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Robert Massey

Nick Hern Books

A fast and furious comedy about the lengths we will go to when our backs are against the wall.

Aiden and Dee are on the verge of losing it all. They’ve had to rent out their home to some rough shower from Dublin and move their family into their nearly bankrupt convenience store. But salvation may have arrived in the form of local battleaxe Gertie Graham. She has their ticket out of the poorhouse—they just need to get their hands on it without her knowing.

Chancers premiered to great acclaim at the Viking Theatre, Dublin, in 2013, before touring the following year.

Robert Massey’s first play, Deadline. was developed through the writers’ programme at the Abbey Theatre and produced by Lane Productions in Andrews Lane Theatre. Other plays include Over and Out, produced by Lane Productions at the Civic Theatre, Dublin, before embarking on a nation-wide tour including Pavillion, Draoicht and the Cork Opera House; Rank, produced by Fishamble at the Helix as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 2008, before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre, London, for an extended run and subsequently revived in summer 2013 in a critically acclaimed production directed by Wilson Milam at the Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles. He was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre to write the short play Growth which ran as part of the “Something Borrowed” season on the Peacock stage.

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