Jack Thorne

  • Phil and Alice are in love - familiar, flawed, ordinary love. They are on a journey, but this journey doesn’t have an A to Z. Jack Thorne's The Solid Life of Sugar Water is an intimate, tender play about loss, hurt and rediscovery. It previewed at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and premiered at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in a co-production between Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

  • La huitième histoire. Dix-neuf ans plus tard.

    Être Harry Potter n'a jamais été facile et ne l'est pas davantage depuis qu'il travaille au coeur des secrets du ministère de la Magie. Marié et père de trois enfants, Harry se débat avec un passé qui refuse de le laisser en paix, tandis que son fils Albus affronte le poids d'un héritage familial dont il n'a jamais voulu. Quand passé et présent s'entremêlent dangereusement, père et fils se retrouvent face à une dure vérité : les ténèbres surviennent parfois des endroits les plus inattendus.

    La huitième histoire maintenant en poche !
    Avec de passionnants bonus inédits : la chronologie de la vie de Harry, l'arbre généalogique de sa famille et une conversation sur la lecture des pièces de théâtre entre Jack Thorne et John Tiffany.

  • The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne.

    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.

    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

    This Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to purchase until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.

    Biographical Notes J .K. ROWLING J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

    JOHN TIFFANY John Tiffany directed Once, for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let the Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St Ann's Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at ART and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

    JACK THORNE Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let the Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugar Water for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, and 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for HighTide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs and National Treasure. He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England '90) and Best Single Drama (Don't Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series (This Is England '88).

  • Die achte Geschichte. Neunzehn Jahre später. Das Skript zum Theaterstück! Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind, basierend auf einer neuen Geschichte von J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany und Jack Thorne, ist ein neues Theaterstück von Jack Thorne. Es erzählt die achte Geschichte in der Harry-Potter-Serie und ist gleichzeitig die erste offizielle Harry-Potter-Geschichte, die auf der Bühne präsentiert wird. Das Stück feierte am 30. Juli 2016 im Londoner West End Premiere. Es war nie leicht, Harry Potter zu sein - und jetzt, als überarbeiteter Angestellter des Zaubereiministeriums, Ehemann und Vater von drei Schulkindern, ist sein Leben nicht gerade einfacher geworden. Während Harrys Vergangenheit ihn immer wieder einholt, kämpft sein Sohn Albus mit dem gewaltigen Vermächtnis seiner Familie, mit dem er nichts zu tun haben will. Als Vergangenheit und Gegenwart auf unheilvolle Weise miteinander verschmelzen, gelangen Harry und Albus zu einer bitteren Erkenntnis: Das Dunkle kommt oft von dort, wo man es am wenigsten erwartet.

  • De officiële tekst van de oorspronkelijke West End- productie van Harry Potter en het Vervloekte Kind in Londen.

    Het leven van Harry Potter was al nooit eenvoudig, maar nu hij een overwerkte ambtenaar is op het Ministerie van Toverkunst en vader van drie schoolgaande kinderen, lijkt alles nog ingewikkelder.

    Terwijl Harry wordt achtervolgd door zijn verleden dat weigert verleden tijd te blijven, worstelt zijn jongste zoon Albus met een familie-erfenis waar hij nooit om gevraagd heeft. Wanneer het verleden en heden dreigen te vesmelten, leren zowel vader als zoon dat het duister soms uit onverwachte hoek komt.

    Het toneelstuk Harry Potter en het Vervloekte Kind, gebaseerd op een oorspronkelijk verhaal van J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany en Jack Thorne, verscheen in een 'speciale repetitie-editie' gelijktijdig met de wereldpremière van het stuk in Londen in de zomer van 2016. HEt stuk werd laaiend enthousiast onthaald zowel door theaterbezoekers als critici en het script werd onmiddellijk een wereldwijde bestseller.

    Dit definitieve script bevat niet alleen de allerlaatste versie van de dialogen, maar ook gloednieuwe extra inhoud als een gesprek tussen regisseur John Tiffany en toneelschrijver Jack Thorne over het lezen van scripts. Deze editie bevat ook interessante achtergrondinformatie waaronder een Harry Potter stamboom en een tijdlijn.

  • Anglais Mydidae

    Thorne Jack

    One bathroom. Two people. One day. A relationship witnessed in minute, devastating detail. A story of intimacy, fragility and the darker side of love, Jack Thorne's Mydidae exposes the private and disturbing moments a couple share, and explores what becomes of a relationship when it is held together not only by love, but by fear, guilt and despair. 'A two-hander full of unexpected menace that probes and chips at its characters, peeling back layers of skin... a potent piece of writing' Exeunt Magazine 'Like a punch in the gut... what makes all of this not only bearable but completely transfixing is the unmistakeable honesty of the writing' Whatsonstage.com

  • Anglais Bunny

    Thorne Jack

    An exhilarating coming-of-age drama for a solo performer. Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2010 Scorching heat. A fight. A car chase. A siege. When her boyfriend is attacked on the street, feisty eighteen-year-old Katie is thrust on a white-knuckle ride through one extraordinary evening. Amidst the baying for blood and the longing for love, Katie is forced to decide her future. 'Electrifying combination of streetwise earthiness and heartbreaking vulnerability... terrific' Scotsman

  • A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Tom's brother Luke is dead. This has upset a lot of people but it hasn't upset Tom. Or, rather, it has upset him, but in ways he can't explain and other people can't understand. You see, Tom and Luke were never friends. In fact, Tom didn't really like Luke at all. So it's an odd decision - to try and bury Luke in the pavement of the Tunstall Estate where he was killed. But to Tom, it sort of makes sense, in a stupid-weird kind of way. As he sleeps out on the pavement, he comes across planning officials, tramps, undertakers, police officers, sisters, mothers, estate agents, ghosts, pavement elephants, sky dragons and a strange lad called Tight who wants to sell him a Travelcard. Written specifically for young people, Burying Your Brother in the Pavement was part of the 2008 National Theatre Connections Festival and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

  • A painful - and painfully funny - play about being very young and in love - and coping with serious illness at the same time. Rachel and Peter are seventeen. They have been going out for six months. It's love's young dream. Then Rachel gets ill - seriously ill. She doesn't want her mum to fuss; she doesn't want Alice to pretend she's her best friend; and she certainly doesn't want Alice's boyfriend telling bad jokes at her bedside. The only person she wants is Peter, but Peter doesn't know what it is that he wants. When You Cure Me premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2005. 'In one of the year's finest pieces of new writing... a compassionate, gripping portrait of a fledgling relationship that is asked to bear more than many well-established marriages' Evening Standard 'painstakingly honest... acutely observant of the petty rivalries and jealousies that sickness provokes' Guardian '[has] a merciless precision... a brave piece of writing that, with its damaged and angry heroine, unflinchingly shows us not a vision of saintly suffering, but a far more engagingly human struggle for survival' The Times

  • Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including Skins, Shameless, The Fades, This is England '86/'88/'90 and Glue, Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage. Described as a 'powerful voice for Britain's youth' (Independent), he remains one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today. This collection, with a revealing introduction by the author, covers a period of intense creativity - beginning with When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre, 2005), a painful - and painfully funny - play about being very young and in love, and coping with serious illness at the same time. 'One of the year's finest pieces of new writing' Evening Standard In the monologue play Stacy (Arcola Theatre, 2007), twenty-something Rob tells the story of a confusing couple of days in which everything in his life seems to have gone wrong. 'A pin-sharp, brilliant piece of work' Time Out 2nd May 1997 (Bush Theatre, 2009) distils all the euphoria and despair of New Labour's landslide electoral victory into three stories told with 'quiet profundity and verve' (Telegraph), while Bunny (Edinburgh Fringe, 2010) is a white-knuckle ride through the streets of contemporary Britain, written for a solo female performer. 'Terrific' Scotsman Red Car, Blue Car is a heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush in 2011. Finally, Mydidae (Soho Theatre, 2012), a two-hander set entirely in a bathroom, is an electrifyingly intimate account of the darker side of love which hits audiences 'like a punch in the gut' (Whatsonstage.com)

  • An urgent political play from the writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England '86. Hope is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government. How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out. Jack Thorne's Hope premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 2014. 'valuable and timely... a sunburst of optimism' - Daily Telegraph 'a surprisingly entertaining state-of-the-nation drama'- The Stage 'mischievous without being strident, combining pensiveness and wry humour' - Evening Standard 'sharp yet generous-spirited... [Hope] earns its final glow of optimism by being a critical, hard-edged play that is not a cynical one... it's rather beautiful' - The Times 'Jack Thorne's play about local authority cuts could not be more timely: what is equally important is that it entertains even as it offers a call to arms... [Hope] is part of a valuable tradition in combining the residual optimism of David Hare with the preoccupation with process of David Edgar. But it exists on its own terms and is particularly good on edgy personal relationships... it resonantly lives up to its title' - Guardian

  • A troubled, disturbing but bleakly funny play from a leading writer of Channel 4's Shameless and Skins. Fanny and Faggot presents two distinct moments in the life of Mary Bell: her trial when accused of the murder of two small boys, and her escape from the open prison in 1977, when she spent the weekend on the run in Blackpool and lost her virginity.

  • A heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2011.

  • Rob finds life confusing in a world of unwritten rules. If there's no one around to tell him right from wrong, except for a copy of FHM and a call-centre supervisor, he just has to guess. But he's never been very lucky, and sometimes he gets his guesses very wrong. This play was first staged at the Arcola Theatre, in 2007. 'a pin-sharp, brilliant piece of work' - Time Out, Critics' Choice 'a challenging, disturbing and distinctive new voice' - The Times 'This one man show will blow your socks off... one of the most entertaining nights I've had at the theatre' - London Lite

  • Basato su una storia originale di J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany e Jack Thorne, un nuovo spettacolo di Jack Thorne, Harry Potter e la Maledizione dell'Erede è l'ottava storia della serie di Harry Potter e la prima a essere rappresentata a teatro. La premiere mondiale si è tenuta nel West End di Londra il 30 luglio 2016. È sempre stato difficile essere Harry Potter e non è molto più facile ora che è un impiegato del Ministero della Magia oberato di lavoro, marito e padre di tre figli in età scolare. Mentre Harry Potter fa i conti con un passato che si rifiuta di rimanere tale, il secondogenito Albus deve lottare con il peso dell'eredità famigliare che non ha mai voluto. Il passato e il presente si fondono minacciosamente e padre e figlio apprendono una scomoda verità: talvolta l'oscurità proviene da luoghi inaspettati.

  • El guión oficial de la producción original del West End de Harry Potter y el legado maldito.

    Ser Harry Potter nunca ha sido tarea fácil, menos aún desde que se ha convertido en un ocupadísimo empleado del Ministerio de Magia, un hombre casado y padre de tres hijos.

    Mientras Harry planta cara a un pasado que se resiste a quedar atrás, su hijo menor, Albus, ha de luchar contra el peso de una herencia familiar de la que él nunca ha querido saber nada. Cuando el destino conecte el pasado con el presente, padre e hijo deberán afrontar una verdad muy incómoda: a veces, la oscuridad surge de los lugares más insospechados.

    Este guión final actualiza el texto completo de la obra de teatro, con el diálogo definitivo de la obra, que ha cambiado ligeramente desde los ensayos, así como una conversación entre el director John Tiffany y el guionista Jack Thorne, que comparten su conocimiento y anécdotas sobre la lectura de textos de teatro. Esta edición también incluye contexto histórico sobre el árbol genealógico de los Potter y una cronología de los eventos en el Mundo Mágico que preceden al comienzo de Harry Potter y el legado maldito.

    El guión de Harry Potter y el legado maldito se publicó en una edición especial del texto teatral inmediatamente después del estreno mundial de la obra en el West End de Londres el verano de 2016. Basada en una historia original de J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany y Jack Thorne, la obra recibió reseñas entusiastas, tanto de los espectadores como de la crítica especializada, y el texto teatral se convirtió en un éxito de ventas mundial.

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