|Written by||Peter Barnes|
Pope Clement VI
|Place premiered||Barbican Theatre, London|
|Subject||The Black Death, a Pope and a band of red nosed comics|
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 God's Zanies, offering holy assistance. It was for this play that Barnes won his Olivier award.
Awards and nominations
- 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
- Barnes, Peter (1985). Red Noses (First ed.). London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-13771-7.
- Martin Kohn (1995-01-16). "Literature Annotations: Barnes, Peter - Red Noses". Literature, Arts & Medicine Database. Retrieved 2008-09-18.