Richard Bean

The best theatre of the 21st century

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Not looking great, is it? Until we all get jabbed, theatres may have to stay closed. And even the optimists…

BNP supporters will enjoy this new play from the Bush Theatre

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Richard Bean, the country’s most bankable playwright, knocks out a new script every four months. Thanks to the success of…

A wizened Victor Mature: Matthew Kelly in Toast

Bent bureaucrats, ‘fake dykes’ and bad bakers — this week’s theatre

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Eye of a Needle, by newcomer Chris MacDonald, looks at homosexuality and asylum. Gays from the Third World, who’ve suppressed…

Billie Piper as Paige Britain: gorgeous, stony-hearted news psycho

Richard Bean doesn’t believe in humans - just weasels, snakes, rats and vultures

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Mr Bean, one of our greatest comic exports, has an alter ego. The second Mr Bean, forename Richard, is the…