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Laura Wade  (born 1977 in  Bedford England ) is a British  playwright . She has written several plays which have been given various awards. 

Laura Wade: Plays One
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Laura Wade: Plays One

Colder Than Here/ Breathing Corpses/ Other Hands

Laura Wade

Laura Wade is an award winning British playwright whose work is collected together for the first time in this essential volume. Plays included in this volume are:


Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying but in the meantime life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and bio-degradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future.


Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units. And Kate's losing it after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.


The tension, the emotions and the sense of absurdity and fear are brilliantly handled... A terrifying  tour de force. Sunday Times


In a world of systematic, high-speed technology, some people expect to live life as efficiently as the machines they depend on... and when a machine breaks down, there is usually someone with the skills to fix it. But in an age where things that don't work and can't be mended are thrown away, what do we do with something as human and messy as love?


...beautifully observed, touching and funny - The Stage 

Cast : 1M, 3F (Colder Than Here); 4M, 3F (Breathing Corpses); 2M, 2F (Other Hands)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-223-8 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB