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A Question of Attribution

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

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...

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...

The Habit of Art

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (13), Female (2), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...Auden often said that metre and rhyme led him down unexpected paths to thoughts he wouldn't otherwise have had, and in this respect versification and fornication are not so different. Benjamin Britten...

Kafka's Dick

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Sydney and Linda are living perfectly normal lives in 1980s suburban Yorkshire, when they are visited by the esteemed (and long-dead) author Franz Kafka, as well as his (also long-dead) friend and work-guardian, Max Brod. Things get even...

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...
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...Alan Bennett's award-winning film drama based on a meeting between Australian actress, Coral Browne and British spy, Guy Burgess. Alan Bates stars in a story based on a true incident which took place in Moscow in 1958. British spy, Guy...

Forty Years On  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

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...

The Madness of George III

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 1992

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres...

Allelujah!  

Written by

Alan Bennett

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Bennett

Faber and Faber, 2018

Faber Drama

Playtext

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...