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Noel Greig

NOEL GREIG

  (1944 - 2009)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  

Noel anthony Miller Greig, born 25 December 1944, was artistic associate for the Theatre Nomad Company. educated at Skegness Grammar School and the University of London, Kings College. He graduated in 1966 with a Ba Hons in History. Since 1966 Noel worked in the Theatre as actor, director, playwright, Dramaturg and tutor in acting and writing. He has been involved with a number of companies on a long-term basis over the years, including: the Royal Court, Red Ladder Theatre, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, Theatre Centre Young People's Theatre, Gay Sweatshop, the General Will, Inter-action, the Brighton Combination. Noel died on 9th September 2009

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        Alice         Angels Descend On Paris         As Time Goes By         At Break Of Day         Best Of Friends         Blood Green         Bring Back the Cat         Dear Love Of Comrades, The         Death Of Christopher Marlowe, The         Do We Ever See Grace?         Familiar Feelings         Final Cargo         Good Sisters, The         Hard Times For Our Times         He Is Ours         Heelz On Wheels         Heroes         Hood In The Wood         Jump the Life To Come         Laughter From the Other Side         Laughter In the Dark         Men         Paradise Now And then         Picture Me         Plague Of Innocence         Poppies         Rainbow's Ending         Sibrwd Yn Y Nos         Spinning A Yarn         Tasty Tale, A         Tin Soldier         Trashed         Whispers In the Dark         Working Hearts



Alice

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Version Of Carroll

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Angels Descend On Paris

Synopsis:
looks at the way in which a totalitarian state, racial and sexual differences that had previously been treated with a civilised liberalism, cannot be tolerated

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1st Produced:
Combination, Deptford, London     1980

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Genre:
Play with songs Play with Music

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As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By
Set in three time periods. 1896 - Sydney arrives in London as is taken up by the proprietor of a male brothel. He and one of the other boys put on a show for two prospective clients. the clients then bid for which boy they wish to have. William, the other boy finishes with his client first and robs the owner. When Sydney has finished he is ordered out as it is suspected that he conspired in the robbery. He goes to the police and the brothel owners are arrested. 1929 - Berlin. Two cabaret drag artists. Lenny has been approached by Magnus Hirschfield, the director of Institute for Sexual Science to talk about his fantasies. Kurt meets Hans a young guy up from the country looking for work. He becomes a waiter at the cabaret and moves in with Kurt. 1933 the owner of the cabaret throws a party to celebrate Kurt and Hans' anniversary. 1934 and the Nazis are rounding up gay people. 1969 New York told in mainly monologue form a number of men in a bar talk of their lives. the Barman on how he tried to avoid the draft by telling the Draft Board he was gay but he was not believed because straight men who were trying to avoid the draft were camping it up, wearing women's clothes and lipstick. the Business Man tells how his long standing relationship with a black guy ended when his partner became a Black Panther and a white lover was inconvenient. the Student who admires his sister's involvement in the Women's Movement and wonders if he should tell her he is gay or whether she knows already. the Leather Guy he just grunts occasionally. the Man just sits and says nothing. the Drag Queen tries to get everyone to take a flower in remembrance of Judy Garland who was buried that morning, but everyone refuses. the second time the Drag Queen offers a flower they accept apart from the Man who turns out to be a police officer and he tries to arrest the Drag Queen for importuning. However, rest of the customers and Barman throw the police officer out. the place is the Stonewall Bar, Christopher Street, New York and the Stonewall Riot had begun.

Notes:
written by Drew Griffiths and Noel Greig [30 Aug 1977 - Edinburgh Festival fringe at the Heriot Watt Theatre]

1st Produced:
Che Conference, Nottingham     26 Aug 1977

Organisations:
Gay Sweatshop

1st Published:
Two Gay Sweatshop Plays, the Gay Men's Press, 1981   978-0907040064

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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At Break Of Day

At Break Of Day
the story of two soldiers who make an epic journey home after a long war, encountering many different people on the way. events become more and more dreamlike, indeed nightmarish, taking them not just along the road home but through a whole century and its conflicts. along the way they quarrel, make up, quote Shakespeare, fight, comfort each other, joke, escape from prison, and betray each other. One of them records his thoughts in a notebook. Interwoven with the story of the soldiers is that of a young woman who has made her own journey to a distant land, to discover what happened to her great-grandfather. He disappeared after a long-distant war and she searches the battered notebook that once belonged to him for clues. the play presents an absurd universe where time and place shift alarmingly and which is haunted by the echoes of great disasters and great hopes, great poetry and great sorrow

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Samuel French, London, 2005   978-0573051357

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Genre:
Play for Young People

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large mixed cast

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Best Of Friends

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-     1985

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Blood Green

Synopsis:
set in the year 2050 explores the unholy trinity of the Stage, Church and Medicine.

Notes:
by Noel Grieg And Angela Stewart-Park

1st Produced:
Gay Sweatshop     1980

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Genre:
Futuristic

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Bring Back the Cat

Synopsis:
a woman leaves her husband to seek a new life in London. a talking cat transforms himself into all the men who try to stop her.

Notes:
loosely based on 'Dick Wittington'

1st Produced:
The Tramshed, Woolwich, London     1975

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Genre:
Christmas Show

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 performers a band

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Dear Love Of Comrades, The

Dear Love Of Comrades, The
the story of Edward Carpenter, the socialist, writer, reformer and one of the people who started the Labour Party and George Merril a working class odd job man. Edward has been away in India and is expected back and George adams and George Hukin (both bi-sexual and married and have been lovers of Edward's from time to time) wait for him at the railway station. When he arrives after greeting them he has words with a man who also got of the train George Merril. Merril gives Edward a slip of paper with his address and invites Edward round for sex. This was the start of a thirty year plus relationship and at the time of the Oscar Wilde trials.

Notes:
Original music: Alex Harding

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Organisations:
Gay Sweatshop

1st Published:
Two Gay Sweatshop Plays, the Gay Men's Press, 1981   978-0907040064

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  one actor taking multiple roles; pianist

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Death Of Christopher Marlowe, The

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1st Produced:
Combination, Deptford, London     1983

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Play/Drama

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Do We Ever See Grace?

Synopsis:
Grace represents everyone who is scorned

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1st Produced:
-     1985

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London
Cambridge university press (1989)   978-0573051180

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Genre:
Youth play

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  89 either sex

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Familiar Feelings

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-     1989

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Final Cargo

Final Cargo
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1st Published:
Nelson, 1994   978-0748790081

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Good Sisters, The

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Original Playwright - Dario Fo; with Bill Convill, translated by Lino Pertile

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Genre:
Translation

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Hard Times For Our Times

Synopsis:
looks at sexual stereotyping of the female characters

Notes:
from novel by Charles Dickens

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  6 performers

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He Is Ours

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1st Produced:
-     1992

Organisations:
RSC

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Heelz On Wheels

Synopsis:
a ferociously bubbling melting pot of a show about shoes, sex, crips, queers and dressing up.

Notes:
by Noel Greig with original score by Tayo Akinbode

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Organisations:
Fittings Multimedia

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Music:
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Genre:
Play with Songs

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Heroes

Synopsis:
debunking of schoolboy heroes: Biggles; Dan dare; Sexton Blake; alf Tupper and chums, With songs

Notes:
by Noel Greig And John Turner

1st Produced:
Combination, Deptford, London     1977

Organisations:
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Genre:
Comic Strip

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Hood In The Wood

Hood In The Wood
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1st Published:
Contained in: "The Tin Soldier and Other Plays For Children" published by Aurora Metro Publications 2010   978-1906582197

Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

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Jump the Life To Come

Synopsis:
a powerful new play about a family trying to make sense of the world.

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1st Produced:
-     1992

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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Genre:
play

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Laughter From the Other Side

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1986

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Laughter In the Dark

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Men

Synopsis:
Shop Stewards convene in a Bradford Factory

Notes:
by Noel Greig And Don Milligan

1st Produced:
General Will, Bradford     1976

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Play/Drama

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Paradise Now And then

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Notes:
written with Richard Coles

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Picture Me

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     2000

Organisations:
Red Ladder Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Plague Of Innocence

Synopsis:
about the aids panic

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1st Produced:
Drill Hall, London >>>
Crucible, Sheffield 1988 ?     1989

Organisations:
-

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Genre:
aids Play. - - AIDS, full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 / Flexible

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Poppies

Synopsis:
pre-nuclear crisis, set in London. the scene is Parliament Hill 1986 & 1939 with the everlastin dead commentating on events. " I called him Flag because he flapped whenever the landlord was around"

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1st Produced:
Arts Council Bursary     1980

Organisations:
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1st Published:
GMP, London (1983)   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rainbow's Ending

Rainbow's Ending
The World is in the grip of two giants who are intent to destroy everything

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1st Produced:
-     1984

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989
Samuel French Ltd London (revised edition) 2001   978-0573152436

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-

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Genre:
Modern Fable

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  20 characters

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Sibrwd Yn Y Nos

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1998

Organisations:
Gwent Theatre

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-   -

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Spinning A Yarn

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Organisations:
Double exposure Theatre

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-   -

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Play/Drama

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Tasty Tale, A

Tasty Tale, A
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1st Published:
Contained in: "The Tin Soldier and Other Plays For Children" published by Aurora Metro Publications 2010   978-1906582197

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-

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Tin Soldier

Tin Soldier
Join our Steadfast Tin Soldier and his friends on an amazing magical, musical, mysterious journey. Chased by an evil goblin, threatened by a monstrous rat, swallowed by an enormous fish - he travels helter skelter towards his appointment with destiny- through thick and thin and even thicker - until he reaches his final destination!!! But be warned my friends - It may all end in tears!

Notes:
based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

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Organisations:
Tangere Arts

1st Published:
Contained in: "The Tin Soldier and Other Plays For Children" published by Aurora Metro Publications 2010   978-1906582197

Music:
-

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Genre:
40 min adaptation TYA

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Trashed

Trashed
about two women whose lives collided when the planes tore into the twin towers

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1st Published:
Aurora Metro Publications 2004   978-0954691226

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Whispers In the Dark

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1998

Organisations:

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast : 4

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Working Hearts

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

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