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Alan Bennett

ALAN BENNETT

  (1934 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Nicki Stoddart

Alan Bennett first appeared on the stage in 1960 as one of the authors and performers of the revue 'Beyond the Fringe'. His stage plays include Forty Years On, Getting On, Habeas Corpus, the Old Country and the Lady in the Van, and he has written many television plays, notably a Day Out, Sunset across the Bay, a Woman of No Importance and the series of monologues Talking Heads. an adaptation of his television play, an Englishman abroad, was paired with a Question of attribution in the double-bill Single Spies, first produced at the National Theatre in 1988. This was followed in 1990 by his adaptation of the Wind in the Willows and in 1991 by the Madness of George III. Alan Bennett is the author of the best-selling biography Writing Home, and the short novels the Clothes they Stood Up In, Father Father Burning Bright, the Lady in the Van and the Laying On of Hands.

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        Bed Among the Lentils         Beyond the Fringe         Chip In the Sugar, A         Clothes they Stood Up In, The         Cocktail Sticks         Cream Cracker Under the Settee, A         Denmark Hill         Englishman Abroad, An         Enjoy         Forty Years On         Getting On         Green Forms         Habeas Corpus         Habit Of Art, The         Hand Of God, The         Her Big Chance         History Boys, The         Hymn         Insurance Man, The         Kafka's Dick         Lady In the Van, The         Lady Of Letters, A         Madness Of George Iii, The         Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet         Nights In the Garden Of Spain         Office Suite         Old Country, The         Outside Dog, The         People         Playing Sandwiches         Prick Up Your Ears         Private Function, A         Question Of Attribution         Say Something Happened         Sing A Rude Song         Single Spies         Soldiering On         Talking Heads         Talking Heads 2         Visit From Miss Prothero, A         Waiting For the Telegram         Wind In the Willows, The         Woman Of No Importance         Writing Home



Bed Among the Lentils

Synopsis:
Susan, a vicar's wile living near Leeds. She can barely cope with the lifestyle and the attendant do-gooders, well-meaning women who attach themselves to her husband In the hope of a little reflected glory. Susan hits the sherry bottle - or the communion wine, It there's nothing else to hand - but one day her loveless marriage gets a lift when she drops In on an Asian grocer with whom she enjoys a dabble in extra-marital relations. It changes her life and off she goes to aa meetings.
Michael Darvell, What's On

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1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1996

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Beyond the Fringe

Synopsis:
a variety of skits from spoof Shakespeare to nuclear war experts

Notes:
written by Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

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Organisations:
Edinburgh Festival Society

1st Published:
Souvenir Press, London, 1963   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Revue Show

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Chip In the Sugar, A

Synopsis:
Middle aged Graham, Oedipally resenting his widowed mother's plans to marry again, will never accept that he is virtually married to her himself.
Kenneth Hurren, Mail on Sunday

Notes:
a Monologue From Talking Heads

1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1992

Organisations:
Duncan C Weldon

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1988   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue One act. - - Gay, theme/character, one act

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Clothes they Stood Up In, The

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1998   -

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Cocktail Sticks

Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks, an oratorio without music that revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett's memoir A Life Like Other People's. A son talks to his dead Father as his mother yearns for a different life. It's funny, tender and sad. the pinnacle of my social life is a scrutty bit of lettuce and tomato and some tinned salmon. Mind you, I read in Ideal Home that if you mix tinned salmon with this soft cheese you can make it into one of those moussy things. Shove a bit of lemon on it and it looks really classy.

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Genre:
a 60 min oratorio without music

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  2

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Cream Cracker Under the Settee, A

Synopsis:
Doris, another lonely widow who has visits from Zulema, the home help, except Doris thinks she's more of a home hindrance who won't let her do housework. I'm the only person who stands between you and Stafford House,~ says Zulema. But independent Doris does some dusting, takes a tumble and ends up on the floor unable to move. While rememt ring her late husband and the chile they nearly had, she spots a cream cracker under the settee. That will do for evidence against Zulema if she threatens Doris with Stafford House again.
Michael Darvell, What's On

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

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Genre:
Playlet

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Denmark Hill

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
By Alan Bennett. Adapted from the author's screenplay by Honor Borwick. the premiere reading of Alan Bennetts lost early unproduced play for television, Denmark Hill is a deliciously acerbic black comedy set in South east London. 15 year old Harriet is wrestling with an essay on Hamlet while her alcoholic father, Frank, is dying upstairs. In the aftermath of his death, Harriets tale is drawn into a strangely familiar story: a suburban Hamlet. In different guises here come Claudius, Gertrude, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Polonius and Ophelia. even the travelling players take a part.

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Genre:
black comedy

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Englishman Abroad, An

Synopsis:
True incident in the life of actress Coral Browne telling the story of her encounter with the spy Guy Burgess in Moscow in 1958

Notes:
televised 1983, part of Single Spies

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Single Spies", Faber, London, 1989   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Enjoy

Enjoy
Working-class family life with an elderly couple living in the last back-to-back in Leeds encountering a series of jolting surprises.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Vaudeville Theatre, London    1980

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-

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

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Forty Years On

Synopsis:
the headmaster of an english public school retires amidst antics exposing the generation gap.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Manchester    1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Satirical Revue Satire. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  25            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Getting On

Synopsis:
a disenchanted socialist MP who doesn't like people contends with his passing years

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Brighton    1971

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Green Forms

Synopsis:
Two women comfortably installed in an obscure department of a large organisation until a shadow falls across their tranquil lives - is it redundancy?

Notes:
in Office Suite, televised 1978

1st Produced:
London    1987

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1981   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Habeas Corpus

Synopsis:
Permissive society is taken to task through a maze of mistaken identities and sexual encounters.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Oxford    1973

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Habit Of Art, The

Habit Of Art, The
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett's new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

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NT

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hand Of God, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Talking Heads 2" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Her Big Chance

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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History Boys, The

History Boys, The
an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. a mavErick english teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. a headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.. Staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

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Organisations:
National Theatre, London

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hymn

Hymn
Alan Bennett writes: In 2001 the Medici Quartet commissioned the composer George Fenton to write a piece commemorating their thirtieth anniversary. George Fenton appeared in my play Forty Years On and has written music for many of my plays since, and he asked me to collaborate on the commission. Hymn was the result. First performed at the Harrogate Festival in August 2001, its a series of memoirs with music. Besides purely instrumental passages for the quartet, many of the speeches are under-scored, incorporating some of the hymns and music I remember from my childhood and youth. Its a dwindling band; old-fashioned and of a certain age, you can pick us out at funerals and memorial services because we can sing the hymns without the book.

Notes:
words by Alan Bennett, music by George Fenton

1st Produced:
Harrogate Festival    Aug 2001

Organisations:
-

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Music:
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Genre:
a 60 min memoir of music in childhood

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  musicians

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Insurance Man, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bbc 2    1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Two Kafka Plays", Faber, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Radio Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

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Kafka's Dick

Synopsis:
In 1919 Kafka's literary agent publishes his works against the dead author's wishes. in 1980 everybody reappears to get in on the act with a Kafka besotted insurance agent.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
French, London. (also in "Two Kafka Plays", Faber, London, 1987, 1986   -

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-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lady In the Van, The

Synopsis:
adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, the Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly spectacular, the Lady in the Van marked the return to the stage of one of our leading playwrights.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Queen's, London    1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Lady Of Letters, A

Synopsis:
a lonely lady who writes letters, they are mostly letters of complaint to the authorities in Yorkshire where she has little to do but watch her neighbours and lament the disintegration of community

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1992

Organisations:
Duncan C Weldon

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1988   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue One act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Madness Of George Iii, The

Synopsis:
explores the nature of kingship itself.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1992   -

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  23            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Nights In the Garden Of Spain

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Office Suite

Synopsis:
Recently retired man at home contemplating his life and achievements with quiet satisfaction when his former secretary arrives to ruin it all.

Notes:
includes Green Forms, televised As Doris And Doreen, 1978, And A Visit from Mrs Prothero, televised 1978

1st Produced:
London    1980

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1981   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Old Country, The

Synopsis:
all very english as visitors arrive, but in fact man is a spy who has fled and it seems he must now return

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Oxford    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Nostalgic Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Outside Dog, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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People

People
A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It's a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world . . . a saleroom here, an exhibition there; art, Lady Stacpoole, is a rover. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  ensemble

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Playing Sandwiches

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Prick Up Your Ears

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
adapted From John Lahr's Biography Of Joe Orton

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Screenplay. - - Gay/Lesbian, film/TV scripts

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Private Function, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
From A Story By Alan Bennett And Malcolm Mowbray

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1984   -

Music:
-

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Screenplay

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Question Of Attribution

Synopsis:
the Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures and Soviet agent, Sir Anthony Blunt, discovers a potential fake in the Royal collection. He enters into a discussion about fakes and forgeries with MH the Queen, who makes some cryptic but insightful observations.
Stephen Jovanovich

Notes:
part of Single Spies

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in "Single Spies", Faber, London, 1989   -

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Play One act

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Say Something Happened

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1982   -

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Sing A Rude Song

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
(additional Material) book by Brahms And Sherrin, music by Roy Grainer

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London    1969

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-   -

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additional Material

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Single Spies

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Faber and Faber, London, 1989   -

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Play/Drama

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Soldiering On

Synopsis:
Muriel, widow of Ralph who has died suddenly. She Is trying to pick up the pieces and getting to grips with living on her own again, but doesn't understand what son Giles is doing with her husband's money -it's a question of liquidity, he says, but it's all beyond Murlel.
Michael Darvell, What's On

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-

1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1996

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1988   -

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Talking Heads

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
includes A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar; A Lady of Letters

1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1992

Organisations:
Duncan C Weldon

1st Published:
BBC Books, London, 1988   -

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-

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Talking Heads 2

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
the Hand Of God; Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet; Playing Sandwiches; the Outside Dog; Nights In the Garden Of Spain; Waiting For the Telegram

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-    -

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1st Published:
BBC Books, London, 1998   -

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Visit From Miss Prothero, A

Synopsis:
a Poignant observation of human nature which highlights the comedy to be found in the nuances of the everyday. a telling tale of how our workplace can impact on our lives. Retired office worker arthur Dodsworth is enjoying spending his twilight years dozing in his chair and tending to his budgie, that is until Miss Prothero, a former work collegue decides to visit unexpectedly to keep him informed of events at work and shatter his peace and quiet.

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Waiting For the Telegram

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-

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in "the Complete Talking Heads" BBC, London, 1998   -

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Wind In the Willows, The

Synopsis:
classic adventures from the riverside with mole, ratty et al

Notes:
music by Jeremy Sams, story by Kenneth Grahame

1st Produced:
London    1990

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1991   -

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Musical Play Musical

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Woman Of No Importance

Synopsis:
Office drudge Miss Schofield clearly believes she is as cheering to her fellow workers as her skill with the photocopier is indispensable.
Kenneth Hurren, Mail on Sunday

Notes:
a Monologue From "Talking Heads"

1st Produced:
Comedy, London    1992

Organisations:
Duncan C Weldon

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1982   -

Music:
-

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Monologue One act

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Writing Home

Synopsis:
an evening with Alan Bennett

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-

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-    -

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1st Published:
Friends Of the Dales Countyside Museum, Yorkshire, 1993   -

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Reminisences

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