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Nick Hern, 2008 - Drama - 95 pages
Carl, a youngish but overweight Dublin taxi driver, owes Jackie three grand in gambling debts. Jackie wants the money, and he wants it now, not least because an armed robbery he has masterminded has just gone badly wrong. From there it is all downhill for Carl and his father-in-law George. And not in a good way.
Rank is a darkly comic thrilled trip through the grim, seething and sometimes hilarious criminal world of Dublin's suburbs, where loyalty, trust and friendship are just more chips to be thrown on the table.
Robert Massey's new play was premiered by Fishamble: The New Play Company as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2008, before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre, London.

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Robert Massey's first play Deadline was developed through the writers' programme at the Abbey Theatre and produced by Lane Productions in Andrews Lane Theatre. Other plays include Over and Out , produced by Lane Productions at the Civic Theatre, Dublin, before embarking on a nation-wide tour including Pavillion, Draoicht and the Cork Opera House; Rank , produced by Fishamble at the Helix as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 2008, before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre, London, for an extended run and subsequently revived in summer 2013 in a critically acclaimed production directed by Wilson Milam at the Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles. He was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre to write the short play Growth which ran as part of the 'Something Borrowed' season on the Peacock stage.

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