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Švejk
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Švejk

Colin Teevan
 
Based on The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek. 

Since Hašek’s comic masterpiece was first produced in 1920s Prague, there have been countless attempts to stage this sprawling story of the seeming idiot, Švejk, who survives the horrors of the First World War by undermining the institutions of state and army through his very idiocy.





Cast : 10M, 2F (doubling required)
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-119-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
17
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17

Dameon Garnett
 
At seventeen years old, Scott is facing a future that is as uncertain as his past. The death of his adopted mother throws his life into chaos, and now he finds himself having to fit in with a new middle-class family, and the birth-mother he never knew. Class differences soon reach fever pitch, and guilt has the winning hand. Whoever thought change would be this difficult, and what is Scott hiding under the bed?
Cast : 2F, 2M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-158-1 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
1984
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1984

George Orwell (adapted by Matthew Dunster)
 
Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he's handed a note that says simply 'I love you' by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party's reality and learn to love Big Brother? 

This is a sensual and sinister adaptation of George Orwell's classic.
Cast : 7M, 2F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-226-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
2401 Objects
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2401 Objects

Analogue Performance Company
 

In 2009 Patient H.M.’s brain is dissected live on the internet to a global audience of 400,000 people, cut into carefully preserved slices: manuscripts of tissue like the pages of a book.

In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental brain surgery without any recollection of the last two years of his life or the ability to form new memories.

In 1935 nine-year old Henry is knocked over by a bike, leaving him unconscious for five minutes. Following Analogue's critically acclaimed Mile End and Beachy Head and inspired by the world’s most important neuroscientific case-study, 2401 Objects tells the remarkable story of a man who could no longer remember, but who has proven impossible to forget.



Cast : 4M, 3F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-195-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING
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A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING

Gary McNair
 

What are the odds of living an extraordinary life?

This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

'Gary McNair’s monologue A Gambler’s Guide to Dying  is a tribute to his grandfather that blends a nostalgic warmth and a few good chuckles with some smart stuff about the nature of storytelling...a beautiful and entertaining tribute.'  Time Out

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Cast : 1M
Oberon Books, UK | 978---1-783-19--9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
A Mad World My Masters
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A Mad World My Masters

Thomas Middleton (ed. Phil Porter and Sean Foley)
 
London, Soho ... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it, where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.

Tuning conman to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a Lord, a high-class call girl and - God forbid - a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more ...




Cast : 15M, 6F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-019-5 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
A Marvellous Year for Plums
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A Marvellous Year for Plums

Hugh Whitemore
 

Britain in 1956: the Suez Crisis.

Prime Minister Anthony Eden, described by a colleague as ‘half mad baronet and half beautiful woman’, is faced with the terrible possibility of leading his country into war. His health is collapsing. His friends, colleagues and opponents, among them Hugh Gaitskell and Ian Fleming and his wife Ann, are facing crises of their own, crises of conscience and crises of the heart. Hugh Whitemore’s new play is a true epic: a suspenseful thriller, an achingly romantic love story and a fascinating examination of a flashpoint in our history which still resonates today. What is the cost of an ‘illegal’ war?

Review
'A clever mix of high politics, private deception and a sprinkling of household names from Ian Fleming to John Prescott. A mixture too of humour and pathos and the feeling of sympathy with the characters at the same time as wanting to castigate them for having ‘made their own beds’.  The Public Reviews

 

Cast : 7M, 3F (doubling required)
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-496-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
A Soldier in Every Son: The Rise of the Aztecs
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A Soldier in Every Son: The Rise of the Aztecs

Luis Mario Moncada (translated by Gary Owen)
 

Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation.

Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-470-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities

Adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster

Charles Dickens
 
A bold new adaptation of Dickens' classic from one of Britain's foremost directors, tying into contemporary issues of global war, refugees, extremism.

How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?
Cast : 9F, 14M doubling possible
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-234-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Abbensetts: 4 Plays
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Abbensetts: 4 Plays

Sweet Talk / Alterations / In the Mood / El Dorado

Michael Abbensetts
 
From the writer who gave Caribbeans a real voice in Britain.

Sweet Talk 
A witty, energetic and finally moving account of a marriage in crisis.
  
Alterations
comedy set in a tailor's shop, inspired by a real visit to a small room off Carnaby Street where two black tailors had set up shop with just two sewing machines and an ironing board. 

In the Mood 
Focuses on two Caribbean Second World War veterans, whose nostalgic Remembrance Sunday lunch is disrupted by a visit from a frivolous and irritating friend in search of a loan and as many free drinks as he can get his hands on. 

El Dorado 
Turns attention to a mixed-race, middle class family interred in their formerly grand but now dilapidated house. A grandson returns home to lay some ghosts to bed, and gains an alarming insight into the truths of home life.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-179-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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