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The Heretic Richard Bean

The Heretic By Richard Bean

The Heretic by Richard Bean

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A new play from award winning and prolific British playwright Richard Bean.

The Heretic Summary

The Heretic by Richard Bean

"I'm a scientist. I don't 'believe' in anything." The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences. At odds with the orthodoxy over the causes of climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask if the issue is becoming political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century. What evidence do we need before deciding on policy? Winner of the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Best New Play Award.

The Heretic Reviews

"It takes a rare talent to create firstclass comedy out of a subject as fraught with seriousness as the environment. But that is what Richard Bean has managed."Paul Callan, "Daily Express" "Bean s writing scintillates. Pulsing with shrewd humour, it s risque and linguistically rich. There are some blissfully surreal touches"The Heretic" is clever, imaginative and entertaining theatre"Henry Hitchens, "Evening Standard" "Painfully witty"Libby Purves, "The Times" "The Heretic," proves an absolutely corker, funny, provocative and touching, and absolutely resolute in its refusal to lapse into the apocalyptic gloom that usually attends this subject. "The Heretic" is a play on the side of life and optimism, with a faith in humanity that goes markedly against the grain of current thinking."Charles Spencer, "Daily Telegraph" "Provocative, funny, contrarian and stimulating pugnacious and entertaining. What starts as a mordant satire ends in a warm glow of humanist sentiment."Michael Billington, "The Guardian" "It s a tsunami of jokes, a meltdown of piety and po-facedness... "The Heretic" makes most plays look underwritten."Susannah Clapp, "The Observer" "Quite frequently hilarious and, when death becomes an immediate danger, the suspense and raw emotion is startling."Kate Bassett, "Independent on Sunday" "Provocative, thoughtful and very funny an acerbically funny, challenging drama."Sarah Hemmingway, "Financial Times" "One of our drama s most wittily maverick voices."Paul Taylor, "The Independent" "Funny, controversial, informative, novel and makes you care for the characters."Quentin Letts, "Daily Mail" "So prolific is Richard Bean that there is the sense of this fine fiftysomething writer laying down a legacy "The Heretic" will be among the best of his works."John Nathan, "Jewish Chronicle" "Scientists exploring alternative sources of energy should look no further than Bean s crackling, dynamic writing."Georgina Brown, "Mail on Sunday" "It was funny. Really funny I really would recommend going to see it. "Manchester s Finest" "The characters were all endearing and likeable, the dialogue was fast and clever, and there were a lot of laugh out loud moments, with some great gags." "The Good Review" "The Heretic" is a belligerent and fleetingly brilliant riposte against orthodox thinking." "The Guardian" "

About Richard Bean

In 2011 Richard became the first playwright to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Play for two plays, The Heretic and One Man, Two Guvnors. The New York production of One Man, Two Guvnors was awarded the 2012 Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play. His recent credits include Kiss Me (Hampstead), The Nap (Sheffield Crucible), Great Britain (National Theatre), Made in Dagenham: The Musical (Adelphi Theatre) and Pitcairn (Chichester Minerva Theatre/Shakespeare's Globe). Richard's other work includes Under the Whaleback (Royal Court. George Devine Award 2002), The Heretic (The Royal Court. Evening Standard Best New Play 2011), Honeymoon Suite (Pearson Play of the Year), Harvest (Critic's Circle Best New Play), The House of Games (from David Mamet's film), a new version of Moliere's The Hypochondriac, The Big Fellah (Out of Joint), England People Very Nice (National Theatre), The Mentalists (National Theatre), The English Game (Headlong), Up on Roof and Pub Quiz is Life (Hull Truck), In the Club (Hampstead), The God Botherers (Bush Theatre) and Mr England (Sheffield Crucible). His radio plays include Unsinkable, Robin Hood's Revenge, Of Rats and Men.

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The Heretic by Richard Bean
Used - Very Good
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