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Nothing will grow for eccentric, high-born Mrs St Maugham in the dry earth of her once grand Sussex garden. Indoors, the situation is even worse. Her wild and damaged granddaughter, sixteen-year-old Laurel, sets fires and throws tantrums. When the enigmatic Miss Madrigal arrives to take up the post of Laurel's companion, the household is disconcerted by her evasive oddity. Where has she come from, and why does she refuse to speak about her past? Both singular comedy and haunting mystery, this startling insight into mother-daughter relationships is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable plays. The author of many books and dramas, Enid Bagnold is still best known for her 1935 novel, National Velvet.
'But that’s what this is, isn’t it? The ultimate bitch fight.' When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out... Mike Bartlett’s punchy new story takes a playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice. His previous plays include Contractions, My Child (Royal Court) and Artefacts.
Copenhagenopened at the Royal National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in May 1998 before transferring to the West End in February 1999, running more than two years at the Duchess Theatre. Copenhagen is inspired by actual events that have intrigued and baffled historians for more than 50 years. In 1941, the German nuclear physicist Werner Heisenberg made a mysterious visit to Nazi occupied Copenhagen to meet with his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Once, their work as fellow scientists had opened the way into the atom, but they were now on opposite sides of a world war and the race was on to advance their discoveries. Scientists and historians have argued ever since about what happened at that fateful meeting.
A notorious womaniser spreads the false rumour that a cure for VD has left him impotent but Jack Pinchwife is suspicious and is determined that his wife won't be seduced - an arrogance that proves his undoing!
1947. London. Mrs Harris spends every day cheerfully cleaning for her clients. She wants for nothing. Or so she thinks... One day, she happens upon something that takes her breath away - a Christian Dior dress. And something deep within her awakens. She sets out on an unthinkable quest to have a Dior dress of her own. On her incredible journey, Mrs Harris realises that she can finally let go of her past. This is the story of one woman's dream of achieving the impossible. This is the story of the extraordinary Mrs Harris.
A costermonger is suddenly elevated to the peerage. Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Me and My Girl and other songs. First seen in 1937, when it ran for an amazing 1646 performances, Me and My Girl swept first London's West End and subsequently Broadway in the mid 1970's following its updating by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent, and proceeded to win almost every award going.
Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.
This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.
When the clock strikes midnight most children are fast asleep, but for the Midnight Gang the journey is just beginning. Five children find themselves in hospital for a variety of reasons, including Tom who's been hit on the head by a cricket ball and really doesn't want to go back to school. They soon discover that something far more exciting is happening beyond the confines of the children's ward. A heart-warming and hilarious tale of fun, friendship and adventure ensues, all under the cover of darkness when the horrible matron is sure they are all fast asleep.
Gary Essendine is the complete actor - self-obsessed, talented, sexy and charming - but his life is one long act. Haunted by the trauma of turning 40 he goes in for a string of one-night stands and casual flings but with so many under his spell he finds himself trapped in a position even he can't charm his way out of.
Random - But trouble does arrive. And changes everything. This blistering play, told through the eyes of a young woman, explores the unbearable sense of loss felt by a family faced with a catastrophic and random act. Generations - In the cradle of their South African family, Boyfriend and Girlfriend are beginning their lives together, just as Mama and Dad, and Grandad and Nana, did before them. Until, one by one, family members start to disappear.
A princess under a fairy's curse pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years, waiting to be woken by a prince's kiss. But hold on a moment. There's a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful and spirited but there are two princes and a lot of threatening thorns. As for the fairy who caused all the trouble in the first place - well, putting things right isn't as simple as casting another spell. Rufus Norris's splendidly entertaining and mischievous version of the original fairy tale ventures beyond the usual ?happy ever after' ending with the prince and princess united. The course of true love never did run smooth - especially if your mother-in-law is an ogress with an unfortunate taste for human flesh...
What happens when the writer loses the plot? Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She's been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife. Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who's as awkward as he is rich. So far so familiar. But there's a problem: Jane Austen didn't finish the story. Who will write Emma's happy ending now? Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?