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Shon Dale-Jones

SHON DALE-JONES

  

Nationality:    Welsh
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Literary Agent:    PBJ Management  

aka Hugh Hughes

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below is a list of Shon Dale-Jones's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        360         Doubtful Guest, The         Duke, The         Floating         Imposter, The         Marry Maria         Me & Robin Hood         My Uncle Arly         Naked King Of the Moming,the         Stories From An Invisible Town         Story Of A Rabbit         Things I Forgot I Remembered



360

Synopsis:
the theme of 360 - friendship, in particular Hughes' relationship with his childhood friend Gareth. Taking us on a trip down memory lane he reminisced about funny moments they shared as young boys back in Wales, spending their Summer holidays together building dams. He talked about how that friendship altered as they grew up, as Hughes moved to London while Gareth stayed in Wales, but how ultimately, no matter what the change in circumstances, the bond between two old friends is a difficult one to break.

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Organisations:
Hoipolloi/escalator east To edinburgh

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Doubtful Guest, The

Synopsis:
When a curious creature scuttles into the Bishop family's house, they have no idea how to get rid of it. eating plates, trapping them in their drawing room for weeks and throwing their favourite possessions into a pond, it holds them prisoner in their own home. Vividly theatrical and uniquely fantastical, this creepily comic tale of mischief and disruption will delight children and adults alike. For fifteen years, Hoipolloi have been probing the darkest, funniest corners of their gloriously surreal imagination. Now the award- winning Edinburgh Fringe favourites return with an invitation to the deliciously dark world of cult author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Fusing the spectral sounds of a haunting original score with unforgettably energetic performances, this is a show to make you laugh, shudder and lock your door extra tight on a wild, wintry night!

Notes:
the original story was written by the late edward Gorey, who was famous for his dark, sneakily sinister books And intricately drawn Accompanying illustrations that Appealed to both children And Adults Alike

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Organisations:
Hoipolloi

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Duke, The

Duke, The
In 1974 my father invested 750 (8,100 in today's money) in a Royal Worcester porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington on horseback. He kept the figure we affectionately called The Duke, wrapped in sponge, in a big box, under his bed. After he died in 2001, my mother decided to take the figure out and display it on the table in the bay window. In the autumn of 2015 my mother calls. She tells me she's broken The Duke. In 1974 my father invested 750 (8,100 in today's money) in a Royal Worcester porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington on horseback. He kept the figure we affectionately called The Duke, wrapped in sponge, in a big box, under his bed. After he died in 2001, my mother decided to take the figure out and display it on the table in the bay window. In the autumn of 2015 my mother calls. She tells me she's broken The Duke.

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Organisations:
Hoipolloi

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Floating

Synopsis:
Hugh and Sioned reconstruct the Isle of anglesey's voyage away from the coast of Wales.

Notes:
written by Shon Dale-Jones; devised by Alex Byrne, Stefanie Muller, Guy Myhill And Jill Norman

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Organisations:
Hoipolloi Theatre

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Imposter, The

Synopsis:
A mysterious stranger arrives in a house preoccupied with reputation and vanity, in a society ruled by scandal and gossip. With beguiling charm, wit and his virtuous ways, the stranger persuades the master of the house to welcome him into his family. But is he really the honest and moral man he seems to be? With the master fooled and ready to hand over his wealth and his daughter, it s left to the rest of the household to trick the trickster. Can they expose him and his hypocrisy or will the impostor get the last laugh? A farcical tale about who we choose to trust and how easily we can be conned.

Notes:
freely adapted from Moliere's Tartuffe

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Genre:
adaptation

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Marry Maria

Synopsis:
On Tony and Sarah's wedding day Maria turns up and causes chaos all round

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1st Produced:
Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge     21 Feb 2002

Organisations:
Hoipolloi Theatre

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Drama

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Me & Robin Hood

Me & Robin Hood
I first met Robin Hood in the Autumn of 1975, as a seven-year-old boy, and we have been good mates ever since. Recently, he's been going crazy about the direction our world is heading. He can't believe there isn't a bigger reaction to all the madness. This show is his idea. He's convinced we need to change the story of money and share the opportunity some of us have been given if we really want to do something about inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor.

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1st Produced:
Pleasance, Edinburgh fringe     02 Aug 2017

Organisations:
Hoipolloi

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My Uncle Arly

Synopsis:
a madcap hour of clowning, puppetry and song inspired by the life and work of Edward Lear. This comic celebration of nonsense is a wonderfully theatrical journey through the absurd for both young and old.

Notes:
written with David Farmer

1st Produced:
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival     2003

Organisations:
Hoipolloi and Tiebreak Theatre

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Naked King Of the Moming,the

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1st Produced:
Turtle Key, London     1994

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Stories From An Invisible Town

Synopsis:
My childhood lasted 14 years and 11 days. It started on Thursday August 22nd 1968 and ended on Thursday September 2nd 1982. . .Join Hugh Hughes, his brother Derwyn and sister Delyth as they delve into their childhood memories, as skeletons leave their closets in this unpredictable and hilarious collection of family stories. each night, the Hughes family will tell us about the good times, the not so good times and everything in between. This project is stuffed so full of Hughs memories and family stories that it spills off stage into an online world for you to seek out at www.invisibletownstories.co.uk

Notes:
Created by Hugh Hughes with Derwyn Hughes and Delyth Hughes.

1st Produced:
-     2010

Organisations:
Hoipolloi

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Story Of A Rabbit

Synopsis:
When Hugh finds his neighbour's rabbit lying dead in his garden, the only sensible thing to do is to put it in a box. But it doesn't fit. as he puzzles over what to do with the body he starts to wonder how much of life disappears once we die. . .

Notes:
written Hugh Hughes And Aled Williams

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Organisations:
Hoipolloi

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Things I Forgot I Remembered

Synopsis:
Join emerging artist Hugh Hughes (alter ego of performance artist Shon Dale-Jones) for his first ever production on Anglesey. Hugh says: "I recently found the journals I wrote as a child in my bedroom in Llys-Derwydd in Llangefni, on the Isle of Anglesey over 30 years ago, between the age of five and 14, between my fifth birthday on 22nd August 1973 through to Thursday 2nd September 1982. I have decided to use them as the foundation of my art project, which I have titled Things I Forgot I Remembered. I will make audio material that people can listen to on site, develop a website, make short films and create a live show to share what I discovered when I found my childhood journals."

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1st Produced:
Llangefni, Theatr Fach, Anglesey, Wales     12 Jun 2013

Organisations:
National Theatre of Wales / Hoipolloi

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