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Toby Farrow

TOBY FARROW  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  

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

        Adventures Of Pinocchio, The         Aeroplane Bones         Canada Water         Catbrain Hill         Christmas Carol, A         Gringos         Jungle Book         Kangaroo Valley         Pool Party, The         Social Grooming         Summer In the City         That's All Folks         Western Front



Adventures Of Pinocchio, The

Synopsis:
story of the wooden puppet whose adventures are always full of incident

Notes:
adapted from the story by Carlo Collodi

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Aeroplane Bones

Synopsis:
Kevin, detesting and resenting his old life, simply walked across the country until he found a new one - in a decommissioned war bomber. He now wants for nothing - if he's hungry he kills a rabbit, if he's cold he forages for firewood. Simple. Uncomplicated. Just on the wrong side of desolate. His estranged, dot com millionaire brother Scott on the other hand also wants for nothing in his dog-eat-dog world of e-commerce, sky-high mortgages, and white collar stress. Loaded. Fast. Just on the wrong side of morally bankrupt. With the friendship and protection of ex-Hell's Angel, Rothko and his pot bellied pig, Kevin has finally found his place in life. But then his uncomplicated world is in danger of shattering as Scott assaults his home with devastating news. Aeroplane Bones is more than a story of two brothers an their darkly complicated past, it is a startlingly original and gripping new portrait of the MTV generation.

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1st Produced:
New Vic Studio, Bristol    25 Apr 2001

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Canada Water

Synopsis:
Paines Plough's introduction to the hottest new writers returns to the Bridewell for a fourth season of lunchtime script-in-hand performances in collaboration with the BBC New Writing Initiative. More direct than the Victoria Line - More fun than the Circle Line - Deeper than westminster - More shocking than a body on the line - More precious than a seat in ruch hour - More of a challenge than the exits at Picadilly Circus - Better value than a two zone travelcard. Jubilee - Plays from Underground, brings you 9 new plays, all inspired by the Jubilee Line Extension and written in only three weeks. From Westminster to stratford, each playwright brings their special talent to bear upon the weird and beautiful poetry of London Transport's latest artery. They will never be just a name on the line to you again!

Notes:
part of Wild Lunch 4: Jubilee - Plays from Underground

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Organisations:
Paines Plough

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Music:
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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Catbrain Hill

Synopsis:
A devastating family tragedy forces dosser Thom and his studious sister Jess to become surrogate parents to younger sibling Flora. Retreating from the city, they head for Catbrain Hill, a rambling mansion in the Forest of Dean, only for a mysterious stranger to show them a strange, lawless world of magic, danger and desire.

Notes:
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Organisations:
Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
Dicken's original story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. This story has been adapted many many ways but the true magic and the great mix of fright and delight comes only from returning to the original.

Notes:
adapted from novel by Charles Dickens

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gringos

Synopsis:
After eight weeks climbing mountains, hacking through jungle and fending off dysentery, an ill-matched rabble of travellers wind up in Quito on the last night of a South American tour. With their guide embarking on his own private journey into oblivion, his charges fasten their ponchos and prepare to grope the underbelly of a city without rules. But the harder they to lose themselves, the closer they come to the reality they left behind. Based on a real-life adventure, Gringos is a black comedy of cross-cultural confusion, casual sex and departure lounge mayhem.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jungle Book

Synopsis:
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Notes:
an Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kangaroo Valley

Synopsis:
This is a den-of-thieves melodrama set in an Aussie fop-house in Earl's Court. Professional swimmer Jez Brenneman flies in from Oz and embarks on a whistle-stop tour of self destruction, accompanied by an aging hairdresser, an artist turned pole-dancer and a second-rate skateborder

Notes:
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Organisations:
the Convent

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Music:
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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Pool Party, The

Synopsis:
a dark comedy about a dying mans last act of vengeance

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theatre West    2004

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 4

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Social Grooming

Synopsis:
a comedy about love rival toddlers at a kiddies party

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Paines Plough    1998

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
15 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 3

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Summer In the City

Synopsis:
Edward Hopper was greatly influenced by the theatre: one of his most famous paintings, Early Sunday Morning, was actually derived from a Broadway set by Jo Mielziner. In this hour-long play, Toby Farrow attempts to return the compliment by dramatising the events that lie contained within Hopper's celebrated 1949 canvas, Summer in the City. It seems an ingenious idea but the result locks the painting into a specific meaning and undercuts its mythic, open-ended suggestiveness. - Michael Billington, Guardian

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Organisations:
Lifetime Theatre Company in association with Bristol Old Vic

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Music:
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Genre:
one act 60 min

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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That's All Folks

Synopsis:
a black comedy about obsolete cartoon characters

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 3

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Western Front

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Western Front a night of short comedies by Bristol writers.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Paines Plough

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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