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'We live in an age of cuts. We are a working-class town, that's our strength, and in the current climate, our weakness.' 

How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out.

This urgent political play is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government.

Cast : 5F, 4M

Nick Hern Book, Uk | 978-1-84842-447-  | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB


JACK THORNE is an award-winning writer for radio, television, film and theatre. His previous plays include Bunny (Underbelly, Fringe First Award 2010) and a version of Düerrenmatt’s The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse). His work for television includes cultural phenomenon Skins, and the BAFTA-winning series This is England ’88 and The Fades. On winning the Best British Newcomer Award at the London BFI Film Festival 2009 for The Scouting Book for Boys, he was acclaimed by the jury as ‘a poetic writer with end-of-the-world imagination and a real gift for storytelling.’ 

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