Tag Archives: Richard Bean

‘Young Marx’: from the team behind ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

Rory Kinnera and Oliver Chris. Photo: Manuel Harlan

A new play in a new theatre sees the Bridge Theatre as founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr boldly open with YOUNG MARX by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman , reuniting the team behind one of the biggest hits of Hytner’s reign at the National: One Man, Two Guvnors as part of the NTLive series. Continue reading ‘Young Marx’: from the team behind ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

Harvest at The New

Louise Fischer's HARVEST at the New Theatre. Pic Bob Seary
Louise Fischer’s HARVEST at the New Theatre. Pic Bob Seary

Neither silk purse nor sow’s ear, New Theatre’s production of Richard Bean’s HARVEST turns up a few entertaining truffles in this shambling, sprawling family saga.

HARVEST maps a century of struggle for the Harrisons, Yorkshire pig farmers, whose patch of piggery was won from the local squire by a canny ancestor.

The play begins at beginning of the First World War with the current sty councillors, William and Albert, battling it out over which one should sign up for the great adventure. Continue reading Harvest at The New