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Monster  

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England: a country frightened of its young, a country of ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders), hoodies and happy slapping. How has our youth got so out of control? In a classroom somewhere a teacher, Tom, is alone with Darryl, an excluded boy, in an effort to teach him where all else has failed.

Duncan Macmillan takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Powerful, tense, frightening and humane, Monster deals with relationships between teachers and pupils, young and old, generation and generation. Can people reach out to each other or are the things in our past too powerful to allow change?

Review
Macmillan's play if is a timely and gripping dissection of parenting and responsibility... this is a mature, intelligent and passionate play  - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Cast : 2M, 1F

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-759-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Duncan Macmillan  is an award winning writer and director. Plays include:  Lungs  (Paines Plough/Sheffield Crucible/Bush Theatre and Studio Theatre Washington D.C.),  Platform  (Old Vic Tunnels),  Monster  (Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival),  The Most Humane Way to Kill A Lobster  (Theatre 503),  I Wish To Apologise For My Part In The Apocalypse , So Say All of Us  and  Family Tree  (all BBC Radio 4). Formerly Writer-in-Residence at Paines Plough and the Royal Exchange, he has completed attachments at the National Theatre and the Royal Court/BBC, is a member of the Old Vic New Voices Company and a fellow of the TS Eliot UK/US Exchange. He is the winner of two Bruntwood Playwriting Awards, the Old Vic Big Ambition Award, a Pearson Residency Award, 'The 50' Bursary, and has been nominated in the Best New Play category of the TMA and MEN Awards.

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