The Heretic

By Richard Bean

18 JUL - 10 AUG 2013 — Comedy

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

Duration

Restrictions

None

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Dr Diane Cassell is the pin up girl for the skeptics. An opinionated scientist who makes Paul Henry look like the leader of the PC brigade. She's in hot water with the Sacred Earth Militia, at odds with her anorexic Greenpeace daughter and in trouble with her faculty boss - and former lover.


The politics of science, the idiocy of academia and the chaos of family life collide in this wonderfully irreverent comedy about truth, lonely hearts, brilliant minds and blowing yourself up on Top Gear.


"An absolute corker, funny and touching… A play on the side of life and optimism." - Daily Telegraph


"At last a comedy about global warming, or, more specifically, about the dangers of treating climate change as a quasi-religion. Former stand-up comedian, Richard Bean, proved he's the new wag on the block with his hilarious One Man, Two Guvnors. Now he cements that reputation with this unremittingly intelligent, unremittingly funny, prize-winning new work." - Colin

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Richard Bean

Playwright