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Get Me the Urgent Biscuits: An Assistant's Adventures in Theatreland

Sweetpea Slight

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Theatre direction & production, Theatre management, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

The dazzling coming-of-age memoir of a young woman's apprenticeship to a maverick West End theatre producer.

'A sparkling memoir ... A delight from start to finish' NINA STIBBE
'Anyone who loves the theatre will love this book' ZOE WANAMAKER

In 1980s London, Sweetpea Slight is en route to drama school when she is snapped up to work as an assistant to the maverick theatre producer Thelma Holt. Full of wit, charm and backstage intrigue, her irresistible memoir of the resulting twenty years is at once the poignant story of a young woman coming of age, and an exhilarating journey down the rabbit hole into the enchanting world of theatre.

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Praise for Get Me the Urgent Biscuits: An Assistant's Adventures in Theatreland

  • A sparkling memoir full of charm and wit, with moments of poignancy and lots of gossip. If you love theatre, you'll adore this book - it's a delight from start to finish

  • Superbly written and moving ... In the end, this is a story about learning who you are by pretending to be other people - DAILY MAIL

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Sweetpea Slight

Sweetpea Slight spent twenty years working with renowned theatre producer Thelma Holt. Their working relationship spanned the National Theatre, the Peter Hall Company and finally Thelma Holt Ltd.

She lives in London and Dorset.

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