Steal, A [15md]

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0120150330

0120150330

by Mike Bartlett

Liverpudlian shop assistant Hanna tries to help out a couple of friends who are down on their luck, and before she knows it, it's turned into a mission to tackle the widening economic gap in her community. A comic look at the morality of economics and how the financial crisis feels on the street.

Director - Mary Peate

A Steal explores our reaction to the current economic crisis, dramatising how it affects the fabric of society and community. What happens if a citizen takes matters into their own hands, how would they go about it and how would everyone else react?

Mike Bartlett is one of Britain's foremost contemporary playwrights. In theatre his most recent productions are the highly acclaimed Game (Almeida Theatre) 2015; KING CHARLES III (Almeida Theatre/Wyndham's Theatre) 2014/2015 and AN INTERVENTION (Paines Plough/Watford Palace Theatre) 2014.

Mike's TV series The Town (December 2012) was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His play Bull (2013) received excellent reviews at the Sheffield Crucible, transferred to New York and was revived this year at the Young Vic. His dramatisation of Chariots of Fire (2012) at Hampstead transferred to the Gielgud. Love Love Love at the Royal Court won TMA Best Play 2011. Love Contract (2008), Liam (2009) and The Core (2011) were three outstanding radio listens. Earthquakes In London (2010) and 13 (2011) received critical acclaim at the National Theatre. My Child (2007) and Cock (2009) won awards at the Royal Court and Cock transferred to Broadway. In 2007 'Not Talking' for R3 scooped the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for best newcomer and best radio play.

0120150330

by Mike Bartlett

Liverpudlian shop assistant Hanna tries to help out a couple of friends who are down on their luck, and before she knows it, it's turned into a mission to tackle the widening economic gap in her community. A comic look at the morality of economics and how the financial crisis feels on the street.

Director - Mary Peate

A Steal explores our reaction to the current economic crisis, dramatising how it affects the fabric of society and community. What happens if a citizen takes matters into their own hands, how would they go about it and how would everyone else react?

Mike Bartlett is one of Britain's foremost contemporary playwrights. In theatre his most recent productions are the highly acclaimed Game (Almeida Theatre) 2015; KING CHARLES III (Almeida Theatre/Wyndham's Theatre) 2014/2015 and AN INTERVENTION (Paines Plough/Watford Palace Theatre) 2014.

Mike's TV series The Town (December 2012) was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His play Bull (2013) received excellent reviews at the Sheffield Crucible, transferred to New York and was revived this year at the Young Vic. His dramatisation of Chariots of Fire (2012) at Hampstead transferred to the Gielgud. Love Love Love at the Royal Court won TMA Best Play 2011. Love Contract (2008), Liam (2009) and The Core (2011) were three outstanding radio listens. Earthquakes In London (2010) and 13 (2011) received critical acclaim at the National Theatre. My Child (2007) and Cock (2009) won awards at the Royal Court and Cock transferred to Broadway. In 2007 'Not Talking' for R3 scooped the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for best newcomer and best radio play.

0120150330

Shop assistant Hanna does a little bit of wealth redistribution.

0120150330

Shop assistant Hanna does a little bit of wealth redistribution.

0220150331

Hanna's little bit of wealth redistribution has given her a taste for it.

by Mike Bartlett

Liverpool shop assistant Hanna's little bit of wealth redistribution has given her a taste for it. And she is getting fonder of Mark, the teacher she met in her Department Store...

Director - Mary Peate.

0320150401

0320150401

0320150401

by Mike Bartlett

Hanna's unorthodox way of helping out some friends in need is going from strength to strength. But she's not going to be able to get away with it for much longer...

Director - Mary Peate.

0320150401

by Mike Bartlett

Hanna's unorthodox way of helping out some friends in need is going from strength to strength. But she's not going to be able to get away with it for much longer...

Director - Mary Peate.

0320150401

Hanna's mission to help out some friends is gathering pace.

0320150401

Hanna's mission to help out some friends is gathering pace.

0420150402

Now things are out in the open, Hannah is feeling exhilarated.

by Mike Bartlett.

From ordinary young woman to Robin Hood figure. Now everything is out in the open, Hannah feels she can really make a difference.

Director - Mary Peate.

0520150403
0520150403

Hanna is really in trouble now, and she is increasingly isolated.

by Mike Bartlett.

Hanna is really in trouble now, but at least she'll be able to make her case; tell the world why she has done what she's done. Hopefully.

Director - Mary Peate