Gasping (2020)

Gasping The script of Ben Elton s first play A satire on big business the media and product exploitation Designer air proves to be the marketing phenomenon of the decade but as demand outstrips supply Lock
  • Title: Gasping
  • Author: Ben Elton
  • ISBN: 9780747408895
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Gasping
    The script of Ben Elton s first play A satire on big business, the media and product exploitation Designer air proves to be the marketing phenomenon of the decade, but as demand outstrips supply, Lockheart Industries plunders the Third World for resources The world is starting to gasp, and only the biggest suckers survive.Lockheart Industries are making big money if GThe script of Ben Elton s first play A satire on big business, the media and product exploitation Designer air proves to be the marketing phenomenon of the decade, but as demand outstrips supply, Lockheart Industries plunders the Third World for resources The world is starting to gasp, and only the biggest suckers survive.Lockheart Industries are making big money if God wanted to buy into their stock he d have to think twice and talk to his people They have a profit curve wound so far round the room that it looks like a Blue Peter Christmas appeal But they want .
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    One Reply to “Gasping”

    1. Hilarious play which is a satire on capitalism, especially marketing It works better if you imagine the actor Hugh Laurie playing the character Philip something that did happen on the London stage scene.

    2. I will declare at the outset I am a fan of Ben Elton s writing, ethics and comedy Some of his books are amongst my all time favourites The premise of the play is to draw a parallel to the impact of corporate greed on those less affluent I felt the fundamental idea was good and the delivery was a little rough Having worked at a managerial level in a large corporation or two I could relate to the sycophantic behaviour of Sandy and Phillip towards the Chief The growing gulf between the haves and th [...]

    3. My first exposure to Ben Elton s work was while watching Gasping unfold across a London stage, all those years ago Like other great writers, Elton helps open our minds and reminds us that we must see the world for what it is, rather than what others tell us to see This particular work shouts WAKE THE FOOK UP

    4. Saw this in Perth and thought it a clever satire relating to our world of consumers, capitalism and resource magnates Agreed with the sentiment Not as laugh out loud as some of Elton s other work but a successful play, nevertheless.

    5. Excellent satirical comment on the ruthless and shortsighted world of capitalism The British wry wit makes for an entertaining yet thought provoking play.

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