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.
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.
Initially banned in France by King Louis XIV, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it's up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!
Velina Hasu Houston's Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese "war brides" living in Kansas.
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.
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.
James Graham’s The Angry Brigade is based on an anarchist group of the same name that were responsible for a series of attacks in England in the early 1970s.
A special police squad attempts to understand the anti-establishment philosophy of The Angry Brigade in order to plot against them, while the anarchist group themselves plan an attack against the police. However, the more they learn about each other, the more the lines blur between the Establishment and the group set on bringing them down.
As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort, when an old aquaintaince forces them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existences.
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.
Based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s play, Boris Yukhananov's The Blue Bird trilogy merges fairytale elements with the reminiscences of Russian actors Vladimir Korenev and Aleftina Konstantinova over the course of three days: Journey, Night and Bliss.
The passionate Karamazov brothers spring to life, led by their rogue of a father, who entertains himself by drinking, womanizing, and pitting his three sons against each other. The men have plenty to fight over, including the alluring Grushenka.
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?
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.
Chekhov's masterful last play is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world.
Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960's radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman's courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts, the play centres on events following the protests and riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.