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Peter Arnott

PETER ARNOTT

  (1962 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Peter Arnott was born in Glasgow in 1962. Since his debut as a professional playwright with the Boxer Benny Lynch (Mayfest, Glasgow) and White Rose and el/as Sawney at the Traverse (all in 1 985) he has written plays and songs (with Craig armstrong), cabaret (with Peter Mullan) as well as the occasional film and TV script. He worked extensively with Wildcat Theatre Company, writing, again with Peter Mullan, the Poll Tax musical Harmony Row among others. His work has often had an historical fqcus, including Muir and the Wire Garden along with comedies like Losing alec and his versions of modern European classics like Durrenmatt's the Visit and Brecht's Punt/lA. More recently, his trilogy of classic adaptations for the Citizens' Theatre's multinational community company have had great acclaim. His play the Breathing House won the TMa award for best new British play of 2003. His most recent play Cyprus was specially commissioned for Mull Theatre Company and transferred to the Traflagar Studios in London in December 2005 and tours in Scotland in 2007. His plays have also appeared in Cork, New York, Melbourne and Moscow. His first novel, called "Moon Country" was published on the 18th of September 2015.

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        All Back To Bowie's         Boxer Benny Lynch, The         Breathing House, The         Century's End         Christmas Carol         Citizen Y         Cone Gatherers, The         Court Of Miracles, The         Cyprus         Death Of Elias Sawney, The         Delirious         Ensemble         Face         Face - Isobel         Face - Morag         Full Of Noises         Genesis Rock, The         Gordon Brown: A Life In theatre         Harmony Row         House Of Murders         Hyde         Ice Flow, The         Infamous Brothers Davenport         Inquisitor, The         Janis Joplin: Full Tilt         Little Rain, A         Losing Alec         Measure For Measure         Muir         Propaganda Swing         Puntilla And His Man Matti         Salvation         Serov's People         Seven Against thebes, The         Shall Roger Casement Hang?         Short History Of the Death Of Elias Sawney, A         Silver Darlings, The         Sir Walter Scott         Swindle And Death         Thoughts Spoken Aloud From Above         Visit, The         Welcome To the Hotel Caledonia         White Rose         Why Do You Stand there In the Rain?         Wire Garden, The



All Back To Bowie's

Synopsis:
David Bowie said 'scotland, stay with us'. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it's all back to Bowie's for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of gentle thought and hard day-dreaming. If you're obsessed with indy, undecided, federalist curious, or polymorphously politically perverse, David Bowie's yurt of thought is the place for you.

Notes:
created by David Greig, Swimmer One, Cora Bissett, Karine Polwart, Peter Arnott and more

1st Produced:
Stand In The Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival     01 Aug 2014

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Boxer Benny Lynch, The

Synopsis:
Glasgow boxer's rise and fall

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1st Produced:
Arts Centre, Glasgow     1985

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Breathing House, The

Breathing House, The
set in the 1870;s the play is a mysterious and atmosphEric Gothic tale, dealing with sex, death and public health. "as brothels and old-time religion nestle up in the back streets, auld reekie's well-heeled self image is chillingly blighted by death and disease. Obvious gothic antecedents here are Stevenson and Conan Doyle, but there are nods too at David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. In its brutal depiction of how sexual plague decimates societies great and small, however, it shows that even Trainspotting's darker roots go way back."
- Neil Cooper, the Herald

Notes:
winner TMa best new play Award

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Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh >>>    fairplaybreathinghouse

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Century's End

Synopsis:
Meeting of Freud and Mahler

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Christmas Carol

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from Charles Dickens

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-     1986

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Wildcat

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Citizen Y

Synopsis:
a strange night journey into the secrets of the city, identity and beyond.

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Cone Gatherers, The

Synopsis:
the Cone Gatherers is a haunting tale of good versus evil, and demonstrates the destructive power of envy and prejudice. This classic Scottish novel tells the tale of two brothers gathering cones in a forest on a Scottish estate in order to replenish the trees felled for the war effort. Neil, and his hunchbacked brother Calum, lead happy and contented lives in these beautiful surroundings, completely detached from the destruction of the Second World War. However, their innocence and happiness is threatened by the dark, obsessive hatred of Duror, the gamekeeper and the deep prejudices of the class system of the time. the obsessions of Duror grow stronger, building to a devastating climax.

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Robin Jenkins' greatest novel is brought to life by the creative team behind HMT's two critically-acclaimed productions, Sunset Song and the Silver Darlings, in a brand new adaptation by Scottish Dramatist Peter Arnott.

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Court Of Miracles, The

Synopsis:
Cultural diversity show based on Notre Dame De Paris

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Cyprus

Cyprus
"Arnott's fascinating play questions the morality of Britain's spies and the spooky underworld of intelligence agents. ever since the Iraq war, David Kelly's suicide and that deceptive dossier about weapons of mass destruction, spies and their masters have incurred suspicion about their motives and honesty. Cyprus fuels these anxieties by suggesting that the intelligence services' secret, unaccountable and duplicitous procedures may incite, not diminish, terrorism. the Dramatic noose tightens thrillingly as the tables turn to devastating effect, and family ties are frailer than loyalty to the old ministerial firm."
- Nicholas de Jongh, evening Standard (Critics Choice)

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1st Produced:
Mull Little Theatre In Dervaig     01 Jul 2005

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Mull Theatre Company

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Genre:
Contemporary Thriller Play/Drama

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Death Of Elias Sawney, The

Synopsis:
comic history of death

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Delirious

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Notes:
By David Anderson, David Maclennan, Peter Arnott

1st Produced:
Tour     1999

Organisations:
Wildcat Theatre Company

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Genre:
Musical

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Ensemble

Synopsis:
Ensemble is a theatrical experiment about theatre. About theatre as something we make together - "ensemble" - and the reasons why a society does that. It's also about the social experiment that took place in East Germany between 1945 and 1990 - the attempt to make a new kind of country and what became of it. It's about the theatre that was made there. About how those who were there then feel about that theatre now. Drawing on original interviews and documentary sources, Ensemble is an examination of collective memory and imagination. How do we think about the past, especially when that past was all about the idea and promise of the future? And how did they feel about it back then? About living in a society made of lies, a society built on fear, a society under total surveillance? And how do we feel about that now?

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Face

Face
One woman talks, one face in the crowd starts talking, out of nowhere: Scottish people. We never feel anything properly. . .it doesn't seem to matter what it is. . .we bottle it up, don't we, we send it round our insides. . .till love and pain coil and coil tighter and tighter until we get cancer. . .or one night in a pub we just start talking and we don't seem to able to stop. Morag is not the type to go into pubs, but tonight she will have a wee sit down near you and let you in on her secrets. Sometimes funny, sometimes stark, always engrossing, In Peter Arnott's Face you will find yourself drawn into the drama and disappointments of Morag's life as she bares her soul in this most intimate of settings.

Notes:
part of "Cross-Country Stories"

1st Produced:
Tron Bar - Glasgow     14 Jun 2014

Organisations:
Horsecross Arts

1st Published:
Contained in "Two Plays By Roger Casement" published by Vagabond Voices 2016   978-1908251164

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Face - Isobel

Synopsis:
Isobel: I am a sixty year old woman. . .the veteran of a long, dull marriage to a perfectly pleasant dull, dull man. . .I am the mother of two grown up children. . .one of whom is doing very well and the other one bloody well isnt. . .living with his useless father in a bed sit. . .teaching himself how to play the guitar and writing a bloody novel. . .as derelict at 29 as his father is destroyed by his premature old age and preternatural tediousness at the age of sixty two. . .and what am I supposed to do now? Am I not supposed to live?

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint

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short play

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Face - Morag

Synopsis:
Morag: This is my face. These are my years. This is my life in my face. . .my laughter, my tears, my loves, my losses. . .my loneliness. . .its my face. Me. This is me in my face. What is wrong with this face? Why do you want to have this nose and these cheeks broken and reconstructed? What is wrong with this face? Every lie, every insult, every missed opportunity, every failure to gain promotion. . .they are all written here. This is my writing. This face is my book.

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint

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short play

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Full Of Noises

Synopsis:
Cultural Diversity adaptation of the Tempest

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adaptation

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Genesis Rock, The

Synopsis:
Oran Mor 2004: a fundamentalist US astronaut meets a satanic CIa man on a quest to find Noah's ark in Turkey. True story

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Oran Mor     2004

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Genre:
Short Comedy One act

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Gordon Brown: A Life In theatre

Synopsis:
It's the night before the election and Gordon Brown can't sleep. Tomorrow he will go before the public to finally claim victory or accept defeat. In a fitful night of dreams and memories he casts his mind across a political career that spans two decades at the top. Does he deserve to win? What's at stake if he loses? But most important, what is there left to say? Gordon Brown: a Life in theatre will be a "freewheeling exploration of contemporary politics from inside the fractured mind of a Prime Minister on verge of an electoral breakdown." the script will be written during election week to capture the immediacy and excitement of the election and the unfolding events of the week. the play will then be performed as staged readings on 6 May itself. eight Scottish playwrights will work together to produce the finished play which will be directed by one of the playwrights, David Greig. Joining Greig will be Rona Munro, Peter arnot, Vicki Liddelle, Gabriel Quigley, andy Duffy, Alan Wilkins and David Ireland. Speaking about the project, Traverse theatre artistic Director Dominic Hill, said, "Scottish theatre has a tradition of responding through theatre to events in the political world. Gordon Brown himself was a Board member of the famous political theatre company 7:84 which created, amongst others, the masterpiece the Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil. I've always wanted the Traverse to sit within the immediate cultural and political life of the nation. all theatre is political in that it is about and affects us, the way we live our lives, our position in society and the world." the performances will take place at the Traverse at lunchtime on election day, and again on election night, where the Traverse Bar Cafe will screen the election results throughout.
- British theatre Guide

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written by David Greig, Rona Munro, Peter Arnot, Vicki Liddelle, Gabriel Quigley, Andy Duffy, Alan Wilkins And David Ireland.

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Genre:
guerilla theatre

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Harmony Row

Synopsis:
Musical on the Poll tax

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1st Produced:
-     1989

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Wildcat

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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House Of Murders

Synopsis:
adaptation of Oresteia

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adaptation

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Hyde

Synopsis:
This look at the Jekyll and Hyde tale asks what if Hyde survives?

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from work by R.L. Stevenson

1st Produced:
Dundee Rep     1996

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Ice Flow, The

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.11524/46 (2 drafts)

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Infamous Brothers Davenport

Synopsis:
It is 1862 and the gaslights are flickering. . .Welcome to an evening of magic and illusion with the infamous brothers, Willie and Ira Davenport. Inspired by the true story of the Davenport Brothers, this amazing play promises to be a true theatrical treat. Join us to witness the wonder and mystery of the Davenports' Dramatic demonstrations. In their presence, furniture dances, bodies levitate and the voices of the dead resonate through the theatre. Discover the dark undercurrent to their Victorian world as the showmanship and Drama of the brothers' onstage presence contrasts with their cruel and curious childhood.

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Written by Peter Arnott, conceived, directed And designed by Jamie Harrison And Candice Edmunds.

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Piece

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Inquisitor, The

Synopsis:
a man is sent to interrogate a terrorist suspect

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Based on An episode in "the Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Synopsis:
On stage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. Standing around her is the hottest band that a record company can buy. In front of her, an audience of thousands of expectant fans. She is Janis Joplin. She is utterly alone. A celebration of a sound, a scream of protest at the universe. Full Tilt Boogie.

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A Play, A Pie and a Pint

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Genre:
short play

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Little Rain, A

Synopsis:
a pub full of the lost on a wet Glasgow Thursday night

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1st Produced:
Paisley Arts Centre/Tour     2000

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7:84 Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy

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Losing Alec

Losing Alec
This fine, subtle play allows us to see those things not appreciated by the luckless characters, and perhaps to understand and forgive. the work uses a fantasy situation to dissect reality in a way realism never could, offering a dissection of the inadaquacy if the emotional vocabulary in use in Scotland and voicing a protest against those responsible for that situation. and if it is set in Scotland its resonances can be felt far beyond.
- Joseph Farrell, literary critic

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Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh >>>    fairplaylosingalec

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Measure For Measure

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1st Produced:
Dundee Rep     2002

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adaptation

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Muir

Synopsis:
story of Scots lawyer transported at time of French Revolution

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Propaganda Swing

Synopsis:
How did the Devil have the best tunes? The jazz scene in 1930s Berlin was one of the most vibrant and exciting in the world - a time captured brilliantly in the musical, Cabaret. But what happened to those talented singers and musicians as the Nazis' grip tightened? Propaganda Swing throws a spotlight on the gripping true story of 'Charlie and his Orchestra'. Featuring a fantastic swing band live on stage, this enthralling show reveals the characters behind the story of how some of the greatest German jazz musicians of the day entered into a Faustian pact with the Fascists - they could keep playing their beloved music at the price of seeing it corrupted for evil. The captivating combination of WWII intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger, makes Propaganda Swing a must-see show this autumn.

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Genre:
play with music

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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Puntilla And His Man Matti

Synopsis:
translation into Scots of Brecht's comedy

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Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht,

1st Produced:
Dundee Rep     1999

Organisations:
Gasgow Citizens

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Salvation

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Genre:
Dark Thriller

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Serov's People

Synopsis:
Sometime in the future, in an obscure corner of a locked art gallery, the pictures begin to talk. these are Serov's People, forgotten representatives of the last civilised generation on the earth, seeking where they came from, and for something worth hearing to say.

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a Play, a Pint and a Pie

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Seven Against thebes, The

Synopsis:
Oedipus discovers that he has married his mother. In anger he blinds himself and curses his sons, eteocles and Polynices. He says they can have the kingdom but must fight for it. the brothers decide to share it - each taking alternate years to rule. eteocles has the first year but then refuses to hand over to his brother. Polynices raises an army led by the Seven

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Original Playwright - Aeschylus

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Macmillan 1968   -

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Translation

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Shall Roger Casement Hang?

Shall Roger Casement Hang?
Roger Casement was arrested, tried and executed for his part in the Easter Rising in in 1916. Landed from a German submarine on the West coast of Ireland, Casement's treason against the British government is an open and shut case. But this traitor to the Crown is a complex and contradictory figure: a Knight of the Realm, an Irish Protestant, a British Colonial diplomat and the man who heroically and famously exposed and reported evidence of genocide and slavery in the rubber trade in the Belgian Congo and South America. As the bloody aftermath to the Rising plays out and thousands, many of them Irishmen, die at the Somme, there is the question of what to do with this inconvenient Ulsterman? And what to do with the evidence uncovered by Reginald Hall of Naval Intelligence that Casement is an active homosexual. Will it be used to destroy him? Was Casement a hero, a martyr, a traitor or perhaps all three? Arnott's riveting new play commissioned for Mayfesto to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, will help you decide.

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Contained in "Two Plays By Roger Casement" published by Vagabond Voices 2016   978-1908251664

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian historical character

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Short History Of the Death Of Elias Sawney, A

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-     1984

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10530/33

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Silver Darlings, The

Synopsis:
an epic adventure story, and one of the best loved Scottish novels of the 20th Century. Set in the early days of the herring fisheries around the Scottish coast, it combines human emotion with stormy dangerous seas in the story of a boy growing to manhood, of a man and woman finding love in the face of tragedy, and of a community recovering from the Highland Clearances to forge a new way of life from the forbidding, unpredictable ocean.

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adapted from Neil Gunn's the Silver Darlings

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His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen     28 Aug 2009

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Sir Walter Scott

Synopsis:
Written by 20 of Scotland's leading writers. Directed by Joe Douglas and Catrin Evans. The Portrait Gallery will take centre-stage this spring as the National Theatre of Scotland explores their collection through the written word and performance in Dear Scotland. In this unique work, twenty of the country's leading writers will pen short, sharp monologues inspired by the Gallery's celebrated portraits which will be performed as a promenade theatre piece, staged within the galleries.

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Part of "Dear Scotland" : participants include: Peter Arnott; Jo Clifford; Rob Drummond; Janice Galloway; David Greig; Zinnie Harris; Iain Heggie; Stuart Hepburn; Jackie Kay; A L Kennedy; Hardeep Singh Kohli; Liz Lochhead; Iain Finlay Macleod; Nicola McCartney;Johnny McKnight;Linda McLean; Rona Munro; James Robertson; Ali Smith; Louise Welsh

1st Produced:
National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh     24 Apr 2014

Organisations:
National Theatre of Scotland

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Genre:
monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Swindle And Death

Synopsis:
the central conceit is that a Scottish Arts Council spy posing as an actress has infiltrated the theatre company of Messers Swindle and Death (entertaining Scotland since 1707).
- Mark Brown, Daily Telegraph.
Very funny. . .wildly politically incorrect" Robert Dawson Scott

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Mull Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Thoughts Spoken Aloud From Above

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Original Playwright - Yury Klavdiev. Literal translation by Alexandra Smith. Adapted by Peter Arnott

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the University of Edinburgh

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Genre:
short play in adaptation

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Visit, The

Synopsis:
Relocates the action from a post-war Swiss backwater to the deserted airport of a bankrupt town somewhere in 21st century Scotland to allow a warts-and-all view of people in power

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Original Playwright - Friedrich Durrenmatt, Adap. Maurice Valancy, tr. Peter Arnott

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Dundee Rep     2005

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Translation

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Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Welcome To the Hotel Caledonia

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It's election night in the Hotel Caledonia, not that anybody cares. there are two weddings on and one's descending into a fistfight. the bar's littered with exhausted politicians who can't bring themselves to watch the count, the groom's trying to decide which bridesmaid to chat up on the principle of the single transferable vote, and Mr and Mrs Scotland's attempt at a dirty weekend is descending into divorce. at the centre of it all, Svetlana - the Lithuanian receptionist - is trying to decide whether she should stay or go. Can Gavin - the assistant manager with a crush on her the size of a small Baltic Republic - persuade her that Scotlands got a future? Welcome to the Hotel Caledonia will be written in the two days prior to May 5th to capture the immediacy and excitement of the election and the unfolding events of the week. It will be performed script in hand on the day of the election itself. Some of Scotland's most exciting writers will conjure up a cast of dreamers, ranters, visionaries and street preachers all trying to make sense of a country which just can't seem to make up its mind what it wants. expect comedy, satire and probably a fair degree of bitterness and rage.

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written by Peter Arnott, Alan Bissett, David Greig, David Ireland, Rona Munro, Morna Pearson, Alan Wilkins

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Genre:
election specia

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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White Rose

Synopsis:
about the Russian pilot-heroine Lily Litvak

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Genre:
Biographical

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Why Do You Stand there In the Rain?

Synopsis:
In 1932, 25,000 unemployed First World War veterans occupied Washington DC to peacefully petition the government for promised relief. Hoover's relief? Drive the veterans out with bayonets, bullets, poison gas and fire. Featuring the music of Woody Guthrie and his contemporaries, the students of Pepperdine University tell the story of the march of the Bonus army: a national campaign for food, work and justice. a true story for here and now, told in the words and songs of those who were there.

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C Venues - C, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     01 Aug 2012

Organisations:
Pepperdine University (Malibu)

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Genre:
90 min political Drama

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Wire Garden, The

Synopsis:
account of the death of Stalin's son in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in 1943. Not as grim as it sounds

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1st Produced:
Corcadorca Festival     2002

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Male:  13            Female:  2            Other:  -

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