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Diary of a Madman By Howard Colyer
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Gogol's short story, Diary of a Madman, adapted for the stage. "This is a play about an individual’s descent into madness, brought to life by a brilliant trio of actor David Bromley,... More > director Scott Le Crass, and author Howard Colyer. But what makes the play interesting is that Gogol’s protagonist defies the literary mould: he has a condition usually reserved for tormented kings and ladies imprisoned in the attic. Rather than being ordinary, he is ‘extraordinary’, a term peppering Howard Colyer’s script. Through Poprishchin, Gogol portrays his contempt for government and bureaucracy, and allows this lowly civil servant to become a leader…at least in his own mind." Emma Slater, London Theatre, reviewing the production at the Jack Studio.< Less
Almost a Fast Bowler By Howard Colyer
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Dramatic monologue. A man has killed ambiguously. He may, or may not, have intended to do so. But he is not prosecuted by the police. Though he does suffer remorse. He resigns from his job, sells... More > his flat and leaves his fiancée. And he leaves England. He travels through Italy in search of a former girlfriend; and he only comes to a halt when he reaches the far north-west of Sicily. And there he rents a house in a village and reflects upon his life.< Less
The Murderess By Howard Colyer
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The woman who does the killing is not the woman who walks away. A dramatic monologue after a painting by Munch.
Homework By Howard Colyer
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What is an individual but a collection of memories on legs? Take away the memories and what's left? Legs. And even they aren't working well any more. Homework is a one act play with two characters... More > and thirty phone calls. It opened at the Brockley Jack Theatre in London on 8 November, 2011. 'Howard Colyer's Homework is not only reminiscent of Waiting for Godot's literal and actual inaction, but also of its cyclical and repetitive rhythms.' Sandra Giorgetti, British Theatre Guide. 'There is not one dull moment in this production.' Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network.< Less
Finchley Road By Howard Colyer
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A one act play with two characters in a police interview room at Heathrow in 1989.
Figures in a Shelter By Howard Colyer
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A re-union of old friends from university - three are there but one is missing, the focus of them all, and her absence becomes ever more menacing. A one act play.
I Think I Got The Wrong Train By Howard Colyer
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A woman takes the last train at night but the destination is not what she expected. A dramatic monologue.
Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji By Howard Colyer
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A one act play;a love story - love is friendship gone mad. And the volume includes two very short plays - Nothing Else Ever, and Gertrudenhof.
Baron By Howard Colyer
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A one act play based upon a novel by Joseph Roth – The Tale of the 1,002nd Night.
Trojan Women By Howard Colyer
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Troy has fallen. The city has been destroyed and its people slaughtered. The few survivors are prisoners of the Greek Army which is waiting to sail back to Greece. This army is disintegrating in... More > the wake of its victory, but the killing continues. The fate of the prisoners hangs in the balance. Reviews: "The play's message is a universal truth and it's powerfully presented." Gary Naylor. Broadway World. "A bleak and powerful retelling." Caitlin Middleton. The Upcoming. "Colyer’s pared-down style is so effective at delivering weighty themes with a light touch." Atomies Website< Less