County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
Offers audition pieces for actors at all levels. Drawing on her enormous experience in drama training, the author has selected over forty-five monologues for men and another forty-five for women drawn from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. These classical monologues are presented chronologically.
Brian and Donna's son is nine years old and he's struggling. That's what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna - recently separated - never liked school, never liked teachers... Class is The critically acclaimed hit-drama about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. New writing at its finest.
This text contains two plays: "Stones in his Pocket" which is a humorous take on the film industry in rural Ireland and "A Night in November" which is a story of football and sectarianism set during the 1994 World Cup.
You're young, free and single and haven't had sex for the last eleven and a half months, then one morning you wake up pregnant, and here is the Angel Gabriel on your doorstep claiming parentage. Things quickly spiral into farcical confusion with no fewer than three more potential fathers claiming parentage.
Two tragi-comedies set in Roche's southern Irish home town of Wexford. "The Cavalcaders" follows the life of a smalltown shoemaker who amuses himself singing with a barbershop quartet. In "Amphibians", a young boy spends a night alone on an island as a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
When Eva's parents fail to escape Germany, the child changes her name and begins the process of denial of her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some letters in their attic that Eva is forced to confront the truth about the past.