Book-Bang-A-Bang Rupert St Lonely

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Bloomsbury USA, Dec 11, 1995 - Drama - 128 pages
Two gloriously bittersweet plays from the award-winning author of Beautiful Thing and Babies

At 15 Rupert Street, Dean is in love with Marti who is in love with Shaun who is in lvoe with Juliet who is in Barbados. Meanwhile George is in love with Malcolm who has left and Clarine just love Jhesus and Zoe Wanamaker. Welcome to the Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club.

Boom Bang-A-Bang is set in Kentish Town on Eurovision night 1995, Lee's first Eurovision party without Michael. He's joined instead by a small but far from select gathering of friends. As the atmosphere heats up reciminations and revelations fly and there will be blood, sweat and tears before the voting of the Belgian jury.

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About the author (1995)

Jonathan Harvey was born in Halewood, Liverpool, England, in 1968. After leaving school, he entered and won the Liverpool Playhouse writing contest. Considering his mediocre school career, the modest cash reward seemed a good enough reason to start writing. The resulting play, The Cherry Blossom Tree, encompassed the themes of suicide, murder, and nuns. Despite his success in the Royal Court Writers' Festival, Harvey decided to switch careers and become a teacher in 1988. However, a call from the director of the Royal Court Young People's Theatre, offering him a commission to write a play, brought him back to writing plays for a living. Since that time, Harvey has written a number of plays including Wildfire, which ran at the National Theatre Studio; Babies, a semi-autobiographical story of a young gay teacher; and Boom-Bang-A-Bang, Harvey's most comical play, centered around a group of friends who gather to watch the Eurovision Song Contest. His play Beautiful Thing, a coming-of-age drama about two gay men, was adapted for the big screen and released by Sony Pictures Classics in 1996.

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