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Rikki Beadle-Blair

RIKKI BEADLE-BLAIR

  (1962 - )

Nationality:    British
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Rikki was born in Bermondsey and brought up by his single mother, MonicA. He has a sister Carleen and a brother Gary. the BBC programme "Nationwide" did a feature on him when he was 12. at 17 he was performing capElla concerts at places like Gay's the Word. as an actor he has appeared in the movie "Sirens" as a punk Scouse and in the television series "Metrosexuality" which he also wrote and directed. He won a London Film Festival award for his screenplay "Stonewall" which he has now turned into a stage play.

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below is a list of Rikki Beadle-Blair's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ask And Tell         Bashment         Below the Radar         Bitches Of Eden         Captivated         Exposures         Familyman         Fit         Fucking Charlie         Grope Box         Gunplay         Gutted         Home         Human         Kick-Off         Laters         Move         Prettyboy         Screwface         Shalom Baby         Stages Of Sex         Stonewall         Street Art         Sweet         Taken In         Totally Practically Naked In My Room On A Wednesday Night         Touch         Wild At Heart



Ask And Tell

Synopsis:
ask and Tell follows what happens when a gay soldier exercises his newly-given right to move his domestic partner into married quarters on the army base

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Gay full length comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Bashment

Bashment
Was it the music that made you do it? Did you chant lyrics while you beat his brains out? Did the preacher inspire you to despise people who fall in love without your permission? Where does the rage begin? "He was white. and he was queer. and he was there. In our club. In our music. In our face. What's he expect? a kiss and a cuddle?" an electrifying new play - hard-hitting, tender and painfully funny. about love, about hate - Bashment is a play for our times.

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2005   1840025824

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Genre:
Gay full length

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Below the Radar

Synopsis:
Below the Radar lays bare the sexual romantic crimes and misdemeanours of a pair of slacker-dudes in Brixton - one gay, one straight - both confused.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Gay full length comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Bitches Of Eden

Synopsis:
Eden runs a hostess bar in Soho. Her four hostesses bitch and argue between clients

Notes:
Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Captivated

Synopsis:
A black gay man, Shane, is imprisoned for murder. He starts writing to an Asian man who only started to write to him as a charitable act. Shane starts to unburden himself of oppression and self hate

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-     1997

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Genre:
Gay full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Exposures

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Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Familyman

Familyman
Caesar Ramsay works hard for his family. But the news his son Nelson reveals, sends Caesar's seemingly ordinary life rapidly spinning out of his control! Fast, furious and very funny, Familyman asks some vital questions for 21st-century parents, like: - How do you learn to be a dad when yours left before you were two? - How do you take on responsibility for a child before you're legally responsible for yourself? - How do you teach your children respect in an age of liberal parenting? - How do you raise happy, confident and successful children without throttling them before they reach eighteen? Fresh, insightful and delivered with razor-sharp wit, Familyman confirms what many of us know only too well - parenting is messy!

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2008   978-1840028584

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Fit

Fit
FIT is a bold and groundbreaking new play for young people written and directed by acclaimed writer/director Rikki Beadle-Blair. the play was developed to address the growing problem of homophobic bullying in Britain's schools and was especially created for Key Stage 3 (KS3) students (Year 7-9), specifically complementing various learning objectives from the National Curriculum, particularly PHSe and Citizenship.

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1st Produced:
Drill Hall Arts Centre, London     01 Nov 2007

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1849430807

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Genre:
Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Fucking Charlie

Synopsis:
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Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Music:
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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Grope Box

Synopsis:
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Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Gunplay

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Gutted

Gutted
With four strapping sons the Prospects are the hardest family on the estate - and when Matthew the eldest becomes a Millwall reserve, their position as Old Kent Road royalty is assured - until Matthew comes out of a stint in rehab - and starts telling the truth - about everything - and everyone.

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

1st Published:
Oberon Books 2013   978-1783190164

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Home

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tristan Bates, London     2008

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Human

Synopsis:
Two people from wildly different backgrounds discover they have less than a year to live - and then madly and recklessly fall in love. Performed by eighteen actors in a variety of configurations; male-male, female-female and male-female exploring a huge range of race, class and sexuality this is romantic comedy on the edge. This is theatre with passion.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Gay theme/character one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 actors

Further Reference:
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Kick-Off

Synopsis:
An all gay football team prepare to meet their next opponents - a very violent team

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1st Produced:
Riverside Studios, London     2009

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Laters

Synopsis:
after a runaway street fight that leaves a girl on a respirator, a gang of teenage bike thieves waits to be identified on the cctv while wrestling with the question - what do you do with your last day of freedom? Seduce your english teacher? Blow your shoebox full of cash on a showroom Merc? Cop a quickie on the London eye? How do you seize the day?

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Move

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Prettyboy

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Oval House, London    

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Screwface

Synopsis:
A group of murderers in a youth high security unit meet to have their first drama workshop

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1st Produced:
Tristan Bates, London     2008

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby
In 1930s Berlin - an intriguing city of jazz and underground cabaret overpowered by the rise of Hitler and World War II - the daughter of a Jewish family falls in love with their black shabbes goy (a term used for those who assist Jews on the Sabbath with tasks forbidden to Jews within Jewish law). Fast-forward to the tale of a mixed-race couple in seemingly unprejudiced modern-day Brooklyn, where the same family is coping with a number of calamities. Shalom Baby is a touching and very funny exploration of love, family and friendship.

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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849432139

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 22 Page 1181

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Stages Of Sex

Synopsis:
Staged readings of six edgy, exciting new plays directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair exploring a range of taboo subjects from teacher/pupil boundaries to homicidal homosexuality. Not for the easily offended.

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

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Music:
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Genre:
six plays One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Stonewall

Synopsis:
Flames flicker over the New York skyline as the wildly funny musical story of a 1960s drag-queen riot unfolds in a cloud of glitter to the beat of Sixties girl group soundtrack. the revolution is here - and it looks fabulous!

Notes:
adapted from the BBC/Killer Films movie; based on the book by Martin Duberman

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Pleasance and angelica

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Music:
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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
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Street Art

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sweet

Synopsis:
Growing up on the Old Kent Road can be proper rough. To survive a gay boy needs to be tough. 19 year old Justin, Felix & Mickey P have an answer and an outfit for everything . . . until one night their former school bully Fitzroy Kyle walks into Giggles the gay hot-spot . . . and our (almost) speechless trio find themselves swept up in a fever of kidnapping and revenge. When Fitzroy comes round to find himself stripped and bound and surrounded, it's clear - it's gonna be one helluva night.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Gay full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Taken In

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Part of the six full-length and six one-act pieces in this 'metrospective' season cover a range of London experiences. From south London to Soho and Hackney to Hampstead our love for this extraordinary city is explored and tested to its limits. Raw, romantic, passionate theatre that's not afraid to laugh or cry . . . or scream . . . or bleed. expect bodily fluids and packed houses.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
angelica

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Totally Practically Naked In My Room On A Wednesday Night

Synopsis:
What goes on behind the locked door of a teenager's bedroom? You promised - you swore - that you would never set foot in there without his permission. But you couldn't resist a peek - and now you're in the forbidden zone, knee deep in porn mags and playstation - and he's coming up the stairs! Totally Practically Naked in My Room on a Wednesday Night locks a meddling mum in hiding in her son's room on the night he's vowed to lose his virginity - if he can make up his mind whether to go with a girl or a boy.

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Organisations:
angelica

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Genre:
Gay full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Touch

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Tristan Bates, London     2008

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wild At Heart

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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