Godber Plays by John Godber
4: Our House; Crown Prince; Sold; Christmas Crackers: "Our House", "Crown Prince", "Sold","Christmas Cra (Contemporary Dramatists)

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Godber Plays: 4 brings together four recent plays by one ofBritain’s most prolific, popular playwrights. The author is theartistic director of Hull Truck Theatre and the publication is timed tocoincide with the opening of Hull Truck’s new theatre building in theheart of Hull.

In Our House May, a widow, mother and grandmother, ispacking 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 easytask as memories are harder to let go than possessions. First producedin 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, issuesof 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 thesex-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 broadaudience in a way that is thought-provoking, exciting and always veryfunny.’ Hilary Strong, Executive Director of Greenwich Theatre

 

About John Godber

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John Godber is the artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre and aprolific 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.
 
Published March 6, 2009 by Methuen Drama. 479 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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