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Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including <i>Skins</i>, <i>Shameless</i>, <i>The Fades</i>, <i>This is England '86/'88/'90</i> and <i>Glue</i>, Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage.
Described as a 'powerful voice for Britain's youth' (<i>Independent</i>), he remains one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today.
This collection, with a revealing introduction by the author, covers a period of intense creativity - beginning with <i>When You Cure Me</i> (Bush Theatre, 2005), a painful - and painfully funny - play about being very young and in love, and coping with serious illness at the same time.
'One of the year's finest pieces of new writing' <i>Evening Standard</i>
In the monologue play <i>Stacy</i> (Arcola Theatre, 2007), twenty-something Rob tells the story of a confusing couple of days in which everything in his life seems to have gone wrong.
'A pin-sharp, brilliant piece of work' <i>Time Out</i>
<i>2nd May 1997</i> (Bush Theatre, 2009) distils all the euphoria and despair of New Labour's landslide electoral victory into three stories told with 'quiet profundity and verve' (<i>Telegraph</i>), while <i>Bunny</i> (Edinburgh Fringe, 2010) is a white-knuckle ride through the streets of contemporary Britain, written for a solo female performer.
<i>Red Car, Blue Car</i> is a heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush in 2011.
Finally, <i>Mydidae</i> (Soho Theatre, 2012), a two-hander set entirely in a bathroom, is an electrifyingly intimate account of the darker side of love which hits audiences 'like a punch in the gut' (<i>Whatsonstage.com</i>)
The Solid Life Of Sugar Water
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Let The Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist
When You Cure Me