Nicholas Pierpan

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Plays by Nicholas Pierpan

You Can Still Make a Killing

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and still we find ourselves in crisis. It’s time to work out what’s wrong. It’s time to look at the heart of the system.

Nicholas Pierpan’s You Can Still Make A Killing is the story of the normal men and women who fill the City’s institutions, of a world radically altered when right became wrong, and of the private worlds that fall apart when there are no alternatives in sight.

You Can Still Make A Killing received its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse on 10 October 2012 and was produced by Rix Productions and Mimi Poskitt.

Nicholas Pierpan's most recent play, The Maddening Rain, had a successful London run before going on a UK tour and to New York City's 2011 Brits Off-Broadway festival. Nicholas has twice won the Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing for Too Much the Sun and The Problem with the Seventh Year. Nicholas was also a finalist for the 2009 Yale Drama Prize for Devolution. His short play Bird was recently chosen for The Miniaturists at the Arcola Theatre. Another short piece,Something Came Out, was selected for the 2009 Off Cut Festival. Nicholas won the 2009 BAFTA/Script Factory Serious Screenwriting Award. In 2010, he was chosen by Faber for their screenwriting academy. Nicholas was commissioned by BAFTA-award winning Little Brother Productions to create a six-part television drama about a London school and was also selected for the 2010 BBC Sparks Radio Residency. He has since written an Afternoon Play for BBC Radio4 (Take a Virtual Girl Like You), an episode for BBC Radio7's Man in Black series (Th ePrinted Name) and appeared on BBC Radio3's The Verb (with From a Distant Room). Nicholas has published his poetry in Poetry Review, the Guardian Review, Granta/British Council New Writing, Tower Poetry Review, the Liberal and elsewhere; his first volume is forthcoming. He holds a PhD in English Literature from Oxford University. He lectures on film and reviews fiction for The Times.