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Lin Coghlan

LIN COGHLAN

  (1956 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  

Lin CogHLAn, born Dublin, 1956. Nationality: Irish. education: Pembroke School, Rose Bruford academy (diplomate), London University (Ma). Youngest of three children. Joined WRNS 1971. Left cA. 1974. Worked as actress and educationalist for many years. In addition to plays has written scripts for east enders , the Bill and Grange Hill and devised series Patrick's Planet. awarded Dennis Potter Prize for TV Drama. Has been writer in residence, National Theatre, and lecturer, University of Middlesex.

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        Acme Thunderer, The         Apache Tears         Bretevski Street         Broken Angel         Bus Shelter         Kingfisher Blue         Mercy         Miracle, The         Night Garden, The         Rising Blue         Though the Heavens Fall         Waking         With Love From Nicolae



Acme Thunderer, The

Acme Thunderer, The
A funny, moving family Drama of pigeons and siblings, set amid the Blitz.

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Three 30 minute plays by leading playwrights for children to act, commissioned by the Unicorn, one of the worlds foremost companies creating theatre with young people. Premiered as end of year performances by primary classes, the scripts are ideal school productions or for younger youth theatre groups. they are designed to be directed by teachers or youth leaders with no previous Drama training. the book includes advice and ideas to support preparation, rehearsal and production.

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TYA 30 min

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Apache Tears

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Three women rage against despair in the play which was co-winner of the Peggy Ramsay Play award 2000. It was commissioned by Clean Break, who work with women in the criminal justice system

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Bretevski Street

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as a civil war gets closer to Brtevski Street two neighbours of different ethnic backgrounds are forced into conflict

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NaTe, Sheffield, 2002   -

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Broken Angel

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Colette is 10 years old but she isn't like other children her age - her Dad is an alcoholic. As Colette struggles to make sense of her home life she learns to cope with her unpredictable Bad through the support of her best friend Di. This sensitive portayal of a family in crisis deals gently with the issues of addiction and domestic turbulence for a young audience.

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Cap-a-Pie

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Bus Shelter

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Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Kingfisher Blue

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ally is an abused and bullied 14-year old. He dreams of getting away from his Father and the run down council estate that he lives on. His mother has run off with another man to Spain and ally thinks that if he can just get the air fair together he could go and join her. But it is a lot of money - so ally persuades his friend Elvis to take some indecent photographs of him so that he might sell and make money. as Elvis is the older teen no one believes that it was ally's idea and that Elvis did not coerse him.

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Oberon, London,    -

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

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mercy

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It's like the flood. Maybe we're the only ones left - maybe it'll rain for a long time, and then, when it's over, there'll be just us.' Deccy and Mac want to disappear. Cookie wants his Mum. Terry and Jean are running away together. Rory is just running. then it happens. White dust is falling, London is sinking and it is too late for regrets. all they can do is wait.

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Miracle, The

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When the canal bursts its banks and a holy statue arrives through her bedroom floor, no one is more surprised than 12-year-old Veronica. Soon the entire population of the town finds itself yearning unknowingly for something magical to come into their lives. With best friend Zelda at her side, Ron sets about using her new-found skills to heal her ailing community. In the play's Dramatic conclusion, only she will have the power to turn things around and change them for the better.

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part of Shell Connections

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Olivier, London    2006

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Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College, Stockport

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Male:  10            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Night Garden, The

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It is July 1969 and with the flight of apollo 22, mankind is about to take a giant leap. a time when expectations are immense andd the world is heading for unexplored and exciting times. Set in Ireland, the Night Garden is the story of the Doyle family's struggle to confront change. Matriarch Mary, fights to hold onto the old values, whilst eighteen year olf aisling dreams of england and a life of freedom. Twelve year old Orla wants to send a morse code message to the "moon men" and no one knows what to do with Danny.

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Northcott, Exeter    2002

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Oberon Books, London, 2002   -

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Rising Blue

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after a life of industrious industrial work, andre and Lucie have retired to the country. another life starts and andre sets out to 'learn' about the world, the universe and everything in it. as he unravels the secrets of the cosmos, andre unravels his fragile sanity, and Lucie is left to pick up the pieces. a beautifully simple and tender piece, which echoes Jean-Paul Wenzel's "Far away from Hagondange" written 25 years earlier. a generation has passed and the terms 'working life' and 'retirement' have taken on completely different meanings. Wenzel reflects on the work that launched his career in a very personal and intimate tone.

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Original Playwright - Jean-Paul Wenzel

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Oberon Books, London,    -

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Translation

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Though the Heavens Fall

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Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Waking

Synopsis:
Man returns reluctantly to Ireland with his young son only to encounter a strange young woman.

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Soho Theatre Company, London

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Nick Hern Books, London, 1997   -

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With Love From Nicolae

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