A Girl With A Book and Other Plays

by Nick Wood

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books

Publication Date: March 10, 2017

ISBN: 9781910798621

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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A topical collection of new plays by popular UK playwright Nick Wood

'I am not a lone voice, I am many.' Malala*** ***Yousafzai

A Girl with a Book and Other Plays brings together four plays for young people by acclaimed playwright Nick Wood. Topical and wide-ranging, they concern refugees, friendship, loss and courage.

'You know those sente**nces that start I'm not sexist/racist/homophobic and the speaker sticks in the word 'but' and goes on to prove that's exactly what they are?'

The title play,  A Girl with a Book is an honest response to the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban. Produced many times in Germany and the UK, the play raises serious questions about the West's complex relationship with and attitudes to the Muslim world.

'a journey into empathy and imagination...' Stephen Lowe


  • Nick Wood's poignant political drama A Girl with a Book is based on the true story of Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Malala Yousafza. In 2012, gunmen stopped a bus in Pakistan and shot three young girls. Their crime? Wanting to go to school. Knowing nothing about the situation, able to offer little more than outrage, the writer is forced out from behind his desk and in the search for answers to help him tell the story of a brave young woman's fight for girls' education, but when his research uncovers attitudes at odds with his liberal convictions he has to face what he learns about himself. Achieving international acclaim after its opening in Hamburg, A Girl with a Book examines Malala's story through a series of questions - Wood asks how a girl who wanted to go to school could become such a target.
  • Bird boy:** **Eddie and Tim create their own den up on the Knoll, a secret place for heroes.