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The Resource Betts: plays one, "A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching", Torben Betts

Betts: plays one, "A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching", Torben Betts

Label
Betts: plays one, "A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching"
Title
Betts: plays one
Title part
"A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching"
Statement of responsibility
Torben Betts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Listening Heaven, which focuses on one family's painful inability to grieve for a dead son, was first produced in 1999 to critical acclaim at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where Betts was the resident dramatist. Mummies and Daddies, developed at the RNT Studio, brutally yet hilariously lays bare the soullessness of consumerism. In Clockwatching, produced at both the SJT and the Orange Tree Theatre in 2001, a despotic man descends into helplessness when his servile wife falls seriously ill. With an introduction by Connal Orton
Biographical or historical data
Torben Betts read English Literature & English Language at the University of Liverpool before training and working as an actor. Works include: The Unconquered, Best New Play 2007 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (Tron/Traverse/Arcola/Brits-off-Broadway); A Listening Heaven, nominated for Best New Play at the 2001 TMA Awards (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum); Lie of the Land, nominated for Edinburgh Fringe First Award, 2008 (Edinburgh Pleasance/Arcola); Clockwatching (Orange Tree Theatre); The Company Man (Orange Tree Theatre); The Biggleswades (Southwark Playhouse); Five Visions of the Faithful (Edinburgh Festival); The Lunatic Queen (Riverside Studios); The Error of Their Ways (HERE Arts Center, New York); The Swing of Things (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough). 'just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have...a boldly visionary poet...a political Beckett...a flamingly original writer we ignore at our peril.' LIZ LOCHHEAD, NATIONAL POET OF SCOTLAND 'an uncommonly talented playwright'. TIME OUT 'Betts has a profound and highly original theatrical voice.' DAILY TELEGRAPH.
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Betts, Torben
Dewey number
822.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
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  • Spouses
  • Domestic drama, English
  • Plays, playscripts
  • Literature
  • Plays, playscripts
Target audience
general
Label
Betts: plays one, "A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching", Torben Betts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781840021769
Dimensions
21x13x2 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781840021769
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Betts: plays one, "A listening heaven", "Mummies and daddies", "Clockwatching", Torben Betts
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781840021769
Dimensions
21x13x2 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9781840021769
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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