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If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet

★ Winner: The George Devine Award
The Bush Theatre, 2009 Director Josie Rourke Writer Nick Payne Starring Michael Begley, Pandora Colin, Ailish O'Connor & Rafe Spall

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.

If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet - Faber

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Payne's messy, fumbling and huggable comedy about a messy, fumbling and huggable family

Lyn Gardner The Guardian

a lovely, shrewd new play

Paul Taylor The Independent

a brilliant new play charts one girl's descent from surliness to despair

Kate Bassett The Independent on Sunday

Nick Payne’s beautifully observed play is an engaging mix of wild hilarity and sober sadness

Aleks Sierz The Stage

exceedingly funny and deeply moving... It is rare for a young playwright to have this kind of ability

Philip Fisher British Theatre Guide

a comic tour de force

Henry Hitchings Evening Standard