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Rob Drummond

ROB DRUMMOND

  

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  represented by Rachel Taylor

Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright, performer and Theatre maker. His wide ranging work includes the critically acclaimed Wrestling, for which he trained as a professional wrestler and the magical Theatre show Bullet Catch, which was a huge hit at last years Edinburgh Fringe, winning both a Herald Angel and a Total Theatre Award.

Research:    http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/playwrights/rob-drummond.aspx

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

        Bullet Catch         Gag         Gyntish Self, The         Healing Water         Land Of the Great Big Dogs, The         Lifesaving         Mr Write         Quiz Show         Riot Of Spring, The         Rolls in their Pockets         Sixteen         Three Oncologists         Top Table         Wallace         Wrestling         Zurich



Bullet Catch

Bullet Catch
a stunt so dangerous Houdini refused to attempt it, the Bullet Catch has claimed the lives of at least twelve illusionists, assistants and spectators since its conception in 1613. Now, with a little help from his audience, modern day marvel William Wonder presents a unique theatrical magic show featuring storytelling, mind reading, levitation, games of chance and, if you're brave enough to stay for it, the most notorious finale in show business.

Notes:
part of the BEHAVIOUR festival

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Organisations:
the Arches

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Genre:
piece 71 min

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1

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Gag

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Notes:
part of Arches Live! Season of new work

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Play/Drama

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Gyntish Self, The

Synopsis:
a fantastically imaginative retelling of Ibsen's Peer Gynt by a team of up-and-coming Scottish playwrights. Peer's going to have to face up to himself. He's a selfish, cheating loser and no amount of lying will change that. "Timed to coincide with this year's centenary of Ibsen's death, the baby-faced Measureless Liars company have set themselves the ultimate challenge of updating the Norwegian's most audacious epic to a bite-sized 55 minutes. What they've come up with in this soap-opera-style treatment remains pretty faithful, as crotch-led tearaway Peer does a runner as an errant Father to enter a class-bound world of golf playing, Chris de Burgh-loving toffs." - the Herald; "a fun mix of surrealism and naturalism, this play deals with themes of deceit and death, as we follow Peer Gynt around his world of polygamy and bad deeds. . .the piece provokes interesting reactions, causing us to sympathise with the evil protagonist as we start to see elements of him in our daily subconscious and dream lives." - Three Weeks; "a fast-paced piece with a large dose of humour" Scottishtheatre.co.uk

Notes:
written by Rob Drummond, Alan Gilmour And ewen Glass.

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Organisations:
Measureless Liars

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Healing Water

Synopsis:
Healing Waters summer retreat, run by husband and wife owners, Mr and Mrs Woodgate, provides an opportunity for males and females to address personal issues in a safe and confidential environment. However the Woodgates' skill and patience is tested when troublesome teenager Beth, sent by her worried parents for guidance, questions the nature of the training and threatens to change the lives of all the participants forever.

Notes:
part of MA Classical and Contemporary Text New Works Showcase, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

1st Produced:
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow    28 Aug 2013

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Play/Drama

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Land Of the Great Big Dogs, The

Synopsis:
As the end of the Mayan calander approaches signalling to some the end of the world - a cell of unseen snipers shut down the city and force all but the bravest and most foolish indoors. Glasgow, 2012. Forced together to wait out the crisis, a splintered family struggle to come to terms with an altogether more personal tragedy. When grieving mother Rosemary arrives in the dead of night seeking answers and with the clock ticking down to the end of days, head dog Kates already fractured mind is pushed to breaking point.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lifesaving

Synopsis:
Sandra and Jamie have run away from home. You see, Jamie has done something, something bad, and Sandra has vowed to look after her near mute, CPR obsessed little-big brother until their friend Andy comes to save them. But when help finally arrives at their countryside hideout it is not quite what they were looking for.

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Organisations:
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

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Genre:
Short play

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Mr Write

Synopsis:
It's a play that's not written yet and doesn't have a name. Mr Write aka Rob Drummond (playwright, performer, optimist) will choose the cast, the story and the title on the night. It's not written because it will be one of your stories and Rob hasn't met you yet. Can he persuade one of you to take part? a night with Mr Write . . .

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Organisations:
National Theatre of Scotland

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Music:
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Genre:
show for teenagers

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Quiz Show

Quiz Show
everyone's favourite Quizmaster, Daniel Caplin, gives tonight's gifted contestants the chance to play for the ultimate prize - to discover what lies behind the Door of Truth. Newcomer Sandra has always been desperate to find out and she's more than a threat to our reigning champion. But the lights are burning, there are beads of sweat forming and the audience have stopped laughing. None of this is right. Rob Drummond's Quiz Show is an urgent and timely response to our celebrity-obsessed world.

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piece

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Riot Of Spring, The

Synopsis:
On the 29th May 1913, the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky premiered at the theatre des Champs-elysees in Paris. Not knowing whether to be more appalled by Stravinsky's uncompromising experimentations in dissonance, tonality, rhythm and meter or by Vaslav Nijinsky's ugly, horizontal, pigeon-toed choreography, the Parisian audience reacted as their instincts told them. they rioted. Stravinsky and Nijinsky, it seemed, had succeeded in achieving the holy grail of art  they had created something entirely new. One hundred years on Rob Drummond will work with a dancer and a musician to create a piece that will fuse written narrative theatre with dance and live music. A virgin is sacrificed for the good of a community, a group of tourists dance themselves to death in a city square and an artist drives himself to the brink of insanity in his quest to create something completely original.

Notes:
Part of BeHAVIOUR 2013

1st Produced:
Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2Pe    10 May 2013

Organisations:
the Arches and National Theatre of Scotland in association with Tramway

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Rolls in their Pockets

Synopsis:
Laurie and Norman can be found propping up the bar in the Toll Bell most days from 7am. they enjoy a bit of banter over an early morning pint and no one bothers the regulars. But when a well-spoken young student doctor shows up, covered in blood, Laurie and Norman face a battle for their lives. George brings with him a dark secret and the key to unlocking the mystery of their very existence. But do they wish to be saved or are they happy as they are?

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Organisations:
a Play, a Pint and a Pie

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short play

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Sixteen

Synopsis:
a coming of age party for the absent Sara, who plans to celebrate the occasion by having sex with her older boyfriend, Tony.
- Neil Cooper, Herald

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Genre:
One act

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Three Oncologists

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.

Notes:
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

Organisations:
National Theatre of Scotland

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Music:
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Genre:
monologue

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Top Table

Synopsis:
You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of Craig and Michelle at the Oran Mor. Guests are asked to be in their seats at 1pm when they will be treated to speeches from the Best Man, Groom and Father of the Bride. We understand that the Stag and Hen nights were both lively and eventful affairs but all concerned have forgiven and forgotten and this should not affect your enjoyment of the wedding lunch.

Notes:
part of A Play, A Pie And A Pint

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Genre:
short play

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Wallace

Synopsis:
Media darling and Scottish national treasure Roberta Bishop chairs an independence debate featuring Conservative MP Sir Edward Hammer, the SNP's Sarah Bailey, journalist Petra Lang and controversial comedian Bruce Carrick. In the audience, Wallace waits patiently to ask his question. . . So begins act one of Rob Drummond's latest work-in-development; a theatrical panel debate where audience participation is encouraged but not mandatory. Audiences are invited to question the panel or just sit tight and see what twists and revelations emerge from the debate. Over the course of three acts, Wallace asks how and why we make decisions; where our principles come from; what our history means to us; and why independence and identity matter, if indeed they really do. Wallace is a staged work-in-development, co-commissioned by National Theatre of Great Britain and The Arches. Developed with support from National Theatre Studio.

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Organisations:
part of EARLY DAYS: The Arches' Referendum Festival

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Music:
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piece

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Wrestling

Synopsis:
Playwright Rob Drummond has been making a name for himself in the world of Scottish theatre. But all the words in the world won't help him at the arches in February, when he steps into the ring and into the world of Scottish professional wrestling.

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Piece

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Zurich

Synopsis:
City of commerce. City of culture. City of death. the scales are balanced, the camera charged and the Orangina chilled. Tomorrow is the most important day of John's life. Tomorrow he will come face to face with his destiny. Face to face with Him. But tonight he spends with her. elodie. She's not what he expected her to be. Not what he wanted. Nothing like his wife. But he has to hold his nerve. Has to keep it together. Because if he fails, thousands of souls will be lost. Including his own. Zurich will be the setting for their Salvation.

Notes:
a rehearsed reading of the Open.Stage shortlisted play

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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