"Having moved to Dublin to start a new life, the young Romanian, Madalina, finds herself working in a kebab shop...until her boyfriend Voicu suggests a more lucrative, if not altogether savoury, line of work. Her new career brings her into contact - quite literally - with a Romanian art student, Bogdan, and the three of them find a way of living and working together. Their uneasy, messy menage-a-trois persists until Madalina decides to choose between her two men...Kebab explores some of the harsher realities of immigration and what people are willing to give up in the hope of a better life. Kebab opened at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2007"
Brought up on a farm in North Devon, Philip Osment read Modern Languages at Keble College, Oxford and trained as an actor at Webber Douglas. He acted with leading alternative theatre companies including Gay Sweatshop, The Half Moon and Shared Experience and then went on to work as a director and writer. He has written and directed plays for two of the country's most prominent young people's theatre companies: Theatre Centre and Red Ladder. At the same time his trilogy of Devon plays was commissioned by Mike Alfreds and produced by Cambridge Theatre Company (aka Method and Madness). These were all nominated for Writers Guild awards and THE DEARLY BELOVED won the award for best regional play in 1993. More recently he directed for Graeae Theatre Co and his play WISE GUYS was the inaugural production at the new Contact Theatre in Manchester in February. In January 2001 he is directing BLOOD WEDDING in Manchester for Graeae. His last play for Method and Madness, BURIED ALIVE is to be revived at Plymouth Theatre Royal and Hampstead Theatre in 2001.
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