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Jo Clifford

JO CLIFFORD

  (1950 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Jo Clifford (formerly known as John Clifford) is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s. Jo Clifford is the author of over 70 works in every Dramatic medium. Her work has been translated into many languages and has been performed all over the world. Her plays include the TRee OF KNOWLeDGe (Traverse Theatre), SeX, CHIPS AND the HOLY GHOST (Oran Mor), eVeRYONe (Royal Lyceum Theatre), AN APPLe A DAY (Oran Mor/Traverse Theatre), LOSING VeNICe, PLAYING WITH FIRe, INeS De CASTRO, LIGHT IN the VILLAGe (all for Traverse Theatre), TCHAIKOVSKY & the QUeeN OF SPADeS and CHARLeS DICKeNS: the HAUNTeD MAN (both for Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Also for the stage, Jo has adapted FAUST PARTS 1 & 2 and ANNA KAReNINA (both for the Royal Lyceum Theatre), GReAT eXPeCTATIONS (TAG), LA VIe De BOHeMe and WUtheRING HeIGHTS and has translated SCHISM IN eNGLAND, LIFe IS A DReAM, CeLeSTINA, the HOUSe OF BeRNARDA ALBA and BINTOU. For radio, Jo has written SPAM FRITTeRS, WRITING HOMe TO MOtheR, MADeLeINe and AIN't IT GReAT TO Be BLOOMIN' WeLL DeAD and has adapted BALTASAR & BLIMUNDA. Jo's adaptation of Charles Dickens GReAT eXPeCTATIONS (Beckman Unicorn) is currently touring the UK. Jo is under commission to the National Theatre of Scotland and is also working on a short film based on SeX CHIPS AND the HOLY GHOST which has been commissioned by ChAnnel 4 and the Alpha Fund.. She lives in Edinburgh and is a former Professor of Theatre at Queen Margaret University

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        Anna Karenina         Anna: A Chamber Opera         Apple A Day, An         Archduke, The         Bazaar         Between Worlds         Bintou         Blood Wedding         Celestina         Charles Dickens : the Haunted Man         Crossing, The         Dark Night's Dawning, A         Doctor Of Honour, The         Dreaming         Every One         Faust Parts 1 And 2         Force Of Destiny, The         Girl Who Fell To Earth, The         God's New Frock         Gospel According To Jesus Queen Of Heaven, The         Great Expectations         Hansel And Gretel         Heaven Bent, Hell Bound         House Of Bernarda Alba, The         House With Two Doors, The         How Like An Angel         Ines De Casrto         Jekyll & Hyde         Jesus Queen Of Heaven         La Nuova Tonica Di Dio         Leave To Remain         Life Is A Dream         Light In the Village         Losing Venice         Lucy's Play         Macbeth         Magic Flute, The         Magic theatre, The         Opera Pour Terezin, Un         Playing With Fire         Queen Of Spades, The         Romeo And Juliet         Schism In England         Seagull, The         Sex, Chips And the Holy Ghost         Tchaikovsky And the Queen Of Spades         Ten Minute Play         Tieresias         Tree Of Knowledge, The         Tree Of Life, The         Unamed Woman In "Poet's Pub"         Vie De Boheme, La         What's In A Name         World, The         Wuthering Heights         Yerma



Anna Karenina

Synopsis:
a huge novel filletted to two and half hours. Beautifully distills the romance to the four main characters, an aatonishing insight into the double nature of the couple bond, the way it is both the arena for our most intensely private dreams and longings, and a profoundly social institution which cannot survive the trauma of parenthood, boredom, ageing and the thousand other banalities of everyday life without the rich webeb of other people's needs and expectations to sustain it. - MacMillan, Scotsman

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novel by Leo Tolstoy

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Anna: A Chamber Opera

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.11524/27-8

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Apple A Day, An

Synopsis:
a transsexual prostitute is waiting for her client. First he's late, then he's too afraid to tell her what he wants: her to eat an apple. a Cox's Orange Pippin. Nothing else will do. and then come close up to his face. and burp. a hard day at the office. . .

Notes:
part of Oran Mor's groundbreaking lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, A Pie And A Pint

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One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Archduke, The

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-     1988

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.11524/41

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Bazaar

Bazaar
In an attempt to be famous for a day Hassan, the owner of a bric-a-brac shop, enlists his neighbour anton to help make a video for a You've Been Framed style TV programme. In the process, poisoned undercurrents of racism rise to the surface.

Notes:
Original Playwright - David Planell

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Contained in: "Spanish Plays: New Spanish and Catalan Drama" published by Nick Hern 1999   978-1854594181

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Between Worlds

Synopsis:
the play presents a hotel lobby as an afterlife cliche, where the spirits of coma victims await an elevator to take them up to death or back down to their bodies

Notes:
Original Playwright - eric-emanuel Schmitt

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, London     2006

Organisations:
Melmoth Productions

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Genre:
Translation

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Bintou

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Original Playwright - Koffi Kwahule

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Translation

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Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding
Garcia Lorca's passionate, lyrical tale of longing and revenge: a twentieth century masterpiece.

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

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Genre:
translation

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Male:  3            Female:  8            Other:  extras

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Celestina

Synopsis:
Celestina is a delicious paElla of a production. It is a show that pulsates with the rythms of Catalonia, and not just because of the band playing hip-swinging rumba in the degenerate style bar that forms the set. - Fisher, Sunday Times

Notes:
Original Playwright - Fernando de Rojas

1st Produced:
King's, Edinburgh     2004

Organisations:
Birmingham Rep and Teatre Romea, Barcelona

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Charles Dickens : the Haunted Man

Synopsis:
Portrayal of the great novelist and glimpses of the inner workings of that astonishing creative mind.

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1st Produced:
Pitlochry Festival     2001

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Solo Play/Drama

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Crossing, The

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a dance with text performance on Peat And the Memory of the earth being created in collaboration with Claire Pencak And Tabularasa Dance Company. (Development Week April 16th-22nd, 2007)

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Work In Progress    

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Genre:
Dance Drama

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Dark Night's Dawning, A

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Zenana Theatre Company     1993

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Doctor Of Honour, The

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Original Playwright - Pedro Calderon De La Barca

1st Produced:
St. Andrews     1983

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Dreaming

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Edinburgh Puppet Theatre     1994

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Every One

Every One
explores the lives of an ordinary family who are aware that they are part of a story, and initially bemused by all the attention. the everyday concerns and events of their lives form the early part of the play - raising children, growing up, growing old. But all of this changes when Death comes calling. Plunged suddenly into a reality where they can no longer rely on the 'certainties' of existence, Joe, Mary, Kevin and Mazz must reassess their lives. Perspectives change and the things they cherish and regret are stripped of all the usual distractions and confusions. the play presents a warm and uplifting look at how ordinary people deal with tragedy. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who has lost someone they love - and suggests that when we grieve it's for the good times that are past rather than the pain we feel now.

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Faust Parts 1 And 2

Synopsis:
Tale of the bored and rebellious academic who sells his soul to the devil in return for a life of extreme human experience.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Goethe. Nominated for four Scottish Critics Awards: Best play, Best production, Best Actor, And Best technical presentation

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  extras, doubling

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Force Of Destiny, The

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(Duque de Rivas) Runner up in Gate theatre's translation competition

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-     2006

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Girl Who Fell To Earth, The

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Great eastern Stage national Tour

1st Produced:
Grantham, Lincolnshire     1991

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God's New Frock

Synopsis:
Billy wants to be a girl and wear frocks but he is not allowed to. God has a closet full of frocks that He dare not tell anyone about so he has locked them up and thrown away the key

Notes:
La nuova tonica di Dio (Italian translation of God's New Frock) in Teatro scozzese, Intercity Festival And Ubulibri , Milano 2007. To be produced by Teatro dElla Limonaia, Florence, As part of their Intercity festival in October 2007.

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Organisations:
Teatro Do Mundo

1st Published:
in the Sexual theologian, MarcElla althAus-Reid and Lisa Isherwood, SCM Press, 2007   -

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Gospel According To Jesus Queen Of Heaven, The

Synopsis:
A candlelit, peaceful, meditative end to a hard day on the Fringe. The archbishop of Glasgow called this vision of a transgendered Jesus 'an affront to the Christian faith'. He never saw it. Listen to those who did: 'Queen Jesus reminds us of the purity of sex and pleasure, the importance of empathy. We hold hands, and remember what it means not to be alone'. Jo Clifford's revolutionary and spiritual work reaches the Fringe for the first time since its explosive and controversial 2009 opening. It promises to be very special. www.teatrodomundo.com

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part of Tranny Hotel, organised by Mandy Romero, is A weeklong celebration of transgender Arts that will be At the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool from 11 to 13 November And is Also A part of Liverpool's Annual Homotopia LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual And transgender) festival.

1st Produced:
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool     11 Nov 2011

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LGBT full length

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
A beautifully simple adaptation of one of Dickens's best-loved novels, bringing it thrillingly to life for the stage. When the orphan Pip meets the convict Magwitch in a graveyard and is forced to help him escape, his life takes a series of unexpected turns. Invited to the house of the mysterious Miss Havisham, he falls in love with her adopted daughter, the beautiful but cold-hearted estella. then the generosity of an unknown benefactor sends him to London to become a gentleman. But the truth behind his change of fortune, once revealed, is not what Pip expects. . .eminently actable and stageable, this version is also ideal for schools and amateur theatre companies.

Notes:
novel by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Chandler Studio, Rsamd, Glasgow     15/1988

Organisations:
Glasgow Mayfest

1st Published:
in "Frontline Drama 4: adapting Classics" Methuen, London, 1996
Nick Hern Books, London (2012) >>>    -

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adaptation

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hansel And Gretel

Synopsis:
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musical Adaptation by Pete Stollery

1st Produced:
Theatre Workshop     2000

Organisations:
Blue Tiger Music Theatre

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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Heaven Bent, Hell Bound

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Original Playwright - Tirso de Molina

1st Produced:
aTC, London >>>     1987

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House Of Bernarda Alba, The

House Of Bernarda Alba, The
Lorca's extraordinarily powerful Drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression. When Bernardas husband dies, she locks all the doors and windows. She tells her grown-up daughters to sew and be silent. there are eight years of mourning ahead of us. While it lasts not even the wind will get into this house. But locks cant hold back the growing tide of desire.

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

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Male:  -            Female:  11            Other:  extras

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House With Two Doors, The

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Original Playwright - Pedro Calderon De La Barca

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1980

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How Like An Angel

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1st Produced:
Theatre Co-Opedinburgh     1987

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Ines De Casrto

Ines De Casrto
Doomed love affair between Pedro, heir to the Portuguese throne and a woman.

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also An opera.

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in "First Run 2", Hern, London, 1990   978-1854590022

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Genre:
Tragedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Jekyll & Hyde

Synopsis:
A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is a high-profile cancer specialist, determined to find the chemical breakthrough that will solve mankind's most challenging medical uncertainties. Jekyll's controversial research results in the creation of an unintentional strain of drug which entirely alters the patient's personality. Making himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, Jekyll accidentally unleashes his ultimate inner demon in the process: the infamous Mr. Hyde. Trapped in a corporate world, Dr. Jekyll struggles to keep hold of his own identity as he revels in the freedom and chaos of his hideous alter ego. When Jekyll's closest friend begins to suspect that he is unwittingly tied up in the recent gruesome murders on the streets of London, Jekyll must choose between his scientific break-through, and the impending breakdown of his own existence - but is the choice still in his hands?

Notes:
Robert Louis Stevenson's cult classic Jekyll and Hyde is reinterpreted in this modern adaptation set in an alternative London of the future, written by Jo Clifford and multi award-winning touring company Sell a Door.

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Sell A Door

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Jesus Queen Of Heaven

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Glasgay! Festival

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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La Nuova Tonica Di Dio

Synopsis:
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see God's New Frock (listed Above)

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Leave To Remain

Synopsis:
a performance/ritual on death and the recovery from mourning

Notes:
Devised And performed by John Clifford And Suzanne Dance

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Scottish Storytelling Centre     2007

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Teatro Do Mundo

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Life Is A Dream

Life Is A Dream
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Original Playwright - Pedro Calderon De La Barca

1st Produced:
Edinburgh International Festival     1998

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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books 1998   978-1854591883

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adaptation

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Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Light In the Village

Light In the Village
about a poor Third World family and their corrupt masters, one of whom commandeers the village electricity supply

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Nick Hern Books, London, 1991   978-1854591258

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Parable Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10180/79
Theatre Record Vol XII (1992) Page 0724 - [Theatre: Attic (Wimbledon Studio)]

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Losing Venice

Losing Venice
a noble Duke does things because. . .that's what Dukes do.

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in "Scot-Free", Hern, London, 1990   978-1854590176

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Play/Drama

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Male:  9            Female:  8            Other:  -

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10180/21
Theatre Record Vol VII (1987) Page 0006 - [Theatre: Almeida]

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Lucy's Play

Lucy's Play
"John Clifford uses the story of St. Lucy who, in Syracuse in 300 aD is said to have put out her eyes rather than submit to a Roman general, as a jumping off point in all kinds of directions . . . Clifford looks at the way self-deception, ambition and manipulation are used by the Church to secure their position 'at a time of darkness before the red dawn'. and he goes on to deal with the warmongers, the futility of conflict and the ability of the human spirit to surmount impossible odds, ending on a high note of forgiving optimism."
- Richard Mowe, theatre Scene

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Capercaillie Books, 2007   fairplaylucyplay

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10530/18
Theatre Record Vol VI (1986) Page 0757 - [Theatre: Traverse Theatre - Edinburgh]

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Macbeth

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Original Playwright - Shakespeare

1st Produced:
Perth Theatre Company     1991

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adaptation

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Magic Flute, The

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1st Produced:
Blue Tiger Music Theatre     1998

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Magic theatre, The

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from Cervantes

1st Produced:
Winged Horse Touring Theatre Company, Edinburgh     1989

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Opera Pour Terezin, Un

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Notes:
Translated with the help of the Beaumarchaise Foundation

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-     1996

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Translation

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Playing With Fire

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Original Playwright - August Strindberg.

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Play One act

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.9454/9

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Queen Of Spades, The

Synopsis:
It is in 1917 in St Petersburg and old Russia's last days are come; war rages and revolution waits in the wings.

Notes:
from the novElla by Pushkin And the opera by Modest And Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1st Produced:
Pitlochry     2002

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adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 1073 - [Theatre: Pitlochry]
Theatre Record Vol XXVII (2007) Page 0602 - [Theatre: Nuffield - Southampton]

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Romeo And Juliet

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Original Playwright - Shakespeare

1st Produced:
Tag Theare Company, Glasgow     1984

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Schism In England

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Original Playwright - Pedro Calderon De La Barca

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Seagull, The

Synopsis:
This open air production of the Russian genius's great work has been especially adapted by the celebrated Scottish playwright Jo Clifford. It is as though this masterpiece was written for alba at Duddingston overlooking the loch. Magical Drama. --

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Theatre alba

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Sex, Chips And the Holy Ghost

Synopsis:
A transsexual nun, a gay priest, a bag of chips. . . . .a miracle. . .Jo Clifford's playful, tender and provocative new play takes us to a world where love is sacred, between no matter who, pleasure is holy, and a chip is the key to the Kingdom. And the key to the kingdom tastes delicious.

Notes:
this play was created collectively by Jo Clifford with Susan Worsfold and David Walshe and with the help of Playwrights Studio Scotlandand the Citizens theatre

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a Play, a Pie and a Pint

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short play

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Tchaikovsky And the Queen Of Spades

Synopsis:
Clifford's idea is to find in Tchaikovsky's opera the Queen of Spades a key to the composer's own life. Thus the aged Countess who, in the story, possesses the secret of the fortune-creating three cards, transmogrifies into the real-life Madame von Meck who bankrolled the composer. and, just as the fictional Hermann is torn between money and love, so the composer himself battles with the pull of art and sex. Mean-while, a ghostly Tchaikovsky surveys events from the vantage point of 1917.
- Michael Billington, Guardian

Notes:
from story by Alexander Pushkin. Revived with Russian And British Actors At the Nuffield theatre, Southampton (10th- 26th May, 2007)

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Ten Minute Play

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1st Produced:
English Shakespeare Companylondon     1991

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Tieresias

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a narrative/performance piece exploring Archetypes of Androgyny

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Work In Progress    

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Tree Of Knowledge, The

Tree Of Knowledge, The
Philosopher, David Hume and Father of modern economics, adam Smith awake in Edinburgh in the early 21st Century. To their bewilderment, joy and horror, it is a prerevolutionary world where all the knowledge they ever dreamt of is at everyone's fingertips and the utopia of a free market economy is a reality. But at what cost to the planet and to humanity? With their fellow traveller, eve, a Scottish everywoman, Hume and Smith embark on an extraordinary journey of enlightenment - from the concrete New Towns of Scotland's central belt, to Silicon Glen, ecstasy and the gay clubs of edinburgh.

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Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Tree Of Life, The

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1st Produced:
Brunton Theatre     2002

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Unamed Woman In "Poet's Pub"

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

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National Theatre of Scotland

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monologue

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Vie De Boheme, La

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From the Novel By Henri Murger

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Pitlochry     1993

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What's In A Name

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Prithvi Theatre, Bombay     1993

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World, The

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co-production between the Byre theatre, St. Andrews, And Queen Margaret University College, edinburgh

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-     2005

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Wuthering Heights

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Pitlochry     1995

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Yerma

Yerma
Written in 1934, Yerma is set in rural Southern Spain, where Lorca grew up. as in his other masterpieces, Blood Wedding and the House of Bernarda alba, the play's main character falls victim to an overwhelming passion they cannot control. In Yerma - which means 'barren' - a woman longs to have a child by her reluctant husband. although remaining faithful to him despite her attraction to another man, she eventually murders him in a climactic frenzy.

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

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Translations

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Male:  8            Female:  19            Other:  extras

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