Wife After Death, by Eric Chappell, is a story of Harvey Barrett, who has just lost his closest friend – the successful television comedian and national treasure, Dave Thursby. Dave’s death leaves a huge void in the lives of his wife, friends and colleagues and, as they gather to give him a fitting send-off, they discover they know rather less about him than they thought when the mysterious Kay intrudes on their grief.
This is a black comedy from one of the top writers of comedy in Britain today.
Eric Chappell took up full time writing in 1973 after his first stage play, The Banana Box, was produced at the Apollo Theatre, London. The play later inspired the classic TV comedy Rising Damp, winner of the BAFTA award for best situation comedy. In 1979 Eric’s screen version won the Evening Standard Film award for best comedy.
Other television successes include The Squirrels, The Bounder, Home to Roost (all of which won PYE TV awards), Only When I Laugh, Duty Free, Singles, Fiddlers Three and Haggard.
Eric has written over 200 television comedy scripts and more than 20 stage plays which are performed worldwide.