Elton John's Glasses

David Farr
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ISBN 9780571195770 Format Paperback
Published 20/04/1998 Length 96 pages

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Bill is a fanatical supporter of Watford F.C. Day after day he sits in his unfurnished flat, watching the 1984 FA Cup Final with an obsession verging on madness. The video replays the fatal moment when the Watford goalkeeper fumbles the ball and Everton take a two-nil lead. Bill blames the goalkeeper's mishap on the glare from Elton John's sunglasses. Reconciled to an agoraphobic existence, Bill laments the decline of his beloved team: 'It was there the dream died.' A comedy about ageing, failure and football, Elton John's Glasses is the work of a prodigiously talented dramatist with a rare sympathy for character and relationships.
  • About David Farr

    David Farr is a writer and director. His plays The Danny Crowe Show, Elton John's Glasses, Night of the Soul, Ramayana, The UN Inspector, The Heart of Robin Hood and a collection of adaptations have all been published by Faber. He was Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre from 1995 to 1998, and Joint Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic from 2002 to 2005. He has directed Coriolanus and Julius Caesar for the RSC and The UN Inspector for the National Theatre. In June 2005 he became Artistic Director of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, where his productions included new versions of The Odyssey and Kafka's Metamorphosis. In 2009 he became Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his productions of The Winter's Tale, King Lear and The Homecoming opened to critical acclaim.

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