In 2009, Michael was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write a new play about the controversy surrounding the MCC’s infamous Bodyline cricket tour to Australia in 1932/33. A story told in five telegrams of two countries, two classes and two men, The Ashes looks at how some stories live on in the soil long after the game has finished. Premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in 2011.
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