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"Billy" graduates to "Bill" for "Matchstalk Man"... and "That's not Dom?!"...

Grey Havens

May 3 2008, 7:46pm

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"Billy" graduates to "Bill" for "Matchstalk Man"... and "That's not Dom?!"... Can't Post


by Mark Underwood


Set in real time Matchstalk Man follows the disintegrating lives of four of society’s outcasts and their dreams for a better life as they play desperate games to discover which one of them has taken the £2 million; the booty from a sale of an accidentally discovered crack mountain; the only escape from their dismal lives.

Located in a derelict warehouse at the back of a devastated town which they trashed the night before they hold each other hostage determined to discover the truth and the cash.

Led by a psychotic pyromaniac who has just torched the local town centre, his “bimbo” girlfriend, a young man with an advanced death wish and a nymphomaniac hard woman, the story veers with Ortonesque energy through black humour and blacker pain, the characters are endearing and funny and not really that different from you and me.

As Greeg, the underworld King hunts them down can Jack, Terry, Pansy and Georgie stop arguing and accusing one another long enough to figure out where the money really is? If only Jack could stop setting fire to stuff, if only they could stop getting into domestics long enough to focus on the problem, maybe they’ll live. If only they’d give up the money and run. Not likely. One of them must have it. With out the cash where is the dream? It is a quest for hidden truths that can only result in heartbreak. is, then maybe they’d stand a better chance of staying alive before Greeg gets to them.

The clock is ticking.

The reality world of Matchstalk Man is gritty and real, yet with 4 main characters who’s lives are not far short of those we relate to, through their own individual short comings every character is allowed to have a sense of humour and humanity, mixed in with a dash of paranoia and ill intent, the world itself is allowed to conspire to emphasize this comedy and paranoia and in turn the central theme of the film: TRUST NO ONE.


Matchstalk Man received its World premiere at the Bedlam Theatre Edinburgh during the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and its London debut in the West End in May 1999 to enthused crowds and has been produced independently in America in 2000 before being commissioned as a screenplay in May 2003.

THE CAST ATTACHED - Accepted with Letter of Intent

Leo Gregory as Jack

Bill Boyd as Terry

Neve Campbell as Pansy

Toby Kebbell as Dom

Kelly Reilly as Georgie


The Official Site

Aw, our Pippin is all grown up... and Dom!... we hardly know ya! Wink Laugh

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(This post was edited by diedye on May 3 2008, 7:53pm)


May 4 2008, 12:03pm

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This looks like it could be a real trip [In reply to] Can't Post

It'll be interesting to see Billy at the top of his witty form. He's got a fantastic ability of delivering lines fast and furious... so this sounds like it'll be right up his alley!

Thanks for the heads-up. As long as he doesn't play a mutilating psycho or get himself killed off, I'll enjoy seeing it ;)

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May 4 2008, 3:01pm

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No, no, no [In reply to] Can't Post

He is so not a "Bill." Keep the "y", Billy!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

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