Richard Bean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Richard Bean
Born (1956-06-11) 11 June 1956 (age 64)
Hull, England
Occupationplaywright
NationalityEnglish
GenreDrama

Richard Anthony Bean (born 11 June 1956) is an English playwright.

Early years[edit]

Born in East Hull, 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 as 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 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. ^ Aleks Sierz, "It's never too late to wow an audience Richard Bean has burst on the theatre scene with five acclaimed new plays in 18 months. But he's no bright young thing, the former punk, psychologist and stand-up comedian tells Aleks Sierz", Daily Telegraph, 6 January 2004.
  2. ^ Toast, Royal Court Theatre, 1999
  3. ^ Ian Shuttleworth (2000), "Mr England", The Financial Times
  4. ^ The Mentalists, National Theatre, 2002[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ The God Botherers, Bush Theatre, 2003, archived from the original on 9 June 2012
  6. ^ Alfred Hickling (29 May 2003), "Smack Family Robinson Review", The Guardian, London, retrieved 4 April 2020
  7. ^ "Under the Whaleback", Royal Court Theatre, 2003
  8. ^ Honeymoon Suite, Royal Court Theatre, 2004
  9. ^ Harvest, Royal Court Theatre, 2005
  10. ^ The Hypochondriac, Almeida, 2005, archived from the original on 13 December 2011
  11. ^ Michael Billington (6 March 2006), "Up on Roof Review", The Guardian, London
  12. ^ In the Club, Hampstead Theatre, 2007, archived from the original on 23 April 2012
  13. ^ Billington, Michael (14 May 2008), "The English Game Review", The Guardian, London
  14. ^ Alfred Hickling, "Pub Quiz Is Life", The Guardian, 14 September 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  15. ^ England People Very Nice, National Theatre, 2009, archived from the original on 2 December 2011
  16. ^ House of Games, Almeida Theatre, 2010
  17. ^ "The Big Fellah", Lyric Theatre, 2010, archived from the original on 7 June 2012
  18. ^ The Heretic, Royal Court Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 28 March 2014
  19. ^ One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 1 March 2011
  20. ^ "Great Britain". National Theatre. 2014. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  21. ^ "Pitcairn". Chichester Festival Theatre. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Gemma Arterton to star in Made in Dagenham musical", BBC News, 3 March 2014, retrieved 4 April 2020
  23. ^ "Richard Bean's THE NAP, Starring Jack O'Connell, Begins Tonight at the Crucible". Broadway World. 13 March 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Kiss Me", Hampstead Theatre website
  25. ^ "THEATREWORLD INTERNET MAGAZINE 2". THEATREWORLD INTERNET MAGAZINE 2. Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  26. ^ Mark Brown, "Karl Marx comedy to kick off first season at new London theatre", The Guardian, 19 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

External links[edit]