The English Game

by  Richard Bean

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  13m

"The English Game is a blinder that knocked me for six. Catch it!" - Charles Spencer, Telegraph

"I've wasted the whole of my life playing this game. It's claimed my knees and it occupies every spare synapse in my brain. I'm not even sur…

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The English Game

by  Richard Bean

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    13m
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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"I've wasted the whole of my life playing this game. It's claimed my knees and it occupies every spare synapse in my brain. I'm not even sure I like it anymore ..." The Nightwatchmen: an amateur London cricket team, making up in enthusiasm for what they lack in ability. As they gather on a sunny Sunday to face Bernard and his ethnically diverse and highly talented squad, Will, Thiz, Clive and their team-mates spend the day smoking, drinking tea and discussing love, politics and the correct interpretation of the LBW law.
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"The English Game is a blinder that knocked me for six. Catch it!" - Charles Spencer, Telegraph

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  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A cricket pitch

Casting

13m
Will, 59.
Len, 89.
Thiz, 55.
Paul, 28.
Nick, 25.
Sean, 40.
Clive, 35.
Alan, 45.
Reg, 59.
Theo, 55.
Olly, 28.
Thief, 15.
Ruben, 13.
Bernard, 55.
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Richard Bean

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. His work for the stage includes: Young Marx (which has just opened London’s brand new Bridge Theatre), ...

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