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Fracked! Or: Please Don't Use the F-Word archive'How would you feel about sitting in front of that nice old village pub on a sunny afternoon while convoys of 40-ton tankers roll past six feet away?' Deerland Energy's plans to drill for shale gas in the pretty village of Fenstock are going well. The company is looking at big profits. They can count on the support of distinguished scientists working in University departments funded by the energy companies while at local level, Councillor Pilbeam, Chair of the Planning Committee, seems to be open to lucrative offers. The only slight snag is a ragged band of protesters, reluctantly led by retired academic, Elizabeth Blackwood. Surely she's just another 'mad old biddy', as she's characterised by ruthless PR guru Joe Selby? This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power.

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Author: Alistair Beaton
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Archive listings for Fracked! Or: Please Don't Use the F-Word

Work type: Play.

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Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Richard Wilson. Design James Cotterill. Lighting Johanna Town. Director Gabrielle Dawnes (casting director). Sound Iann Dickinson (for Autograph). Design Tim Reid (video design). Performer James Bolam (Jack). Performer Anne Reid (Elizabeth). Performer Michael Simkins. Performer Harry Hadden-Paton. Performer Waleed Akhtar. Performer Andrea Hart. Performer Sophie Khan Levy. Performer Freddie Meredith. Performer Steven Roberts. Performer Tristram Wymark.
22 May 17 to 27 May 17Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1590320791
15 May 17 to 20 May 17Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L0589890135
8 May 17 to 13 May 17Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L2129855805
1 May 17 to 6 May 17Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L107304788
24 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01688703583
12 Apr 17 to 22 Apr 17Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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8 Jul 16 to 6 Aug 16Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
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