Britannia Waves the Rules (NHB Modern Plays)

by Gareth Farr (Author)

<div><p>An arresting and angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning home &#150; to a world they no longer know how to cope with, and a society that doesn&#8217;t know how to cope with them.</p> <p>Carl doesn&#8217;t fit in at home. He doesn&#8217;t fit in anywhere. When he signs up for the Army, he sees it as a way out of his life in Blackpool. But the Army takes him to Afghanistan. And when he comes home, it&#8217;s not as a war hero but as a changed man.</p> <p><I>Britannia Waves the Rules</I> won a Judges' Award in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. It premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in May 2014.</p> <p>'a thrilling onslaught of explosive eloquence... oozes testosterone... often insolently, defiantly funny... its language, sliding in and out of verse, blends hip-hop rhymes with lyrical poeticism' <I>The Times</I></p> <p>'gritty, well researched... a real tour de force' <I>WhatsOnStage</I></p> <p>'fast, furious and action-packed... filled with rage' <I>Manchester Evening News</I></p></div>

Book Details

Publication Date
June 12, 2014
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