Simon Donald

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The Life of Stuff

Winner: Evening Standard Best Playwright Award 1993 theatre
Director John Mitchell Starring
  • Duncan Duff
  • Brian McCardie
  • Stuart McQuarrie
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    Traverse Theatre

    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.

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    "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
    The Independent


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


    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) flavour Sam Marlowe
    The Arts Desk


    Pacy and exhilarating, the plot drags you up and down tower-block stairs, leaving you gasping to keep up Alice Saville
    Exeunt


    Simon Donald is a terrific writer

    Adam Penny
    British Theatre Guide

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