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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. 

Colder Than Here
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Colder Than Here

Laura Wade
 

'I walked in and she's sat in the coffin. In the middle of the living-room floor and she's—she's watching telly and laughing.'

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.

Review
Laura Wade’s play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark but translucent. It is a play of love, death and grief: the grief that is hardest to bear, because it begins before the loved one dies. – John Peter, Sunday Times

Cast : 1M, 3F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-471-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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:

COLDER THAN HERE

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.

BREATHING CORPSES

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.

Review

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

OTHER HANDS

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?

Review

...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
Posh
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Posh

Laura Wade
 
Exactly how far does old money get you these days?

Acclaimed playwright Laura Wade explores the lives of the young, wealthy and privileged. Are the high-jinks of the tail-coated Bullingdon boys the last gasp of a dying breed?

In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.



Cast : 12M, 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-984-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB