REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre Live

The National Theatre’s production of Richard Bean’s comedy is as vibrantly funny as ever. It would be fair to say that right now what the British public need right now is a laugh – particularly if they are missing going to the theatre – which is why it was a stroke of genius for the… Read More

Review Round Up: Kiss Me, Trafalgar Studios

Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Claire Lams star in Anna Ledwich’s production of Richard Bean’s play. But what have critics been making of it? “I’m thirty two and I want a baby. There are no men.” A desperate woman. A chivalrous man. And a forbidden kiss that changes everything. WhatsOnStage: *** “Bean can’t resist the odd laugh-line, but mostly Kiss… Read More

NEWS: Richard Bean’s Kiss Me to Transfer to the Trafalgar Studios

Following a successful run at the Hampstead Theatre, Richard Bean’s play will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios from the 6th June.  This new play is a beautiful and unorthodox love story about two people struggling to escape the guilt and ghosts of the past, set against the shifting world of London postWorld War I. As… Read More

Review: Toast, Rose Theatre Kingston

From the writer of the international hit One Man, two Guvnors, comes a slow burning drama that is filled with excellent performances.  Having worked in a bakery himself, there is no doubting that Richard Bean has plenty to say about working in a bakery that comes through in this production. But it takes a while… Read More

REVIEW: The Mentalists, Wyndham’s Theatre

This dark comedy by Richard Bean (best known for hits One Man, Two Guvnors and Great Britain), is about a touching friendship between Ted (Stephen Merchant) and Morrie (Steffan Rhodri) and the lengths we would go to protect our friends. Set in a bed and breakfast hotel room, which is relatively plain but a perfect… Read More

Rehearsal Pictures Released for The Mentalists

Another day, another show in the West End getting ready to open and this time it is the turn of Richard Bean’s play The Mentalists, directed by Abbey Wright. Rehearsal images have been released, showing Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) and Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter) hard at work as they prepare to… Read More