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The Play's the Thing (2006– )

TV Series | 48 min | Documentary

It takes true originality, tenacity and talent to make it as a successful playwright in the competitive world of commercial theater. In The Play's the Thing, a major four-part series, Channel 4 has launched a search for a new British ...See moreIt takes true originality, tenacity and talent to make it as a successful playwright in the competitive world of commercial theater. In The Play's the Thing, a major four-part series, Channel 4 has launched a search for a new British playwright - a new voice to enliven and invigorate the West End stage. Written by Channel 4 See less
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Geoffrey Palmer
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6.7 / 10 | 9 votes