The Big Fellah by Richard BeanThe Big Fellah by Richard Bean

The Big Fellah

byRichard Bean

Paperback | January 28, 2011

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Set amongst the expatriate Irish community of New York as they try to raise money for NORAID, the charitable organization often accused of being an IRA front. New York fire fighters of Irish descent give money to NORAID, along comes 9/11, and several die at the hands of a terrorist group.
RICHARD BEAN, a former stand-up comedian and renowned British playwright has had plays staged worldwide. An award winning writer his first full length play, Of Rats and Men was staged at the Canal Cafe and went on to Edinburgh. He adapted it for radio for the BBC and it was nominated for a Sony Award. This was followed by Toast, a hit...
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Title:The Big FellahFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.29 inPublished:January 28, 2011Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1840027754

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There are jaw-dropping laughs in Richard Bean's new drama. But, while it plays in an often broadly comic key, it engages with a big, meaty subject... some cracking performances in Max Stafford-Clark's production" 4 STARS- Sunday Times "Dark, witty and shocking... Deftly directed by Max Stafford-Clark with first-rate performances from all the cast, this play is highly recommended"- British Theatre Guide "It races to its chilling finale which left the audience in stunned salience... a cracking script, excellent production and impeccable performances"- East Anglian Daily Times "Richard Bean is a brave man... in this combative, compelling and far superior new piece, he offers a potted history of the Irish republican movement. But the wit and originality of the play lie in the fact that it examines the cause's factionalism from an American perspective... What is excellent about the play is the way it explores historical change through individual lives, and shows the mixed motives that drive people on... It is a deeply political play, but full of wild black humour and an acute awareness that the prosecutors of any revolutionary cause ultimately become its victims."- Michael Billington, The Guardian "This is the funniest play about Irish troublemakers since Bill Morrison's "Flying Blind"... The West End surely beckons."- Michael Coveney, What's On Theatre "Bean's play is very funny, full of sharp contrasts between grim hilarity and gut-wrenching reversals."- The Stage "One moment you're exploding with mirth at its sly abrasive wit, the next its choking the laughter out of your throat. Directed with thrilling energy and searing precision by Max Stafford-Clark" CRITICS CHOICE 4 STARS- Time Out "There are jaw-dropping laughs in Richard Bean's new drama. But, while it plays in an often broadly comic key, it engages with a big, meaty subject... some cracking performances in Max Stafford-Clark's production" 4 STARS? Sunday Times "Dark, witty and shocking... Deftly directed by Max Stafford-Clark with first-rate performances from all the cast, this play is highly recommended"? British Theatre Guide 'It races to its chilling finale which left the audience in stunned salience... a cracking script, excellent production and impeccable performances"- East Anglian Daily Times "Richard Bean is a brave man... in this combative, compelling and far superior new piece, he offers a potted history of the Irish republican movement. But the wit and originality of the play lie in the fact that it examines the cause's factionalism from an American perspective... What is excellent about the play is the way it explores historical change through individual lives, and shows the mixed motives that drive people on... It is a deeply political play, but full of wild black humour and an acute awareness that the prosecutors of any revolutionary cause ultimately become its victims."- Michael Billington, The Guardian "This is the funniest play about Irish troublemakers since Bill Morrison's "Flying Blind"... The West End surely beckons."- Michael Coveney, What's On Theatre "Bean's play is very funny, full of sharp contrasts between grim hilarity and gut-wrenching reversals."- The Stage "One moment you're exploding with mirth at its sly abrasive wit, the next its choking the laughter out of your throat. Directed with thrilling energy and searing precision by Max Stafford-Clark' CRITICS CHOICE 4 STARS- Time Out "