Things I Know to Be True

Andrew Bovell
Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But as each season brings about a new and devastating change, it becomes clear that life never works out as planned.
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(2016)

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2017

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a partially fictionalised telling of the Salem witch trials of 1692/3. Accusations of witchcraft following a game played by the daughters of a Massachusetts village spiral out of control and many must choose between their reputations and their integrity.
Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Crucible (© Jay Brooks)
Production
(2014)
LA Theatre Works
(1988)
Audio Theatre
1953

True West

Sam Shepard
Often hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterpiece, True West deconstructs the damaged relationship between two estranged brothers who are striving for success.
Eugene O'Hare and Alex Ferns on the set of True West
Production
(2014)
LA Theatre Works
(2001)
Audio Theatre

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1980

The Accrington Pals

Peter Whelan
The Accrington Pals, based on the experiences of the East Lancashire 11th Battalion, tells the story of the young men who went to the Front in WW1 and the women they left behind.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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1981

The Entertainer

John Osborne
Focused on its titular character, disillusioned music hall performer Archie Rice, The Entertainer premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre as a reflection of a sombre contemporary Britain.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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1957

The Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogal
Played out through the folly, opportunism, and greed enabled by an official's visit to a small Russian town, The Government Inspector is a comedy of errors devoid of sympathetic characters, and a scatching indictment of what Gogol saw as the corrupt political machinations of Imperial Russia.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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1863

The House of Bernarda Alba

Federico García Lorca
An ageing matriarch, Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household of five daughters after the death of her second husband. Prevented from finding meaningful relationships outside of the home, the four youngest daughters' resentment grows as their elder sibling alone seems exempt from their claustrophobic situation.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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1945

Thérèse Raquin

Èmile Zola
Adapted from Zola's earlier novel of the same name, the play is widely considered a leading example of naturalism on stage.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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1867

T5

Dominic Hill, artistic director of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, commissioned five staged readings; HiBROW captured the entire rehearsal process of all five plays, including this, T5, by Simon Stephens.
T5
HiBROW
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Table Manners

Alan Ayckbourn
England's famous seducer of other men's wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first battle of Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests.
LA Theatre Works
(1995)
Audio Theatre

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1975

Thank You, Jeeves!

P. G. Wodehouse
A delightful British comedy from the wonderful world of P.G. Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves.
LA Theatre Works
(1998)
Audio Theatre

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1998

The Baltimore Waltz

Paula Vogel
A darkly satirical play from Paula Vogel written at the height of the AIDS crisis. As a young woman is diagnosed with a mysterious new illness, she and her beloved brother flee to Europe in search of a cure…and to escape the pain and uncertainty of the future.
LA Theatre Works
(1994)
Audio Theatre

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1990

The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan
An ageing schoolmaster at an English secondary school faces the harsh judgments of his students, his fellow teachers, and his vicious and spiteful wife. But can a lone act of kindness from a sympathetic student change his heart?
LA Theatre Works
(2012)
Audio Theatre

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1948

The Bungler

Molière .
In 17th Century Sicily, a clever valet named Mascarille tries to help his boss Lélie win the girl of his dreams—only to find that Lélie is a monumental dunce who ruins every one of his intricate schemes.
LA Theatre Works
(2010)
Audio Theatre

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1665

The Code of the Woosters

P. G. Wodehouse
In the best known of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series, Bertie's aunt pressures him to steal a silver creamer, and he nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake. As always, Jeeves is on hand with a last-minute brainstorm to set everything straight.
LA Theatre Works
(1997)
Audio Theatre

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1938