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Alecky Blythe

ALECKY BLYTHE

  

Nationality:    Scottish
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  

Alecky Blythe's first play, Come Out Eli, at the Arcola Theatre in 2003 won the Time Out award for Best Production on the Fringe later transferring to the BaC for the Time Out Critics Choice Season. Alecky Blythe will be associate producing the film of the play which is currently being developed by ChAnnel Four and Kudos. Alecky Blythe has continued to create verbatim plays with her own company Recorded Delivery and through other commissions. In 2005 all the Right People Come Here, opened at the New Wimbledon Studio and the Day Of all Days, was commissioned for Flight 5065. Strawberry Fields, for Pentabus, toured the UK throughout 2005. I Only Came Here For Six Months played in Brussels for the British Council's British Twist Festival in 2005 and was remounted in 2007 for the Royal National Flemish Theatre. Her latest play, Cruising, sold out at the Bush Theatre last summer. Alecky Blythe has recently written her first piece for television a Man In a Box for ChAnnel 4's Coming Up. She is currently working on a commission for the Royal Court which will also feature in the Court's Rough Cut Season and she is also developing a piece at the National Theatre Studio.

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        All the Right People Come Here         Come Out Eli         Cruising         Day Of All Days, The         Do We Look Like Refugees?!         Girlfriend Experience, The         I Only Came Here For Six Months         Little Revolution         London Road         Man In A Box         Only Came Here for Six Months         Strawberry Fields         Voices From the Mosque         Where Have I Been All My Life?


All the Right People Come Here

Synopsis:
actors wear earphones as they perform, voicing recorded interviews as they hear them, to capture exactly the nuances and inflections of real speech as they explore the vagaries of the Wimbeledon tennis tournament.

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1st Produced:
New Wimbledon Studio, London     2005

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Genre:
Verbatim Play

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Come Out Eli

Synopsis:
Fuses the techniques of journalistic reportage with the identity swapping games of physical theatre. a take on the Hackney Siege of Christmas 2002 when a gunman held his neighbour hostage in his flat for 16 days

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Devised Piece

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Cruising

Cruising
Maureen is a pensioner in search of passion. after 33 blind dates, 12 cruises and one broken heart, she is still determined to find Mr Right. From the sublime to the downright saucy, alecky Blythe has followed the real life adventures of Maureen and her friends over the past two years. their stories are brought to life using live performances of recorded and edited interviews.

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Nick Hern Books, London, 2006   

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Day Of All Days, The

Synopsis:
Created from interviews collected in Tanzania about life on a coffee farm.

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1st Produced:
Flight 5065    

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Do We Look Like Refugees?!

Synopsis:
a verbatim piece by alecky Blythe created from interviews recorded in a refugee settlement in Georgia. Poignant and surprisingly humorous. a workshop collaboration with the Rustaveli theatre, Tbilisi and National theatre Studio. Subtitles. --

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Beyond Borders Productions Ltd.

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Girlfriend Experience, The

Girlfriend Experience, The
a true-life play about friendship, heartbreak and business enterprise - in a seaside brothel. Tessa has set up a business, a brothel where mature women specialise in offering the 'Girlfriend experience', a surprisingly caring and sympathetic service. But as the women stoically strive to make a living in a competitive market, their personal lives start to crumble. Will they ever have loving relationships outside work and enjoy being girlfriends themselves? the Girlfriend experience is created entirely from conversations recorded inside an actual brothel, edited and replicated on stage in all their uncanny verisimilitude

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Organisations:
Royal Court Theatre and Drum Theatre Plymouth

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London, 2008   

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  4            Other:  -

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I Only Came Here For Six Months

Synopsis:
armed with her microphone, alecky Blythe has been all over Brussels to meet Bruxellois, both native and adopted: Flemish, Walloons, recent immigrants and eurocrats. each is affected, to some extent by the eU quarter, by questions of language, identity, integration and the future. their stories are recorded in a form of english that is constantly evolving, coloured by the numerous cultural influences which give modern-day Brussels its strength and originality. alecky Blythe's method involves blending in with the crowd, listening, reaping opinion, mulling over what she has gathered and putting the results together. She makes use of a very particular staging technique, 'verbatim theatre', to reflect back an image of the Bruxellois that may well be truer than real life.

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1st Produced:
Kvs, Brussels     2005

Organisations:
British Council's British Twist Festival

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Little Revolution

Synopsis:
In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets. . .From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive new play records the voices and stories of a community as the riots happened to their present-day aftermath.

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Nick Hern Books   

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Genre:
verbatim play

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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London Road

London Road
In the autumn of 2006, the everyday life of the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. the residents of London Road had struggled for years with the soliciting and kerb-crawling that they frequently encountered. as Steve Wright, the occupant of No. 79, was arrested, charged and then convicted of the murders, the immediate community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy. adam Cork uses the melodic and rhythmic speech patterns captured on playwright alecky Blythe's extensive recorded interviews with the people of Ipswich to create an experimental and challenging work which reveals the ways in which even the darkest experiences can engender a greater sense of our mutual dependence.

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book And lyrics by Alecky Blythe, And music And lyrics by Adam Cork

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Organisations:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, 2011   

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  6 - 7 musicians

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Man In A Box

Synopsis:
a death in the family puts a man's obsession with autographs into perspective. a Man in a Box is a bittersweet comedy about a family reunion. Colin is a middle-aged autograph hunter. What started in childhood as a way of escaping a lonely home life due to his parent's blindness has turned into a full-blown obsession providing a welcome a diversion from mundane family responsibilities. When Colin becomes the subject of a film documentary he is delighted that someone has shown an interest in his obsession as his family never has. as Colin proudly shares the secrets of his signature collecting, the real man behind the hobby is revealed.

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devised by Alecky Blythe And Mathew Dunster

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Nt Studio    

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Only Came Here for Six Months

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KVS and Les Halles, Brussels     28 Jun 1905

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Strawberry Fields

Synopsis:
explores the changing face of the countryside

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1st Produced:
The Courtyard, Hereford     2005

Organisations:
Pentabus Theatre Company

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Voices From the Mosque

Voices From the Mosque
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

Organisations:
Headlong

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Genre:
short piece

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Where Have I Been All My Life?

Synopsis:
Directed by Theresa Heskins as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, an important new theatre documentary from the multi award-winning writer dubbed the woman changing the face of British theatre. In the New Vic tradition, the dreams, ambitions and desires of North Staffordshire people staged in hilarious, touching and sometimes shocking word-for-word detail. What's to look forward to now the pits and the pot-banks have gone? How can you follow your dreams in a world without work? In bathrooms and back-bedrooms across town, undiscovered stars are getting ready for their big chance. after a lifetime singing in the shower, maybe their 15 minutes of fame is just an audition away. and, for the charity shop worker, the young-mum and the boy from Bentilee, this could be the day that changes their lives forever. But never forget: for every winner there's got to be a loser.

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