Richard Bean

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Photograph: Johan Persson

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Assistant: Abigail Darling

Film, TV & Theatre

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and stand-up comedian. 

In 2011 Richard became the first writer to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Play for two plays, THE HERETIC and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS.  He was also awarded the 2011 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy, both for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS.  

The New York production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS was awarded the 2012 Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play.

 

In Development

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COMMISSION

2016

The Old Vic

COMMISSION

2016

Hull Truck/Newcastle Live Theatre

Theatre

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2017

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull 2017 & RSC

Dir: Phillip Breen.

2016

Hampstead Theatre

Dir: Anna Ledwich. Premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

2016

Sheffield Theatres

Dir: Richard Wilson, with Jack O'Connell as Dylan.

2016

Snapdragon Productions

The Rose Theatre Kingston, prior to opening the 'Brits off Broadway’ festival in New York

2015

Wyndhams's Theatre

Dir: Abbey Wright

2014

Adelphi Theatre

Dir: Rupert Goold

2014

Park Theatre

Dir: Eleanor Rhode
Snapdragon Production

2014

Out of Joint/Chichester Festival Theatre/Shakespeare's Globe

Directed by: Max Stafford-Clark

2014

National Theatre

Dir: Nicholas Hytner

2013

The Wilma Theater

Dir. Blanka Zizka
US Premiere

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

2011

National Theatre (Lyttleton)/Adelphi Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket/Music Box Theatre, New York/UK Tour/International Tour

Dir. Nicholas Hytner.
2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play. 2011 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy. 2012 Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play.
Nominated for 2012 Oliver Award for Best New Play and 2012 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play.

THE HERETIC

2011

Royal Court Downstairs

Dir. Jeremy Herrin.
Evening Standard Award for Best Play 2011.

HOUSE OF GAMES

2010

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Lindsay Posner.
Adapted from screenplay by David Mamet.

THE BIG FELLAH

2010

Out of Joint/Lyric Hammersmith

Dir. Max Stafford-Clark

ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE

2009

National Theatre (Olivier)

Dir. Nicholas Hytner

THE ENGLISH GAME

2008

Headlong Tour

HONEYMOON SUITE

2008

Hull Truck Theatre

IN THE CLUB

2007

Hampstead Theatre & UK Tour

UP ON ROOF

2006

Hull Truck Theatre

Dir. Gareth Tudor Price.
Nominated for 2006 TMA Award for Best New Play.

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

2005

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Lindsay Posner

HARVEST

2005

Royal Court Downstairs

Dir. Wilson Milam.
Winner of 2006 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.
Nominated for 2005 Evening Standard Best Play award and 2006 Olivier Award for Best Play.

HONEYMOON SUITE

2004

Royal Court Downstairs

Dir. Paul Miller.
2002 Pearson Award for Best New Play.

THE GOD BOTHERERS

2004

Synapse Theatre, New York

SMACK FAMILY ROBINSON

2003

Live Theatre, Newcastle

Dir. Jeremy Herrin

UNDER THE WHALEBACK

2003

Royal Court Upstairs

Dir. Richard Wilson.
Winner of 2002 George Devine Award.

THE GOD BOTHERERS

2003

The Bush Theatre

Dir. William Kerley

LE PUB!

2002

The National Theatre Channels Season

Dir. Mick Gordon.
Translation of play by Serge Valetti.

THE MENTALISTS

2002

The Lyttelton Loft, The National Theatre

Dir. Sean Holmes

MR ENGLAND

2000

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Dir. Paul Miller

TOAST

1999

Royal Court Upstairs

Dir. Richard Wilson

OF RATS AND MEN

1996

Canal Cafe Theatre

PARADISE OF FOOLS

1995

Unicorn Arts Theatre

Libretto.
Opera by Stephen McNeff.

Radio

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YESTERDAY

2006

BBC Radio

Short play as part of THE VERB's tribute to Samuel Beckett

UNSINKABLE

2000

BBC Radio

Nominated for a Sony Award

OF RATS AND MEN

1997

BBC Radio

Nominated for a Sony Award

CONTROL GROUP SIX

1994

BBC Radio

Sketch show. Nominated for Writers Guild Award.