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The Preston Bill

The Preston Bill

Andy Smith

Oberon Books

This is a work of fiction. 

Any names, characters, events or locations depicted are the product of the imagination.

Any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead) is entirely coincidental.

It’s also a kind of history play.

I’ll admit that there are plenty of gaps, but that’s OK.

You can fill them in.

Let’s begin.

Award-winning theatre-maker Andy Smith presents a new piece of theatre telling a story from the north.  The story of a life.  The story of our lives. Exploring some of the events of the last eighty years alongside the experience of a man who has lived through it, the work looks to examine as well as challenge some of our ideas of identity, location and history. 

Andy Smith has been making theatre and performance professionally since 2003 (operating and presenting work between 2003 and 2013 under the name a smith). In this time he has been involved in creating a large body of solo works for theatre.  These pieces are characteristically simple and accessible in form, but unafraid to approach and address big and complex subjects.  His most recent solo projects are all that is solid melts into air (2011) and commonwealth (2012), which since 2013 have toured as a double bill under the collective title two from a smith. More information on these projects can be found below. Along with Karl James, Andy is also the co-director of the award winning plays An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author by Tim Crouch.  Most recently, this collaboration has produced what happens to the hope at the end of the evening (2013), a commission for The Almeida Theatre, as well as the world premiere of Tim's latest play Adler & Gibb at The Royal Court in 2014. 

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