Premiere at the Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court, London. 1990
Cast: Jonathan Cullen, Ewan Hooper, Melee Hutton, Susan Brown, John Salthouse
Director (London): Simon Curtis
Director (Belfast) : Stephen Wright
Re-presented the same year by Tinderbox in Belfast, where it was nominated as Best New Play.
The play concerns the killing of three members of the IRA by the British Army in 1988. Based on the work of journalist Ian Jack and additional research by Hugh and members of the company.
"An outstanding example of the theatre's power to revitalise an event suspended between news and history"
Irving Wardle, Independent on Sunday
Co-written with Howard Brenton, Brain Clark, Trevor Griffiths, David Hare, Stephen Poliakoff and Snoo Wilson.
Premiered Edinburgh in 1971.
Re-staged in London, in Germany and published in the U.K.
"Its sustained view of exploitation … makes Layby a major event of this Festival or any festival."
Nicholas de Jongh, The Guardian
All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go
Rehearsed reading Coventry Playhouse 1992
A surreal and satirical play set in a huge basement where clothes are re-cycled. A charity shop is, arguably, a place where one set of better off people can feel good while another poorer set of people give money to charity.
Rehearsed reading at the Richmond Theatre 2009.
Commissioned by Batway Productions, the script proposes a fast-moving staging to retain the exuberant satire of the original – Trollope's church politics seem closer to the parliamentary kind we witness daily with all the colliding ego's and hidden agendas.