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A gripping black comedy by an award-winning new voice.
It's the 1960s, and young Abel Stein has taken a dislike to a cockney punter called Reg, knocking him out with a plastic charity collection box, and stuffing him in a cupboard. As Abel, his brother, and two associates keep watch over Reg, the grapevine informs them that the Krays are in town. What do you do when you've inadvertently kidnapped England's most fearsome man? And what will you do when his infamous and psychotic twin brother comes looking for him? Bones was co-produced by Live Theatre Newcastle and Hampstead Theatre, London in February 2002.
Praise for previous work: "A tenderly lyrical charmer ... this felt like the most profound lesson about life. Straughan's drama was a piercing portrait of a life of rare promise and sadness cut dramatically short. Lorca's body was never found, but his spirit was briefly recovered here."—The Guardian
"Inescapably haunting ... Remember the author's name."—Financial Times
Winner of a 1997 Northern Writers Award, a CP Taylor award for playwriting, and an Alfred Bradley award for radio.
Gripping black comedy by an award winning new voice. Set in England in the 1960's, young Abel Stem inadvertently kidnaps one half of legendary gangster twins, the Krays. Things heat up when his infamous and psychotic twin brother comes looking for him...
Set in England in the 1960s, young Abel Stein inadvertantly kidnaps one half of the legendary gangster twins, the Krays. Things heat up when his infamous and psychotic twin brother comes looking for him....
It's the 1960s and we're in the back of a porn cinema in Gateshead. Abel Stein takes a dislike to a cockney punter, knocks him out and stuffs him in a cupboard. Then they find out that the infamous Kray twins are in town. What do you do when you've inadvertently kidnapped England's scariest man?