photo: Ben Broomfield/Oliver King
Richard Bean's debut play tells the story of a Sunday night shift at a run-down Hull bread factory in 1975. It was a world that the writer knew well, having worked at Spillers on Wheeler Street whilst he was a student in the mid-seventies.
The production at The Park Theatre was the play's first London revival since the original run at the Royal Court in 1999. It starred Olivier and BAFTA award winner Matthew Kelly and top tv comedy actor Simon Greenall. It received twelve four star reviews and played to packed houses throughout its four week run.
The show returned for a No.1 UK tour in early 2016, before going over to New York in April to play for 5 weeks Off Broadway at 59E59 Theatres. Ben Brantley made it a New York Times Critic's Pick.