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A rich selection from the best of Nichols' work up to and including his award-winning Privates on Parade A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is based on the author's experience of having a mentally handicapped child and won the John Whiting Award; The National Health was commissioned by Kenneth Tynan for the National theatre and follows the story of a Labour MP who goes into a state hospital suffering from a nervous collapse. It won the Evening Standard Best Play Award; Forget-me-not Lane is a trip down memory lane from the author's own childhood growing up in the West Country; Hearts and Flowers is a TV play about the rivalry between two brothers, one a school teacher living in Bristol the other a successful news journalist and their shared interest in a woman; Freeway is set in a traffic jam and attempts to answer the question of why the automobile has come to be seen to represent liberty incarnate in the modern era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413648709
ISBN-10: 0413648702
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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