I Just Stopped By To See The Man

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging: Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854594822Publication Date:
7 Dec 2000
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2000

I Just Stopped By To See The Man

By Stephen Jeffreys

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A play about the myth surrounding an old blues singer, from the author of The Libertine.

Jesse Davidson, last of the old-time Delta blues singers, died fourteen years ago. But legends continue to surround him – like the story about him selling his soul to the devil so that he could play guitar. And the story that he isn't dead at all. When an English rock band hits town, their leader comes looking for the truth and triggers a confrontation of mythic proportions.

Stephen Jeffreys' play I Just Stopped By To See The Man was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 2000.

'Tonight I'm up on stage, Robert Johnson number. I'm singing it and it hits me. Crossroads. That's where he'd go. He'd go to live at the crossroads'

Press Quotes

'Stephen Jeffreys's wonderful new play, set in Mississippi, 1975, is a fairy story about an old blues singer; about resurrection, survival and nostalgia. But, as usual with this writer, there is more to it than meets the dewy eye... This is a tough, sensitive play about values and commitments, heads and hearts'

Sunday Times

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging:Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854594822Publication Date:
7 Dec 2000
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Stephen Jeffreys:

Stephen Jeffreys: Plays
The Libertine
Interruptions
The Convict's Opera
A Going Concern
The Libertine (2016 edition)
Playwriting
The Clink
Finsbury Park
Valued Friends

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