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Big Theatre in Small Spaces

BIG THEATRE IN SMALL SPACES is a collection of three plays which showcases Murray's recent most successful work for the stage. The Falling Sky Cast 5 (2m/3w): 90 minutes A far from everyday story of country folk: how their lives collide and interact as they try to resolve the tension between the need for progress and personal morality, and ultimately come to discover what for each of them matters more and what matters less. Commissioned by Oxfordshire (Touring) Theatre Company 2007 Missing in Action (Cast: 5 (3m/2w): 110 minutes The story of two soldiers: how for one of them the war ends and how for the other it goes on. A dramatic exploration of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it impacts on the lives of all those it affects. Tender, tough and never less than touching. Commissioned by Proteus Theatre Company 2012 Entertaining Angels (spring 2012) Cast: 5 (3m/2w); 110 minutes The compelling story of a rural parish in decline, a parish priest facing both a crisis of faith and the collapse of his marriage, and the strange figure who arrives in the village one day, seemingly with an answer to everyone's prayer - Commissioned by New Perspectives Theatre Company.
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author biog introduction contents The Falling Sky playtext Missing in Action playtext Entertaining Angels playtext

About the Author

Brendan Murray is a playwright, theatre director and teacher with over thirty year's professional experience. Recipient of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain award in 2009 and the Arts Council's Brian Way Award in 2001, his work - which focuses on the intricacies of human relationships - has proved a hit with audiences across the UK and throughout Europe.


Reviews of plays in this collection: THE STAGE: 'Tender and ultimately shocking, the conflicts are subtle and the characters, never mere mouthpieces, all have the ring of truth about them' OXFORD TIMES: 'A play that captures the essence of rural life as it is lived today...the story is anything but everyday.'

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