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The Reporter

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Reporter by Nicholas Wright

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Richard Eyre directs National Theatre premiere of major new play by the Olivier, award-winning author of "Vincent in Brixton". Set in London, Saigon, San Francisco - and East Anglia - in the late 1960s, this is the true story of James Mossman, a difficult but brilliant BBC reporter and ex-MI6 agent, who killed himself in 1971. This play asks why. We see Mossman in Vietnam where he witnesses the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk in protest at the war; we see him making an incoherent film on Revolution in 1968; we see him haranguing Harold Wilson in the Panorama studio; and we see him rediscovering the long-neglected Rosamund Lehmann. We also see a startlingly different private face in scenes with his mother and above all with Louis, his mentally unstable Canadian lover, who died of a (probably accidental) overdose and whose death it may have been that destroyed Mossman himself. Deftly constructed, "The Reporter" is totally engrossing and often very moving in its multi-layered but pleasing complexity. Nicholas Wright, who created "Vincent in Brixton" and adapted "His Dark Materials", is clearly at work again. The play premieres at the National Theatre in February 2007 in a major production directed by Richard Eyre that offers a terrific role to a star actor yet to be cast.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854599636
ISBN-10: 1854599631
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright's most recent theatre work is the phenomenally successful adaptation of His Dark Materials. His Vincent in Brixton won rave reviews and the Olivier Award for Best Play. Earlier work includes the West End hits, Cressida, with Michael Gambon, and Mrs Klein. Other adaptations include Naked with Juliette Binoche, Three Sisters and Therese Raquin, both at the National, all published by NHB.

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