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When I Lived in Peru

Stay-at-home Martin is driven to extremes by his globetrotting girlfriend. Writer Andrew Viner once drove across the Sahara in a Rover 213.

Stay-at-home Martin is driven crazy by the endless travel anecdotes of his globetrotting girlfriend, Claire. When he is unexpectantly made redundant, he starts pretending to Claire that he's still going to work. Actually he is using his redundancy money to secretly fly to Tanzania each week to fake an impressive travel past for himself. By Andrew Viner.

Directed by Liz Webb

Writer Andrew Viner was inspired to write this play by a friend who was always going on about their time in London while he was living in Sheffield and Andrew himself once drove across the Sahara in a Rover 213. He has also written the R4 Comedy Drama Speechless starring Joshua McGuire and Aimee-Ffion Edwards and a winning entry in BBC 5Live's Sports Shorts competition. For television he has had new comedy ideas optioned by DLT Entertainment and Hat Trick. He has had features published in the Guardian, wrote a comedy book VENN THAT TUNE and has written for various radio comedy programmes including THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB SOUND (R4), PARSONS AND NAYLOR (R2) and for WEEKENDING (R4). He has written extensively for children and his latest commissions include MIKE THE KNIGHT, BIG AND SMALL, EVERYTHING'S ROSIE, TIMMY TIME, THOMAS AND FRIENDS, PET SQUAD, BEAR BEHAVING BADLY, REX THE RUNT and MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY.

45 minutes


Role Contributor
Martin Stephen Wight
Claire Kelly Adams
Jaffari Fiston Barek
Actor Ery Nzaramba
Actor Wilf Scolding
Actor Priyanga Burford
Actor Michael Bertenshaw
Director Liz Webb
Writer Andrew Viner


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