Parallel Lines

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-11-11
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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I think it's sad. A sad place. Full of sad people with fucked-up lives. And I thinks, how? How did they get there? How did they get to this? What was it? What happened that got them there? Cos you're not just born into it, are you. You're not born into being fucked up?

Steph is fifteen years old. Simon is her teacher. Both live in Cardiff but their parallel lives couldn't be more different. When an accusation is made and their worlds collide, things aren't as simple as they might seem.

Award-winning playwright Katherine Chandler explores truth, class and power in contemporary Wales in this gripping, uncompromising play. It received its world premiere on 20 November 2013 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, and won the inaugural Wales Drama Award.

Author Biography

Katherine Chandler is a Welsh playwright whose plays have been produced by companies such as National Theatre Wales, Bristol Old Vic, Sherman Cymru, Pentabus theatre, Theatr Nan'Og and Dirty Protest. She was the inaugural Winner of the BBC and National Theatre Wales, Wales Drama Award, with Parallel Lines. Her first play Before it Rains won the Writers Guild Playwright award, Theatre Critics of Wales Awards and was a Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize. Her play Bird won the 2013 Bruntwood Judges' prize and is in development with Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre. Her adaptation of Terry Jones' fairy tales The Silly Kings was produced by National Theatre Wales in Cardiff Castle and her play Hood will be performed by 42 youth groups as part of the National Theatre Connections. BBC iPlayer released Katherine Chandler's first film Tag this year and she is currently working with National Theatre Wales, BBC Drama and Clean Break Theatre Company.

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