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Habeas Corpus  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...‘After two elegiac comedies about the decline of old England, Mr Bennett has now written a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body... a combination of hurtling action...

Allelujah!  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2018

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (26), Female (11), Male (14), Unassigned (1)

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...The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. As Dr Valentine and Sister Gilchrist attend to the patients, a documentary crew...

The History Boys

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2004

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (1), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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... thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose. The History Boys premiered at the National in May 2004....

The Old Country

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... is not as it appears. Bennett deftly uses the backdrop of a Cold War spy story to explore questions of loyalty, betrayal and national identity in this suspenseful and entertaining play. The Old Country premiered at the Queen’s Theatre, London, in September 1977....

An Englishman Abroad

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...In 1958, actress Coral Browne met a spy in Moscow. And not just any spy – the exiled English spy, Guy Burgess, whom she visits in his seedy flat in Russia’s capital. Based on true events, Bennett’s play offers a portrait...

Enjoy  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1980

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (13), Female (4), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Enjoy uncannily foresaw the attitudes to English working-class life now enshrined in theme parks. ‘The classic tug in Bennett between childhood Yorkshire and intellectual sophistication had never been better, or more...

A Question of Attribution

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Sir Anthony Blunt is the director of the Courtauld Institute, London. While cleaning a Titian painting, Blunt has discovered a potential forgery in the Royal Collection. But the painting isn’t the only fake – Blunt himself is a spy...

The Madness of George III

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1992

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (27), Female (5), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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... himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced to undergo. It is about the nature of kingship itself, showing how by subtle degrees the ruler's delirium erodes...

Forty Years On  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play... a classic.' Daily Mail Forty Years On premiered at the Apollo Theatre, London, in November 1968....

The Lady in the Van  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (5), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...‘Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van is a wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett's Camden garden, thereby providing him with a roughly...