By Nick Darke

"Passionately satirical and sharply observant, he's some of the most attention-grabbing of our playwrights" (Sunday Telegraph)

The lifeless Monkey - "Darke has whatever either hilarious and awful to claim concerning the decay of a wedding and he compels the eye whereas doing so." (Sunday Telegraph)

The King of Prussia - "A meaty play...seethes with existence, wit and concepts. Darke provide form to a Cornish identification that feels very important and actual and has not anything to do with clay pipes and clotted cream. Like Cornwall's coves, it has many unforeseen depths...It additionally increases questions about the issues the place justice, judgment of right and wrong and the legislations half corporation" (Financial Times)

The physique - "The top moments in Nick Darke's play are super - and never all strong within the similar way...the most evident debt is to Brecht. There are different memories of Auden and Isherwood's The puppy underneath the outside, of Tom Stoppard's After Magritte and of T.S Eliot's verse plays."

Tin Tang Mine - "A lament for an and a life-style; yet this could no longer recommend whatever sentimental. The writing is rugged and muscular; lyrical yet now not ornate; energetic yet now not folksy...oddball, quirkily parochial and as genuine as a slice of tough bread." (The Times)

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