My Heart's a Suitcase (NHB Modern Plays)

My Heart's a Suitcase (NHB Modern Plays)

by Clare McIntyre

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Overview

The play that won Clare McIntyre the Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards for Most Promising Playwright.

'an unsentimental but sympathetic portrayal of women trying to make sense of their place in a threatening and intrusive world.' David Edgar, The Guardian

'a fiercely modern parable of modern materialism - set in a grand, empty seaside flat, where two friends are spending the weekend' - Financial Times

'sits firmly in the honourably incensed and censorious tradition of Look Back in Anger. It could prove to be just as significant' - Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780015286
Publisher: Hern, Nick Books
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 889,483
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

The Maths Tutor was Clare McIntyre’s first play for the Hampstead Theatre. She had several plays staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London: Low Level Panic, 1989, My Heart’s a Suitcase, 1990 and The Thickness of Skin, 1996. She won the Evening Standard and London Drama Critics Awards for Most Promising Playwright for My Heart’s a Suitcase and the Samuel Beckett Award for Low Level Panic, which was produced by the Royal Court Theatre around the world; in Australia, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Other work for the theatre includes The Changeling for Graeae Theatre Company at Sadler’s Wells, No Warning for Life (Women’s Playhouse Trust) and I’ve Been Running (Old Red Lion Theatre).

Television and film work includes: EastEnders, Hungry Hearts, Low Level Panic, Castles, My Heart’s a Suitcase, Junk Mail and Hi How are You. Radio includes: Noisy Bodies, Shelf Life, The Art of Sitting, Walls of Silence and I’ve Been Running. She also had an extensive career as an actress in theatre, film and television. She died of multiple sclerosis on 27 November 2009.

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