This DVD includes:
– The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre large cast production, directed by Tim Ford in 2016.
– The original OYT production, directed by Mark Wheeller, with a cast of four as it prepared for the first TiE tour.
– Interview with Mark Wheeller
‘Heart-rending, bold, direct and simple. Even on the bare page this is a powerful piece of drama… campaigning theatre at its most powerful.’
Paul Fowler, GODA 2003
‘This play is not just about Dan Nolan, it’s about all of us and our responsibility to and for each other.’
David Dykes, Head of Creative and Performing Arts, King Edward VI School, Southampton (Dan’s former school)
About the writer
Mark Wheeller began writing whilst a student at Marlwood Comprehensive School, Bristol. After teaching drama for thirty-six years he retired in July 2015 to concentrate on writing and delivering Drama/Theatre workshops to students and teachers across the world.
Mark is one of the most-performed playwrights in Britain. Too Much Punch For Judy has been performed over 6,000 times and Chicken! nearly 6,000. Missing Dan Nolan and Hard to Swallow are both set texts for the GSCE Drama 9-1 exams. His work has been a staple part of the Drama curriculum both in the UK and abroad for the past three decades.
Professional productions of Hard to Swallow, I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won’t Die and Chicken regularly tour schools and many of Mark’s works are available on DVD, with digital formats forthcoming in late 2020. His study guides include Drama Schemes, The Story Behind Too Much Punch For Judy, Drama Club & Hard to Swallow – Easy to Digest.
He has three children and lives just outside the New Forest, with his wife Rachael, and Labrador, Dusty.