Shining Souls

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Nick Hern, 2003 - Drama - 87 pages

A riotously funny comedy with a gallery of unforgettable characters, published here in a revised version alongside its revival at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 2003.

It's Ann's wedding day - but she's in two minds who to marry because there are two men in her life and they are both called Billy. Meanwhile her daughter Mandy wants to save souls - and makes a start with Charlie, who is on the dole and on the make. And then there's Nanette and her friend Prophet John... Soon there are nine characters in search of their souls, some sex and a wardrobe.

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About the author (2003)

Chris Hannan is a playwright and novelist.His plays include Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 1985; revived by the National Theatre of Scotland in its inaugural season in 2006); The Evil Doers (Bush Theatre, London, 1990; Time Out Award and Charrington London Fringe Best New Play Award); Shining Souls (Traverse, 1996, revived by the Old Vic in 1997; winner of a Scotland on Sunday Critics Award and a Lloyds Bank Playwright of the Year nomination); The God of Soho (Shakespeare's Globe, 2011); The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain (Traverse, English Touring Theatre, Coventry Belgrade, 2011) and What Shadows (Birmingham Rep, 2016).As well as original plays, Hannan has adapted Crime and Punishment (Glasgow Citizens' Theatre/Liverpool Playhouse/Lyceum Edinburgh, 2013) and The Iliad (Lyceum Edinburgh, 2016); and also made new versions of Ibsen's The Pretenders (RSC, 1991), Gogol's Gamblers (Tricycle 1992), and Stars in the Morning Sky (Coventry Belgrade, 2012).His 2008 novel Missy was awarded the McKitterick Prize for a debut novel.

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