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Day I Stood Still, The
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Day I Stood Still, The

Kevin Elyot
 
In the 60s Horace, Jerry and Judy were teenagers. Thirty years later, Jerry is dead, Judy is in love, and the gay but hesitant Horace is unable to get on with his life - until he receives a surprise visitor. 

Review
Elyot once more shows himself capable of transcending the ghettoising definition of the gay play... Through the experience of the lonely, hesitant, life-fearing Horace, he touches poignantly on a universal theme: the way we cling, in desperation to some golden moment in the past as a protection against the uncertain present. -  Michael Billington, Guardian.

Also available in Elyot: Four Plays.

Cast : 4M, 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-334-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Elyot: Four Plays
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Elyot: Four Plays

Kevin Elyot
 

A collection of plays spanning twenty years of brilliant playwrighting from Britain's leading specialist in the comedy of pain. Included in this volume are:

Coming Clean
Elyot's first play which won the Samuel Beckett Award, is an examination of infidelity within a gay relationship.

My Night With Reg
Elyot's break-through play  won the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Comedy. 

Review
'Sharply witty and humanely wise drama about gay manners and morals in the age of AIDS.'  Independent

The Day I Stood Still 
'What begins apparently as a very English comedy about avoiding the issue... ends as something both tragic and heartening. ' - Sunday Times

Mouth to Mouth 
'An ingenious, brilliantly intricate work of art.'  Financial Times

Cast : Coming Clean - 5M ; My Night With Reg - 6M ; The Day I Stood Still - 4M, 1F ; Mouth to Mouth - 5M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-830-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Forty Winks
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Forty Winks

Kevin Elyot
 
A heart-wrenching drama of anguish and missed opportunities.
 
Don is still carrying a torch for Diana, his childhood sweetheart stolen away by Howard. Fifteen years later Don unexpectedly drops by. Howard and Diana have a daughter, Hermia, 14. Hermia is the spit of Diana when Don first fell for her, so all his old longings bubble dangerously to the surface.

Elyot is the master of thwarted desire and of the painful comedy that can ensue from the gulf between social decorum and the turbulent emotions that lie just beneath.

Review
Crackles with social unease and dangerous desire -   Daily Telegraph

Cast : 4M, 1F + 1 girl, aged 14
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-829-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Mouth to Mouth
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Mouth to Mouth

Kevin Elyot
 

Highly acclaimed play nominated for both the Olivier and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 2001.

A homecoming party thrown for Dennis and Laura's teenage son sets the stage for this stylish but acerbic tragi-comedy. Family friend Frank's appearance at the family reunion throws up secrets from the past best kept hidden, and paves the way for fresh disaster.

Mouth to Mouth is also available in Elyot: Four Plays.

Review
A portrayal of loss and pain whose power and subtlety will haunt you long after you leave. -  Sunday Times


Cast : 5M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-617-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
My Night with Reg
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My Night with Reg

Kevin Elyot
 

An era-defining comedy set amongst London’s gay community —one of the funniest and most moving plays of the 1990s. Winner of both the Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Comedy.

The play follows the ups and downs of a circle of gay friends over a period of several years. One of the group, is Reg. Although he is not a character in the play itself the whole plot revolves around the chain reaction of deception and betrayal set off by his apparent promiscuity.

Review
Laughter freezes in the throat, but humour never expires in the writing -   Observer

Also available in the collection Elyot: Four Plays.



Cast : 6M
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-358-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB