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Many Moons

Many Moons

Alice Birch

Oberon Books

“…an absolutely incredible script. It's rare to see a play and be so sure that it will stay with you for a while but Many Moons is precisely that kind of play. An incredibly tense, dense and tight play…. Beautiful, and slightly terrifying.”
British Theatre Guide


"extraordinary…. [Birch is] talent to watch…a witty yet poetic play of great maturity and dramatic intrigue… as excellent a piece of new writing as you will see this year” Public reviews


“This is a meticulously written play… that slowly turns you inside out.” –The Guardian


“Birch’s writing is poetic and rich with’s a confident and exciting piece of writing, and as a debut, as a marker of things to come, it’s one to remember.” –Exeunt Magazine


Juniper is looking for love, Robert is trying to avoid it, Ollie doesn’t know what it is and Meg has resigned herself to never having it. As these four people move through a July day in London, they orbit each other, unaware that they are hurtling towards one moment that could devastate them all. Many Moons is the latest play by new playwright Alice Birch, opening at groundbreaking Theatre 503 in summer 2011.


Alice Birch is the winner of the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting 2014, the co-winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2014 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2012 and 2015. Theatre includes: Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (RSC/Soho Rep NYC), Ophelias Zimmer (Royal Court/Schaubuhne Theater Berlin), We Want You to Watch (National Theatre), Little Light (Orange Tree), Little on the inside (Almeida/Clean Break) and Many Moons (Theatre 503). Film includes Lady Macbeth (BBC/BFI/Creative England) which was the winner of the International Critic’s Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian Film Festival 2016, the Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016 and the winner of Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival 2016.


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