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The People Next Door

The People Next Door
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Henry Adam
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 1854597671
ISBN-13: 9781854597670

About the Play:

Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2003

The People Next Door is a full-length comedy by Henry Adam. A British man survives the post-9/11 panic by playing video games, collecting disability checks and tending to his reefer in his flat until a crazy cop enlists him in a covert counter-terrorism operation.

Nigel doesn't handle stress very well. So while the rest of Britain races around in a post 9/11 panic, he takes refuge in his flat with his video games, his disability checks, and his reefer – always under the suspicious eye of his nosey neighbour, Mrs. Mac. When a deranged cop decides to enlist him in a covert counter-terrorism operation, Nigel's life is thrown into high gear with uproarious results. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and lauded throughout Europe, The People Next Door is Henry Adam's gutsy black comedy about the unlikely family bonds that can be created in the darkest times and most unexpected places – the back alleys of the war on terror.

The People Next Door was first produced in 2003 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, and the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in London.

Cast: 1 woman, 3 men

What people say:

"Explosively funny." — Independent on Sunday

"Blissfully and absurdly entertaining." — The Guardian

"Intelligent, observant writing." — The Times

"Astonishingly comic." — The Scotsman

About the Playwright:

Henry Adam is a Wick-born writer who has worked extensively in youth and community theatre in the Highlands and in his native North-East Scotland. He is best known for his hit comedy The People Next Door, which was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and transferred to London.