England People Very Nice

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Oberon, 2009 - Drama - 124 pages
England People Very Nice is a riotous journey through four waves of immigration from the 17th century to today, as the French Huguenots, the Irish, the Jews and the Bangladeshis in turn enter the chaotic world of Bethnal Green. Each new influx provokes a surge of violent protest over housing, jobs, religion and culture. And the emerging pattern shows the 'white flight' and anxiety over integration is anything but new.
Written with scurrilous bravura, Richard Bean's great sweep of a comedy follows a pair of star-crossed lovers amid cutters' mobs, Papists, Jewish anarchists and radical Islamists across four tempestuous centuries.

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User Review  - traceyhart007 - LibraryThing

I saw this play at the National Theatre in London in 2009. I saw a lot of plays that I don't remember but this was beautiful. It is a history of prejudices and politics throuhgout time. I love it ... Read full review

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England People Very Nice opened at the National Theatre in London in February 2009, and ran until early August of that year. I saw it just before it closed, and read the script afterward, which was ... Read full review


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