"I should have kept my mouth shut, I should have said nothing." Eddie's a handyman, Doreen keeps a clean house, John's got a new hat and Paul's back from college - but the Jacksons are living under siege. Sudden violence blows open their lives in the latest darkly comic play from Simon Bent, whose other acclaimed work includes Sugar Sugar, Bad Company and Goldhawk Road, all published by Oberon Books. Production: The Sheffield Crucible, October 2000.
Simon Bent studied Drama at Birmingham University and started his theatrical career as an actor. As writer-in-residence at the University of Essex, he wrote 'Evacuees' for Spectrum Theatre, Cambridge. His work includes 'Knuckle Butty', 'Wigan Kiss', 'Full Fathom Five', 'The Blood of Others', 'Goldhawk Road', 'Shelter', 'Bad Company', 'Wasted', 'Sugar Sugar' and 'Accomplices.'