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Richard Bean

RICHARD BEAN

  (1956 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Rose Cobbe

Richard Bean studied Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Between 1989 and 1994 he worked as a stand-up comedian and went on to be one of the writers and performers of the sketch show 'Control Group Six' (BBC Radio), which was nominated for a Writers Guild award. In 1994 he wrote the libretto for Stephen McNeff's opera 'Paradise of Fools'. His first full length play, 'Of Rats and Men' was staged at the Canal Cafe and went on to edinburgh. He adapted it for radio for the BBC and it was nominated for a Sony award. This was followed by 'Toast', a hit at the Royal Court in 1999.

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below is a list of Richard Bean's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Big Fellah, The         Count Of Monte Cristo, The         England People Very Nice         English Game, The         God Botherers, The         Great Britain         Harvest         Heretic, The         Honeymoon Suite         House Of Games         Hypochondriac, The         In the Club         Jack And the Beanstalk         Laws Of War, The         Le Pub         London Assurance         Made in Dagenham         Mentalists, The         Mr England         Of Rats And Men         On the Side Of the Angels         One Man, Two Guvnors         Paradise Of Fools         Pitcairn         Pub Quiz Is Life         Smack Family Robinson         Toast         Under the Whaleback         Up On Roof



Big Fellah, The

Big Fellah, The
Richard Bean's latest is a controversial and hilarious play set amongst the expatriate Irish community of New York as they try to raise money for NORaID, the charitable organisation often accused of being an IRa front. New York fire-fighters of Irish descent give money to NORaID, along comes 9/11 and several die at the hands of a terrorist group. Spot the irony.

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Out of Joint

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840027754

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-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Count Of Monte Cristo, The

Synopsis:
Alexandre Dumas's classic tale comes to the National theatre in a theatrical adventure for family audiences. a leader of men, a captain at nineteen, aND a hopeless romantic. edmond Dantes - illiterate young sailor of Marseilles - is drawn into conspiring with the exiled Napoleon and imprisoned for ten years. Incarcerated in a desolate gaol with no-one but a mad monk for company, Dantes begins an unconventional education. as his enemies become more powerful, all hope of justice and of a reunion with his sweetheart appear to be gone. Still, Dantes clings to hope. eventually, his chance comes, he escapes his prison, adopts a disguise and the Count of Monte Cristo is born.

Notes:
addapted from book by Book by Alexandre Dumas

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England People Very Nice

England People Very Nice
a riotous journey through four waves of immigration from the 17th century to today. as the French Huguenots, the Irish, the Jews and the Bangladeshis in turn enter the chaotic world of Bethnal Green, each new influx provokes a surge of violent protest over housing, jobs, religion and culture. and the emerging pattern shows that white flight and anxiety over integration are anything but new. Richard Bean's comedy follows a pair of star-crossed lovers amid cutters' mobs, Papists, Jewish anarchists and radical Islamists across four tempestuous centuries.

Notes:
the play would Appeal to Drama schools who Are looking for large ensembles to test their Actors with multi role plays

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Company:
NT

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2009) >>>    978-1-84002-900-0

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-

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  there are about 80 characters in the play and one would need a company of about 20 at least to do the production with the balance between men and women about even

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English Game, The

English Game, The
a mixed bag of players, ten men and a boy come to an unnamed London park for a 35 over cricket match against another amateur team.
- Benedict Nightingale, the Times

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Company:
Headlong Theatre

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2008) >>>    978-1-84002-913-0

Music:
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Play/Drama

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Male:  13            Female:  -            Other:  -

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God Botherers, The

God Botherers, The
the borders don't make any sense, there's no rule of law, no running water, you never know when the electric's on, the last war's fucked everything, and the next war will fuck everything else a dark and deeply funny tale of foreign aid workers in far-flung Tambia. . . Truly alternative Christmas entertainment, not for the faint hearted or politically correct.

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1st Produced:
Bush Theatre, London >>>    19 Nov 2003

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    1840024151

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Great Britain

Synopsis:
Richard Beans fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never ending battle for more readers.

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Male:  17            Female:  8            Other:  with doubling

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Harvest

Harvest
On 14th May 1875 Lord Primrose agar, drunk as a skunk, wagered one of his tenant farmers, Orlando Harrison, that his border collie pup Jip would outlive the 94 year-old Harrison. the prize would be 82 acres of up and down known as Kilham Wold Farm, near Driffiels in east Yorkshire. Thirteen years later, having buried his dog, agar shook hands with Orlando and conferred on the Harrisons a century of struggle

Notes:
won the Critics' Circle BeST NeW PLaY 2005 AWaRD. It was Also nominated for the Olivier Award And the evening Standard Award in the same category

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Oberon Books, London (2005) >>>    978-1-84002-913-0

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Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Heretic, The

Heretic, The
the study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in earth Sciences. at odds with the orthodoxy over man-made climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask if the issue is political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century?

Notes:
a black comedy to tackle the divisive issue of climate change, the Heretic questions the position of science in the global Argument And invites us to honestly consider what we think we know.

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Genre:
black comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite
the wear and tear of marriage; and the result, while full of deadpan humour, leaves you unsure whether Bean's deadlocked duo are the victims of temperamental mismatch or social circumstance. Technically, the play is ingenious. the action takes place in a Bridlington hotel suite and traces the shifting marital fortunes of Eddie and Irene: Bean's ayckbournian trick, however, is to present the three chosen time-periods simultaneously rather than sequentially.

Notes:
won the Pearson "New Play of the Year" for 2002

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Company:
eTheatre Company

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-

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House Of Games

House Of Games
"This is a confidence game, not because you give me your confidence, but because I give you mine." Harvard-educated psychoanalyst Margaret Ford is celebrated for her best selling book 'Driven! Compulsion and Obsession in every Day Life'. Stepping in to help one of her patients settle his gambling debts, she compromises her professional reputation and is drawn into the seedy underworld of the House of Games poker club. Seduced by charismatic hustler Mike, Margaret convinces herself that she can make an academic study of the con. Before she realises it, Margaret is entangled in a fast-paced complex thriller.

Notes:
Based on the Screenplay by David Mamet, story by David Mamet And Jonathan Katz; stage version by Richard Bean

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1st Published:
Oberon Books >>>    978-1849430081

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-

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Genre:
Thriller / Screenplay

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hypochondriac, The

Hypochondriac, The
Moliere's classic farce pokes fun at argan, a man so obsessed by his own imaginary ailments that he can no longer control his haphazard household or the mercenary medics he employs. With doctors determined to grow fat from the profits of his condition, argan's closest relatives battle to show him the truth of his situation. Using elaborate trickery, they strive to cure the real disease from which he suffers, managing to pile confusion upon hilarious confusion.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere, Adapted by Richard Bean, literal translation by Christopher Campbell

1st Produced:
Almeida Theatre, London >>>    10 Nov 2005

Company:
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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    1840026170

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Genre:
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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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In the Club

In the Club
Hapless MeP Philip Wardrobe has a busy day ahead of him, balancing his less-than-irreproachable political career with his attemps to start a family. as he prepares for his girlfriend to fly in from Kettering for an afternoon of fertile frolics, his plan to be voted President of the european Parliment is foiled at every turn by unpredictable colleagues: uncouth Yorkshiremen; irate Turks and amarous Frenchwomen. . .to say nothing of the mysterious man in the linen cupboard.
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1st Produced:

Company:
Hamstead Theatre

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2007) >>>    978-1-84002-913-0

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Jack And the Beanstalk

Synopsis:
Pantomime returns to Hammersmith in a community and entertainment extravaganza with the creative team working alongside local talent to present a traditional panto

Notes:
By Richard Bean, Jocelyn Jee esien, Joel Horwood And Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

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Genre:
Pantomime

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Laws Of War, The

Synopsis:
London's burning! a civil war is raging in modern england threatening to turn the land of cricket, and warm beer into a hell of displaced people, rape, child soldiers and warlord militias where violence is trumps, and the laws of war are screwed up and used to light the campfires. Human Rights Watch applies the skills it has learned in Sri Lanka, Georgia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to this blessed plot, this realm, this england.

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Written by (in Alphabetical order) Richard Bean, Aschlin Ditta, David Grossman, Kate Hardie, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne And debbie tucker green

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Company:
Cries from the Heart 2010

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  13            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Le Pub

Le Pub
Inventory time in a pub, or rather poeub, somewhere in the world. Life is about to change for Mr Globul. He will go on to fight the inspectors, prompt a revolution, lead the country, lapse into a deep sleep, hide in a crowd of refugees, dress as a barrel and live as a travelling puppeteer. . . Globul could be the heir apparent to Ubu and Gargantua. Poeub is a modern epic comedy where Serge Valetti plays with language, characters, cliches, time and space and leads us through an imaginary world as pitiless, brutal and absurd as our own.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Serge Valletti

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Oberon Books (April 1, 2003)   978-1840023114

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-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  30 actors

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London Assurance

London Assurance
Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens, wrote the brilliantly funny London assurance in 1841 and thereby created - in Sir Harcourt and Lady Spanker - two of the great comic roles of the english stage, played at the NT by Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw. This stage revival has been brilliantly adapted by the prolific and award-winning playwright Richard Bean.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Dion Boucicault

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029994

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-

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Made in Dagenham

Synopsis:
Based on the movie, in turn based on a real life incident. It's 1968, and the Ford auto factory in Dagenham is one of the largest private employers in Britain. In addition to its thousands of male workers, it employs 187 underpaid women machinists who assemble car seat upholstery in lousy working conditions. Shop steward Rita O'Grady joins with union rep Albert Passingham to get a better deal for these hard-done-by women, but soon discovers there's more to the dispute than she realised; women are paid an appalling fraction of the men's wages for the same work across the board. Refusing to put up with it any longer, Rita leads a strike for equal pay. A grinding labour and political struggle follows that will ultimately advance the cause of women's rights around the world.

Notes:
book by Richard Bean; music by David Arnold; Lyrics by Richard Thomas

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Genre:
musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mentalists, The

Mentalists, The
War, poverty, corruption, spiralling taxes, bad behaviour, inter-personal violence and over-population. Do these things worry you? Middle-aged manager Ted, hits on a utopian plan to change the way we live

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1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre, London

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    1840022876

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mr England

Mr England
Why has middle manager Stephen england got up in the night and defecated on the living room carpet? His wife Judith doesn't know, nor does his mother Irene. Only andy, the gauche youth who regularly turns up uninvited to borrow his power tools, can save him (or destroy him).

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Company:
NT Studio

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London, 2000   1840021705

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-

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Of Rats And Men

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On the Side Of the Angels

On the Side Of the Angels
Richard Bean was always likely to liven up proceedings but, while his tale of NGOs contains some great jokes and a series of memorable characters, it has a dark heart. It starts with a scene where Jackie, a feisty aid worker on the ground played by Jemma Redgrave, tries to "sell" Afghanistan to the charity's fund raisers. Jemima Rooper and Daniel Betts as Fiona and Jonathan are less than impressed at trying to push farming and land rights on to the market but eventually get sold on the idea of projecting the plight of starving farmers who have lost their livelihoods. the action moves to the poppy fields of Herat, where the politics are complicated and deals must be settled over ritualised cups of tea. the combination of Jackie and her headstrong colleague, Tom Mackay's Graham, can be hilarious. they are also incredibly brave and, in Jackie's case, pragmatic, accepting traditional values. This causes a rift between the pair that ultimately leads to a tragic ending to one of the day's strongest plays. .
- British theatre Guide

Notes:
part of A three month long festival About the culture And history of Afghanistan. entitled the Great Game: Afghanistan. the festival will be divided into three parts, each focusing on A period of Afghan history: 1996 - 2009 : enduring Freedom

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Genre:
Historical

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One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time east end hood, now in Brighton to collect 6,000 from his fiancee's dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at the Cricketers' arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Based on Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy the Servant of Two Masters, in this new english version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, sex, food and money are high on the agenda

Notes:
Original Playwright - Carlo Goldoni

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Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978- 1849430296

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-

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  ensemble

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Paradise Of Fools

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Notes:
LibrettoOpera by Stephen McNeff

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Genre:
libretto

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Pitcairn

Pitcairn
It is as if we find ourselves at the beginning of time. Man and Woman in a natural state. Let Tahiti be our model where men live without a sense of vice, without prejudices, without disputes. And let the kelson of our society be love." 1789. The year of the French Revolution and the infamous mutiny on The Bounty. Rebellion and new ideas of democracy are in the air. After overthrowing Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian drops anchor at the remote island of Pitcairn in the southern Pacific. He plans to establish a society of equals with his fellow sailors and their Tahitian followers. But the settlers are loathe to relinquish their privileges and vices, and the Tahitians dream of home. With salty humour and growing horror, Richard Bean charts the colonys descent from a new Eden to brutal dystopia

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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783191079

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  9            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Pub Quiz Is Life

Pub Quiz Is Life
a study of a pub quiz team whose name 'my dad's a Drug addict', is not supposed to be ironic.
- alfred Hickling, Guardian

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029598

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Smack Family Robinson

Smack Family Robinson
If you're a Robinson, family matters. and family matters are about to get serious.' Things have changed since Dad set up the family business in the 60s: new products, more competition, and a bigger market. at the end of the day though, it's still all about cash and stock. But this is no ordinary family business - the Robinsons are drug dealers. after 35 years of serving it up to the local community, Dad has handed over the reins to son Sean. and there are going to be changes, but not all for the better. Strange things are happening in the previously quiet streets of Whitley Bay. the local police are becoming more and more interested in the activities of the family and serious questions are being asked: Who killed Pammy? Who are the mysterious Russians? and more importantly where the f**k are all the spoons?

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Toast

Toast
Seven men come together to bake enough bread to feed the population of Hull. It's just another Sunday. Nellie's so worn down from a lifetime making dough, he loses his vest in the mix. First, Owen Man's on a promise. the ovens are cranked up and running, and the wholemeal's pleasingly big going in. But there's a spanner in the works which threatens bread production in Hull for good, and life as they know it for the men on the shift.

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Under the Whaleback

Under the Whaleback
the life of Darrel ascough, a Hull trawlerman, is played out in three acts in the crew's quarters of a distant water trawler: First, at sixteen, Darrel is a deckie learner on the Kingston Jet. Here he meets Hull's "one man circus" Cassidy, and is introduced to his legacy. On the James Joyce, and as a young but skilled trawlerman, Darrel is the only survivor when the trawler capsizes when heavy with ice. In the final act, on the heritage museum ship the arctic Kestrel, Darrel meets the confused and rootless youth Pat, and is forced to address the meaning of his legacy and his true heritage.

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winner of the George Devine Award for 2002

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Up On Roof

Up On Roof
fictional account of the eruption at Hull prison (UK) in 1976

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nominated for the 2006 TMa Award for Best New Play

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Oberon Books, London (2009) >>>    978-1-84002-913-0

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