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Village Idiot

Originally commissioned by The Nottingham Playhouse. Produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Nottingham Playhouse & Ramps on the Moon.

Starring : Mark Benton as Kevin, Maximilian Farley as Harry, Philip Labey as Peter, Joseph Langdon as Liam, Eileen Nicholas as Barbara & Faye Wiggan as Debbie. 

Director: Nadia Fall

Set & Costume Designer: Lilly Arnold

Lighting Designer: Richard Howell

Sound Designer & Composer: Max Pappenheim 
Movement Director: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

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4 Star, The Guardian "a script that is witty, romantic and politically fresh"

4 Star, The Times "Samson Hawkins’s debut full-length play is a corker, an outrageously funny, politicised rural comedy loaded with zingers and heart"

4 Star, Whats on Stage "Hawkins’ comedy drama has some genuinely moving moments and a beautiful surreal ending."

5 Star, East Midlands Theatre "This is one of those unforgettable plays that will sit with me for a long time."

5 Star, Left Lion "A truly fantastic play"


4.5 Stars, Impact "Hawkins champions diversity"

4 Star, The Reviews Hub "It’s hard to believe that this is the debut play by writer Samson Hawkins"


British Theatre Guid "it’s a hilarious, joyful, hope-inducing night at the theatre"

Nottingham Live "It basically was a fucking brilliant play, definitely one of my favourites"


Derbyshire Times "This is surely the best debut by a former fencing contractor"

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