The first collection of plays from the multi-award-winning legendary screenwriter and playwright. Contains the plays Red, Peter and Alice and I’ll Eat You Last. With an introduction by Michael Grandage
Red: Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing. Nominated for 7 Olivier Awards (2009) and winner of 6 Tony Awards (2010) including Best New Play.
Peter and Alice: When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. In John Logan’s remarkable play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.
I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
1981. Hollywood. Sue Mengers, the first female ‘superagent’ at a time when women talent agents of any kind are almost unheard of, invites you into her Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, secrets, and all the inside showbiz stories that only Sue could tell… Back in the 1970s, Sue Mengers represented almost every major star in Hollywood; her clients were the talk of the town and her glamorous dinner parties were legendary. But by 1981 the glory days were fading. Her time was passing as a sleek and corporate New Hollywood began to emerge. The phone’s not ringing so much these days and Sue is forced to face the inevitable truth: the credits roll sooner than you think.
John Logan is a three time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright. His play Red went on to sell thousands of copies, played in London to great acclaim before transferring to a smash hit Broadway run where it won 6 Tony Awards including Best New Play. His work for the stage includes Never the Sinner, Hauptmann, a new adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder, and Red, the Tony-winning play about painter Mark Rothko. Logan’s work as a screenwriter includes Skyfall, Sweeney Todd, The Aviator, Hugo, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Rango, Coriolanus, and Any Given Sunday.