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Simon Donald

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The Life of Stuff

★ Winner: Evening Standard Best Playwright Award 1993
Traverse Theatre, 1993 Director John Mitchell Writer Simon Donald Starring Duncan Duff, Brian McCardie & Stuart McQuarrie

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.

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"Simon Donald's blissfully funny new 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 The Independent

Two and half hours whip by with nary a backwards glance. Don’t miss it.

Miriam Zendle Whatsonstage