Richard Bean

In a Front Row special, playwright Richard Bean discusses his prolific and varied career, which includes One Man, Two Guvnors and three new plays this year alone: Great Britain, Pitcairn and Made in Dagenham.

James Corden, who played the original lead in One Man, Two Guvnors, talks to John Wilson about what is possibly the best role he'll ever play.

And National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner explains the success of his collaborations with Bean, which include this year's phone-hacking satire starring Billie Piper, Great Britain.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Claire Bartleet.

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Pitcairn, written by Richard Bean and directed by Max Stafford-Clark runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 22 August to 20 September 2014.  It then transfers to the Globe Theatre, London from 22 September to 11 October 2014.


Toast, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode is playing at the Park Theatre, London from 27 August to 21 September 2014.

Great Britain

Great Britain
Great Britain, written by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner opens at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 10 September.

Made in Dagenham - The Musical

Made in Dagenham - The Musical
Made in Dagenham, written by Richard Bean and directed by Rupert Gould opens at The Adelphi Theatre, London on 9 October 2014.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestRichard Bean
Interviewed GuestJames Corden
Interviewed GuestNicholas Hytner
ProducerClaire Bartleet

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