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Mark Catley

MARK CATLEY  

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  


Mark Catley was born in Leeds and grew up within sight of Beeston's Sunbeam Terrace. He was the first writer commissioned by the Playhouse as part of the BBC's New Writing scheme, Northern Exposure.

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Angel         Angus Thongs And Even More Snogging         Barkin'         Beep         Christmas Play         Crap Dad         Dear Dad         Dice         Frankie And Johnnie         Gimp, The         Northern Bullits         Scuffer         Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret         Sunbeam Terrace         They Only Come At Night         Too Broke To Fix



Angel

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Contained in: "Taking Issue, Three Playwrights and a Theatre Company" published by alumnus   -

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Angus Thongs And Even More Snogging

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Georgia is in love! With a Sex God! The lead singer of local band the Stiff Dylans, whose mortal name is Robbie, sends Georgia all jelloid knickers, but there is only one problem in the form of Robbie's current girlfriend Wet Lindsey. along with her posse the ace Gang, best friend Jaz, and with a little help from her Scottish wildcat angus, Georgia makes it her mission to become the girlfriend of the Sex God, but when Italian luuurve-God Massimo turns up who should Georgia choose? and then there's Dave the Laugh, matey type mate, but just a good laugh. . .right? Who will Georgia scale the heady heights of the snogging scale with and will her best laid plans backfire in this celebratory shindig of her loony teenage life?

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By Louise Rennison, Adapted for the stage by Mark Catley And Louise Rennison

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a West Yorkshire Playhouse and Micklelou Productions co-production

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Play/Drama

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Barkin'

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Beep

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Baron likes his routine - scarf, sandwiches, flask, office (mobile phone complaint department), ignore boss (Jon, young, slick, smartarse), home. Counting out the days like the pills hes saving for... something. Until one day Melissa bursts into the office like one of the colourful butterflies she loves. and Barons life changes in ways he might not like - or expect.

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written by Mark Catley And Aisha Khan

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Christmas Play

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Crap Dad

Mark Catley
When Paul meets Marie outside the headmaster's office it's hardly love at first sight. More like "what you playing at you frigging psycho?" and when the two sixteen-year-olds find out Marie is pregnant, things get a little dicey. But hindsight is a wonderful thing, and as a grown up Paul waits to meet his children for the first time it's time for some serious thinking. "I drink too much, my toilet looks like a bomb site and I eat crisps for breakfast. I'm not fit to be someone's father".

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2004   978-1840024470

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Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dear Dad

Synopsis:
This play looks at New Belgrade through the eyes of a teenage girl.

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Original Playwright - Milena Bogavac - (Dragi Tata)

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The Janus Project

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adaptation

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Dice

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Frankie And Johnnie

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Frankie is very jealous where Johnnie is concerned. Things are not helped when Eric disguises himself as Johnnie

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Gimp, The

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Northern Bullits

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part of Northern Bullits shorts by Mark Catley, Matthew David Scott, Dom Grace & Boff Whalley

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short play

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Scuffer

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Danny's skint, no change there. His girlfriend amy's left him, the flat's a mess, got nothing to smoke. The only thing different today is he's going to get his legs broken. Danny owes some bad people money. If he doesn't come up with 800 by tonight a lady called Cathy will be calling with a baseball bat. He can't beg, can't borrow and isn't much cop at stealing so Danny, amy and her Dad set off on a quest through Leeds to get him the dosh. From Beeston to Briggate, casino to karaoke, with Cathy and a psycho called Cauldron in pursuit, will Danny get his happy ending or is he just the no-hope Scuffer other people see?

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Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret

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Two years after the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has lost his hunger. Refusing to take on any new cases hes listless, bankrupt and reduced to selling the stories of his past glories. But when his brother Mycroft is arrested for treason, Holmes is jolted back into action.

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thriller

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Sunbeam Terrace

Mark Catley
You're an agoraphobic drug dealer who suffers panic attacks. Not good for business. Enter a teenage boy with a dangerous ambition, a lapdancer who'll do anything for a hit and a hard man on a mission. Could the day get any darker on Sunbeam Terrace?

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840023694

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They Only Come At Night

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a mutilated corpse, a University lecturer, a house clearer, a teenage kid, a drunk, a tramp and vampires, all out for what they can get, all with a story to tell. Chilling and disconcerting, the audience walk the line between reality and fantasy. With three monologues at its centre, They Only Come at Night is an examination of our current preoccupation with 'the bogey man' and explores the myths surrounding the undead

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by Mark Catley, Matthew David Scott And Jodie Marshall

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West Yorkshire    26 Jul 2007

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Slung Low

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three monologues

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Too Broke To Fix

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