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Michael Harding

MICHAEL HARDING

  (1953 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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Michael Harding's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Amazing Grace         Backsides To the Wind         Birdie Birdie         Hanging with the Elephant         Hubert Murray's Widow         Is there Balm In Gilead?         Kiss, The         Misogynist         Removal Men         Sleeping A Love Song         Sour Grapes         Strawboys         Swallow         Tinker's Curse         Una Pooka         Where the Heart Is



Amazing Grace

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  doubling possible

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Backsides To the Wind

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Organisations:
Red Kettle Theatre Company, Waterford, Ireland

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Birdie Birdie

Synopsis:
a bedridden woman, Birdie, rambles about the man who has left her and the loneliness of her life. She is looked after by a portly butler and a crinolined maid, who take turns watching the outside world through an old-fashioned periscope. they hint that Birdie might have killed her lover with a razor. But no: after about half an hour he appears, a Victorian dandy in a red striped jacket and straw hat. excretory functions and existential angst become prominent themes, which merge when Birdie dumps a ringing phone into her chamber pot. Just as we've come to accept this as a tired Huis Clos scenario, the man exits. all three remaining characters resume their positions on stage as the lights fade.
Karen Fricker, the Guardian

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Organisations:
Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hanging with the Elephant

Synopsis:
unique one man show, talking with great honesty and wit about life, love and growing old. Coinciding with the publication of his latest book Hanging with the Elephant, he will once again enthral audiences with a night of storytelling, musings and readings from his very best work. Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there's nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding.

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1st Produced:
tour of venues in Ireland    autumn 2013

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Genre:
piece

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hubert Murray's Widow

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Is there Balm In Gilead?

Is there Balm In Gilead?
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1st Produced:
Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dublin    -

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Freshly Brewed" published by the Stinging Fly Press   978-1906539047

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Genre:
Short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kiss, The

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Misogynist

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1st Published:
in the Crack In the emerald, ed David Grant, Nick Hern Books, London, 1990   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  chorus

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Removal Men

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Part of Miniaturists 43 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sleeping A Love Song

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-    2002

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Sour Grapes

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in New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1996-1998, Syracuse University Press, USA, 1996   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Strawboys

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  musicians

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Swallow

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1st Produced:
Dublin City Gallery, Dublin    2003

Organisations:
Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Tinker's Curse

Synopsis:
a member of the Travelling community tragically looses a young daughter

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1st Produced:
Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dublin    15 Mar 2010

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Genre:
Monologue play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Una Pooka

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1st Published:
in "Harwood, Kate, First Run 2: New Plays By New Writers" nick Hern books, London, 1990   -

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

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Where the Heart Is

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Organisations:
the Passion Machine

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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