Plays by Brad Birch

Black Mountain  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes.

They're trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. They set themselves rules: they have to be honest, they have to listen and they have to be fair.

But you can't run forever. Especially when you're being followed.

Black Mountain
is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by winner of the Harold Pinter Commission Brad Birch.

A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production, Black Mountain was first performed at Theatre Clwyd, Mold, in July 2017. 

Brad Birch is the writer in residence at Undeb Theatre and on attachment at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brad's work has been produced by Theatre Powys, Sherman Cymru, Theatre503, Dirty Protest, the Royal Court, the Arcola and the Lyric. Brad is a graduate of the Royal Court's Young Writers' Programme and subsequent progressions including the prestigious “Supergroup” and was a member of Sherman Cymru's New Writers' and Advanced Writers' groups in 2010, and afterwards one of Theatre503's “Five”. He is currently writing his first novel. Brad Birch has led many workshops with young people in a directing and writing capacity. He has been involved in various community accessible arts projects run and facilitated by local government funded organizations and is a regular speaker at arts events in Mid Wales. He has spoken at Pimlico Academy in London on the importance of theatre today, young people's roles in theatre and the opportunities the arts provide for young people. His play Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2013, while Gardening: For the Unfulfilled and Alienated features in Contemporary Welsh Plays (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015).