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Adebayo: Collected Plays
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Adebayo: Collected Plays

Moj of the Antarctic / Desert Boy / Matt Henson: North Star / Muhammad Ali and Me

Mojisola Adebayo
 
This collection of plays from Mojisola Adebayo, actor, writer, director, producer, workshop facilitator and teacher, signals the emergence of a distinctive new voice on the British theatre landscape. 

Plays included in this collection are:

Moj of the Antarctic  
Inspired by the true story of an African American woman who cross-dresses as a white man to escape slavery; taken on a fantastical odyssey to Antarctica.

Desert Boy
A time-travelling a capella muscial, offers a sharp twist on the subject of knife crime, black youth and absent fathers.

Matt Henson, North Star 
A biographical tale of Arctic betrayal, mixed with Greenlandic folk tales; all about love, climate and change.

Muhammad Ali and Me  
A lyrical coming of age story, following the parallel struggles of a gay girl growing up in foster care and a black Muslim boxing hero’s fight against racism and the Vietnam war.

These plays queer the boundaries of sex and race, fact and fiction, history and geography, poetry and politics to illuminate contemporary themes through a dynamic African Diasporic theatrical aesthetic that leaps off the page.

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-075-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Another World
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Another World

Losing Our Children to Islamic State

Gillian Slovo
 

The new verbatim drama from the pioneering team behind Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom.

Over the last twelve months headlines have been dominated by the growth of Islamic State, and terror attacks claimed by IS have spread across the world.

What is the entity that calls itself Islamic State? Why are some young Muslim men and women from across Western Europe leaving their homes to answer the call of Jihad? And what should we do about it?

This piece of verbatim documentary theatre, written by novelist Gillian Slovo using material from the interviews she conducted and directed by Nicolas Kent, is the result of many months researching Islamic State, meeting people affected by the organization and involved in the fight against it.

Cast : 10M, 5F, 4U (doubling possible)
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-755-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Arabian Night
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Arabian Night

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 
Based in a run-down high-rise somewhere in contemporary Germany, Arabian Night takes us into the lives, dreams and fantasies of five unique individuals on one enchanted summer's evening.

Hans, the inquisitive caretaker, can't work out why the water has run dry above floor eight; he's gone to investigate... Fatima the sensitive lodger anxiously awaits her lover, Kalil, who is mysteriously trapped between floors in an elevator... Franziska, the dreamy amnesiac falls asleep each night and forgets her day every day... And Peter, the romantic voyeur, trespasses through unlocked doors least of all expecting what he finds...All of their lives cross on this fateful humid night: an Arabian Night for the modern age.

Cast : 3M, 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-298-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Baghdad Wedding
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Baghdad Wedding

Hassan Abdulrazzak
 
'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 just the way it goes.'

Against a backdrop of London and war-torn Baghdad, three friends grapple with their sexual, cultural and political identity. This is a surprising first play from Iraqi writer Hassan Abdulrazzak.

Review
A work of considerable intelligence -  The Times

Cast : 10M, 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-783-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Big Life, The
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Big Life, The

Paul Sirett
 

A brand new musical, a wonderfully upbeat story of unrequited love and a great comedy all rolled into one.

Think about it. Think what you could achieve without women in your life. If all the time you spent on them, you spent on yourself. Think how much money you could save. Think how much aggravation you could avoid.

Journeying from the West Indies to England, Ferdy, Lennie, Dennis and Bernie are eager to make successes of themselves and take full advantage of what they think 'The Big Life' has to offer. So they pledge to abstain from women for three years. But Mary, Kathy, Zuleika and Sybil have other ideas. They know that man cannot live by bread alone! Will the men stick with their idea of The Big Life, or will Cupid have the final say? 

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-441-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Black T-Shirt Collection
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Black T-Shirt Collection

Inua Ellams
 
The wild things they did with those tees. Some held together by wooden pins. Some strung to wear just once. Some of long thin detachable sleeves...

A T-shirt is something most people have. It is a common denominator like a pair of blue jeans or a pair of Converse All Stars. From Fringe First winner Inua Ellams, comes a new story about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey from a market in Nigeria to a sweatshop in China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success. The play tackles capitalism and exploitation, as well as sectarianism and homophobia in modern day Nigeria.

Review
"Ellams' evocative writing conjures a Nigeria where myth and magic sit casually alongside everyday life." The Guardian


Cast : 1M (multiple characters)
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-191-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bones
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Bones

Kay Adshead
 
'White people in their big shiny cars drive many kilometres with their sickness which I heal; sickness of the mind, body and of the soul. I charge a bit more for the soul'

At night, a young black boy is 'questioned' by a white South African policeman... 36 years later, when the truth is dug up, a tortured Jennifer watches over her dying husband. But does her maid Beauty have the power to 'save' him, and is the price of remembering a dreadful secret one that Jennifer is prepared to pay?

Bones is a ruthless excavation of South Africa in 2005, and in an age of threats, retribution and bloody revenge, it is an anthem for hope.

Cast : 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-689-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bottle, The
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Bottle, The

Nirjay Mahindru
 

When dreamer Ravi inherits a stinking run-down Cafe in the back end of Kings Cross, he genuinely believes he's up on his luck. Calling on his two best friends, Suresh (a small-time enterpreneur) and Irvin (an out-of-work actor), Ravi proudly dreams of opening a chic new joint to entice a posher crowd. But their fun and friendship is interrupted by an unexpected visit from a quirky local called Ken, and a surprising discovery...

Dark, punchy and wickedly entertaining, this brilliant black comedy thriller rips apart the sensibilities of three British Asian Londoners striving for definition, as they tumble into a nightmarish sequence of frighteningly bizarre events and behaviour.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-508-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bucket List
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Bucket List

Nir Paldi
 
Bucket List tells the story of the fight for justice against the effects of the corrupt capitalist regime in Mexico affecting some of the world's poorest and most defenceless people.

When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
Cast : 23 characters played by 5 women
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-129-4 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Company of Angels
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Company of Angels

Four Plays

John Retallack
 
Hannah & Hanna
Having escaped from Kosovo, Hanna, 16 meets Hannah, 16, from Margate. An unlikely friendship develops when they find that music is a common bond between them despite their different cultures and circumstances.

Virgins 
Explores issues of sexuality for young people: How do you explore your sexuality when you are still living at home with your parents? How do your parents sustain their love life with you in the house? And why do we find it so difficult to talk about?

Risk 
Asks how young people can discover their limits, how can they find out who they are? It asks why young people are drawn to danger; why they risk their freedom, their bodies, their minds and their futures, through dangerous activities and crime.

Club Asylum 
A devised dance theatre piece about teenage asylum seekers in Glasgow based on research with both young asylum seekers and residents. A thrilling fusion of dance, theatre and music.

Cast : Hannah & Hanna - F2, M3 / Virgins - F2 / Risk - M2, F2 / Club Asylum - M3, F2
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-725-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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