Four plays spanning twenty years from our leading specialist in the comedy of pain. Coming Clean (Bush Theatre, 1982): Elyot's first play, an examination of infidelity within a gay relationship. Long out of print. Winner: Samuel Beckett Award. My Night With Reg (Royal Court, 1994): his breakthrough play starring David Bamber and John Sessions, which ran for ten months in the West End and was filmed for BBC-TV. Winner: Evening Standard and Olivier Best Comedy Awards. "Sharply witty and humanely wise drama about gay manners and morals in the age of AIDS" Independent. The Day I Stood Still (National Theatre, 1998): "What begins apparently as a very English comedy about avoiding the issue...ends as something both tragic and heartening" Sunday Times Mouth to Mouth (Royal Court, 2001): transferred to the West End, starring Lindsay Duncan. "An ingenious, brilliantly intricate work of art" Financial Times
"There is an unsentimental compassion about Elyot's writing that is deeply affecting, and a sharp observation of contemporary life that is often richly comic" Daily Telegraph"
About Kevin Elyot
Kevin Elyot was born in Birmingham in 1951. He was an actor before becoming a writer. His TV adaptations include The Moonstone and the current series of Maigret. He lives near Hampstead Heath.
Kevin Elyot: Four Plays by Kevin Elyot
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