Richard Bean

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Richard Bean
Born (1956-06-11) 11 June 1956 (age 58)
Hull, England
Occupation playwright
Nationality English
Genres Drama

Richard Bean (born in East Hull, 11 June 1956) is an English playwright.

Early years[edit]

Bean was educated at Hull Grammar School, and then studied Social Psychology at Loughborough University, graduating with a 2:1 BSc Hons. He then worked an occupational psychologist,[1] having previously worked in a bread plant for a year and a half after leaving school.

Between 1989 and 1994, Bean also worked as a stand-up comedian and went on to be one of the writers and performers of the sketch show Control Group Six (BBC Radio) which was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

Theatre career[edit]

In 1995 he wrote the libretto for Stephen McNeff's opera Paradise of Fools, which premiered at the Unicorn Theatre.

His first full-length play Of Rats and Men, set in a psychology lab, was staged at the Canal Cafe Theatre in 1996 and went on to the Edinburgh Festival. He adapted it for BBC Radio, starring Anton Lesser, and it was nominated for a Sony Award.

Plays[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Telegraph interview, 6 January 2004
  2. ^ http://www.cft.org.uk/pitcairn
  3. ^ "Gemma Arterton to star in Made in Dagenham musical", BBC, 3 March 2014, retrieved 2014-03-03 
  4. ^ "Great Britain", National Theatre, 2014, retrieved 01/07/2014 
  5. ^ "One Man, Two Guvnors", National Theatre, 2011 
  6. ^ "The Heretic", Royal Court Theatre, 2011 
  7. ^ "The Big Fellah", Lyric Theatre, 2010 
  8. ^ "House of Games", Almeida Theatre, 2010 
  9. ^ "England People Very Nice", National Theatre, 2009 
  10. ^ Billington, Michael (14 May 2008), "The English Game Review", The Guardian (London) 
  11. ^ "In the Club", Hampstead Theatre, 2007 
  12. ^ Billington, Michael (6 March 2006), "Up On Roof Review", The Guardian (London) 
  13. ^ "The Hypochondriac", Almeida, 2005 
  14. ^ "Harvest", Royal Court Theatre, 2005 
  15. ^ "Honeymoon Suite", Royal Court Theatre, 2004 
  16. ^ "Under the Whaleback", Royal Court Theatre, 2003 
  17. ^ Hickling, Alfred (29 May 2003), "Smack Family Robinson Review", Guardian (London) 
  18. ^ "The God Botherers", Bush Theatre, 2003 
  19. ^ "The Mentalists", National Theatre, 2002 
  20. ^ "Mr England Review", Financial Times, 2000 
  21. ^ "Toast", Royal Court Theatre, 1999 

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