Charlotte Jones Plays 1

Faber Members pay only £13.59 for this title. Sign up for free during checkout to get your discount.
Proceed to Checkout
ISBN 9780571225965 Format Paperback
9780571225965
Paperback
Published 16/09/2004 Length 400 pages
400

About Book

This first collection of plays by Charlotte Jones includes her multi-award winning Humble Boy (Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award 2002).

'Charlotte Jones . . . one of our most accomplished and entertaining young playwrights.' Financial Times

Airswimming
'The structure and writing - admirably clear and unsentimental - both trip the light fantastic too, effortlessly gliding from the desperately funny to the desperately sad.' Guardian

In Flame
'Watching Charlotte Jones's play, In Flame, is an experience of pleasure virtually unalloyed. It is funny, but with depth; painful, but with delicacy.' Financial Times

'A play about life and death, love and lust, guilt and hope and dreams and the whole damn thing. It has some of the best writing I have come across recently: vigorous, poetic and lethally funny, probing hearts with warmth, compassion and irony.' Sunday Times

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis
'What strikes one is the play's generosity of spirit and belief in human potential . . . confirms that Jones has a great future.' Guardian

Humble Boy
'Sad, very sad: funny, very very funny . . . this is a seriously wonderful play.' Sunday Times

'Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching . . . I can't recommend this lovely play too highly.' Daily Telegraph

This first collection of plays by Charlotte Jones includes her multi-award winning Humble Boy (Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award 2002).'Charlotte Jones . . . one of our most accomplished and entertaining young playwrights.' Financial TimesAirswimming'The structure and writing - admirably clear and unsentimental - both trip the light fantastic too, effortlessly gliding from the desperately funny to the desperately sad.' GuardianIn Flame'Watching Charlotte Jones's play, In Flame, is an experience of pleasure virtually unalloyed. It is funny, but with depth; painful, but with delicacy.' Financial Times'A play about life and death, love and lust, guilt and hope and dreams and the whole damn thing. It has some of the best writing I have come across recently: vigorous, poetic and lethally funny, probing hearts with warmth, compassion and irony.' Sunday TimesMartha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis'What strikes one is the play's generosity of spirit and belief in human potential . . . confirms that Jones has a great future.' GuardianHumble Boy'Sad, very sad: funny, very very funny . . . this is a seriously wonderful play.' Sunday Times'Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching . . . I can't recommend this lovely play too highly.' Daily Telegraph
  • About Charlotte Jones

    Charlotte Jones's first play Airswimming premiered at the Battersea Arts Centre, London and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In Flame premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 1999 and was revived at the New Ambassadors, London, in September 2000. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis premiered at the Bolton Octagon in 1999 and transferred to the Liverpool Everyman in May of that year. It won the Manchester Evening News Best Play Award and the Pearson Television Best Play Award of 1999. Charlotte Jones won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2000 for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Humble Boy was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, 2001, the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award, 2002, and the People's Choice Best New Play Award, 2002. The Dark premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2003, and in 2004 she wrote the book for the musical of The Woman in White (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel), which ran in the West End and on Broadway. The Lightning Play was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2006.

    More Info