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Dates in February
Thu 11 Feb 1999
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(L to R) Ewan Hooper; Paul Wyett, Sam Kelly; Mark Williams, Christopher Campbell
Photography by Josh Raikes
Director: Richard Wilson, Designer: Julian McGowan, Lighting Designer: Johanna Town, Sound Designer; Paul Arditti
In the first half of Richard Wilsons superbly acted production, you admire the skill with which Bean sets up his characters and enjoy the often hilarious dialogue, which ranges from the needling to the rumbustiously rude. In the second half, things get better still when a gripping plot kicks in one of the ovens breaks down and it looks as if the bakery could close for good. The story had me on the edge of my seat, and as the shadow of death haunts the comedy, one begins increasingly to admire the generosity and richness of Beans vision.
Daily Telegraph 17-2-99
The Royal Court has found another exciting new writer. Richard Bean has turned his experience of working in a Hull bread factory in the seventies into a lively strongly characterised, richly comic play, Richard Wilson directs an outstanding cast in a show that might justifiably be described as the best thing since sliced bread.
Daily Telegraph 27-2-99
So you thought that the comic fascination of a mass-production bakery in 1970s Hull was somewhat limited? Richard Beans delightfully funny play proves you wrong.
The Independent 2-3-99
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