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The Attic
AuthorLEE, STUART - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
SynopsisWinner of the 2007 Oxford Writers/Oxford Playhouse New Writing Competition. ‘The Attic’ explores the lives of two women living in an old attic, hidden away from the outside world. Outside, troops roam the war-torn streets trying to round up undesirables to be taken away to camps where they will disappear forever. As the bombs fall around them the two women attempt to maintain normality when their safety is shattered by the sudden arrival of an airman, shot down during a bombing raid and on the run. Tension mounts as the troops outside begin to close in on their prey, threatening the future of everyone. We then discover this is not 1940s Germany, but in fact the US in the near future and the women are Muslims hiding from the state police. Production history: Burton Taylor Theatre, 2007.
InformationSuitable for under 16s to perform
Cast2 F, 3 M (minimum 5)
Mama (F 40+), Nashita (16), Airman (c. 20), Interrogator (30+), Soldier (20)
ProductionOne scene, an attic of a house
StatusAvailable for performance
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My theatrical writing career includes: 'Quiz Night at the Britannia' (Deck Theatre: OxFRINGE 2011; Oxford Copa Bar, 2012); 'Dev's Army' (Winner Galway Theatre Festival New Writing, 2010; winner 'Forever Manchester Award' 2011; Winner 'Buxton New Writing Award 2011'; Elysion Productions - Manchester, Buxton Fringe, Preston Fringe 2011; London, Liverpool, Oxford - 2012) ['Dev's Army' is available as a Kindle Ebook -; 'The Ghosts May Laugh' (produced December 2003 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford; August 2004 Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Edinburgh); 'The Attic' winner of the 2007 Oxford Writers/Oxford Playhouse New Writing Competition (produced September 2007 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford); 'Never Tell Them' winner of the 2008 Oxford Writers/Oxford Playhouse New Writing Competition 2008 (produced September 2008 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford; Oxford Fringe Festival, 24-27th March 2010). I have had three short plays on at the Oxford Playhouse Playbites competitions - 'Leafmould', 'The Intricate Workings of a Sherbet Lemon', and 'An Academic's Progress'). The first was also produced by Semper Theatre Company as part of their 'Wonder' competition (Birmingham, 2010) and 'Sherbet Lemon' was produced as part of the Off-Cut Festival, Red Lion Theatre, London (2009), the Pint Sized Plays Festival (Wales, 2013), Telstar Productions (Cardiff, 2013); part of the Skylight Festival (London, 2013); and to appear at the Joseph Stone Ctr, Sheffield, by Embers Theatre Company 16/17/10/2015. I have also one unproduced play 'Aynho Turn'.

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