Godber Plays: 4: Our House; Crown Prince; Sold; Christmas Crackers

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A&C Black, Mar 6, 2009 - Drama - 456 pages

Godber Plays: 4 brings together four recent plays by one of
Britain's most prolific, popular playwrights. The author is the
artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre and the publication is timed to
coincide with the opening of Hull Truck's new theatre building in the
heart of Hull.

In Our House May, a widow, mother and grandmother, is
packing up her home of 45 years and heads for a life in the sun.
However, trading neighbourhood hell for the Costa del Calm is no easy
task as memories are harder to let go than possessions. First produced
in 2007, the play was revived and toured the UK in 2008.
In Crown Prince (2007) Godber finds comedy in a bowls club,
and against the backdrop of the advancing years of its members, issues
of redundancy, bereavement and guilt emerge.
Sold is the author's most politically charged play to date,
exposing the misery of people-trafficking and women sold into the
sex-trade in Britain.

Christmas Crackers follows overworked A&E nurses Holly and Kath on a shopping and booze trip to Prague where things take an unexpected turn.

'John Godber's work is unique; he is able to speak to a very broad
audience in a way that is thought-provoking, exciting and always very
funny.' Hilary Strong, Executive Director of Greenwich Theatre


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John Godber is the artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre and a
prolific playwright of popular, comic plays. His many plays include Bouncers, Up 'N' Under, April In Paris, and Teechers. Methuen Drama publishes four volumes of his plays.

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