By Nick Darke
The lifeless Monkey - "Darke has anything either hilarious and bad to claim in regards to the decay of a wedding and he compels the eye whereas doing so." (Sunday Telegraph)
The King of Prussia - "A meaty play...seethes with lifestyles, wit and concepts. Darke supply form to a Cornish id 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 legislation half corporation" (Financial Times)
The physique - "The top moments in Nick Darke's play are exceptional - and never all stable within the similar way...the most evident debt is to Brecht. There are different recollections 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 now not recommend something sentimental. The writing is rugged and muscular; lyrical yet now not ornate; energetic yet now not folksy...oddball, quirkily parochial and as actual as a slice of tough bread." (The Times)
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