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Everyday Maps for Everyday Use

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TITLE
Everyday Maps for Everyday Use
AUTHORS

Tom Morton-Smith

SYNOPSIS

Maggie has found a warm patch of ground on Horsell Common. She believes something is buried in the dirt. This is the site of the Martian invasion in HG Wells’ The War of the Worldsand she sneaks out of the house in the dead of night and dances on the warm spot. Here she meets Behrooz, an amateur astronomer who spends his nights mapping the surface of Mars.

A stunning new play about fantasy and sexuality, and about the blurry and indistinct lines between reality and desire.

AVAILABILITY
Available
YEAR
2012
ISBN
978-1-84943-441-6
TYPOLOGY
Drama
PUBLISHER
Oberon Books, Ltd (Collection: Oberon Modern Plays)
biography

Tom Morton-Smith

According to his own website (www.tommortonsmith.com), “Tom Morton-Smith is a playwright and screenwriter currently based in Northwest England.

His 2015 play, “Oppenheimer”, charts the life of J Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb. Written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Oppenheimer opened at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, before transferring to the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. “Ravens”, a Cold War thriller set during the 1972 World Chess Championship, opened at the Hampstead Theatre in November 2019. “The Earthworks” appeared at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in May and June 2017. It appeared as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Mischief Festival and was directed by the RSC’s Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman. His debut play, “Salt Meets Wound”, opened at Theatre503 in May 2007. “Everyday Maps for Everyday Use” was staged at the Finborough Theatre as part of the PapaTango New Writing Festival 2012. “In Doggerland” toured nationally in 2013.

Tom is represented by United Agents and published by Oberon Books (now part of Bloomsbury).

More information: en.wikipedia.orgwww.unitedagents.co.ukwww.dramaonlinelibrary.com and www.tommortonsmith.com

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