Osama the Hero by Dennis Kelly

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‘I never know when things are funny, so what I do is wait until someone else starts laughing and then I join in, quick as I can and hope I haven’t got in too late because there’s nothing worse than being left out in the cold with a laugh hanging. People laugh a lot nowadays. I think that's fear.’

Gary’s not stupid. He just dares to see the world differently. In the classroom and on the estate he provokes without intent. When another act of violence unsettles those around him, Gary must take the blame.

About Dennis Kelly

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Dennis Kelly is an internationally acclaimed playwright. Stage plays include Debris (Theatre503 and Battersea Arts Centre, 2003 & 2004); Osama the Hero (Paines Plough and Hampstead Theatre 2004 & 2005; winner of the Meyer Whitworth Award 2006); After the End (Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre, Bush Theatre, UK and international tour, 2005); Love and Money (Young Vic Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange, 2006); Taking Care of Baby (Hampstead Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 2006; winner of the John Whiting Award 2007); DNA (NT Connections, National Theatre, 2007-8); Orphans (Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre, Soho Theatre and Birmingham Rep, 2009; winner of a Fringe First and Herald Angel Award 2009) and The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company and Hampstead Theatre). In 2009 Dennis was voted Best Foreign Playwright 2009 by Theatre Heute, Germany. Work for radio includes The Colony (BBC Radio 3, 2004; Prix Europa Award – Best European Radio Drama and Radio & Music Award – Scripting for Broadcast 2004) and 12 Shares (BBC Radio 4, 2005). Dennis co-wrote the award-winning comedy series Pulling (Silver River and BBC 3, 2006-9) and wrote the book for Matilda, the Musical (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2010).
Published June 18, 2012 by Oberon Books Ltd.. 96 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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