Jack Thorne Plays - Two

Jack Thorne Plays - Two $24.99

Jack Thorne

Published by Nick Hern Books

"Jack Thorne is Britain’s hottest playwright and screenwriter" ~ The Times

After the breakout success of his early work for stage and screen, Jack Thorne turned for inspiration to his own family for a series of plays about hope, idealism and domestic politics

The work in this collection – five full-length plays and two shorts – showcases his extraordinary ability to combine electrifying dialogue with heartfelt warmth, candour and humour

Hope (Royal Court Theatre, 2014) is a funny and scathing fable about the leaders of a local council faced with savage funding cuts

"A surprisingly entertaining state-of-the-nation drama" ~ The Stage

The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae/Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2015) is an intimate, tender play about loss, hurt and rediscovery

"Startlingly good... an adult play in the very best sense" ~ The Times

Junkyard (Headlong, 2017) is a joyful celebration of imaginative play, a musical drama about a group of young people tasked with building a playground out of junk

"Genuinely funny and poignant" ~ WhatsOnStage

the end of history... (Royal Court, 2019) is a moving and sophisticated portrait of the impact of political idealism on a family

"Clever and highly intriguing" ~ Independent

Also included are Burying Your Brother in the Pavement, written for the National Theatre Connections Festival in 2008, which tackles complex themes of grief, violence and sexuality with fierce compassion and wild imagination

And two unpublished short plays: Whiff Whaff and Boo

"I think these plays are about love, about heroes, about trying to understand how to be heroic, about trying to understand how to lead a good life" ~ Jack Thorne, from his Introduction

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.