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Jonathan Harvey

JONATHAN HARVEY

  (1968 - )

Nationality:    English
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Jonathan Harvey is an award-winning playwright whose plays include: the Cherry Blossom Tree (Liverpool Playhouse Studio) Wildfire (Royal Court); Beautiful Thing (Bush Theatre, London and Donmar Warehouse/Duke of York's), John Whiting Award; Babies (National Theatre Studio/Royal Court), George Devine Award and evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award; Boom Bang-A-Bang (Bush Theatre); Hushabye Mountain (eTT/Hampstead); Out in the Open (Hampstead/Birmingham Rep); Canary (eTT/Hampstead) and Corrie! (National Tour) Television and film work includes: Beautiful Thing (ChAnnel Four); Gimme Gimme Gimme (BBC); Coronation Street (ITV); Britannia High (ITV); Beautiful People series 1 & 2 (BBC) Rev (Big Talk/BBC) and Shameless (ChAnnel 4) Jonathan's first novel All She Wants is published in August 2012 by Pan Macmillan.

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        50 Years Of Coronation Street Abridged Live         Aladdin         Babies         Beautiful Thing         Boom Bang-A-Bang         Canary         Catch         Chain Play, The         Cherry Blossom Tree, The         Closer To Heaven         Corrie!         Gimme Gimme Gimme         Guiding Star         Hushabye Mountain         Jack And the Beanstalk         Lady Snogs the Blues         Mohair         Out In the Open         Rupert Street Lonely HeArts Club         Small World         Swan Song         Taking Charlie         Tomorrow I'll Be Happy         Tripping And Falling         Wildfire



50 Years Of Coronation Street Abridged Live

Synopsis:
condenses classic moments from the last fifty years of TV episodes into two hours, including the viaduct collapse, the coach crash, the tram running over alan, Frank capturing Valerie, Tracy killing Charlie, Todd kissing Nick and Gail marrying Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe. Characters such as ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Percy Sugden and alf Roberts will be recovered from the vaults alongside more recent Street residents such as Richard Hillman and Karen McDonald and a few who have bridged the years on the programme such as Ken and Deirdre Barlow and Jack Duckworth.
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Aladdin

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New Victoria Theatre Woking     2005

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Babies

Babies
Joe, the new teacher goes to a pupil's birthday party and ends up tied to a bed, half naked whilst the pupil's uncle goes for some cream -.

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1st Produced:
Mountview Theatre School, Outer London, Greater London     02 Jul 2003

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Methuen Drama    978-0413692207

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Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character full length

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  2b 5g

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Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing
Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teen-age neighbours in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financial situation and her romantic life, but she's willing to settle for a bloke named Tony and cover up her disappointment with scathing humour; Ste's Father and brother abuse him in the form of escalating domestic squabbles and actual beatings. after one such fight, Ste asks Sandra if he can stay at her house and she lets him and Jamie bunk together. as their friendship grows, Jamie begins to realise he has stronger feelings for Ste, and one night, after Ste suffers a particularly bad beating, the two boys decide to experiment together. Both realising they're gay, Ste and Jamie begin a tentative relationship. Soon, Sandra hears the rumour that her son's gay, and knowing that he's been having trouble in school, she confronts him and he admits the truth.

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Methuen Drama    978-0413710307

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Urban Fairytale Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Boom Bang-A-Bang

Boom Bang-A-Bang
a group of rather unpleasant people meet to watch the eurovision Song Contest

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Methuen Drama    978-0413704504

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Bittersweet Play. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Canary

Canary
In 1960's Liverpool two lovers hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980's London. and today the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family apart. then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar. . .a deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice. With style.

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co-produced by English Touring Theatre and Hampstead Theatre

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Methuen Drama    978-1408131046

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Catch

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Spring Street Studio, Hull     1990

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Chain Play, The

Synopsis:
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

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Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

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Cherry Blossom Tree, The

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Closer To Heaven

Closer To Heaven
Dave, young, sexy and fresh from Ireland, falls for beautiful, ambitious Shell and streetwise drug dealer Mile end Lee. Billie Tricks, seventies rock icon and now hostess of a glitzy London nightclub, is there when they need to turn to "mother". Meanwhile the outrageous Bob Saunders, pop manager extraordinaire, has his own plans for Dave. as fame and fortune beckon, Dave quickly learns that things aren't always as straightforward as they seem.

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Music By Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)

1st Produced:
Arts, London     15 May 2001

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Company on Stage

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Original cast recording: Epic 2001

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  ensemble

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Corrie!

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To celebrate 50 Golden years of Britain's longest-running and most-loved soap, don't miss the world premiere of this brand new comedy fully endorsed by ITV. Five decades of Coronation Street, performed live in less than two hours! Written by award winning playwright and Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimee Gimme) Corrie! the play covers more than 2,000 storylines, including 115 deaths, 37 births and 86 marriages. Watch the Rovers Return suffer one lorry crash, two births, one fire and only two changes of wallpaper. Catch Weatherfield's finest and see all your favourite characters including: ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Percy Sugden, alf Roberts, Ken and Deirdre Barlow, Curly Watts, Richard Hillman, Karen McDonald, Jack Duckworth, Bet Lynch, Steve and Becky and many many more. Relive your favourite memories from the programme - see the viaduct collapse, the coach crash and the tram run over alan. See Frank capture Valerie, Tracy kill Charlie, Todd kiss Nick, and Gail marry Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe! all this reduced to two hours of hilarious mind-boggling stage craft!Corrie! It's right up your street.
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Phil McIntyre entertainments and ITV

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Gimme Gimme Gimme

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Guiding Star

Guiding Star
a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster is haunted by guilt while being unaware of the pain being suffered by his present friends and neighbours

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National Theatre, London

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in Harvey Plays 2, Methuen, London, 2002   978-413736109

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Hushabye Mountain

Hushabye Mountain
a play which addresses the effects of change on lives and relationships. Danny is at the Pearly Gates, Judy Garland has brought her knitting and is lighting up the stars. Connor is bereft, his brother is straighter than straight, while Lana is hystErical and Danny's mum thinks his dad is out to destroy North Yorkshire. Hushabye Mountain reveals a world that has learned to live with aIDS. It is full of love, pain, laughs and friendship, where drugs in their various combinations are exhilarating, destructive, costly and even life-restoring.

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1st Produced:
Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, UK >>>     03 Feb 1999

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English Touring Theatre

1st Published:
A & C Black 2007   978-0413729606

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jack And the Beanstalk

Synopsis:
Join Jack on an adventure that starts when he swaps his mother's cow for a handful of magic beans

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1st Produced:
Barbican, London, Eur >>>     01 Dec 2007

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bite07

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Pantomime

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Lady Snogs the Blues

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Lincoln Arts Festival     1991

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Mohair

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Troubled teenagers in Northern Ireland

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Contained in: "First Lines: Young Writers at the Royal Court" published by Hodder and Stoughton 1990   978-0340522585

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Out In the Open

Synopsis:
What would you do if you knew your best friend was having an affair - tell their boyfriend or keep it to yourself? Out in the Open: a play about love, fidelity and friendship and the messy bits in between! Tony needs to move on with his life after the death of his boyfriend Frankie six months ago. But when he brings home a cute young man, Frankie's mum and best friends can't cope. and over one long weekend, with the drugs and booze flowing, it isn't long before everyone's secrets and lies are dragged out in the open. Out in the Open is a contemporary comedy of manners where the unspoken speaks volumes.

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1st Produced:
Hampstead Theatre, London >>>     15 Mar 2001

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Birmingham Rep

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Rupert Street Lonely HeArts Club

Rupert Street Lonely HeArts Club
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1st Produced:
English Touring Theatre     1995

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Methuen Drama    978-0413704504

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Bittersweet Play. - - Gay, theme/character full length

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Small World

Synopsis:
Comedy about the pitfalls and perils of love

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Comedy

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Swan Song

Synopsis:
Comedy monologue in which a teacher battles with pupils and politics.

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1st Produced:
Hampstead Theatre, London >>>     24 Sep 1997

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Taking Charlie

Synopsis:
tells the story of Charlie Hart, a "failed It-girl" with a drugs problem and a line in self-deprecating humour. Charlie is one of life's losers: a fag-hag who walks dogs for a living and suspects her computer nerd boyfriend is having an affair with her perfect sister. "It wasn't meant to be like this," she says.

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Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh     06 Aug 2004

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Tomorrow I'll Be Happy

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When a stranger comes to a crumbling seaside town looking for his friend Darren, he discovers that he was killed in a homophobic hate crime. As the secrets of the past come spilling out, we learn that for Darren's group of friends, all is not quite as it first seems.

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LOST Youth theatre

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National Theatre Connections

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TYA

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Tripping And Falling

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Glasshouse Theatre Manchester     1989

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Wildfire

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