Online Book Club – This Wide Night

This month’s pick

For our April selection, the LPW Book Club is going to be reading This Wide Night by Chloe Moss.

Why did we pick this?

This play was developed in 2008 by Chloe Moss for Clean Break – a theatre company who work with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. The play explores the relationship between two women who shared a close friendship in prison but are struggling to rebuild their lives in the outside world.

The tender portrayal of the two characters and the fragility of their new found freedom make this play a moving, dramatic read and the play raises important questions about the difficulties people face when being released from prison.

As with all of Chloe Moss’s plays, the script is packed full of punchy dialogue and provides a great example of writing in a regional dialect.

How does it work?

All you need to do is read the play and come on over to our Members Facebook Group to join the discussion! Book club threads will be marked with the hashtag #bookclub, so it will be easy to find the discussion.

When does it start?

Our discussion will start with a live chat at 7.30pm on Thursday 3 May 2018.  Don’t worry if you haven’t finished the play by then, we’ll be starting at the beginning with our discussion, so there will still be a lot that you can get out of it.

However, we can’t be held liable for any spoilers, so if this is something that will bother you, probably best to finish the play before the book club starts.

We’ll be leaving the discussion on the play open on the Facebook Group, so if there’s a question or a topic you want to explore with a group of writers, this is the perfect opportunity.

Need a copy?

If you need to buy a copy, you can do so at the link below. (And if you buy through this Amazon Affiliate link, a small portion of the sale will go towards supporting LPW – at NO extra charge to you!)

This Wide Night by Chloe Moss

Image by Alexey Druzhinin Via Flickr CC

 

Kimberley Andrews is a playwright who has an MA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA/ Kings College London. She’s had work performed at the Birmingham Rep, Rich Mix Studios, Luton Library Theatre, The Arena Theatre, and has experience in self-producing on the London fringe. She currently works as a playwriting dissertation tutor at RADA and a freelance script consultant. As co-founder of London Playwrights’ Blog & Workshop, Kimberley is the Head of Writer Development, where she combines her passion for working with new writers with her own experience as a writer to create resources for emerging playwrights

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