Gasping

by  Ben Elton

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"A poisonously funny morality play... A remarkable debut." - London Sunday Times

"A sharp witted satire... Extremely funny." - Independent

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The first play written by the popular author of Popcorn, Gasping is a brilliantly funny satire on big business, the media and product exploitation. Lockheart Industries is making serious money, but Sir Chiffley Lockheart needs the buzz that finding a way to make money where none has existed before gives him. Philip, a pushy workaholic executive, suggests selling designer air. Perrier for the nostrils becomes the marketing phenomenon of the decade and millions are quickly made. People start hoarding for a rainy day and oxygen supplies run low. The Third World is plundered, creating a greater divide between the haves and have nots. The world starts gasping and only the biggest suckers survive.
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"A poisonously funny morality play... A remarkable debut." - London Sunday Times "A sharp witted satire... Extremely funny." - Independent

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Ben Elton

Benjamin Charles Elton was born on the 3rd of May 1959 in Catford, London. His family are extremely academic, including university professors and historians. He is the youngest of four children. He attended Stillness Junior School, and then Godalming Grammar School where he joined the amateur dramatics society and w ...

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