Simon Stephens Signed Copies - Giveaway

We've got eight signed copies of Simon Stephens's books! (list below)*

To enter, just register on at, and tell us your favourite moment from a Simon Stephens play - answer in the comments below.

Eight winners will be drawn on Tuesday 16 December 2014 from the entrants.

*Books available: Plays 1; Plays 2; Plays 3; Harper Regan; On the Shore of the Wide World; Pornography; Port; Three Kingdoms

Asked by: A&P Web Editor

  1. Luke Temple on December 12, 2014

    For me it's scene twenty-one of Birdland, when Paul realises just how trapped he is. A raw, chilling end to a stunning, brutal play!

  2. Manon Heuts on December 12, 2014

    My favourite moment from a Simon Stephens play is also the worst moment I've ever had. It was during Sea Wall, near the very end of the play when all tragedy had played out already and Alex (Andrew Scott) was reaching his final lines. There was a moment of silence. The most painful silence I've ever witnessed. It cut straight through my core and it just kept going on and on and on. It was so beautiful and painful at the same time. Beautiful because I've never, ever, ever managed to see one actor alone on stage silence an entire room for over 20 seconds. Usually, there's people shuffling their feet, or someone coughing or fiddling with their jacket. But there was nothing. Nothing but the soft buzzing sound of the lights. Everyone around me sat there, tears silently running down from their eyes. In front of my a lady had to turn her head away because she was no longer able to just sit there and look at Alex because it had became too painful for her.

    That moment was so strong, and it did not even involved any words. Even remembering it now makes me shiver and tear up. This is the most beautiful and intense moment I ever experienced in theater. And I loved every moment of it.

  3. Lukas Brasherfons on December 12, 2014

    Chadwick's "end of the world" speech in Punk Rock. Terrifyingly personal and heartbreaking.

  4. Steven Cowley on December 12, 2014

    For me On the Shore of the Wide World. When Peter is explaining for what happened to Christopher to Susan. He's tried to keep it in, but once he starts he can't stop talking about it. It also seems perhaps that he's found someone who he can talk to about Christopher and anything else perhaps?

  5. Lynn Howard on December 12, 2014

    "Fucking hell!!!"
    Always used in the best way when absolutely necessary!

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