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Samuel Adamson

SAMUEL ADAMSON

  (1969 - )

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    Click here

Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Katie Haines

Samuel Adamson (Australian/British) is currently working on the Light Princess, a collaboration with Tori amos for the National Theatre. His work for Theatre includes: Breakfast at Tiffany's from the novel by Truman Capote (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Mrs affleck a new play from Ibsen's Little eyolf (National Theatre); Some Kind of Bliss (Trafalgar Studios); all about My Mother (from almodovar's film, Old Vic, Winner of Whatsonstage Theatregoers' Best New Play award 2008; Southwark Fair (National Theatre); Fish and Company (National Youth Theatre at Soho); Pillars of the Community (from Ibsen, National Theatre); Professor Bernhardi (from arthur Schnitzler, Dumbfounded at the arcola); a Doll's House (from Ibsen, Southwark Playhouse); the Cherry Orchard (from Chekhov, Oxford Stage Company Tour and Riverside Studios); Three Sisters (from Chekhov, Oxford Stage Company Tour and Whitehall Theatre); Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie (Bush Theatre); Grace Note (Old Vic); and Clocks and Whistles (Bush Theatre).

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        Alice's Diner         All About My Mother         Boston Manor         Breakfast At Tiffany's         Chain Play, A         Cherry Orchard, The         Clocks And Whistles         Doll's House, A         Drink, Dance, Laugh And Lie         Fish And Company         Frank & Ferdinand         Gabriel         Grace Note         Larisa And the Merchants         Light Princess, The         Mrs Affleck         My Name is Freda         Petronella         Pillars Of the Community         Playhousekeepers, The         Professor Bernhardi         Quiet Island, A         Recollections Of Scott Forbes         Running Wild         Some Kind Of Bliss         Southwark Fair         Three Sisters         Tomorrow Week         Uncle Vanya         Vienna Dreaming



Alice's Diner

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All About My Mother

All About My Mother
Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of his father. But before she can exorcise her guilt she gets caught up in the lives of three women: agrado, a long-lost transvestite friend, Rosa, a young nun in search of love and Huma Rojo, the famous actress that Manuela's son so admired. as Manuela's life begins to have meaning once more, her son's Father returns and the journey of discovery and forgiveness comes full circle.

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based on the film by Pedro Almodovar

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presented by Daniel Sparrow and Neal Street Productions

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2007   978-0571239528

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Play/Drama

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Male:  9            Female:  10            Other:  doubling possible

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Boston Manor

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Part of the theatre 503/theatreVoice "Urban Scrawl" series of short plays plays for the internet

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internet play

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Breakfast At Tiffany's

Synopsis:
New York City, 1943. William 'Fred' Parsons, a young writer from alabama, meets Holly Golightly, an elusive good-time girl. everyone falls in love with Holly, including William - but he is poor, and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jose, the future president of Brazil? as war rages in europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William - and then her past catches up with her. . .

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based on the novElla by Truman Capote

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Colin Ingram Ltd

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adaptation

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Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  various other small roles; doubling possible

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Chain Play, A

Synopsis:
Playwrights Sam Adamson, Moira Buffini, David Hare, Charlotte Jones, Frank McGuinness and Roy Williams, will between them, write the Almeida's first Chain Play to be performed as a one night only Fundraising Event on Friday 23 March 2007. A Chain Play began being written in November 2006, each writer has been given two weeks to add a scene of between ten and fifteen minutes before passing on the script to the next writer in the chain

Notes:
Samuel Adamson, Moira Buffini, David Hare, Charlotte Jones, Frank McGuinness And Roy Williams each wrote A link for the Almeida's first chain play, performed for one night only As the theatre's major fund-raising event.

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Faber and Faber, London, (not for commercial sale), 2007   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Cherry Orchard, The

Synopsis:
Spring 1903. Russia. and the cherry orchard is up for sale. Chekhov's great comedy in a new version

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple     08 May 2003

Organisations:
Oxford Stage co

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2005   -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Clocks And Whistles

Clocks And Whistles
centers around Henry, an introverted young man who's making the first tentative steps toward considering himself gay. Despite this, he remains infatuated with his best friend anne, an aspiring actress who's as outgoing as Henry is shy. When Henry develops a strong attraction to the hedonistic and free-wheeling Trevor, they begin to see each other--until the bisexual Trevor meets anne and the two begin a secret affair. Confronted by this betrayal, Henry finds himself caught between his interest in Trevor, his deep feelings for anne and the fear of losing both of them forever

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Amber Lane Press, Oxford. also published in asking and Telling (anthology), Stage and Screen, 2000, 1996   978-1872868165

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Doll's House, A

Synopsis:
the story of Nora, the delicate and over-protected wife of Torvald Helmer, who bravely walks away from her confined marriage in a quest for freedom and self-enlightenment, remains poignant and real for modern-day audiences. Naively, Nora has secretly borrowed money for her husband by forging her father's signature. Krogstad, her creditor, has discovered her fraud and threatens to expose her in order to ruin Torvald. When Torvald finally finds out, Nora is appalled that he would protect his own reputation rather than support her.

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Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

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Samuel French, London, 2005   -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1b 1g

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Drink, Dance, Laugh And Lie

Drink, Dance, Laugh And Lie
No one has recognised Reade Colins for over a decade. Suddenly everyone seems to know who he is again. But there's a flip-side to second-hand fame. a satirical look at the cult of celebrity.

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Faber and Faber, London, 1999   978-0571204427

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Fish And Company

Synopsis:
April 1999, and seven young internet entrepreneurs win the national lottery. But for Toby Fisher and his mates, entry into adulthood is a deadly game of chance.

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originally written for the National Youth theatre; All the characters Are 22 or younger.

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National Youth Theatre

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  2 small roles (male or female, can double)

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Frank & Ferdinand

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a village in a war-ravaged country wakes to find that one hundred and thirty children have vanished. Only four are left: Otto, aloysius, Sarah and Flora. Interviewed by a Military Inquiry, each child tells the events of the night before. But their accounts seem to differ. Who is the elusive Sebastian and why does the Inquiry's depiction of him keep changing from delinquent to charmer and back again? What's real, and what's fairy-tale? It's just . . . if we had peace . . . I wonder what colours I'd see with you. If all we had was the normal things I long for, just sky and school and music, like in stories, then who would you be, Sebastian? a short, satirical mystery about the suppression of truth, the making of myths, and how we see what we want to see, not what's there.

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part of the National theatre Connections 2011

1st Produced:
Site Specific Islington, London     14 Mar 2011

Organisations:
Islington Community Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  Cast size 6 leading parts, and an ensemble of as many as possible

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Gabriel

Gabriel
In an unprecedented musical and theatrical event, Alison Balsom, one of the world's finest trumpeters, and award-winning writer Samuel Adamson explore the notion that the natural (valveless) trumpet was the supreme musical instrument of the Restoration. With music by Purcell and Handel, the text brings to the stage real and imagined characters including Mary II and Queen Anne as well as the trumpet-makers, musicians, composers, patrons and audiences of the teeming musical scene in late seventeenthcentury London. Intersecting plays, instrumentals, songs and poems will bring to life this glorious pageant of the Baroque period, the time when the trumpet began to 'sing', and express in its uniquely celebratory fashion the turning points in human experience: birth, war, love and death.

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Genre:
musical event

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast and orchestra

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Grace Note

Grace Note
woman has plans of her own when she decides to leave sheltered accommodation and return to her old home - despite her children's worries

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Peter Hall Company

1st Published:
Amber Lane Press, Oxford, 1997   978-1872868219

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Larisa And the Merchants

Larisa And the Merchants
The Value of Something is Never its Price. In a trading town on the banks of the river penniless Larisa is desperate to marry and escape heartbreak and humiliation. But in this brutal world of transactions true love has no worth - Larisa is up for sale and the local merchants want a bargain.

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Original Playwright - Alexander Ostrovsky

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Insite Performance

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Light Princess, The

Light Princess, The
Once, in opposing kingdoms lived a princess and a prince who had lost their mothers. Althea, unable to cry, became light with grief and floated, and so was locked away. Digby became so heavy-hearted that he could never smile, and so was trained as a warrior. One day, he declares war. Althea is forced out of hiding and down to ground but, in defiance of her father, she escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince on contested land. Beside a lake the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world's darkness and face her own deepest fears.

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music and lyrics by Tori Amos, book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson. Suggested by a story by George MacDonald.

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musical event

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Mrs Affleck

Mrs Affleck
Samuel adamson's play takes Ibsen's Little eyolf as the inspiration for a passionate and tragic tale of obsessive love, set in 1950s england. after six lonely weeks with nobody but her crippled little boy for company, Rita affleck, wealthy, beautiful and consumed by jealous love, welcomes home her husband alfred. But, far from the passionate reunion she so craves, there is only torment as alfred's possessive half-sister arrives, and he announces his great revelation.

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National Theatre company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London (2009)
Samuel French, London (2010) >>>    978-0573112898

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  2 boys (aged 9). extras

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My Name is Freda

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part of "Table Plays". Drama brought to your table by members of our Hoard Festival company; short monologues from characters inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.

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Genre:
short monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Petronella

Synopsis:
a woman dying on a cancer ward confronts her politician husband about his affair.

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10 minute play As part of the 24 Hour Plays At the Old Vic

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Genre:
Short play One act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pillars Of the Community

Pillars Of the Community
Shipbuilder Karsten Bernick is a respected, highly successful businessman in a small Norwegian coastal town but his wealth has been founded on a lie and now he is threatened with exposure. as the wily, unscrupulous Bernick struggles to preserve his standing in the community, he sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all he holds most dear.

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Organisations:
NT

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London (acting edition: Samuel French, London, 2007), 2005   978-0571231553

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  9            Other:  Various non-speaking extras

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Playhousekeepers, The

Synopsis:
the Burbages build Shakespeare's Globe

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1st Produced:
Private Drama, London     2002

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Professor Bernhardi

Synopsis:
Vienna, 1900. a Jewish doctor prevents a Catholic priest from absolving a dying patient. a witch-hunt ensues. a new version of a rarely-performed play about anti-Semitism

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Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler

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New Directions (Caird Company)

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  17            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

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Quiet Island, A

Synopsis:
Five years ago music icon Tom Stark walked out of a family party and vanished. On a remote Greek Island his teenage daughter Vick is searching for him; two sightings posted on her website offer real hope. On the same island Sean and his wife Charlotte are trying to recover from the recent accidental death of their child. A brief encounter hurtles Sean into a cyber world of die hard fans and a dangerous obsession with Vick, a girl out of control.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Recollections Of Scott Forbes

Recollections Of Scott Forbes
No-one can forget the moment they heard the news. September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves across the globe. It was a day that was supposed to change the world forever.Ten years on, a team of major writers and thinkers explore our responses to the defining event of our times in a new production from Headlong, creators of the multi award-winning eNRON. Rupert Goold's theatre company transforms a former trading hall into an immersive theatrical experience, taking you from the tranquil setting of St Katharine Docks on the River Thames to the bright blue skies of downtown Manhattan and beyond.

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part of Decade: Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years After 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here Are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade, An immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. the writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Adam Brace, Ben ellis, Ella Hickson, Samuel D. Hunter, John Logan, Matthew Lopez, Mona Mansour, DC Moore, Abi Morgan, Rory Mullarkey, Janine Nabers, Lynn Nottage, Harrison David Rivers, Simon Schama, Christopher Shinn, Beth Steel, Alexandra Wood.

1st Produced:
Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1Az     01 Sep 2011

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Headlong

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Genre:
short piece

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Running Wild

Running Wild
Following the tragic death of his father, everyone is keen to help young Will. When his grandmother suggests an Indonesian holiday it's a dream opportunity to encounter the elephants he adores and learn about his own heritage. No-one could foresee the world-changing events of Boxing Day 2004. Or the remarkable elephant who would carry Will deep into the jungle after the Tsunami. But before he can allow the orangutans, monkeys, snakes and other animals to heal his wounds, he has to escape the hunters and their terrifying boss, the evil palm oil king, Mr Anthony. This thrilling and touching tale of healing and the power of nature is set in the magnificent landscape of Cass Sculpture Foundation, against the backdrop of monumental sculptures and dramatic settings.

Notes:
adapted from book by Michael Morpurgo

1st Produced:
Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester     02 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Chichester Festival Youth theatre

1st Published:
Faber and Faber   978-0571333189

Music:
-

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Genre:
promenade performance

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Some Kind Of Bliss

Some Kind Of Bliss
Small-time hack Rachel sets off down the Thames Path for an interview. But between London Bridge and the celebrity lies a series of unpredicted events

Notes:
Originally presented As A National theatre Platform Performance

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Organisations:
presented by adam Knight

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2007   978-0571241101

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Southwark Fair

Southwark Fair
Past misdemeanours bear down on the present when Patrick calls up one lover, Simon, with another in mind. When Patrick's wife discovers what he's up to, she pursues Simon through the maelstrom of London's South Bank, were a Bird Whistler flogs his wares, a trainee barista primes himself for his wedding, and an elderly actress stalks the Deputy Mayor. Unexpectedly connected by time and place, a tangle of lost souls fight, fall in love and lay their private fears bare in this contemporary comedy of manners.
Playwright

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Organisations:
NT

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2006   978-0571230211

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Three Sisters

Synopsis:
a new version of Chekhov's great play about three sisters stuck in a garrison town

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Whitehall Theatre, London     1999

Organisations:
Oxford Stage Company

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Tomorrow Week

Synopsis:
Olivia is pregnant and married to Guy. One week in her life - the week of her birthday - and family reunions, significant meetings and chance encounters are all on the agenda. Where will Olivia find herself a week from tomorrow?

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1st Produced:
Bbc Radio 3     2000

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Uncle Vanya

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Set on a crumbling country estate, Uncle Vanya is the tale of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster. The irascible Vanya and his niece Sonya have managed the estate on behalf of their relative, a renowned Professor for the last twenty-five years. Now retired, the Professor and his beautiful young wife come to visit, throwing the household into disarray, igniting hidden passions and old grudges. Family ties are tested further when the ageing and gout-ridden Professor announces his plans to sell the estate and live off the proceeds in the city. By turns comic, tragic, romantic, and wistful, Chekhov's play is an unforgettable study of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love. One of his four great masterpieces written on the eve of the twentieth century, it features a feast of subtle comic portraits of a family at logger heads with each other and the world around them, that still has resonance at the start of another new century.

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Vienna Dreaming

Synopsis:
the first english language translation of Bernhard Studlar's acclaimed play about apathy and racism in contemporary working-class Vienna.

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Original Playwright - Bernhard Studlar

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