Double Feature brings together in two volumes of paired short plays four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre.
This volume contains:
- Nightwatchman by Prasanna Puwanarajah
- There is a War by Tom Basden
In Nightwatchman a British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politics, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own.
There is a War is a miniature epic that explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy, and takes us into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict.
As soldiers, priests and scavengers roam a battle-scorched landscape, a young medical officer finds herself abandoned and useless, unable to locate the hospital or even the war she was promised.
The plays premiered in a specially converted space at the National Theatre in July 2011. They were performed alongside Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft and The Swan by DC Moore, published in the companion volume Double Feature: One.
'sharp, funny and fizzing with invention' - The Times
'marvellously incisive' - Independent
a sharp satire with an irresistibly silly strain' - Financial Times
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|Size: ||232 KB|
|Publisher: ||Nick Hern Books|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781780013770 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|