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Born Bad
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Born Bad

debbie tucker green
 

the bits don't make the bulk and the bulk don't make the whole all your bits together don't make your versions true.

A blood-related black family. A Dad, a Mum, a Daughter, two Sisters, a Brother. A family argument. A skeleton in the closet... Born Bad dives headlong into the powerful heart of this family, unleashing wit, ferocity and verbal dexterity on the way.

A hard-hitting and original family drama, and winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer 

Review
'Debbie Tucker Green is one of the most assured and extraordinary new voices we've heard in a long while. Electrifying.'   -   Independent on Sunday


Cast : 2M, 4F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-740-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Dirty Butterfly
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Dirty Butterfly

debbie tucker green
 

'You ever woken up of a morning wondering if this one was gonna be your last – you ever got that feelin in your stomach as you lay there wonderin that? Like butterflies gone ballistic. Like butterflies gone bad.'

Listening through their thin walls, Amelia and Jason are drawn into the dark and compelling world of their mutual neighbour Jo.

Dirty Butterfly is a mesmerising and startling play about voyeurism, power and guilt.

Review
'There is a sly, controlled power in this writing and it is given full rein in Rufus Norris' exquisitely acted production. And now I cannot get it out of my head.'-  The Guardian


Cast : 1M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-741-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
nut
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nut

debbie tucker green
 
‘Bein’ you means not bein’ me–see, a deficit already–before you even started we running at a loss.’ Elayne thinks she’s alright. Nobody else does.

Elayne doesn’t want company but company won’t leave her alone. Everyone’s got an opinion but no-one’s listening and things are starting to slip.

debbie tucker green doesn’t shy away from the most visceral and raw of subjects, having covered teenage murder in random and the stoning of women in stoning mary and her latest play promises to be as powerful and as acclaimed as her previous plays.
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-335-0 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Random
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Random

debbie tucker green
 
A young black woman starts telling us about her day. She speaks in a continuous present tense: The alarm clock goes. She tries to ignore it. She goes downstairs. Her parents are nagging her younger brother that he’ll be late for school. He leaves in a rush, the parents grumble. She gets ready for work. Then the police are at the door. The boy has been killed in a random shooting. And their world implodes…
   
Written with a vivid immediacy that captures the wonderfully observed idiosyncrasies of an ordinary family starting what they think is an ordinary day, Random is another provocative tour de force from Britain’s leading black female playwright. It provides a sensational role for a solo actress.

Review
'Remarkable... gets right inside the characters, capturing the sudden devastation in their lives, the unbearable sense of loss... the writing seems to penetrate the very heart of grief... whisks the audience from laughter to comfortless sorrow in less than an hour.'   Telegraph



Cast : 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-105-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Stoning Mary
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Stoning Mary

debbie tucker green
 
A husband and wife row about a prescription. A mother and father row about their son, who has become a child soldier. Two sisters row about which one is superior to the other. It emerges that the youngers sister, Mary, has killed the child soldier. She is to be stoned to death...

Winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Review
'Debbie Tucker Green stipulates that her extraordinary Stoning Mary should be set in the country of its performance and that all the characters are white.  Yet the neon-lit inscription "AIDS genocide.The prescription," heralds the action and floats from the stage floor to the backwall.  These scene-setting words are redolent of Africa, where the Pope anathematising of the condoms that usually stop transmission of HIV has helped the epidemic assume nightmare proportions... Miss Tucker''s papal attack is all the fiercer for being implicit, a matter of inference rather than any direct accusation.'  London Evening Standard 



Cast : 6M, 6F (1 boy)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-856-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Trade & Generations
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Trade & Generations

debbie tucker green
 
In Trade, Debbie Tucker Green puts an intriguing spin on the unease we all feel as tourists in a country poorer than our own. She focuses on three black women on a Caribbean island. One is a hip young thing from London with a loud mouth and plenty of attitude. One is an older professional woman, seemingly sensitive to her surroundings. The third is a resident native. In a dynamic collage of voices, whose pin-sharp accuracy is frequently hilarious, these three women seek to justify their various conflictive positions.




Cast : 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-912-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Truth and Reconciliation
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Truth and Reconciliation

debbie tucker green
 
I will not stay standing to have you accuse me. And I will not sit there and be accused.

Rwanda to Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe to Bosnia, answers are demanded, reconciliation hard to hear and the truth reluctant to be told.

Review
Extraordinary new play... perhaps her greatest fusion yet of remembrance and testimony... combines simplicity with rhythmic muscularity  -  Metro



Cast : 11M, 11F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-172-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB