Published by The Bread & Roses Theatre in 2018:
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.
Pussy Liberty - A One Act Play by Valerie Isaiah Sadoh
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.
Between a Man and a Woman & F*ckingLifeMate - The Plays of Scott James
"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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