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Description - The Gift by Roy Williams

A new play by the award-winning writer, which premiered at the Birmingham Rep in 2000 and transferred to London's Tricycle theatre "Yu gwan on about love, you can't even si love when it right under yer nose"Since their childhood, when Heather left Jamaica to start a new life in England, her half-sister Bernice always claimed to have 'the gift' of raising spirits from the dead. Thirty years later, when Heather returns to the island after the murder of her much-loved son, she offers Bernice the deeds to the family house - if she can bring him back..."Roy Williams shows himself to be a sassy, sophisticated diviner of the human heart" (Evening Standard)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413755902
ISBN-10: 0413755908
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roy Williams

Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the country's leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List. His Plays include Category B (Tricycle Theatre), Angel House (Eclipse Theatre, UK Tour), Days Of Significance (RSC), Joe Guy (Tiata Fahodzi), There's Only One Wayne Matthews (Polka Theatre), Baby Girl (NT Connections), Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith), Little Sweet Thing (Nottingham Playhouse), Slow Time (NT Education), Fallout (Royal Court Theatre), Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads (NT), Clubland (Royal Court Theatre), The Gift (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), Local Boy (Hampstead Theatre), Souls (Theatre Centre), Life Off (Royal Court) , Starstruck (Tricycle, Winner Of John Whiting Award, Alfred Fagon Award & Emma Award For Best Play), Josie's Boy (Red Ladder Theatre Co) and The No-Boys Cricket Club (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).

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