We are pleased to announce the availability of two new plays by John Logan: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Peter and Alice, both published by Oberon Books (London).
The three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter of such films as Skyfall and Hugo returns with two new plays on Broadway and in London’s West End, respectively. I’ll Eat You Last is a one-woman show about legendary Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers, whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Cher, Gene Hackman and Mike Nichols. Currently on Broadway, starring Bette Midler, I’ll Eat You Last is nominated for the 2013 Drama League awards for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play.
Based on the real individuals that inspired J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Peter and Alice tells the story of when Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932. Currently playing to acclaim in the West End, Judi Dench stars as Alice and Ben Whishaw as Peter in this new play where enchantment and reality collide.
“A delectable soufflé of a solo show… It’s a heady sensation, thanks to the buoyant, witty writing of Mr. Logan… Tangy and funny.” — New York Times on I’ll Eat You Last
“A haunting play that sounds profound notes of loss and grief… It’s a beautiful and searching play that will live long in the memory.” — Telegraph on Peter and Alice
John Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his critically acclaimed Red, directed by Michael Grandage. Red has been seen in more than eighty productions across the United States and in over thirty foreign countries. He is also the author of more than a dozen other plays including Never the Sinner and Hauptmann. As a screenwriter, Logan has been thrice nominated for the Oscar and has received a Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA award. His film work includes The Aviator, Gladiator, Rango, Coriolanus, Sweeney Todd, The Last Samurai, Any Given Sunday and RKO 281.
Oberon Books is one of the U.K.’s leading independent publishers specializing in drama and the performing arts. Oberon has a backlist of over 1,000 books including the latest modern plays and classics from some of the world’s leading dramatists, as well as a wide range of handsomely produced publications covering the theatre, opera, dance, biography, performance studies, monologues, practical guides and fiction.