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Richard Bean’s plays include England People Very Nice for the National, The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the 2006 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. He adapted David Mamet’s House of Games and wrote a new version of The Hypochondriac for the Almeida Theatre.

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Richard Bean Awards and Nominations


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Evening Standard Awards - 2011 - Best Play

Richard Bean, One Man, Two Guvnors


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Evening Standard Awards - 2011 - Best Play

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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Comedy

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ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS To Have Shaw Festival Premiere

The Shaw Festival will present ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, a comedy filled with mistaken identities and hilarious antics.
Oliver Chris Joins Tamsin Greig In THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Theatre Royal Bath, Further Cast Announced

Oliver Chris will join the previously announced Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig to play Freddy opposite her portrayal of Hester Collyer in Theatre Royal Bath's production of The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Rattigan's 1950's study of obsession and the destructive power of love. 
London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35
Peter Duncan Joins Pixie Lott and Bonnie Langford in MADE IN DAGENHAM Concert; Full Cast Revealed!

Full casting has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024.
Bonnie Langford Joins MADE IN DAGENHAM Concert

Stage and screen legend Bonnie Langford will play ‘Barbara Castle’ in the 10th Anniversary Concert of Made in Dagenham at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024. She joins the previously announced Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly in this highly anticipated one-off show, directed by Shaun Kerrison. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Review: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS at Good Theater

Portland’s Good Theater newest production is a side-splittingly funny, perfectly timed farce with ancient roots in Italy’s Commedia dell’Arte, Richard Bean’s ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS.
Good Theater Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS This January

Good Theater will kick off the new year with the side-splitting comedy ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean, starring local favorite Dustin Tucker in his Good Theater debut. We have all of the details on the production!
Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly Will Lead 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM

Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly will lead the cast of the 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024. Learn more about the concert and how to get tickets here!
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and More Come to the New Vic Theatre in 2024

The New Vic Theatre has added three new plays to its 2024 programme including The Company of Wolves, The Haunting, and One Man, Two Guvnors.. The new plays join the previously announced productions A Leap In The Dark by Ron Hutchinson and Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington.
The Shaw's 2024 Casts and Creative Teams Revealed

The cast and creative teams have been revealed for the Shaw Festival’s 62nd season.
Review: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, Hampstead Theatre

Riddled with cliched dialogue and unfunny gags, much of the play is spent watching a dysfunctional family bicker through meandering conversations with little structure or purpose.
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Have Australian Premiere Next Year

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, winner of five 2022 Tony Awards including Best Play, is set to have its Australian premiere in Sydney in February 2024. This critically acclaimed production tells the story of a family and a company that changed the world, directed by Sam Mendes.
WYO Theater to Feature National Theatre Live Productions

Experience the best of British theater at the WYO Theater with National Theatre Live productions. Don't miss 'Jack Absolute Flies Again' on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland Will Lead David Ireland's ULSTER AMERICAN at Riverside Studios

A new production of award-winning playwright David Ireland's Ulster American is headed to Riverside Studios this year, starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!
MY FAIR LADY, CANDIDA & More Set for Shaw Festival 2024 Season

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming 2024 season at the Shaw Festival, including highly anticipated productions like MY FAIR LADY and CANDIDA. Discover the classic and contemporary shows set to captivate audiences next year.
Alun Armstrong and Marlene Sidaway Will Lead TO HAVE AND TO HOLD at Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre has announced the full cast for Richard Bean’s uproarious new comedy, To Have and To Hold. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring here!
Good Theater to Present Hilarious, Heartwarming, and Musical 2023/2024 Season

Following a successful 20th anniversary season in 2022 and early 2023, Good Theater has announced the schedule for the 2023/2024 season, as well as an updated rush ticket policy to help make live theater more accessible for all. 
Simon Russell Beale to Appear at Shakespeare's Globe's MOVING STORIES, in Support of the UN Refugee Agency

On Sunday 25 June, Shakespeare’s Globe will host ‘Moving Stories’ in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The event will include sketches, short plays and songs examining the experiences of refugees, and responses to the crisis.
Tom Stoppard and Richard Bean Feature in Hampstead Theatre's New Season

Hampstead Theatre has announced a full season of eight new productions beginning on 7 September 2023 and running until 16 March 2024.
Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, And Louisa Harland Join Brian Cox For LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT West End

The new West End production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus Long Day's Journey into Night led by Emmy-winner Brian Cox has added Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and more to its cast.

Richard Bean FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Richard Bean written?

Richard Bean has written 4 shows including One Man, Two Guvnors (Playwright), Toast (Playwright), Young Marx (Playwright), The Nap (Playwright).

What awards has Richard Bean been nominated for?

Richard Bean has been nominated for several awards including Best Play at the Evening Standard Awards for "One Man, Two Guvnors" and "The Heretic," as well as Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "England People Very Nice."

What awards has Richard Bean won?

Richard Bean has won the Best Play award at the Evening Standard Awards for "One Man, Two Guvnors" and "The Heretic."

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