Red Noses

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Red Noses
Red Noses.jpg
Written by Peter Barnes
Characters Father Flote
Father Toulon
Master Bells
Pope Clement VI bigod
Date premiered 1985
Place premiered Barbican Theatre, London
Original language English
Subject The Black Death, a Pope and a band of red nosed comics
Genre Comedy
Setting 14th-century France

Red Noses is a comedy about the black death by Peter Barnes, first staged at Barbican Theatre in 1985. It depicted a sprightly priest, originally played by Antony Sher, who travelled around the plague-affected villages of 14th century France with a band of fools, known as Floties, offering holy assistance. It was for this play that Barnes won his Olivier award.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play


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