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Description - IRON by Rona Munro

An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

Josie is seeing her mother Fay for the first time in a while ' she's never walked into a prison before, and she's been putting it off for fifteen years. Fay is serving life for murdering her husband with a kitchen knife. Her daughter needs to find out why she can't remember anything that came before that terrible night, why her own mother would kill her father. Uncovering the memories they share is going to be more perilous than either of them can imagine...

Rona Munro's play Iron was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2002, transfering to the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2003. It went on to win the 2003 John Whiting Award.

'An exceptionally gripping and deeply moving play... psychological drama at its best tense, harrowing, yet also powered by an unsentimental fund of compassion'
- Daily Telegraph

'Rona Munro's quietly impressive play seems simple enough on the surface, but, like her characters, it has hidden depths. It is a love story about how women love men unwisely and too well, and about the painful, twisted, sacred love between mothers and daughters. There is something of Josie and Fay in almost every mother and daughter relationship'
- Guardian

John Whiting Award

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854597038
ISBN-10: 1854597035
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rona Munro

Rona Munro has been writing plays and films since 1982. She won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award for Bold Girls in 1991 and the Peggy Ramsay Award for The Maiden Stone in 1995. Your Turn to Clean the Stair was staged by the Traverse in 1992. She also wrote the screenplay for Ken Loach's Ladybird, Ladybird.

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