ALAN STAFFORD – COMEDY WRITER


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HOFFNUNG – DRAWN TO MUSIC

"No previous knowledge of Hoffnung or his work is required: this drama stands alone for the utter brilliance of the acting, the anarchic nature of the language and some of the strangest musical sound effects to be heard on the radio. This is an absolute delight." (Jane Anderson, Radio Times)
"... Alan Stafford's play Hoffnung Drawn To Music is a triumph. Hoffnung (played brilliantly by Matt Lucas) packed an awful lot into a short life ... and Stafford seems to have got most of it in." (Chris Campling, The Times)
"This hugely entertaining play by Alan Stafford ... paints a picture of a lovable and very astute post-war celebrity." (Lisa Mullen, Time Out)
"Alan Stafford's charming and exuberant play" (Moira Petty, The Stage)
"poignant, affectionate drama" (Paul Donovan, Sunday Times)

HENRY’S GIRLS

"A play full of music and delight" (Susan Jeffreys, Daily Mail)
"a jolly romp ... providing an interesting insight into the social mores of the time." (Chris Campling, Times)

ALL FINGERS AND THUMBS

"This highly entertaining play boasts the winning combination of witty writer Alan Stafford and national treasure Bill Nighy ... Susannah Doyle co-stars in what turns into a touching romance and a non-preachy exploration of issues surrounding deafness." (Stephanie Billen, Observer).
"Hugely entertaining." (Maxton Walker, Guardian).
"A witty play ... Nighy, you sense, really relished his grizzled role." (Arthur Smith, Pick of the Week)
"Alan Stafford's comedy is about love's power to vanquish theatrical egos, and it's cannily observed, rueful, funny." (Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph)

SOUND THE HORNE

"fabulous tribute ... a labour of love from writer Alan Stafford" (Frances Lass, Radio Times)