Elinor Cook

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Plays by Elinor Cook

Pilgrims

Nick Hern Books
Type: Text

A play about adventure, betrayal, and man's impulse to conquer the world.

Dan and Will climb mountains. Aged eighteen, they climbed Everest. They became legends.

Rachel isn't interested in being a character in Dan's story. She intends to make her own. But with the thrill of a climb just days away, it's not just principles, but people, in danger.

Elinor Cook's play Pilgrims premiered at HighTide Festival 2016, in a co-production with HighTide, Theatr Clwyd and Vicky Graham Productions, directed by Tamara Harvey.

Elinor Cook won the George Devine Award 2013 for Most Promising Playwright. Her plays include: Pilgrims (HighTide Festival and Yard Theatre, London, 2016); The Rehearsal (LAMDA); Ten Weeks (Paines Plough/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); Image of an Unknown Young Woman (Gate Theatre, London, 2015); The Girl’s Guide to Saving the World (HighTide Festival, 2014); The Boy Preference (National Theatre Connections); and this is where we got to when you came in (non zero one/Bush Theatre).
She also wrote an episode of The Secrets for BBC One, directed by Dominic Savage.
Author photo by Richard Davenport