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Container, The  

Container, The $19.95 ex GST
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A harrowing, intense drama about people-trafficking, set inside a container lorry.

A freight container, somewhere in Europe. Inside are five people with one common aim: to reach England and start a new life. Can they trust the agent to get them there? Can they rely on each other? And how far will each of them go to get what they want?

This intensely claustrophobic and urgently topical play was premiered at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival where it won a Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing. The play also won the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2007.

Cast : 3M, 3F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-073-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


CLARE BAYLEY is a playwright, and former Theatre Editor of The Independent , as well as freelance journalist and theatre critic. Her first play, The Container, won a Fringe First Award in 2007 and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. It was revived by the Young Vic in 2009. Her second play, a new version of Victoria Benedictsson’s The Enchantment , premiered at the National Theatre in 2007. Her other plays include The Woman Who Swallowed A Pin (Southwark Playhouse); Northern Lights (also produced on radio); and a screenplay Corridors in The Air, for which she was awarded the Sunday Times Screenwriting award. 

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