Page extent: 224
ISBN: 9781840028249
Binding: HardBack

Betts: Plays Three

Torben Betts

HardBack (31 May 2008)

Includes the plays The Optimist, The Swing of Things and The Company Man

In this third volume of his collected plays Torben Betts portrays a world of floundering, sub-alpha males and suicidally miserable women, of bullying parents, torturous childhoods and failing relationships, characters all baffled by the most basic question: how do we live good lives and be happy in the modern world?

Set on Guy Fawke's Night The Optimist (2002) concerns a Government Defence Minister who must face up to the consequences of the choices he has made, both professionally and personally. The Swing of Things (2005) hilariously examines a world where status anxiety and affluenza seem to have corrupted the soul of a whole generation. In The Company Man (2006) a dying woman's last night is marred by the conflict between her accomplished yet emotionally damaged husband and their deeply troubled son.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781840028249
Binding HardBack
Page Extent 224


'Torben Betts is one of the most exciting theatre talents I have come across in many a year' Alan Ayckbourn