by Ben Elton
Part of the Acting Edition S. series
Little Theatre Comedy Ben EltonCharacters: 3 male, 3 female Interior Set The first play written by the popular author of Popcorn, Gasping is a brilliantly funny satire on big business, the media and product exploitation.
Lockheart Industries is making serious money, but Sir Chiffley Lockheart needs the buzz that finding a way to make money where none has existed before gives him.
Philip, a pushy workaholic executive, suggests selling designer air.
Perrier for the nostrils becomes the marketing phenomenon of the decade and millions are quickly made.
People start hoarding for a rainy day and oxygen supplies run low.
The Third World is plundered, creating a greater divide between the haves and have nots.
The world starts gasping and only the biggest suckers survive. "A poisonously funny morality play.... A remarkable debut." London Sunday Times. "A sharp witted satire.... Extremely funny." Independent.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/02/2011
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780573017735
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