Colder Than Here (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
I walked in and she's sat in the coffin. In the middle of the living-room floor and she's - she's watching telly and laughingNobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying but in the meantime life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and bio-degradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future. Laura Wade's beautifully poised family drama was first performed at Soho Theatre, London.
Laura Wade's plays include Posh (Royal Court Theatre and West End); Tipping The Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith); Alice (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer (Globe Theatre, Sydney Opera House and Australian tour); Other Hands (Soho Theatre); Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre and MCC Theatre New York); Breathing Corpses (Royal Court Theatre); Catch (Royal Court Theatre, written with four other playwrights); Young Emma (Finborough Theatre); 16 Winters (Bristol Old Vic Basement) and Limbo (Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield). Films include The Riot Club. Awards include the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Laura Wade's plays have been performed in the UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Mexico.