THE RISE AND RISE OF RICHARD BEAN
Toast, 1999: staged at The Royal Court, it heralded the arrival of a new voice and talent.
Under the Whaleback,
2003: Set in Hull and about trawlermen, it premiered Upstairs at the Royal Court.
Harvest, 2005: Bean moved downstairs at the Royal Court to the larger theatre.
The English Game, 2009: A touring play, telling the story of a village cricket club, it explored themes of national identity that would later cause controversy.
One Man, Two Guvnors,
2011: The moment when Bean became the most in-demand playwright of a generation and could pick his projects.