By Simon Stephens
This moment number of performs through Simon Stephens, winner of the 2005 Olivier Award for top New Play for On the Shore of the broad World, completely showcases the improvement of 1 of the main interesting and ambitious theatre abilities of contemporary years. the variety of performs during this quantity screens a tricky sensibility and a braveness to confront the extra unsettling demanding situations of our times.
One Minute, first produced in 2003 and revived in London in 2008, has an uncomfortable resonance because it follows 5 characters variously plagued by the disappearance of Daisy, an 11-year-old woman, from Seven Dials, Covent backyard.
Country Music spotlights 4 fateful moments within the lifetime of Jamie Carris in the course of and after the felony sentences he has served for glassing one guy and for killing one other.
Motortown, written in keeping with the warfare on Terror, is a blistering account of a tender soldier's go back domestic from Basra to an England he not recognises or connects with.
Pornography captures Britain because it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympics declaration into the devastation of the London bombings of 7/7.
The ultimate play, Sea Wall, is a one-act monologue approximately grief, following the drowning of a tender child.
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