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Richard Bean

Published by Oberon

7 Male 0 Female

A brilliantly moving and funny play from the writer of the award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors

Another Sunday night shift

The smell of bread baking

The industrial thump, thump, thump of the machines that never stop

The ovens are cranked up to full blast, the factory is humming

And everyone wants to be somewhere else

But this shift is going to be different

Because when a crisis hits the factory, the men have more to lose than just their wages


"The funniest playwright currently writing" ~ Jewish Chronicle

"The play's mixture of robust humour and sudden moments of tense drama proves constantly compelling" ~ Telegraph

"Impressive Bean has gone on to write bigger plays But he has written few better than this" ~ Guardian

'Bean peppers everything with humour and tenderness, bile and self-awareness " ~ Times

"Bean's now familiar gallows humour" ~ Evening Standard

'Bean's play is grounded by lots of detail lending it real authenticity. It's a beautifully poignant portrait of working life in the long tradition of Royal Court workplace and deserves its high status" ~ Stage

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