Singer

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Nick Hern, 2004 - Drama - 97 pages
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An epic fable of post-war Britain told with lurid and exhilarating energy. Premiered by the RSC in 1989, revived in this new version at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in 2004.

After the war, concentration camp survivor Peter Singer makes for London, where he sets himself up as a purveyor of prostitutes to the upper classes - and the inventor of slum landlordism.

Singer is loosely based on the real life of Peter Rachman (1920-1962), who became so notorious for his exploitation of tenants in the Notting Hill area of London in the 1950s and 60s that the word 'Rachmanism' entered the OED as a synonym for any greedy, unscrupulous landlord.

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