Hayley Squires

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Plays by Hayley Squires

Vera Vera Vera

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn’t needed for this heroic martyr.

Vera Vera Vera, Hayley Squires’s first play, is a blackly comic piece about what we are willing to fight for. Upon its first production, Squires was hailed as a bracing new voice – clear-eyed and loud, addressing violence, neglect and apathy.

Vera Vera Vera was first presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 22 March 2012.

Hayley Squires was born and raised in South London, and studied acting at Rose Bruford College. A graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme, Squires's first play, Vera Vera Vera premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 2012, before transferring to the Theatre Local, Peckham.