Now You Know

by  Michael Frayn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

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

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    4m, 4f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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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.
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Reviews

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

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting:

    The general office of a small political pressure group.

  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 4f
ROY
TERRY
SHIREEN
JACQUI
LIZ
KEVIN
KENT
HILARY
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Authors

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alph ...

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

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