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Richard Bean

Richard Bean (born Richard Anthony Bean in East Hull, 11 June 1956) is an English playwright.

Richard Bean
Born (1956-06-11) 11 June 1956 (age 62)
Hull, England
Occupationplaywright
NationalityEnglish
GenreDrama

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Early yearsEdit

Bean was educated at Hull Grammar School, and then studied Social Psychology at Loughborough University, graduating with a 2:1 BSc Hons. He then worked as an occupational psychologist,[1] having previously worked in a bread plant for a year and a half after leaving school.

Between 1989 and 1994, Bean also worked as a comedian and went on to be one of the writers and performers of the sketch show Control Group Six (BBC Radio) which was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

Theatre careerEdit

In 1995 he wrote the libretto for Stephen McNeff's opera Paradise of Fools, which premiered at the Unicorn Theatre.

His first full-length play Of Rats and Men, set in a psychology lab, was staged at the Canal Cafe Theatre in 1996 and went on to the Edinburgh Festival. He adapted it for BBC Radio, starring Anton Lesser, and it was nominated for a Sony Award.

PlaysEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Telegraph interview, 6 January 2004
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr/19/karl-marx-comedy-first-season-new-london-bridge-theatre
  3. ^ "THEATREWORLD INTERNET MAGAZINE 2". THEATREWORLD INTERNET MAGAZINE 2. Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ Hampstead Theatre website
  5. ^ "Richard Bean's THE NAP, Starring Jack O'Connell, Begins Tonight at the Crucible", broadwayworld, 13 March 2016, retrieved 13 March 2016
  6. ^ "Gemma Arterton to star in Made in Dagenham musical", BBC, 3 March 2014, retrieved 3 March 2014
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Great Britain", National Theatre, 2014, archived from the original on 28 June 2014, retrieved 7 January 2014
  9. ^ "One Man, Two Guvnors", National Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 1 March 2011
  10. ^ "The Heretic", Royal Court Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 28 March 2014
  11. ^ "The Big Fellah", Lyric Theatre, 2010, archived from the original on 7 June 2012
  12. ^ "House of Games", Almeida Theatre, 2010
  13. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/sep/14/pub-quiz-is-life-review
  14. ^ "England People Very Nice", National Theatre, 2009, archived from the original on 2 December 2011
  15. ^ Billington, Michael (14 May 2008), "The English Game Review", The Guardian, London
  16. ^ "In the Club", Hampstead Theatre, 2007, archived from the original on 23 April 2012
  17. ^ Billington, Michael (6 March 2006), "Up on Roof Review", The Guardian, London
  18. ^ "The Hypochondriac", Almeida, 2005, archived from the original on 13 December 2011
  19. ^ "Harvest", Royal Court Theatre, 2005
  20. ^ "Honeymoon Suite", Royal Court Theatre, 2004
  21. ^ "Under the Whaleback", Royal Court Theatre, 2003
  22. ^ Hickling, Alfred (29 May 2003), "Smack Family Robinson Review", Guardian, London
  23. ^ "The God Botherers", Bush Theatre, 2003, archived from the original on 9 June 2012
  24. ^ "The Mentalists", National Theatre, 2002[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Mr England Review", Financial Times, 2000
  26. ^ "Toast", Royal Court Theatre, 1999

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