Williams Plays: 2: Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads; Clubland; The Gift

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 22, 2004 - Drama - 256 pages

Second collection of plays by the award-winning young British playwright

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads: Tensions erupt in a South London pub as England lose against Germany at football

Clubland: Ben is married to Denise but on the pull, Kenny's looking for someone who's "right", Ade's with Sandra but playing the field and Nate's a proud father, in this urban drama of race and sexual politics in West London.

The Gift: Since her childhood, when she left Jamaica for England, Heather's sister has claimed to have the gift of raising spirits from the dead. When her son is murdered, Heather returns to Jamaica and begs her sister to bring him back to life.
Winner of the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award, 2001 - shortlisted for Best Play Award 2003

"Williams' writing snaps and crackles, his characters burst with life, emotion and contradiction" Guardian

"Roy Williams shows himself to be a sassy, sophisticated diviner of the human heart" Evening Standard

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Roy Williams graduated from Rose Bruford in 1995 with a first class BA Hons Degree in Writing. He is the author of several acclaimed and award-wining plays, including THE NO BOYS CRICKET CLUB, THE GIFT, CLUBLAND and SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS.

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