By David Greig
David Greig: Plays 1 brings jointly 4 key performs by way of the playwright defined via the Daily Telegraph as 'one of the main fascinating and adventurous British dramatists of his generation'.
In Outlying Island younger Cambridge ornithologists are despatched to a distant island. including its authoritarian leaseholder and his niece they realize an innocence that's approximately to be destroyed without end. San Diego bargains an odd and sometimes nightmarish trip into the center of the modern American dream, weaving jointly tales of unlawful immigrants, of movie stars and whores, or even of the playwright himself. Pyrenees follows a guy stumbled on mendacity within the snow within the foothills as he attempts to piece jointly his identification. In The American Pilot a crash-landing in a distant valley in kingdom increases questions about how the realm sees the US and the way the USA sees the realm.
The assortment additionally encompasses a trilogy of brief performs, Being Norwegian, Kyoto and Brewers Fayre, released the following for the 1st time.
'I can't suggest it hugely adequate . . . A wealthy, charged play, veering among the comedian and the poetic as innocence supplies strategy to experience.' Telegraph
'A surreal and interesting piece of theatre . . . superb . . . domestic and wide awake from the legendary dream that's San Diego, the identify David Greig continues to be imprinted on our minds.' Independent
'All the wit and intelligence of earlier works, probing away at matters which are either modern and timeless...A elegant, profitable, attractive drama, Greig's top to date.' The Times
The American Pilot
'One of the main intellectually stimulating dramatists round. A richly provocative new play.' Guardian