Kill the old torture their young

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Methuen Drama, 1998 - Drama - 72 pages
A documentary maker returns to the city of his birth. His task, to film his impressions. An old man remembers a time when eagles flew over the city. A TV executive reaches breaking point in the city he loves. A struggling actor seeks fame in a city that doesn't seem to want him. A young woman ends her artistic dreams in a city that eludes her. A receptionist tries to break the mould of her life in the city where she's always lived. A rock star sings to himself in a city he's forgotten the name of... Each of them has a story to tell, but who will listen?
Kill the Old Torture Their Young premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 1998.

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David Harrower's plays include "Knives in Hens," "Kill the Old," "Torture Their Young," "Presence," and "Dark Earth," Blackbird was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Book of the Year Award and won the 2007 Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play.

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