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What is the Custom of Your Grief?

A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

  • Short Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Young Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

What is the Custom of Your Grief? was first performed at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, in March 2015, as part of the 2015 Women Centre Stage Festival.

The play is available in Women Centre Stage, a collection of eight short plays selected by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre. All the plays included in this volume offer a wide variety of rewarding roles for women, and are perfect for schools, youth groups and theatre companies to perform. Other writers included in the collection include Winsome Pinnock, Georgia Christou and April De Angelis.

Premiere Production: Octagon Theatre, Bolton, 2015.
  • Casting: 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Plays for two performers, All Female, Good role(s) for female performers, Good role(s) for younger performers