Plays by Moses Raine

Shrieks of Laughter

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

When the sea gets rough, don't look at the water churning around you - no, it'll make you feel worse. Look at the horizon far away. It's the only stable thing.

Henry takes a slow breath and closes his eyes as a deep voice guides him into the dark waters of his subconscious. We follow him into a surreal world where a series of strange events bring hidden feelings about himself and those closest to him bubbling to the surface.

Shrieks of Laughter premiered at the Soho Theatre, London, in May 2006.

Moses Raine wrote Shrieks of Laughter at the age of 21, commissioned as part of Soho Theatre's Writers' Attachment Programme 2005. He was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2004 for The Survival Handbook.