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Mountview presents

Catalyst Festival 2018: Banana, Crabtree, Simon

Written by David Hendon
Directed by Richard Elson
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£6 Adult Standard

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N.B. Recommended for 12yrs plus. Contains references to bereavement.

“I was ticking them off one by one like an especially upsetting game of Bingo”

Alan has early-onset dementia. But it’s okay. Alan only has to remember three words, that’s all: Banana, Crabtree, Simon. They’re the three words that make sure he hasn’t gone completely doolally, despite what his wife and son think. Banana… Simon?

Banana Crabtree Simon is an Offie-nominated one-man play that follows Alan and his journey with early onset dementia.

Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools. The annual Catalyst Festival is produced by the students from Mountview’s MA in Creative Producing.

David Hendon

David has had four plays staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: The Bench (2007); From Me to 3792 (2009); The D-List (2016) and Sign of the Times (2017). He was runner-up in the Kenneth Branagh new writing award in 2016 for Eyes to the Wind and in 2017 for Home Time. His short play Red or Blue? was runner-up in the 2017 British Theatre Challenge. Other short plays include Queens of Daytime (Churchill Theatre, Bromley 2017), Brave (The Bunker Theatre, 2017) and The Temp (Hen and Chickens Theatre 2017). In addition to writing, David works as a broadcaster and journalist and commentates on snooker for Eurosport.


Artistic Team
David Hendon
Richard Elson
Christina Sturken
Jonny Emmett

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