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Nick Darke

NICK DARKE

  (1948 - 2005)

Nationality:    British
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Nick Darke's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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below is a list of Nick Darke's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Antigone At Hell's Mouth         Body, The         Bogus, The         Bud         Campesinos         Catch         Cider With Rosie         Danger My Ally         Dead Monkey, The         Earth Turned Inside Out, The         High Water         King Of Prussia the         Kissing the Pope         Landmarks         Low Tide         Lowestoft Man, The         Man With Green Hair, The         Mother Goose         Never Say Rabbit In A Boat         Oven Glove Murders, The         Place Called Mars, A         Riot, The         Say Your Prayers         Summer Trade         Tickle On the River's Back, A         Ting Tang Mine



Antigone At Hell's Mouth

Synopsis:
set in post-apoclyptic dystopia with Cornish nationalists fighting for independence from england

Notes:
Original Playwright - Sophocles

1st Produced:
Royal Shakespeare Company    1992

Organisations:
National Youth Theatre with Kneehigh Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Body, The

Synopsis:
an eccentric West Country community must contend with the presence of an American airforce base

Notes:
music Guy Woolfenden. Kate MacColl (Vancouver, Canada) has composed A score for "the Body", Arranged for piano And voice; it is Available through license Agreement in conjunction with current productions of this play (visit http://katemaccoll.com/ for further information).

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Bogus, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
Kneehigh

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Further Reference:
-

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Bud

Synopsis:
Bud by the late Cornish playwright (and filmmaker, lobsterman and wrecker) Nick Darke, is a ferociously atmosphEric one-man play in which Bud, a fifty-year-old farmer, maps how "the acid drops scorchin holes in the starched napkin of our marriage" leads to a shocking disaster

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle Upon Tyne    1985

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Ting Tang Mine and Other Plays", Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Campesinos

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stratford-On-Avon    1989

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Catch

Synopsis:
Two fishermen, bedevilled by the eeC, cast their nets for a different kind of catch - cocaine.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
eSC

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Cider With Rosie

Synopsis:
growing up in the idyllic english countryside between the two world wars

Notes:
story by Laurie Lee

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Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

Further Reference:
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Danger My Ally

Synopsis:
Two eco warriors want to blow up an open cast mine

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon    17 Sep 2001

Organisations:
Kneehigh

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Dead Monkey, The

Synopsis:
a fifteen year old dead monkey keeps a Childless American couple's relationship going.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
The Pit, London    1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Ting Tang Mine and Other Plays", Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Earth Turned Inside Out, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
St. Austell, Cornwall    1984

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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High Water

Synopsis:
Set on a beach early one morning. Two men meet to go wrecking and discover they are Father and son

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Gulbenkian Studio, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne    29280

Organisations:
RSC

1st Published:
in "Plays Introduction", Faber, London, 1984   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
RSC ref HIH198002

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King Of Prussia the

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Kneehigh

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Kissing the Pope

Synopsis:
Revolution in South America, "growing up to be a man in a violent world; having to decide why to kill before you know why to live".

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London, 1990   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Landmarks

Synopsis:
Set in the thirties, in rural england, when horse met the tractor for the first and last time.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Low Tide

Synopsis:
about tourism set on a beach.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Plymouth Theatre Company    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

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Lowestoft Man, The

Synopsis:
Sequel to the Catch, a mysterious American arrives to claim his cocaine

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Orchard Theatre Company    1982

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Man With Green Hair, The

Synopsis:
A battle with bureaucrats over a cover up at a pollution control plant

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Mother Goose

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stoke-On-Trent    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Never Say Rabbit In A Boat

Synopsis:
Set in Cornwall about an ageing rabbit catcher and a beach seine net company

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Victoria Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Oven Glove Murders, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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-

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Place Called Mars, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Riot, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Kneehigh

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Say Your Prayers

Synopsis:
an atheist's interpretation of St Paul with the help of an American born again evAngelist and anglican priest.

Notes:
music Andrew Dickson

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Joint Stock Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume I Issue 03 Page 54

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Summer Trade

Synopsis:
Takes place in a pub somewhere on the North Cornish Coast, the day after the ex-landlord's last night. the new landlord has plans to modernise.

Notes:
Orchard theatre Company

1st Produced:
Ilfracombe, Devon    1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Tickle On the River's Back, A

Synopsis:
Set on the Thames about a family of lightermen and the decline of the industry on the river over the last 20 years.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Ting Tang Mine

Synopsis:
the fate of two competing mining communities used as a parable for Prime Minister Thatcher's New Britain.

Notes:
aka the earth Turned Inside Out

1st Produced:
St. Austell, Cornwall    1987

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Ting Tang Mine and Other Plays", Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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