Vanity Play

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Vanity Play was a BAC Scratch commission.

As he entered the autumn of his years the playwright David Gale offered a dramatic presentation that was the envy of all playwrights and ordinary people.The show that he was often urged to present but always resisted: the Life of David Gale.

David was played by veteran ensemblist Martin Gent, supported by the actors from Gale's earlier smash I Am Dandy. The show examined, in frank and emotional detail, such issues as David's intellectual precocity as a three year old, his remarkable sexual allure as a young man, his widely admired literary debut and his enduring charm.

A BAC Scratch commission.
Funded by Arts Council England

Creative Team

Written and directed by David Gale
Gerard Bell, Gareth Brierley, Abigail Davies, Christine Entwisle, Martin Gent, Amanda Hadingue, Barnaby Power and Bernadette Russell.
Set and Costume Designer
Michael Pavelka
Lighting Design
Lizzie Powell
Production Manager
Ruari Cormack

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