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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd (1 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840029595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840029598
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,250,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Bean worked as a stand-up comedian from 1989 and 1994 and went on to be one of the writers and performers of the sketch show 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. Richard Bean's previous plays include "England People Very Nice and "The Mentalists."

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I'd like to see this play performed more, its has merit but will age because of the questions in the pub quiz. But you could update it in future productions. The gritty realism of this returning soldier to his hometown in Hull, to a life centred around the pub, where his dad - an ex miner- can't get medication from the NHS, and locals swing between drug dealing and prostitution. Its not a jolly world except in the pub, and the vibrancy of the competition between the pub teams and the engagment with culture - their culture and learning - it shows what could be working in this community but ISNT. Bean has great ear for dialogue and strong cast of characters.
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