My new play fuelled by rage at bankers’ bonuses:

‘It’s a reunion of sorts, but you’d never guess they ever had anything in common to see them now. Nick: Securities Trader for Goldman Sachs and collector of art. Humphrey: an artist with ethics and a cheque he’s not sure he should cash. Christine: the beautiful girl they both loved. All together again, in Nick’s Elizabethan mansion, getting ready to celebrate the unveiling of a new sculpture.

But under the surface Humphrey is angry. Angry in the same way that the whole world is angry, angry about how people like Nick seem to have got away with causing a financial meltdown that affected everyone, but still manage to bank their bonuses.’

 

The Times – 22 October 2010

New York production at the Booth theater, opened October 23 2003, starring JOHN LITHGOW, EILEEN ATKINS and BEN CHAPLIN, directed by DANIEL SULLIVAN Nominated for 3 Tony Awards 2004, including Best Play

(Chichester Festival, 1999) starring JANET SUZMAN and EDWARD HARDWICKE

(Chichester Festival, 1998) starring RICHARD GRIFFITHS, EMILIA FOX

(Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, 1991) starring PATRICK MALAHIDE, SINEAD CUSACK, SUSAN WOOLDRIDGE

(Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, 1989) starring NIGEL HAWTHORNE and JANE LAPOTAIRE
Variety Club Best Actress Award, Jane Lapotaire, 1990; Evening Standard Drama Awards: Best Play of 1990; Broadway production at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, starring NIGEL HAWTHORNE and JANE ALEXANDER; Tony Award: Best Actor (Nigel Hawthorne) 1991