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.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Production

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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)
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Production
L.A. Theatre Works
(1988)
Audio Theatre
1953

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 Tempest

William Shakespeare

The Tempest is thought to be one of William Shakespeare's final plays and, with its self-conscious theatricality, is widely acknowledged as something of a swan-song.

 

Prospero, once Duke of Milan, has become master of an island full of magic and now enslaved native inhabitants. When his treacherous brother washes ashore through a storm of Prospero's devising, the great director of the scene sets about enacting his revenge.

BBC Studios
(1980)
Production
British Council
(2016)
Production
Tempest - RSC 2015
RSC
(2016)
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1611

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Patrick Barlow

This stage adaptation is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and 1915 John Buchan novel of the same name. 

 

After a shooting at a theatre show, Richard Hannay is approached by a mysterious woman who is desperate to stay with him for safety. Upon revealing secrets relating to Britain’s security, she is murdered, leaving Hannay as the main suspect and forcing him to travel across the country in order to solve the case.

Patrick Barlow - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

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2005

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night is probably the last of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedies, and has affinities with several other plays such as the twin plot, as in The Comedy of Errors, and cross-dressing, as in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and As You Like It.

 

When she washes up on a strange shore, the only known survivor of a devastating shipwreck, Viola must disguise her true identity to survive as she enters the employ of the island's Duke Orsino.

BBC Studios
(1978)
Production
British Council
(2016)
Production

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1601