Morgan, Abi ABI Morgan: Plays One: 1

ISBN 13: 9781783191819

ABI Morgan: Plays One: 1

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(Skinned - Abi's first play. Rights have reverted from Faber so we are going to publish it.) Tiny Dynamite: When memory takes hold, when chaos takes over and when the electricity between us becomes overwhelming. An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice. Splendour: Inside a beautiful state residence on the edge of a city, four women wait. They talk: films, Prada, chilli vodka, anything. Outside civil war looms ever nearer. With wit and delight in the unusual, Splendour encompasses both the cruel veneer of our lives and the beating heart within. Tender: In a city of fast talk and chance encounters, how much faith can we put in other people? Abi Morgan's acerbic play takes a scalpel to modern love and friendship. Lovesong: The story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives - as young lovers in their twenties and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith. 27: Dr Richard Garfield has given Ursula a difficult choice. She is the Mother Superior in waiting of a convent that has been given the opportunity to take part in his revolutionary scientific study. This American study would require that the nuns donate their brains after death to potentially unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's and dementia. Ursula must weigh up the value of preserving her faith, versus embracing science. Drawing on research contained within the book and study Aging with Grace, 27 is an extraordinary examination of a lifestyle in decline, but it could hold the key to the issues of our times - our ageing population and the decline of our minds.

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Abi Morgan is an award-winning writer across theatre, film and television. Theatre credits include: The Night is Darkest Before the Dawn; Belly; Tender (nominated for Most Promising Playwright at the Olivier Awards 2002); Tiny Dynamite; Splendour; Fast Food; Sleeping Around and Skinned (Shortlisted for the Allied Domecq Award at the Bush Theatre, UK tour). A BAFTA award-winning writer; on film, she wrote the screenplay for The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep and Shame, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, The Invisible Woman, starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes, and the forthcoming Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Whishaw. For television, her credits include BBC2's The Hour (Winner Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special), Birdsong, starring Eddie Redmayne on BBC1, White Girl and Sex Traffic on Channel 4.

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