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Tony Stowers is an author, playwright, actor and teacher who was born in North East England in 1963 and now lives in North West France. This collection, three of four volumes, features four diverse theatre plays. "Le Petoman" (2002) is a two-act comedy based on the real-life story of one of the stars of The Moulin Rouge at the turn of the 19th Century. "Pressure" (2002) is the follow-up to "My Brother Jake" (Plays: Two), a play for young people examining what happens when Jake is released from prison but has to cope with more temptation in civilian life than he ever had to cope with inside. "Space Station" (2003) is a two character comedy about two strangers who meet on a hill at night for very different reasons. "Space Jockey" (2004) is taken from stories surrounding the shady world of telephone advertising sales. Each play comes with notes and original publicity, where possible.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 362.87g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507894007
  • 9781507894002

About Tony Stowers

Tony Stowers was born into a working class family in North East England in 1963 and left secondary school at age 15 with almost no qualifications. Often in trouble with teachers and the police and uninterested in unskilled labouring, his saving grace was a passion for reading, writing and acting. At 18 he decided he'd be a writer and actor. From that moment on he hasn't stopped. Though returning to part-time education to increase his skills and knowledge and spending three years full-time at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama from 1985 - 88, he has never received a formal degree-level education. A published poet and performance poet, he also lived in London for 11 years, Darlington for 4 years and Gateshead-Newcastle for 4 years and has lived in France since 2006. He has written 25 theatre plays, all of which are published and today performed and read all over the world and both they and his performance skills have been reviewed by Time Out, The Stage and The Guardian in the UK. He has run two professional theatre companies as Writer-Actor-Director, employed up to 50 actors and artists, toured in the UK and Europe and published 10 books. He concentrates his writing on his own life experience and often with a working class perspective. His style is workmanlike, absent of frills and too much over-ornamentation. Self-taught and largely self-educated, he now teaches English in France and continues to write. Six of his plays have been translated into French.show more