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Richard Bean

Richard Bean’s broad, and at times crude, comedy, The Nap, premiered in Sheffield, the home of UK snooker, in 2016. The play’s plot borders on the...

Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, with its blend of commedia dell’arte and British farce, was a hit when it premiered. In...

High-energy, fast-paced comedies are a hallmark of Black Rat Productions’ back catalogue, so it’s no surprise that it sticks to the genre for One...

Richard Bean’s repurposing of the commedia dell’arte play by Carlo Goldoni is a superb piece of comedy theatre. It premiered at the National Theatre...

Richard Bean’s bittersweet two-hander stands in marked contrast to the brassier style he is known for, in plays including One Man, Two Guvnors. Kiss Me,...

Hull is UK City of Culture 2017. Which means that this year the city will play host to a jam-packed catalogue of cultural events, from an...

Douglas Rintoul, newly appointed artistic director of the Queen's Theatre, makes an appropriate and smart directorial debut at the venue with the first post-West...

In modern slang, people might say that say something is 'mental' or 'sick' to emphasise how great it is. I'm afraid that I wouldn't...

It's the time of year when critics and commentators routinely draw up their best of the year lists, and I'm no exception. In the...
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