A collection of plays inspired by his work in German theatre, Stephens Plays: 4 brings together some of the most theatrically daring work by one of Britain's most prolific playwrights.
Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens is one of Britain's best-loved playwrights. The author of more than twenty stage plays, including Punk Rock, Port, Three Kingdoms and Pornography, as well as the celebrated adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, he is a former tutor on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Awards include the Pearson Award for Best New Play, 2001, for Port; Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World, 2005; Best Foreign Playwright, as voted by German critics in Theater Heute's annual poll, 2007; the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play, 2008 for Pornography; and the Olivier Award for Best New Play, 2013, for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Mr. Stephens, one of the most quietly original British playwrights working today, has the gift (or curse) of perceiving human unhappiness with an almost clinical verisimilitude, unclouded by sentimentality or sensationalism * New York Times *