Book launch: Selected Plays by Cathy Crabb

  • DATE

    22 January 2024

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Celebrating twenty years of productions, award-winning playwright Cathy Crabb has selected eleven of her works for staging. Filled with humour and emotional resonance, these texts explore themes of family, trauma, neurodivergence, class and locality, and their experiential effect on the ordinariness of life and repercussions.

Join Cathy and special guests for an evening of performance, archival material, author interview and audience Q&A at Manchester Central Library.

“She brings real lives to the stage, in all their depth, delight, danger and daftness.” John McGrath, Factory International Artistic Director & Chief Executive

“An unflinching and bittersweet look at life, encompassing empathy, humour and truth.” Helen Nugent, Northern Soul Editor

“I recommend any aspiring writers to read this book.” John Henshaw, Actor

“One of my favourite places to be is in Cathy Crabb’s awesome imagination.” Sally Carman, Actor

“She writes with such skill and honesty about people and situations. The world needs to be full of Cathy Crabbs.” Noreen Kershaw, Director & Actor

“Cathy is a local legend, a truly unique playwright and poet, who’s been a favourite of North West audiences for years. She has an incredible ability to write characters who are complex, nuanced, funny and remind you of real people you know.” Lindsay Williams, Producer & Writer

Free entry, doors open 5.40pm.

Selected Plays is published by Flapjack Press and available in paperback from 10th January 2024.