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Betts: Plays 1
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Betts: Plays 1

A Listening Heaven / Mummies and Daddies / Clockwatching

Torben Betts
 
Three pitch-black comedies from an exciting new writer. 

A Listening Heaven 
Painfully unravels one family’s inability to grieve for a dead son. 

Mummies and Daddies 
Brutally yet hilariously lays bare the soullessness of consumerism. 

Clockwatching
A despotic man descends into helplessness when his servile wife falls seriously ill. 

Introduction by Connal Orton.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-176-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Betts: Plays Two
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Betts: Plays Two

Incarcerator / Five Visions of the Faithful / Silence and Violence / The Biggleswades / The Last Days of Desire

Torben Betts
 
A volume of language-rich, theatrically-ambitious tragedies. 

Incarcerator
Hugely popular verse drama - a Time Out Critics' Choice. 
  
Five Visions of the Faithful
A series of uncompromising narratives exploring freedom, faith, death and desire. 

Silence and Violence
The wife of a war hero seduces a much-reviled sculptor. 

The Biggleswades
The casual torture at the centre of a marriage is exposed . 

The Last Days of Desire
Betts’ first radio play; commissioned by the BBC. Introduction by David Pownall, with an essay by Peter Craze.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-200-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Error of Their Ways, The
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Error of Their Ways, The

Torben Betts
 
From a playwright rated by Alan Ayckbourn and Howard Barker to be the most exciting new voice in British theatre comes a shattering re-imagining of life as we live it now, set in the context of a bloody revolution.

Witness to a brutal political assassination, we are introduced to a society fractured by a lack of belief in anything meaningful, in which everyone has something to protest against. This skewed world spins giddily between the surreal, the mundane and a ghastly graphic reality.

Review
An exhilarating rollercoaster of powerful emotional turmoil and trenchant social and political analysis... It is grotesque, absurd, at times bleakly funny, at other times evisceratingly savage - The Times

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-801-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Lie of the Land
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Lie of the Land

Torben Betts
 
Set in the future, this savagely funny poetic drama deals with a city couple who relocate to a remote rural wilderness to escape the rat race and the rising anarchy of city life. But will a desolate house by the sea provide them with The Answer?
Cast : 1M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-877-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Muswell Hill
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Muswell Hill

Torben Betts
 
One night in January 2010 an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a hundred thousand people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone tariffs, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history.

Review
Just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have...a boldly visionary poet... a political Beckett... a flamingly original writer we ignore at our peril. - Liz Lochhead,  National Poet Of Scotland  



Cast : 3M, 3F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-137-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Seagull, The
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Seagull, The

Adapted by Torben Betts

Anton Chekhov
 
‘Only love brings happiness into this earth, the poetical love of youth, sweeping away the sorrows of the world.’

As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confusing lives, loves and literature.

"This robust new production of Chekhov...seizes the classic text by the scruff of the neck... ... there’s a punchy energy and strong through-line of thought, perfectly mirrored by Betts’s earthy new adaptation which refuses to let everyone remain in an emotionally distant 19th-century world..." Evening Standard 

Cast : 5F, 7M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-899-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
The National Joke
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The National Joke

Torben Betts
 

Will the Prime Minister give Rupert the political prize he’s been hoping for? How much more can Olivia take of her mother Mary and her withering put-downs? Will Charlie get off her phone for long enough to listen to anyone, let alone her boyfriend?

Home truths emerge and a reputation could tumble as Rupert St John-Green MP and three generations of women gather in the family garden to watch a total solar eclipse.

A searingly funny contemporary look at one family and at Britain today.

Cast : 3F, 2M
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-826-9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Unconquered, The
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Unconquered, The

Torben Betts
 
One day you will say something from the heart, a truth forced raw and screeching from the howling depths of your soul.

Powerful poetic language, dark humour and provocative ideas build a fast moving story around a fiercely intelligent young girl and her relentless refusal of the establishment. When suddenly a people’s revolution breaks out and a mercenary soldier intrudes the family home, the conflict between the regime and the unconquered girl is revealed. 



Cast : 2M, 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-723-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
WHAT FALLS APART
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WHAT FALLS APART

Torben Betts
 
May 2015: The most important General Election for a generation. All is not well for Tom Savage, an ex-Labour minister parachuted into a safe North East constituency, trying to win hearts and minds as well as an Election. Wrestling with a heady cocktail of mid-life crisis, growing dependency on alcohol and the consequences of his Government’s policies in Iraq, Tom finds himself in a Tyneside hotel bar at midnight with a newly teetotal barman and a ‘criminally attractive’ woman. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty…
Cast : 1F, 2M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-497-1 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB