Short and Stark: Joel Horwood

No reviews yet. Be the first to write one!


A selection of extraordinary short plays by leading contemporary voice Joel Horwood. Plays include The Dim, Fairytale of New York and Everything I've Ever Done Wrong (Amplified). In Fairytale of New York, it's Christmas Day; Tom is watching Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, "not even the good one." Do the lonely bring it on themselves? Find yourself wishing you could mute your colleagues with some hidden truths about your darker exploits? Everything I've Ever Done Wrong (Amplified) is a painful and glorious confession. In the name of love. And what about when the man who made your life fall away is the one who assesses you at the Job centre? Find out when power station cleaner Charlie List confronts old schoolmate Fran Parker after all this time in The Dim : "He's back, Dim. Fran Parker's back. He destroyed me. Before he came, I was like- I was the king!" Fresh from the pages of that fairytale, the big bad wolf fears being utterly misrepresented. Hoisted by his own hairy petard, Wolf is his chance to set the records straight for ever after... Finally, even if life, or that one precious love, has sped past your eyes, in Polly Brown it is never too late for the one that got away.

Running time: 120mins