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Biography

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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Blue Sky
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Blue Sky

Clare Bayley
 
A gripping political thriller, Blue Sky asks us to think about what might be happening in the English countryside in the dead of the night. Isolated airports, midnight landings, secret assignations... how much do we really know about what our governments are involved in? And do we want to know – or is it easier to turn a blind eye?



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Nick Hern Books UK | 978-1-84842-302-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Container, The
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Container, The

Clare Bayley
 
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.




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

Victoria Benedictsson / Clare Bayley
 

Published alongside the National Theatre premiere of the mesmeric but little-known play by the woman who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

One sunny day in Paris, Gustave Alland, famous artist and philanderer, visits Louise Strandberg - convalescing in her brother's studio - and casts her effortlessly under his spell. In a vain attempt to escape, she exiles herself to her provincial hometown in Sweden. But a letter propels her back to Paris and into his arms. And for a brief moment, ecstasy is hers...

Review
An astonishingly mature work... a cry for equality that still resonates today  -   Times

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-999-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB