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by Richard Milward

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Great play for theatre lovers, critics, fans of new drama, drama teachers and students.


Great play for theatre lovers, critics, fans of new drama, drama teachers and students.

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“Catcher in the Rye meets Arctic Monkeys.”—The Times

"This superb stage version of Richard Millward's debut novel is - like an underage Trainspotting - an upbeat and sometimes even joyous affair that suggests that for all the trials and tribulations of the teenage years, the kids are probably going to be OK."
—Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Adaptor and director John Retallack's version works very well. Anyone wanting to understand - or, at any rate, to begin to understand - the pressures young people face in growing up at the bottom of our society's heap should see Apples. But don't expect an enjoyable evening of theatre - moving, illuminating, superbly well done, certainly, but "enjoyable" is definitely not the right word!”—British Theatre Guide

“A superb stage version of Richard Milward's debut novel… It's a funny-sad, ugly-beautiful night out, nicely performed by its young cast and swirling with the sweaty, dirty poetry of everyday life. 4 stars”
—Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“A neat, pacey production … A rollercoaster ride through adolescence in all its frantic, anxious, smeary, glittering glory.”
—Alice Jones, The Independent

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Theatre Communications Group
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Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Apples 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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With a plot that is neither far-faetched nor completely dull, Apples is a definitely a novel I'd recommend to any teen who is in need of a good book to read by the fire, park, or any other place of interest. The style of the novel is more journal- entry, but instead of getting perspectives from solely the main characters, Eve and Adam, Richard Milward incorporates a voice from almost all the characters in the book, including their dyslexic friend Debbie (who Milward purposely has her entry completely backwards) to the butterfly who spreads his wings for the first time while observing Eve and Adam on school grounds. By having different perspectives of the characters, instead of their dilouge being a 'he said, she said', it's so much easier to understand how the characters look and feel themselves as well as seeing them through the eyes of others. Although the book was most excelent, i did feel a little rushed in the end, which brought some dissapointment. Other than that, I found the book really easy to get into and I'm looking forward to reading more of Milwards novels when the time comes.