One Fine Day

Cast: 1f 6m

Staging: Flexible staging

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

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
First Staged:
Riverside Studios, London, 1980

One Fine Day

By Nicholas Wright
Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.

It's 1980 and Steve Winter, a lecturer back in London, has been sent on a fact-finding mission by the Ministry of Education to a People's Republic in Eastern Africa.

In exchange for his month's stay at a local Teacher Training College, he has brought with him the latest in audio-visual technology to show the staff and students. Although the College is known for its progressive values, Steve nevertheless finds himself at odds with the senior management over the profitability of the school's shambas (fields used to grow crops), which are tended to by the students themselves without proper remuneration.

The play examines the fate of the students trapped in a cycle of quasi-slave labour and their helplessness at the hands of a variety of corporations who are creaming off the profits made at their expense.

Nicholas Wright's play One Fine Day premiered at the Riverside Studios in London in 1980.

Press Quotes

'A real cracker: a superlatively unpatronising comedy about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa'

Guardian

Cast: 1f 6m

Staging:Flexible staging

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

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

Also by Nicholas Wright:

The Last of the Duchess
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
Vincent in Brixton
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
Mrs Klein
Cressida
The Desert Air
8 Hotels
The Reporter
Travelling Light
John Gabriel Borkman
Lulu
The Custom of the Country
Regeneration (stage version)
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Thérèse Raquin (Zola/Wright)
Treetops
Naked
His Dark Materials (stage version)
Rattigan's Nijinsky

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