Works

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  • A Taste of Honey

    Created by: Shelagh Delaney

    A Taste of Honey (1958) overview Written when she was 19, Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey is both a landmark of ‘kitc...

  • A Woman of No Importance

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman of No Importance is a satire on English upper class morality and society’s double standards f...

  • An Ideal Husband

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    An Ideal Husband (1895) is the third of Oscar Wilde’s society comedies after Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) and A Woman of...

  • An Inspector Calls

    Created by: J B Priestley

    An Inspector Calls (1945) overview An Inspector Calls is J B Priestley’s most performed play. It’s set in the household ...

  • Betrayal

    Created by: Harold Pinter

    Betrayal (1978) overview Harold Pinter’s 1978 play employs a reverse-chronological structure to tell the story of an ext...

  • Doctor Faustus

    Created by: Christopher Marlowe

    Doctor Faustus: plot and character overview Would you sell your soul? And, if you would, for what? Doctor Faustus opens...

  • East Is East

    Created by: Ayub Khan Din

    East Is East (1996) overview Ayub Khan Din based his debut play East Is East on his own childhood in Salford. Like the c...

  • Edward II

    Created by: Christopher Marlowe

    Edward II: plot and character overview Outraged by Edward’s elevation of his male favourite Gaveston, Mortimer, one of t...

  • Happy Days

    Created by: Samuel Beckett

    Happy Days (1961) overview Samuel Beckett often buries his characters literally – in urns or bins – and makes them immob...

  • Lady Windermere’s Fan

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    Lady Windermere’s Fan was first performed at St James’s Theatre on 20 February 1892 to rave reviews, and first published...

  • Look Back in Anger

    Created by: John Osborne

    Look Back in Anger (1956) overview John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger didn’t change the face of British theatre overnight...

  • Loot

    Created by: Joe Orton

    Loot (1965) overview With his 1965 play Loot, Joe Orton ‘extended the boundaries of farce by taking it out of the bedroo...

  • Oh What a Lovely War

    Created by: Joan Littlewood

    Oh What a Lovely War (1963) overview Oh What a Lovely War was created by visionary director Joan Littlewood and her Thea...

  • Our Country's Good

    Created by: Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Our Country’s Good (1988) overview Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1988 play Our Country’s Good is a celebration of the humanis...

  • Pygmalion

    Created by: G B Shaw

    Pygmalion (1912) overview In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, is so confident t...