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Biography

EMMANUEL DARLEY  is a French novelist and playwright. His biggest success  Le Mardi à Monoprix was nominated for France’s prestigious Moliere Award and played to huge acclaim throughout the country in 2010.

MATTHEW HURT  was a member of the Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ group. His plays since then include  Singing! Dancing! Acting!,  Mortal Ladies PossessedBelieve and the musical  Have A Nice Life.

SARAH VERMANDE  trained as an actress at the Drama Centre, London. She has appeared in many productions both in France and the UK. She has an MA in Literary Translation (from French to English) from the University of Paris.

 

Tuesdays at Tesco's
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Tuesdays at Tesco's

English text by Matthew Hurt & Sarah Vermande

Emmanuel Darley
 

A touching one-person play about a person’s true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley’s hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

Every Tuesday, Pauline loyally spends the day with her father, tidies his home, does his ironing. Then they go to Tesco. Every Tuesday.

All eyes are on Pauline when they go shopping. Before she became Pauline, her name was Paul. And to her father she remains Paul, despite all appearances to the contrary.

Emmanuel Darley's French-language play, Le Mardi à Monoprix, was a critical and commercial hit when it premiered in Paris in 2009, and went on to be nominated for a Molière, France’s national theatre awards.

Review
Profoundly moving... brave, strong, authoritative, and full of a frustrated sweetness that pierces the heart -  Scotsman



Cast : 1M or 1F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-225-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB