The Life of Stuff
A brilliantly funny fly-on-the-wall snapshot of eight lives careering out of control. Small-time crook and aspirant pharmaceutical entrepreneur Willie Dobie's best laid plans unravel when human nature takes its predictably unpredictable course .
Winner of London Critics Award Best New Play 1993; nominated for the Olivier Best Comedy Award 1993.
The Life of Stuff was revived at Theatre 503 in May 2013.
"Simon Donald's blissfully funny new play...at times, you get the impression that a gangster film like The Long Good Friday has been re-written by a Scottish Joe Orton, except that with Donald, compassion keeps leaking through the comic callousness." Paul Taylor
Two and half hours whip by with nary a backwards glance. Don’t miss it.Miriam Zendle
a tart and timely twist on the Thatcherite enthusiasm for entrepreneurial zeal, and the dialogue is stuffed with salty nuggets of surprising (and often stomach-turning) flavourSam Marlowe
The Arts Desk
Pacy and exhilarating, the plot drags you up and down tower-block stairs, leaving you gasping to keep upAlice Saville
Simon Donald is a terrific writer
British Theatre Guide
Simon Donald is a terrific writerAdam Penny