If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet
Nick Payne's mordant, incisive and occasionally farcical examination of selfishness, incoherence and love inside an average family was an acclaimed winner of the George Devine award and was subsequently staged in a bold, expressionist production by Josie Rourke at the Bush with a remarkable central performance by Rafe Spall.
Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your mum’s a teacher, it’s hell. What’s more, Anna’s dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch.
When Anna hits back at the bullies, she suspended from school and stuck at home with hapless Terry trying to save her. But Terry needs saving himself and, as the bond between the two deepens, Anna is swept up in a friendship she can’t live without.
a lovely, shrewd new play Paul Taylor
a brilliant new play charts one girl's descent from surliness to despair Kate Bassett
The Independent on Sunday
Payne's messy, fumbling and huggable comedy about a messy, fumbling and huggable family Lyn Gardner
Nick Payne’s beautifully observed play is an engaging mix of wild hilarity and sober sadnessAleks Sierz
exceedingly funny and deeply moving... It is rare for a young playwright to have this kind of ability
British Theatre Guide
exceedingly funny and deeply moving... It is rare for a young playwright to have this kind of abilityPhilip Fisher
a comic tour de force
a comic tour de forceHenry Hitchings
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