Let the Right One In - NHB Modern Plays (Paperback)
  • Let the Right One In - NHB Modern Plays (Paperback)

Let the Right One In - NHB Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 88 Pages
Published: 28/11/2013
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A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film.

Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood.

Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time...

Jack Thorne's adaptation of Let The Right One In, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, premiered in June 2013 at the Dundee Rep Theatre in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland, before transferring to London's Royal Court Theatre in November 2013. It won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre in 2014.

Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423749
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
Edition: stage version


'Exquisitely sad and witty... [it will] wring your heart while scaring the mortal stuffing out of you'

-- Ben Brantley * New York Times *

'Extraordinary... sets new standards in atmospheric scariness... takes you to the edge of human experience with eye-opening candour, beauty and ingenuity'

* WhatsOnStage *

'Astonishing... at once beautifully intimate and bedazzingly epic'

* Time Out *

'Exquisitely beautiful and heartbreakingly sad... so painfully tender that, as you watch the show, it feels as if layers of your skin are gradually being flayed from your body'

* Guardian *

'Remarkable... gratifyingly scary... dark and striking'

* Telegraph *

'Moving and haunting... a rich and beautiful theatrical experience that is by turns gripping and tender'

* Herald *

'A chilling and moving piece of theatre, full of pain, terror and unexpected moments of comedy'

* Scotsman *

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“Favourite read”

This was the best book I read in 2009.
The author writes intricately and with great detail.
I really connected to some of the characters and couldn't put the book down.

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It was recommended by a sales assistant in waterstones who claimed it was gripping.....certainly is not. Although I imagine it could be better as a film?

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“I didn't get it”

I'd really been looking forward to this book. I bought it ages go and had it on my bookshelf in that deliciously anticipatory 'books to be read' pile.
So, I understand that the author has been touted as... More

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