By (author) Simon Packham
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Opposite Bastard by Simon Packham
Book DescriptionForced to take employment as live-in carer for a genius quadriplegic undergraduate, failed actor Timothy Salt is not optimistic. His charge, Michael Owen, is only at Oxford to please his devoted mum. When ersatz aristo Phillip Sydney offers the leading role in his student production of Hamlet to Michael, Timothy's humiliation seems complete. Meanwhile, fellow student thespian Anna Jenkins, deciding that Phillip is the 'perfect gentleman' who Mummy so wants her to find, accepts the part of Ophelia. Then TV producer Nikki Hardbody ("Kids with Cancer" and "Pepe: The Boy with No Nose") arrives to immortalise Michael in her latest documentary, and Timothy realizes that the only way he can salvage any self-respect is by sabotaging the production of "Hamlet".Michael, meanwhile, is horrified to find himself falling for Anna. As rehearsals progress, Anna discovers that her perfect partner isn't Phillip Sydney after all. No one is more delighted than cynical Nikki Hardbody. The "Opposite Bastard" is a dark comedy of manners. An uproarious and moving commentary on love, disability, dignity, political correctness and media opportunism, it is a strikingly original and provocative debut.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230712423
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Imprint: Macmillan New Writing
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simon Packham
Simon Packham read drama at Manchester University, where his contemporaries included Ben Elton, with whom he wrote the Edinburgh fringe musical, Golly Bobby You're So Dashing and Divine. After a short spell as one half of the comedy duo The Amazing Spendinis, he trained as an actor, and has since appeared in a variety of West-End shows alongside the likes of Omar Sharif and Dame Judy Dench. Those of a less than vigilant disposition may have failed to spot him as Mr Quaddy in episode 1164 of The Bill.
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