So Here We Are


ISBN: 9781848425095
Author: By Luke Norris
Publication Date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 144pp.
Availability: Available

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Frankie’s dead. And no one’s quite sure why. But the boys won’t talk about it. They can’t. There are some truths that men can’t share.

Luke Norris’s So Here We Are is a play about what can happen when nothing happens, a compassionate look at young lives cut short and a touching portrait of childhood friendships under strain in adult life.

The play was the winner of a Judges Award at the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. It premiered at the HighTide Festival in September 2015, in a co-production with the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in a production directed by Steven Atkinson.

‘Hurtles along like an express train… Norris writes sharp, fast dialogue that shows a real ear for everyday speech’

‘Peppered with witty one-liners and underscored by a poignant sense of loss… Norris’s dialogue is razor sharp, and his portrayal of male friendships in a working-class Essex town feels spot on’
Financial Times

‘There’s plenty of dark humour in Norris’ script, but also a masterly handling of unspoken grief… this powerful piece of writing will stick in the memory’
The Reviews Hub

Judges Award, Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

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