Knuckle

by  David Hare

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

"A play of mystery and message." - The New York Times

Opens in a bar where Curley Delafield has come looking for his sister, Sarah. Has she been murdered, did she kill herself, or has she simply disappeared? Curley is an aggressive, badgering young man, determined to get to the heart of the matter. He q…

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    4m, 2f
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    Mystery/Thriller

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Opens in a bar where Curley Delafield has come looking for his sister, Sarah. Has she been murdered, did she kill herself, or has she simply disappeared? Curley is an aggressive, badgering young man, determined to get to the heart of the matter. He questions Jenny, the hard, bright barmaid and friend of his sister. The scene shifts to Curley's father's house. Father Patrick seems more interested in amorous playing about with his housekeeper than helping his son find Sarah. Curley then questions, Max, Sarah's fiance. But this only results in Max pulling a knife on Jenny, the barmaid. Curley is left with his search unsuccessful and his questions unanswered. A good showcase for actors.
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"A play of mystery and message." - The New York Times

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David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the H ...

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