Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your Mum's a teacher, it's hell. What's more, Anna's Dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch.
When Anna hits back at the bullies, she finds herself suspended from school and stuck at home with hapless Terry trying to save her. But Terry needs saving himself, and as the bond between the two deepens, Anna finds herself swept up in a friendship she can't live without.
Nick Payne won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2009.
Theatre includes What's Wrong With Angry (St Andrews Theatre), Sisterly Feelings, (Riverhouse Barn), Our Time (Leatherhead Theatre).
TV includes The Hub.
Film includes Blood The Last Vampire, Wasted Lives
Theatre includes Rhinoceros (Royal Court) The Arsonists (Royal Court) Who?s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Royal Exchange Manchester), Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep) Martha Loves Michael (Ruffian/Pleasance) The Norman Conquests (Birmingham Rep.) Hobson?s Choice (Touring Consortium/Birmingham Rep/Plymouth Royal)Flip Fest (Contact Theatre Manchester), Death of a Salesman (Manchester Library) Adam Geist (Royal Exchange Manchester) Deep Blue Sea (Nottingham Playhouse)Mad For It (Royal Exchange Manchester) The Tempest (Contact Theatre
Manchester) Wildest Dreams( Manchester Library) Life of Galileo (Manchester Library)One Day In October (Riverside Studios) Hunting Scenes From Lower Bavaria (Gate Theatre)
Television includes Doctors, Being Human, Silent Witness, The Children, The Bill, Holby City, The Last Detective, Miss Marple, Of My Thumbs, The Eleventh Hour, Wire In The Blood, Dalziel and Pascoe, William and Mary, The Royal, Stretford Wives Bob and Rose, In Deep, City Central, Heartbeat, The Grand II, Grafters, McLibel!, See You Friday, This Life, Hillsborough, London?s Burning, Julius Caesar
Film includes Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise
Theatre includes Hello and Goodbye (ATG), Alaska (Royal Court), John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar Warehouse), The Knight of the Burning (Young Vic), Just a Bloke (Royal Court), Prayer for Owen Meany (National), Nicholas Nickelby (Lyric Hammersmith)
TV includes Desperate Romantics, Marple, Rather You Than Me, He Kills Coppers, Dracula, Wide Sargasso Sea, The Chatterley Affair, Cracker, The Romantics, The Rotters Club, The Lion in Winter.
Film includes Scouting Book For Boys, Hot Fuzz, A Good Year, The Last Drop, Kidulthood, Green Street, Shaun Of The Dead, The Calcium Kid, Beginners Luck, Out of Control.
Theatre includes Serious Money (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Stephen & The Sexy Partridge
(Old Red Lion); Some Trace Of Her (Royal National Theatre); Natural Selection (Theatre 503); Women of Troy (Royal National Theatre); Kindertransport (Shared Experience); You Might As Well Live (Pleasance Courtyard/New End Hampstead); Mariana Pineda (Arcola); The Kiss (Hampstead Theatre); Flanders Mare (Sound Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Salisbury Playhouse); Design For Living, Fight For Barbara, Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath / Tour); Julius Caesar (Cynergy Theatre Company at Wandsworth Prison); Man of Mode (Northcott Theatre Exeter); The Country Wife (Sheffield Crucible); The Yellow Wallpaper (This Collective tour); Paradise Syndrome (Man in The Moon); Buddy's Song (New Victoria Theatre Stoke on Trent).
TV includes Doctors, Hotel Babylon, Life Begins, Coupling, Ny-Lon, Black Books, Watermelon, The Pooters, Extremely Dangerous, The Dark Room, Close Relations, The Peter Principle, Wycliffe, Tears Before Bedtime, The Bill, Casualty, In your Dreams.
Films include A Bunch of Amateurs; Trouble Brewing(short); Run, Fat Boy, Run; That's For Me; Max; Checkout Girl (short); Suburban Psycho (short); What Rats Won't Do.