Moonset (Plays for Young People) (Paperback)
Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2023I can imagine myself in the future looking back on this all.
And looking back I can feel when the fire was lit. Fifteen-year-old Roxy is burning. Lost somewhere between the bonfire of girlhood and the sharp edge of womanhood, she gathers her friends and begins meddling in witchcraft to search for answers. Shadows are lurking, ready to swallow those she loves most in the world. As friendships fray, fire crackles and blood bubbles, the group unravel the bonds that unite and the secrets that surround them. Maryam Hamidi's Moonset is a blazing, coming-of-age tale filled with love, rage and self-discovery, as four young women search for the power they were promised. Moonset is published in Methuen Drama's Plays For Young People series which offers suitable plays for young performers and audiences at schools, youth groups and youth theatres. This edition was published to coincide with the Citizens Theatre production at Tron Theatre and Traverse Theatre, Scotland, in February 2023.
Maryam Hamidi is a writer for stage, screen and radio. She was born in Iran, raised in England and is based in Scotland. She has most recently written The Words for Glasgow's lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie & A Pint and Ghost Stories: I look down on myself for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, as well as two short form radio plays Govanhill for BBC Radio 4's 'United Kingdom' series and Drivetime for BBC Radio Scotland. For TV she has written multiple episodes of kids comedy drama Molly & Mack (CBeebies), Silverpoint (Zodiak Kids) and Hollyoaks (Lime). She has also written/directed short films Bahar (Moquette films/Short Circuit/BFI Network) and Bloody Love (Clan/SFTN). She was listed as a finalist for the 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and received the Playwright's Studio New Playwright's Award for her play Moonset, which was produced with Citizens Theatre in February 2023.