (there are quite a lot!) or feel free to make suggestions.

These are a few suggestions that have been made.


Waiting in the Wings by Noel Coward.  Set in a retirement home for thesps, it addresses the feud between two leading ladies who once loved the same man.  This play is familiar to me, but maybe we read it at the ECC Play Reading, as it's not on my list of plays we have read!

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter.  Often described as a "Comedy of Menace".  A birthday party turns into a nightmare.

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. Well, you get one idea and others follow!  A tragi-comedy psychological study.

Red by John Logan. Highly recommended by my reliable friend Malinda.  Very similar to Art. An artist exploring his art.

The Ackrington Pals by Peter Whelan.  I believe Sheila first suggested this last year?  Lancashire life for the men and women caught up in WW1.


The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. Three sisters meet on he eve of their mother's funeral and past conflicts arise (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy).

Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson. Control has become the driving force of the family (1996 Writers Guild Award for Best Original Radio play & 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama)

Whose Life is it Anyway? by Brian Clark. Permanently paralysed Ken struggles for the right to leave hospital, a move that would be fatal.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, based on the book by Muriel Spark

Eric Emmanuel Schmitt

Jean Paul Sartre: Plays to be suggested


Shakespeare: I have the complete works - I await suggestions


Agatha Christie

The Hollow
Appointment with Death
 
Simon Gray:
The Rear Column
Close of Play
Stage Struck
Tartuffe
A Month in the Country
The Idiot 

Chekhov
Ivanov
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Short Stories adapted by Michael Frayn

 Tom Stoppard
Jumpers
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


Moliere
A series of one act plays

Ben Travers
A Cuckoo in the Nest
Rookery Nook
Thark
Plunder
The Bed Before Yesterday

Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman
A View from the Bridge

Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall  
 

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