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Now You Know - Full Length Play, Comedy

Now You Know

Michael Frayn

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573018480

Now You Know is a satirical comedy based on the novel of the same name.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

The general office of a small political pressure group.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Terry is the director of a campaign for freedom of information and he has stumbled on a police cover-up that could bring great acclaim to his cause. But with the arrival of a new civil servant, Hilary, Terry's own secrets also slowly come to light. Now You Know is a satirical comedy based on the novel of the same name.

REVIEWS

"Frayn's gently ironic comedy...picks up a cluster of ideas about secrecy, openness and the unpalatability of truth and dices them into a series of dilemmas." - Time Out

"There is some good, lively writing here...The play is funniest when it involves the human workings of Open, a crusading group where locked drawers and suppression of feeling are the norm." - London Times


Now You Know premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in July 1995 under the direction of Michael Blakemore.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting

ROY
TERRY
SHIREEN
JACQUI
LIZ
KEVIN
KENT
HILARY
Author
Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his writing career as a reporter at The Guardian and The Observer. His subsequent plays include Alphabetical Order, Clouds, Donkeys' Years, Make and Break, Benefactors, Democracy, and Afterlife, which was developed for the Royal National Theatre in 2008. Copenhagen, first staged at the National, won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of ... view full profile

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