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MARK HADDON (1962 - )
Sayle Screen Ltd
Polar Bears is screenwriter and author Mark Haddon's first work for the Theatre. as an author his work includes a Spot of Bother and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Whitbread prize, Guardian children's fiction prize, the British Book awards Children's Book of the Year & Literary Fiction award, Book Trust Teenage Fiction award), the Real Porky Philips, agent Z and Titch Johnson almost World Champion. His work for television includes Coming Down the Mountain, Fungus the Bogeyman and Microsoap.
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Polar Bears is a captivating tale by award-winning writer Mark Haddon. Balancing humour and pathos, it tells of one man's struggle to love, support and live with someone suffering from a psychological condition. With an elliptical structure and teasing timeline, the play handles the subject sensitively, with vivid, sympathetically-drawn characters and nicely-balanced dialectics. Polar Bears is thought-provoking and intelligent, with echoes of Nietszchean philosophy, and it refuses to offer any easy answers for those embroiled in mental instability. the plot is as follows: John has never met anyone like Kay. When the moon is in the right phase, she is magnetic and amazingly alive. But when the darkness closes in, she is lost to another world, a world in which John does not belong.
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