Plays & Scripts
Children, Madonna and Child, Death and Transfiguration, Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes are six films that form an autobiographical cycle which is now complete. Together, they celebrate the community of family life together with the pain and endurance of individual suffering as wel... read more
If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Frances Poet's play Adam is the remarkable true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. It charts Adam’s progress from Egypt to Scotland, across border... read more
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Tony Kushner's epic two part drama is revived at the National Theatre in 2017.
The cast includ... read more
Part One of "Angels in America", subtitled "Millennium Approaches", erupted on to the stage of the National Theatre in January 1992. Part Two, "Perestroika", followed in November 1993. Since then "Angels in America" has become one of the most studied American ... read more
Poet Therese Weaver gives new meaning to the world melodrama. HIV+ construction worker Daniel O'Donald refuses to "go gently into that good night." When their worlds collide, tectonic plates shift. A funny, inspiring two-woman stageplay about love in the face of death. This play was first produced in ... read more
(Applause Books). Martin Sherman's worldwide hit play Bent took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar. "It educated the world," Sherman explains.... read more
Premiered at the Bush theatre in 1993 Beautiful Thing was released as a feature film by Channel Four films in 1996 directed by Hettie Macdonald and featuring Meera Syal
Beautiful Thing explores pre-teenage homo-erotic sensuality and the frictions and intimacies of living cheek by jowl on a Thamesmead housing estate.
Beautiful Thing explores pre-teenage homo-erotic sensuality and the frictions and intimacies of living cheek by jowl on a Thamesmead housing estate. The Dram version.
The first commercially successful gay play to reveal life to mainstream America. Performed in 1968, this is a special 40th anniversary edition with an introduction by Tony Kushner.
The Chemsex Monologues explore the sexual, high world of the chillouts through six different characters. A nameless narrator meets a sexy boy on a Vauxhall night out, who introduces him to Gs pleasures; the poster boy for Room Service gets taken to Old Mother Meths place by a ... read more
The complete plays of Mart Crowley, available for the first time. The six plays, all of which have been professionally produced and two never published before, inter-relate and revive the protagonist of the explosive gay drama Boys in the Band in his relationships... read more