Richard Bean Bundle
by Richard Bean
2 plays | £4
Richard Bean delves into to fascinating and little-explored pieces of history.
THE BIG FELLAH
Set in an IRA safe-house in New York’s The Bronx, this story about a young NY fireman recruited to the cause spans three turbulent decades: from Bloody Sunday to 9/11.
“One moment you’re exploding with mirth at its sly abrasive wit, the next it’s choking the laughter out of your throat”
“What is excellent about the play is the way it explores historical change through individual lives”
“This fine dramatist has a tremendous gift for examining serious issues with bracing black humour… The characterisation is sharp, the craic often hilariously funny”
What if you could start everything again from scratch? That’s what Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian tries to do in this gripping island story. On a remote island, with his fellow sailors and their Tahitian lovers, he attempts to build a society of equals. A Lord of the Flies adventure for adults, and based on a little-known true story.
“Lucid. Haunting. Savagely comic. I can’t stop thinking about it”
“A rip-roaring tale, rich in metaphorical resonance”
“Exciting. Bean dares to tackle big themes with thought-provoking fizz”