The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Author: Henry Lewis,Jonathan Sayer,Henry Shields

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350063096

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 6727

I'm really looking forward to robbing this bank! Mischief Theatre's smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel? Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the creators of the Olivier Award-winning Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened at the Criterion Theatre in London's West End in April 2016. 'The best new comedy to open straight into the West End in decades' Time Out 'Thrilling and daringly inventive' The Guardian

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Author: Jonathan Sayer,Henry Lewis,Henry Shields

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472574931

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 9596

Tonight Neverland is fleshed out with plenty of plant life, certainly bettering 2011's production of Jack and the Bean-Cactus. So, with no further ado, please put your hands together for J.M. Barrie's Christmas classic: Peter Pan! The inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan, their most audacious production to date. Flying? Pyrotechnics? Sharp hooks? What ensues is two acts of hysterical disaster. You'll laugh, they'll cry. Something so wrong has never been so right. From the mischievous minds of the West End and Edinburgh hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes this highly original, chaos-filled re-telling of J.M. Barrie's much-loved classic. Peter Pan Goes Wrong received its world premiere at the Pleasance Theatre, London, on 10 December 2013.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Author: Henry Lewis,Jonathan Sayer,Henry Shields

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472576217

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 3346

Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way. However, hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls? The Play That Goes Wrong is a farcical murder mystery, a play within a play, conceived and performed by award-winning company Theatre Mischief. It was first published as a one-act play and is published in this new edition as a two-act play.

Dead Funny

Author: Terry Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350032263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 6297

In spite of my desperation I have been patient, in spite of my bewilderment I have been understanding, in spite of my feeling of utter abandonment ... I've been hanging on in there. Trying to help you come through this terrible thing. While Eleanor wants a child, her willing partner, Richard, is too busy running the Dead Funny Society. But in a week when British comedy heroes Frankie Howard and Benny Hill both kick the bucket, the society gather for a celebration, which promises to be full of hilarity and laughter Â? well, for everybody except the disgruntled Eleanor anyhow. Terry Johnson's hilarious comedy of mortality and marriage was premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in January 1994. This edition was published for the West End revival in October 2016 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

Red

Author: John Logan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943221X

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 979

‘There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red.’ Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.. Nominated for 7 Olivier Awards (2009) and winner of six Tony Awards 2010 including Best New Play.

Consent

Author: Nina Raine

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848426306

Category:

Page: 96

View: 9516

A powerful, painful, funny play that sifts the evidence from every side and puts Justice herself in the dock.

Loot

Author: Joe Orton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472517520

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 3916

A black farce masterpiece, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves, Hal and Dennis. Dennis is a hearse driver for an undertaker. They have robbed the bank next door to the funeral parlour and have returned to Hal's home to hide-out with the loot. Hal's mother has just died and the pair put the money in her coffin, hiding the body elsewhere in the house. With the arrival of Inspector Truscott, the thickened plot turns topsy-turvy. Playing with all the conventions of popular farce, Orton creates a world gone mad and examines in detail English attitudes at mid-century. The play has been called a Freudian nightmare, which sports with superstitions about death - and life. It is regularly produced in professional and amateur productions. First produced in London in 1966, Loot was hailed as "the most genuinely quick-witted, pungent and sprightly entertainment by a new, young British playwright for a decade" (Sunday Telegraph). The Student Edition offers a plot summary, full commentary, character notes and questions for study, besides a chronology and bibliography.

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

Author: Julian Rubinstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316145909

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 251

View: 5216

Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of women and a career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up crime, and profiles the investigators assigned to his case.

Memphis

The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Author: David Bryan,Joe DiPietro

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781557837714

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 2601

(Applause Libretto Library). Set in the turbulent South in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Thanks in part to his passionate persistence, "race" music reaches the center of the radio dial, quickly exploding throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for a beautiful black singer he has set on the path to stardom, whether the world is really ready for this music, and their love, is put to the test.

Oedipus the King

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226768694

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 4254

Available for the first time as an independent work, David Grene’s legendary translation of Oedipus the King renders Sophocles’ Greek into cogent, vivid, and poetic English for a new generation to savor. Over the years, Grene and Lattimore’s Complete Greek Tragedies have been the preferred choice of millions of readers—for personal libraries, individual study, and classroom use. This new, stand-alone edition of Sophocles’ searing tale of jealousy, rage, and revenge will continue the tradition of the University of Chicago Press’s classic series. Praise for David Grene and Richmond Lattimore’s Complete Greek Tragedies “This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody.”—Kenneth Rexroth, Nation “The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary. . . . They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase.”—Times Education Supplement

Free Outgoing

Author: Anupama Chandrasekhar

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595393

Category: Chennai (India)

Page: 64

View: 387

Chennai, southern India, today. When a well brought up, middle-class girl is filmed having sex with a boy in her classroom, the video clip spreads like a virus. Transmitted from person to person it infects firstly the local community and then seemingly the entire country with a burning moral outrage. The rampant technology of the modern world is set against the natural conservatism of a traditional society. Free Outgoing is the extraordinarily involving story of an ordinary family suddenly thrust into the public eye because of something they'd much rather hide.

Matchbox Theatre

Thirty Short Entertainments

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571313949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 91

View: 4090

Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene... The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements... The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader...

The Kite Runner (Play Script)

Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Author: Matthew Spangler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525534466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 5960

The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping saga of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.

Psychovertical

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485744X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9778

CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his 12-day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and struggling with dyslexia and low self-confidence set him on a path of extreme adventure. Kirkpatrick's writing is gripping and highly entertaining -- even non-climbers will enjoy his raw intensity, gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition given for outstanding mountaineering literature. From the judges' remarks: “The book is very cleverly structured....The cuts from scene to scene and climb to climb work wonderfully well -- a sort of mountaineering Day of The Jackal -- as Kirkpatrick comes closer and closer to his nemesis on Reticent Wall. And it is this climb, the running narrative of the book, that grips the most: 14 pitches of aid climbing, unrelieved by conversation with a partner other than himself, should by rights be boring. But it grips the heart further and further.”

Passion Play

Author: Peter Nichols

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854596055

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 4439


No Villain

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822236508

Category: Drama

Page: 59

View: 1318

Over six days during the spring break of 1936 at the University of Michigan, a twenty-year-old college sophomore wrote his first play, NO VILLAIN. His aim was to win the prestigious Avery Hopwood award and, more importantly, the $250 prize he needed in order to return to college the following year. Miller won the award, but the play would remain buried until it received its world premiere nearly eighty years after it was written. NO VILLAIN tells the story of a garment industry strike that sets a son against his factory proprietor father. Here, Miller explores the Marxist theory that would see him hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee years later. This remarkable debut play gives us a tantalising glimpse of Miller’s early life, the seeding of his political values, and the beginning of his extraordinary career.

It Is Easy to Be Dead

Author: Neil McPherson

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786820102

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 2247

‘And your bright Promise, withered long and sped, Is touched, stirs, rises, opens and grows sweet And blossoms and is you, when you are dead.’ When twenty year old Charles Sorley was killed in action during the First World War, his devastated parents were left with only his letters and poems to remember him by. Using his extraordinary writings, together with music and songs from some of the greatest composers of the period, It Is Easy To Be Dead is a tender portrait of his brief life. Inspired by the pity of war, and his experiences in Germany – where he was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien – Sorley’s poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written, directly inspiring the grim disillusionment of later war poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen. It Is Easy To Be Dead received its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in June 2016, where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards, and transferred to Trafalgar Studios in November 2016.

Stepping Out

A Comedy in Two Acts

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573690488

Category: Dicks' British drama

Page: 124

View: 8020