Published by The Bread & Roses Theatre:
The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award - Winning Plays - Volume
- Hungerland by Rachel O'Regan
⭐⭐⭐⭐½ (4.5 stars) - "Hungerland is an honest and guttural story of loss and trauma, reflected in the lives of twin sisters." - within her words
- I and the Village by Darren Donohue
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars) - "I and the Village is meaningful storytelling at its best" - Ask The Ushers
- Who You Are and What You Do by Hugh Dichmont
It Tastes Like Home - Book & Lyrics by Lorna Wells
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It Tastes Like Home is a romantic comedy musical set in London exploring a love story between first generation Jamaica, Camilla, and Yi, of Chinese descent. As their tentative relationship evolves, can they balance their two worlds of family, culture and values?
This unique and feel-good multicultural musical explores what ‘home’ looks like when you come from another place and whether two cultures can ever really be in harmony when it comes to beliefs, identity and most importantly food.
With book and lyrics by Lorna Wells and music by Eudora Yutong Qiao, It Tastes Like Home premiered at The Bread & Roses Theatre in London in 2018.
Pussy Liberty - A One Act Play by Valerie Isaiah Sadoh
A fearless look at the diverse world of millennials & feminism.
Blaire, an early twenty-something woman, struggles with the pain of a past trauma and loses herself in the fight for equality. Meanwhile her best friend Halle is stuck in a relationship defined by passé gender roles, which increasingly affects her friendship with Blaire.
In a melodic yet naturalist style the two storylines of young women trying to find their way in the world intertwine, as with sarcasm and wit Pussy Liberty shows that even in the toughest of times there is something to laugh about.
Pussy Liberty is the debut professional play of Valerie Isaiah Sadoh and takes a fearless look at the diverse world of millennials and feminism, providing a strong contemporary voice. It was first performed at The Bread & Roses Theatre in 2017, after the producing company She’s Diverse won The Bread & Roses Emerging Companies Award 2017.
The Buzz - A Play by Lydia Rynne
Top 3 of The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016/2017
"Success turns smart people crazy. Like smack, it’ll never be enough, only leave you gurning for more.”
Kyla was once a TV personality. Now she's the dress hanging on the arm of her celebrity popstar boyfriend. When her anti-establishment squatter brother pays her a surprise visit on the night of the biggest music award ceremony of the year, she is forced to confront the life, and lie, she's been living.
The Buzz is a dark comedy exploring the seduction of fame, overnight celebrity culture and the injustices we disregard in favour of our own success. The Bread & Roses Theatre is proud to present The Buzz as the final instalment of the 2016/17 Playwriting Award.
Between a Man and a Woman & F*ckingLifeMate - The Plays of Scott James
Different ways of life aren't so far away from ours...
"Between a Man and a Woman" is a gripping, thrilling and heartbreaking story of domestic abuse. A fast paced drama that questions if abuse is a learned behavior or something that is within us? It gives us an insight into what happens behind closed doors and whether that is actually just between husband and wife or whether it involves a larger number of people.
"F*ckingLifeMate" is an outrageous dark comedy. How does the area in which we grow up affect us? If what you see is what you know, does that mark your card from the start? The play follows Kirsty, a girl growing up on an estate in Thamesmead in South East London, trapped in the welfare system. Crime rate is high, teenage pregnancy is common and being gay is still not okay. Kirsty and her friends maneuver their way through this way of life, whilst dealing with their troublesome families and home-lives.
The first fully staged production of "Between a Man and a Woman" premiered at The Bread & Roses Theatre in 2017 and "F*ckingLifeMate" had its world premiere at The Bread & Roses Theatre in 2018.
Plays staged at The Bread & Roses Theatre published by other publishers:
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