"A major new voice in British theatre" (Scotsman) Set around Limehouse Cut and the Lee River in East London, Herons is the disturbing and moving story of fourteen-year-old Billy, whose life has been made a misery by his father's actions. As the teenagers that surround him on the estate step up their campaign of bullying, the play escalates to a violent climax.Commissioned by the Royal Court, Herons premiered there on 18 May 2001.
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(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
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Author Biography - Simon Stephens
Simon Stephens studied at York University, then lived for two years in Edinburgh before moving to Lo ndon in 1994. His first play, Sleep of the Just, was staged at the New Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1994; his next, Bring Me Sunshine, at the Assembly Rooms at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, transferring to the Riverside Studios in London the same year. His next play, Bluebird, was produced by the Royal Court in London in 1998 as part of their 'Choice' festival of new writing and received much critical acclaim.