"Cotton's script is beautifully nuanced... a warmly witty celebration of acting." – Time Out London
"...witty and perceptive.. an amusing play. " – Michael Billington, The Guardian
Oliver Cotton is a British stage and screen actor, well known for his work on stage, TV and film. In this, his first published stage play, Cotton draws on his own experience as he presents two actors – one English, the other American – marooned on location miles from anywhere, confined in their tiny dressing space by the unrelenting rain. Growing increasingly frustrated, they engage in a magnificently sustained verbal duel, a love-hate clash of cultures, countries and personalities.
Oliver Cotton was born in London. As an actor he has played leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic and in London’s West End. His many TV appearances include: The Borgias (Cesare Borgia), David Copperfield, The Year of The French, The Party, Redemption, Poirot, The Camomile Lawn, Westbeach, Sharpe's Battle, Rhodes, All Quiet on the Preston Front, Innocents, Judge John Deed, Inspector Lynley, Waking The Dead, MIT, Beastly Games, Midsomer Murders. Sensitive Skin (series 1 & 2), The Commander, Margaret. and Money. His films include: Here We go Round The Mulberry Bush, The Day Christ Died, Firefox, Oliver Twist, The Sicilian, Eleni, Hiding Out, Christopher Columbus, Son of the Pink Panther, The Innocent Sleep, Phoenix Blue, The Opium War, Beowulf, Baby Blue, The Dancer Upstairs, Shanghai Knights, The Bone Collector, Rain Dogs, Colour Me Kubrick, Pope Joan. His other writing includes: Man Falling Down for Shakespeare’s Globe, The Incredible Journey of Sir Frances Younghusband and The Enoch Show both for the Royal Court Theatre. For the cinema he has written: Singing For Stalin, Vines and Deadline. For television he has written A Touch of Frost and Diamond Geezer. Oliver has recently finished a commissioned film version of Wet Weather Cover.