Dumb Show

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Barry's fifteen minutes of infamy are overdue, and when laughter's your living—that's no joke.

Courted at the end of his show by bankers John and Jane, TV star Barry believes he is to get the 5-star treatment that he deserves. However urged to provide a candid account of his off-stage life and views, the Barry that emerges is the least of the surprises in the tense game of power and manipulation that ensues.

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Overview

Barry's fifteen minutes of infamy are overdue, and when laughter's your living—that's no joke.

Courted at the end of his show by bankers John and Jane, TV star Barry believes he is to get the 5-star treatment that he deserves. However urged to provide a candid account of his off-stage life and views, the Barry that emerges is the least of the surprises in the tense game of power and manipulation that ensues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413774804
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Penhall's previous plays are Wild Turkey (Old Red Lion 1993); Some Voices (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs) winner of the John Whiting Award in 1995; Pale Horse (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1995); Love And Understanding (Bush Theatre, 1997), and The Bullet (Donmar Warehouse, 1998). His most recen t play, Blue/Orange, was a huge hit winning a string of awards - Evening Standard Best Play Award, the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2001 and Critics' Circle Best New Play 2000. (RNT Cottesloe Theat re, 2000, and Duchess Theatre, 2001). Plays 1, available from Methuen, contains Some Voices, Pale Ho rse and Love And Understanding.

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