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4 Extra Debut. Liverpudlian shop assistant Hanna tries to help out a couple of friends down on their luck. Before she knows it, it's turned into a mission. Stars Laura Dos Santos.

Liverpudlian shop assistant Hanna tries to help out a couple of friends who are down on their luck, and before she knows it, it's turned into a mission to tackle the widening economic gap in her community.

Mike Bartlett's comic look at the morality of economics and how the financial crisis feels on the street.

Hanna ..... Laura Dos Santos
Susie ..... Samantha Robinson
David ..... Justin Salinger
Mark ..... Shaun Mason
Director ..... Mary Peate

A Steal explores our reaction to the current economic crisis, dramatising how it affects the fabric of society and community. What happens if a citizen takes matters into their own hands, how would they go about it and how would everyone else react?

Mike Bartlett is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary playwrights. In theatre productions includes the highly acclaimed GAME (Almeida Theatre) 2015; KING CHARLES III (Almeida Theatre/Wyndham's Theatre) 2014/2015 and AN INTERVENTION (Paines Plough/Watford Palace Theatre) 2014.

Mike's TV series The Town (December 2012) was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His play Bull (2013) received excellent reviews at the Sheffield Crucible, transferred to New York and was revived this year at the Young Vic. His dramatisation of Chariots of Fire (2012) at Hampstead transferred to the Gielgud. Love Love Love at the Royal Court won TMA Best Play 2011. Love Contract (2008), Liam (2009) and The Core (2011) were three outstanding radio listens. Earthquakes In London (2010) and 13 (2011) received critical acclaim at the National Theatre. My Child (2007) and Cock (2009) won awards at the Royal Court and Cock transferred to Broadway. In 2007 'Not Talking' for R3 scooped the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for best newcomer and best radio play.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

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Hanna Laura Dos Santos
Susie Samantha Robinson
David Justin Salinger
Mark Shaun Mason
Director Mary Peate
Writer Mike Bartlett

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