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After The End
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After The End

Dennis Kelly
 
They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?

Also available in Dennis Kelly: Plays One 
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-580-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ
Debris
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Debris

Dennis Kelly
 

An odyssey of pain, blood, love and loss. An unreal journey through two disturbed minds and the unfolding events leading up to the self-crucifixion of their father in the front room.

Enter the insane world of siblings: Michael and Michelle. Debris is a depraved vision of an alien world seen through their eyes.

Review
Dennis Kelly's often hilarious, bizarre two-hander proves he's a name to watch. - Time Out

Also published in Dennis Kelly: Plays One

Cast : 1M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-433-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Dennis Kelly: Plays One
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Dennis Kelly: Plays One

Love and Money / Osama the Hero / Debris / After the End

Dennis Kelly
 
Love and Money
Jess and David’s ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires.

Osama the Hero
Gary’s not stupid. He just dares to see the world differently. When another act of violence unsettles those around him, Gary must shoulder the blame.

Debris
When Michael finds a baby in some rubbish he decides to bring the child home and raise it him himself.

After the End
After the explosion, Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-803-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Dennis Kelly: Plays Two
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Dennis Kelly: Plays Two

Taking Care of Baby/DNA//Orphans/The Gods Weep/Our Teacher's a Troll

Dennis Kelly
 
Dennis Kelly is one of the UK’s finest contemporary dramatists. This second volume of his work brings together:

TAKING CARE OF BABY ‘In its examination of how stories are told, is an imaginatively realised and moving story.’  The Guardian

DNA 'A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies , exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation'  Financial Times

ORPHANS ‘a cast-iron understanding of the morally bankrupt way we live now.’  Daily Telegraph

THE GODS WEEP: ‘Admirable in its ambition and daring, in its willingness to take on huge themes such as destruction and redemption.’ Financial Times

OUR TEACHER'S A TROLL: ‘A celebration of naughtiness and questioning, it's a raucous, skin-crawling treat.The Guardian


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-012-6 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
DNA
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DNA

Dennis Kelly
 
A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

Review
A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies, exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation -  Financial Times


Cast : 8M, 3F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-840-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
DNA (Schools Edition)
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DNA (Schools Edition)

Dennis Kelly
 
A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

PLEASE NOTE: This edition includes notes for teachers and students , written by Anthony Banks, theatre director and Associate Director of the National Theatre Discover Programme.

Review
A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies, exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation –  Financial Times



Cast : 8M, 3F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-952-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
DNA by Dennis Kelly: Routes to Revision
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DNA by Dennis Kelly: Routes to Revision

Iona Towler-Evans
 
This book is designed to engage students in active responders to the play DNA by Dennis Kelly. It will incorporate creative and reflective tasks and devices, to help them make sense of the play for themselves. The book will provide individual/ pair or group tasks which are motivating, active and engaging for young people. The text will be accompanied throughout by images/ illustrations related to the play in performance.
Performance Rights : Sales rights: Australia/NZ
Oberon Books | 978-1-78682-117-1 | PB
From Morning to Midnight
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From Morning to Midnight

Georg Kaiser (in a new version by Dennis Kelly)
 
From Morning To Midnight—among the most frequently performed German Expressionist works—charts the life of a cashier who steals money from the bank and flees to Berlin. The un-named protagonist's bid to escape his middle-class daily life is ultimately frustrated.

It is a popular piece in which Kaiser satirized the cheapness and futility of modern society. His hero, a kind of machine-age Everyman, searches everywhere for some kind of fulfilment—in commercial sex, in salvationist religion—but discovers through a series of nightmarish episodes that the world is deceitful and illusory. In the end, disillusioned and pursued by the police, he takes his own life.


Cast : 8M, 8F, doubling possible
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-013-3 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only
Gods Weep, The
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Gods Weep, The

Dennis Kelly
 
The Gods Weep focuses on the life of a CEO whose global business fragments around him as he loses his grip on reality. Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigor he has shaped the world around him in his own image. As time moves on his decision-making abilities increasingly fail him and the world he has created begins to fracture. The power struggle that ensues reveals the corruption and unstoppable forces at work in a world where corporate greed and national security frighteningly overlap.

Review
Kelly has the courage to think big and the piece is strewn with unnerving images - Kate Bassett¸  Independent  



Cast : 9M, 5F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-992-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Love and Money
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Love and Money

Dennis Kelly
 
David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn’t come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David’s ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires

Also published in Dennis Kelly: Plays One
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-695-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Orphans
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Orphans

Dennis Kelly
 
Helen and Danny keep themselves to themselves. But the outside world comes crashing into their lives one day when Helen's brother turns up,  covered in blood, but not his blood.

Orphans is a thrilling contemporary suspense story which takes its audience on a chilling journey into a world just outside the front door.




Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-943-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Osama The Hero
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Osama The Hero

Dennis Kelly
 
I never know when things are funny, so what I do is wait until someone else starts laughing and then I join in, quick as I can and hope I haven’t got in too late because there’s nothing worse than being left out in the cold with a laugh hanging. People laugh a lot nowadays. I think that's fear.

Gary’s not stupid. He just dares to see the world differently. In the classroom and on the estate he provokes without intent. When another act of violence unsettles those around him, Gary must take the blame.

Osama the Hero is a visceral rollercoaster of a play by one of Britain’s hottest writers. Raw, angry and urgent, this is an explosive piece of work.




Cast : 3M, 2F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-574-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Our Teacher's a Troll
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Our Teacher's a Troll

Dennis Kelly
 

Once, there were two terrible twins called Holly and Sean, who gave their Head Teacher a nervous breakdown. The twins were extremely pleased with themselves. That is, until the new Head Teacher arrived. For you see, the new Head Teacher was - a Troll. That’s right.

And this Troll Head Teacher soon created all kinds of mad new rules for the pupils and teachers. Can Holly and Sean save the day and stop the Troll from eating their classmates and Teachers? Can naughtiness be restored to its rightful place? Will brussels sprouts and peanut butter be taken off the menu?

Cast : 1F, 2M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-127-7 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, The
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Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, The

Dennis Kelly
 
If you could lie without flinching, corrupt without caring and succeed at all costs—how far could you go … how much could you make?

From the early promise of the 1970s through to the unrelenting capitalism of the 1980s and 1990s, follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rules for success, whatever the cost.

An electrifying dark morality tale, this new play from an award-winning writer marks Dennis Kelly’s Royal Court debut.

Cast : 5M, 2F
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-047-8 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Taking Care of Baby
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Taking Care of Baby

Dennis Kelly
 
None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it…

Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect.

Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.

Review
Kelly's play does not just put truth on trial, it puts media and political spin, family lies and even verbatim theatre itself in the dock. I have never seen so many people buy the script at the interval… an imaginatively realised and moving story  -  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-778-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Theatre Uncut: A Response to the Countrywide Spending Cuts
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Theatre Uncut: A Response to the Countrywide Spending Cuts

by David Greig, Dennis Kelly, Clara Brennan, Lucy Kirkwood, Laura Lomas, Anders Lustgarten, Jack Thorne, Mark Ravenhill

David Greig. et al
 

Across the UK thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since WWII – cuts which are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, higher education and the arts in one fell swoop. Theatre Uncut is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

Drama groups, universities, youth clubs and theatre companies nationwide joined the event, staging their own versions of the shorts in a national theatrical uprising. Now published in this new collection, Theatre Uncut contains these short plays, addressing audiences who want to think about what the budget cuts really mean, and who they are really hitting. A debate is underway. Protest might begin, minds might be changed, views challenged, ideas formed. Theatre Uncut is a response to a situation that we cannot control, and over which we had no say.

Review
Within their focus on human fragility, there is something defiantly forceful about the eight new plays written for Theatre Uncut. The diversity of the plays is such that the evening doesn’t peak and trough, but rather branches out in all directions.  - Amy Powell Yeates , The Observer



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-063-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB