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Catherine Grosvenor

CATHERINE GROSVENOR

  (1978 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Kara Fitzpatrick

Catherine Grosvenor's performed plays include One Day All This Will Come To Nothing (Traverse, 2005), Cherry Blossom (Traverse/Polski Teatr Bydgoszcz, 2008) and Gabriel (Oran Mor 2009). She also wrote the Scottish adaptations of esa Leskinen and Sami Keski-Vahala's CONTINUOUS GROWTH, which won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, and the OVeRCOAT, both for Ryhmateatteri/ACe Productions. A fluent German and Polish speaker, Catherine also works as a translator of modern Polish and German plays. Her version of Anna Wakulik's A TIMe TO ReAP will premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2013. She also prepared the literal translation of Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek which premiered at the National Theatre in 2009, and has worked with both German and Polish writers on the International Residency at the Royal Court. Catherine is currently under commission to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also runs Scribble, a weekly Theatre writing course for young people aged 14-17, at the Traverse Theatre.

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        Cherry Blossom         Continuous Growth         Fox Attack         Gabriel         Happiest Day Of Brendan Smillie's Life         Leithtivity         Lucky Lady         One Day All This Will Come To Nothing         Overcoat, The         Time To Reap, A         Tinderbox, The         Year of the Hare, The



Cherry Blossom

Synopsis:
a unique bilingual co-production with a Scottish and Polish cast, 'Cherry Blossom' features a state of the art multimedia design to create a powerful production that explores the myths, ideas and realities of migration and identity in the 21st century.

Notes:
by Catherine Grosvenor in collaboration with Lorne Campbell, Mark Grimmer And Leo Warner

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Organisations:
Traverse Theatre Company/Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Continuous Growth

Synopsis:
Continuous Growth - a comedy about productivity. Continuous Growth tells the amazing and eventful story of how andy - an ordinary Scottish family man - loses his job, starts a business, and manages to bring down the entire world economy in his own special way. a riotous satire about ordinary people's need to find meaning amidst chaos, debt and a runaway global financial system.

Notes:
esa Leskinen and Sami Keski-Vahala, adapted by Catherine Grosvenor

1st Produced:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     04 Aug 2012

Organisations:
the Group Theatre of Helsinki Co-ordinated by ace-Production

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Genre:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fox Attack

Synopsis:
thrilling psychological two hander about a promising and obsessive young pianist who commits a terrible crime to save his own skin. When he arrives home he finds his overbearing mother waiting up for him and demanding answers as to where he's been. An unsettling true story about ambition, conspiracy and family.

Notes:
Written by Xu Nuo, adapted by Catherine Grosvenor

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Organisations:
A Play, a Pie and a Pint

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Gabriel

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Happiest Day Of Brendan Smillie's Life

Synopsis:
Brendan Smillie leads a quiet life, closely monitored by his protective older brother, Liam. But Brendan has a secret Liam knows nothing about  he's getting married. He's enlisted the help of wedding planner extraordinaire Jenny Jones to make his dream day come true. But what will happen when Liam finds out? And why is Brendan being so cagey about his bride's identity? A tender, off beat comedy about life, love and llamas.

Notes:
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Organisations:
A Play A Pie & A Pint

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Leithtivity

Synopsis:
Heavily pregnant Mary and the ineffectual Joseph cannot get a room at the Leith Holy Day Inn because superstar Clifton John is switching on the Christmas lights and has taken them all for himself and entourage. Donkey - a talking donkey offers to take them to the Village Pub. When they get there they find that a group therapy session for talking animals is taking place

Notes:
Written by Colin Bell; Sophie Good; Catherine Grosvenor; Louise Knowles; James Ley; Morna Pearson

1st Produced:
The Village Pub, Leith     16 Dec 2013

Organisations:
Village Pub Theatre

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Music:
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Genre:
Pantomime

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Lucky Lady

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of the Sure Shots series

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Organisations:
Sweetscar

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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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One Day All This Will Come To Nothing

Synopsis:
the corpse of a young man lies washed up on the shore. For anna, a young police officer called to the scene, it's just another man found dead. But, with her boyfriend's car found abandoned and his mobile not responding, anna is forcced to confront the fact that the next body she fishes out night well be his.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Traverse Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Overcoat, The

Synopsis:
Akaky Mcakay - a sympathetic, but inconspicuous bank clerk - finds himself in financial dire straits and decides that the key to his own personal happiness would be a brand new overcoat. This fateful decision sends akaky on an incredible and often hilarious journey through the jungle of modern work life and the ever-stranger twists and turns of the global economy, all the way to the very fundamental questions of his existence. the Overcoat takes its audience on a whistlestop tour of the last forty years of banking history, from the strikes of the 1970s to the global debt crisis of today. It features a host of larger-than-life characters such as1980s yuppie Johnny and mysterious european banking guru Sven, as well as the best haircuts and music from each decade. amidst all the comedy, it never loses sight of the fact that decisions taken at the highest levels of international finance can have devastating consequences for ordinary people.

Notes:
esa Leskinen & Sami Keski-Vahala Adapted by Catherine Grosvenor And based on A short story by Nikolai Gogol. the first public performance of the Overcoat was on February 2009 At Ryhmateatteri, in Helsinki, Finland in Finnish

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Ryhmateatteri

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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Time To Reap, A

Synopsis:
From a forested Polish village to the blinding lights of London, A Time to Reap looks at one woman's story against the mountain landscape of an evolving nation and one of Poland's hottest political topics - abortion and the Catholic Church.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anna Wakulik

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Genre:
translation

Parts:
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Tinderbox, The

Synopsis:
A modern fairytale about sleeping beauties, violent soldiers, wild dogs and the perils of the nanny state; based on Hans Christian Andersen's 1835 story. the battlefield may change but is the war ever really over?

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

Organisations:
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Genre:
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Year of the Hare, The

Synopsis:
The hero of this human comedy is middle-aged, middle-class, and works 12-hour days in his office cubicle, the highlights of his life long passed. However, a chance encounter with an eccentric hare re-awakens his lust for life and he finds himself on an epic and surreal journey through a world with rules and values he no longer accepts. The Year of The Hare is a riotous but touching comedy about human beings and other animals living together in a rapidly changing world with more and more problems, but seemingly fewer and fewer solutions.

Notes:
Esa Leskinen, Sami Keski Vahala and Kristian Smeds Freely based on the novel by Arto Paasilinna, Adapted by Catherine Grosvenor from the English translation by Nely Keinanen

1st Produced:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     05 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Ryhmateatteri

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation comedy 75 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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