Play directory : Beat Surrender

Welcome to The Mandy Network Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Brian M Clarke & Tom Elliott
  • Overview
    Taking a huge liberty with Kerouac’s well documented life, the play sees the author of ‘On The Road’ hiding out in the bar of a swanky London hotel in an attempt to avoid the maelstrom of fame that’s suddenly taken over his life (in reality he alternated between drink- and drug-use and a new-found love for mountaineering). The only other customer is Maggie, a slightly squiffy upper-middle class English woman who is “almost a married woman”. Chatting away as strangers to begin with, it becomes apparent that marriage for Maggie would be stifling and stuffy; she suspects life has more to offer.