Kevin Dyer

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Plays by Kevin Dyer

The Bomb

Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

A topical play about terrorism and its aftermath. Inspired by Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the 1984 Brighton bomb and Patrick Magee who planted that bomb. In 2000, they met for the first time to promote understanding and conflict resolution. They have continued their dialogue ever since. At 16, she was shell-shocked and caught in the blast. Now the bomber's waiting on the other side of the door. The Bomb is a journey into the minds of two extraordinary people – one who destroys lives, the other who forgives the unforgivable.

The Iranian Feast

Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

In modern-day Tehran, you can never predict how life will turn out. Part thriller, part cookery lesson, this is the story of a family struggling to deal with the challenges of a regime where secrecy and surveillance are an everyday part of life. Abbas calls together his wife and daughter and their friends and neighbours for an impromptu feast. Going in the pot are fresh herbs, spices, sweet vegetables and Eliâ’s mother’s secret ingredient . . .

The play explores the reasons behind migration, how people make compromises to survive in societies where freedom is limited.

Kevin Dyer won the Writer Guild Award for Best Play for Children and Young People for his play The Monster Under The Bed. It was also shortlisted for the Brian Way and John Whiting Awards. He was also shortlisted for the same award for his play Angela. His adaptations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Angela were shortlisted for the Brian Way Award. This year he was shortlisted for the WG Awards for the Canadian Doraa awards and for Offies with his play Minotaura. He has received the Wrivers Guild Encouragement Award for his support of other writers; is an ex-magazine and newspaper journalist, and is a drama assessor for Arts Council England. He has written over 40 commissioned plays for theatre and radio. His play Baghdad Zoo was commissioned and performed by four major regional theatres as part of the Playground project and has since been produced at Birmingham Rep, ATT, Plymouth Theatre Royal and by companies across the USA. He wrote The Iranian Feast after visiting Iran just after the stolen election.