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"Brilliant...it is shockingly and side-splittingly funny." (The Guardian)

 

Andrew Cullen's award-winning play Scouse (A Comedy of Terrors) is being brought back to Liverpool by Lantern Theatre Liverpool.

 

17 November - 13 December 2016.

 

When Scouse premiered at the Everyman Theatre twenty years ago it was "a sensational success with audiences and critics alike, with all performances sold out".

 

This time the team at Lantern Theatre Liverpool are bringing it to The Dome in Grand Central Hall.

 

What happens when Liverpool declares independence from the rest of the UK?

 

"The people of Liverpool, and the Liverpool People's Party, invite the Prime Minister to mind his own business. Here in Liverpool, we're nearer to space than we are to London. London is two hundred miles away; space is only one hundred miles away. People here pay as much heed to the Prime Minister as we do to the man in the moon."

 

You can find the original script here.

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Andrew Cullen's short story, The Six Day War, won the London Writers Award. His article on Anglo-Japanese relations won the Japan Prize. His first play, North, won the Liverpool Playhouse Young Writers Award. His next play - Self Catering (A Short History of the World) - won several awards and was filmed by Channel 4 and published by Josef Weinburger plays. Pig's Ear, a tale of family life during four general elections, won the Peggy Ramsay Award. Scouse (A Comedy of Terrors), telling the story of Liverpool's declaration of independence from the UK, played to sell-out audiences at the Everyman Theatre during an extended run. He has written screenplays for film and television. From Here To Paternity was his first non-fiction book and Peas! is his first book for children. He lives in London with his wife, daughter and son.

reviews

"The non-stop lashing of black comedy is the best advertisement for live theatre I've come across in years."

"One of Britain's most exciting playwrights."

"Fantastical and funny comedy."

"Another winner...the dialogue has bite as well as wit."

"Left you with a warm glow from having seen such a fine piece of writing."

"This black comedy is a real find."

"A significant new writer in British theatre."

"Enjoy this caustic entertaining play."

"Packed with splendid dialogue and characters...a sensational success with audiences and critics alike."

"The ambition to deal with large ideas is too rare in contemporary dramatic writing."

"One of the most significant writers of the next generation."

"Intellectual daring, dramatic assurance and aphoristic wit."

"Comedy, menace and surprise."

"Powerful, extremely funny and clever."

"A weird and wonderful sense of humour."

"Brilliant...shockingly and side-splittingly funny."

"Highly enjoyable...moving, amusing and terrifying in all the right places."

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contact:

agent:

for theatre and film:

Katie Haines
The Agency (London) Ltd
24 Pottery Lane
Holland Park
London
W11 4LZ

020-7727-1346

kh-office@theagency.co.uk

 

for children's books:

Hilary Delamere
The Agency (London) Ltd
24 Pottery Lane
Holland Park
London
W11 4LZ

020-7727-1346

hd-office@theagency.co.uk

 

for books:

Peter Buckman
The Ampersand Agency
Ryman's Cottages
Little Tew
Oxon
OX7 4JJ

01608-683677
01608-683898

peter@theampersandagency.co.uk

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