Search:  
Back to Smelling A Rat
Smelling A Rat

Smelling A Rat



Mike Leigh ,


Nick Hern Books

A black comedy/farce from the author of Abigail's Party, premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1988. Returning home unexpectedly from holiday, Rex Weasel, owner of the Vermination Pest Control Company, hides in a wardrobe when he hears intruders. It's his employee Vic Maggot with his wife out on a spree - but they also have to hide when Weasel's gormless son turns up with his garrulous girlfriend. The comedy frantically approaches farce, but the drama is continuously underscored by Leigh's trademark ability to create conversations that are both painful and hilarious in their banal accuracy. 'Mike Leigh has a wonderful gift for conversation so rock-bottom-boring that it is hilarious' Observer 'His strength is his satirical observation of English tribal customs... Like Ayckbourn, he uses farce to expose the dire consequences of emotional cruelty: the result is both consistently funny and extremely disturbing...' Michael Billington First Staged: Hampstead Theatre, London, 1988

  • List Price: $18.95 USD
  • Member Price: $13.30 USD
 
Want to save more?
Log into see if you qualify for a lower rate.
Members save $5.65 USD or more Join
978-1-85459-316-0

80
$18.95 USD
Back to Product Detail
There are not any reviews for this product.
1 - 0 of 0
select
1
1 - 0 of 0
select
1

0

Looking for TCG's Individual Member page? Click here.

If you have not registered for your username and password please contact Customer Service at 212-609-5900.

If you are not currently a member, find out more information about TCG's membership and affiliate programs.