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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Talking Heads by Alan Bennett
    Talking Heads - by Alan Bennett

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781785946967 | ISBN 10: 178594696x

    Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television.  At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, is widely regarded as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Check Up: Our NHS at 70 by Mark Thomas
    Check Up: Our NHS at 70 - by Mark Thomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786825018 | ISBN 10: 1786825015

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas takes a look at our NHS, what state it’s in, where it’s going, and what we need to do to keep it. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
    The Vagina Monologues - by Eve Ensler

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349011288 | ISBN 10: 0349011281

    2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of V-Day, the radical grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls, inspired by Eve Ensler's international sensation The Vagina Monologues.   This special edition features six never-before-p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement by Various authors
    Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780264271 | ISBN 10: 1780264275

    A collection of plays born from the great struggles of the Trade Union movement.   Characters from Tolpuddle to Trico, from the early struggles for organisation to the recent struggles to save the youth service, speak out in the dozen plays co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Something Dark by Lemn Sissay
    Something Dark - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786822291 | ISBN 10: 1786822296

    Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his real name ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two - by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780751565362 | ISBN 10: 0751565369

    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on sta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Lives, Black Words by Reginald Edmund (Editor)
    Black Lives, Black Words - by Reginald Edmund (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786821515 | ISBN 10: 1786821516

    Selected and edited by the award-winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced Black Lives, Black Words across the US, which premiered in Chicago, July 2015. The international project has explored the black diaspora’s experiences in som ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Liar
    The Liar's Quartet: Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed, the Red Shed - Playscripts, Notes and Commentary - by Mark Thomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910463697 | ISBN 10: 1910463698

    Funny, provocative and moving, The Liar’s Quartet includes the scripts with brand new commentary from Mark Thomas’ most acclaimed comic, political theatre. Layered with political insight (and insult), and peppered with anecdote, this is a bravura ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead by Simon Armitage
    The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead - by Simon Armitage

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571329205 | ISBN 10: 0571329209

    A high-ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul. When his trip ends up in a bar room brawl, he becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition by Dylan Thomas
    Under Milk Wood: The Definitive Edition - by Dylan Thomas

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780227245 | ISBN 10: 1780227248

    Dylan Thomas's classic radio play reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth. A true masterpiece that has never been out of print. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. Commissioned by the BBC, and describe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Mr. Robeson by Tayo Aluko
    Call Mr. Robeson - by Tayo Aluko

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957679252 | ISBN 10: 0957679254

    They say I'm meddling in the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that's too bad, 'cause I'm going to have to continue to meddle...   Paul Robeson is a world famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
    The Mussel Feast - by Birgit Vanderbeke

    £10.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908670083 | ISBN 10: 1908670088

    The modern German classic that has shaped an entire generation.   A mother and her two teenage children sit at the dinner table. In the middle stands a large pot of cooked mussels. Why has the father not returned home? As the evening wears on, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Private Peaceful (Play script) by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade
    Private Peaceful (Play script) - by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849435017 | ISBN 10: 1849435014

    Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Gems Volume Two: Contemporary Black British Plays by Deirdre Osborne (Editor)
    Hidden Gems Volume Two: Contemporary Black British Plays - by Deirdre Osborne (Editor)

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849431484 | ISBN 10: 1849431485

    Includes the plays A Bitter Herb, The Far Side, Identity, Mary Seacole, Absolution, and Urban Afro-Saxons.  This second and sister volume to Hidden Gems showcases a further range of plays by Black British writers whose work reaches beyond the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre Uncut: The Anthology by Various authors
    Theatre Uncut: The Anthology - by Various authors

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849430630 | ISBN 10: 1849430632

    Across the UK thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to publicspending since WWII cuts which are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, higher education and the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Low Pay? Don
    Low Pay? Don't Pay! - by Dario Fo

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408131039 | ISBN 10: 140813103x

    An uproarious new version of Dario Fos frenetic farce Cant Pay? Wont Pay! which, although set in Italy, has an all too familiar ring to it.   Housewives Antonia and Margherita, fed up with high prices in the supermarket, take matters i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, adapted for the stage by Howard Brenton
    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - by Robert Tressell, adapted for the stage by Howard Brenton

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848421073 | ISBN 10: 1848421079

    Colourful, funny and thought-provoking. This exploration of the harsh realities of economic survival for the working-classes remains as relevant today as when the novel was first written.   Frank Owen is a socialist who believes that the capi ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't - and Other Plays - by Sonia Sanchez, edited by Jacqueline Wood

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780822347781 | ISBN 10: 0822347784

    Sonia Sanchez is a prolific, award-winning poet and one of the most prominent writers in the Black Arts movement. This collection brings her plays together in one volume for the first time.   Like her poetry, Sanchezs plays voice her critiqu ... more

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  • Cover image of book ZERO by Chris O
    ZERO - by Chris O'Connell

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781840028812 | ISBN 10: 1840028815

    'They're outside. Even if you write down what I tell you and you get the world to read the book, I don't think they'll be bothered. They're not frightened of the truth. What hope have we got?' Chaotic, fast, and furious, ZERO is the new play fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000 by Susan Croft (compiler and editior)
    Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000 - by Susan Croft (compiler and editior)

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906582005 | ISBN 10: 1906582009

    Staged in theatres by successive generations and proving relevant to contemporary audiences, these plays demonstrate the wit, theatrical skill and innovation of their creators in exploring timeless topics from marriage, morality and money to class co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, translated with an introduction by Ronald Hingley
    Five Plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard - by Anton Chekhov, translated with an introduction by Ronald Hingley

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536696 | ISBN 10: 0199536694

    This volume contains English translations of: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard, with a new Introduction by Ronald Hingley. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Sisters on Hope Street by Diane Samuels and Tracy-Ann Oberman, after Anton Chekhov
    Three Sisters on Hope Street - by Diane Samuels and Tracy-Ann Oberman, after Anton Chekhov

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781854595768 | ISBN 10: 1854595768

    A funny, vibrant and moving version of Chekhov's Three Sisters, set amongst the Jewish community in wartime Liverpool. From the award-winning writer Diane Samuels (Kindertransport) and well-known actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman. Liverpoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Horse (Script) by Nick Stafford
    War Horse (Script) - by Nick Stafford

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571240159 | ISBN 10: 0571240151

    At the outbreak of the First World War, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Educating Rita by Willy Russell
    Educating Rita - by Willy Russell

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780713687569 | ISBN 10: 0713687568

    Educating Rita was premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. "Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unprotected by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery
    Unprotected - by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green & Lizzie Nunnery

    £9.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780856762918 | ISBN 10: 0856762911

    Winner of Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression award, presented as part of the Scotsman Awards at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival. Unprotected explores the recent developments in Liverpool that surround the sex trade industry through a docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home by Chloe Moss
    The Way Home - by Chloe Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599605 | ISBN 10: 1854599607

    Liverpool, today. Bobby, Paul and Ang. Three people, four walls: the basic recipe for family life.  Down the road in Curzon Park, there is a fierce sense of belonging that has nothing to do with place. Two families, two ways of life: yards apart ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor
    Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry - by Richard Norton-Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781840025682 | ISBN 10: 1840025689

    Sunday 30th January 1972: 13 civil rights marchers were shot dead, and another 13 wounded when British soldiers opened fire during an anti-internment civil rights march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The 1972 inquiry by Lord Chief Justice, Lord W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behzti (Dishonour) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
    Behzti (Dishonour) - by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781840025224 | ISBN 10: 1840025220

    Past her prime, Min happily spends her life caring for her sick, foul-mouthed mother, Balbir. With Elvis the home help in tow, mother and daughter head to the local Sikh Temple. When Balbir encounters old friends, a past trauma rears its ugly head. M ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    A Raisin in the Sun - by Lorraine Hansberry

    £10.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780413762405 | ISBN 10: 0413762408

    In south side Chicago, Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. His mother, who rejects the liquor business, uses some of the money to secure a proper house for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Weir by Connor McPherson
    The Weir - by Connor McPherson

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781854596437 | ISBN 10: 1854596438

    The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism; combining superbly chilling tales of the supernatural with the hilarious banter of a small community in the heart of rural Ireland. Olivier Award for Best New Play ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    Death of a Salesman - by Arthur Miller

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780141182742 | ISBN 10: 0141182741

    In the spring of 1948 Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of Death of a Salesman - a painful examination of American ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lysistrata: The Sex Strike by Aristophanes, adapted by Germaine Greer
    Lysistrata: The Sex Strike - by Aristophanes, adapted by Germaine Greer

    £7.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780953675708 | ISBN 10: 095367570x

    With additional dialogue from Phil Willmott. Aristophanes' classic play retold in a bang up to the minute way. The world's leading feminist raconteur, polemicist and wit plunders the archetypal story of female resistance... This new versi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wexford Trilogy: A Handful of Stars, Poor Beast in the Rain and Belfry by Billy Roche
    The Wexford Trilogy: A Handful of Stars, Poor Beast in the Rain and Belfry - by Billy Roche

    £12.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781854594716 | ISBN 10: 1854594710

    Billy Roche's modern Irish classic tells three separate but related tales of small-town life in Southern Ireland. Set in a snooker club, a betting shop and a local church, each play in The Wexford Trilogy introduces a mix of young cornerboys, old cow ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)
    The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781840021073 | ISBN 10: 1840021071

    Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry. An o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oh What a Lovely War (Play Script) by Joan Littlewood (Editor)
    Oh What a Lovely War (Play Script) - by Joan Littlewood (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1967) - ISBN 13: 9780413302106 | ISBN 10: 0413302105

    Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War, told through the songs and documents of the period. Devised and first performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London in 1963, it rece ... more

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