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Theresa Heskins

THERESA HESKINS

  

Nationality:    British
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below is a list of Theresa Heskins's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Alice In Wonderland         Around the World in Eighty Days         Bleak House         Borrowers, The         Christmas Carol, A         Dracula         Far From the Madding Crowd         Great Expectations         Hundred and One Dalmatians, The         Lion, The Witch And the Wardrobe, The         Peter Pan         Plague Year, The         Rivals, The         Robin Hood & Marian         Unearthed         Utopia and Beyond         Voyage Round My Father, A



Alice In Wonderland

Synopsis:
Join Alice as she journeys through a strange and enchanted new world. Meet the White Rabbit, take tea with the Mad Hatter, search for the Cheshire Cat, hide from a very bad-tempered Queen . . . this whimsical wonderland just gets curiouser and curiouser!

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Genre:
Christmas Show

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Around the World in Eighty Days

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Notes:
Based on the novel "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne

1st Produced:
Salisbury Playhouse, Wiltshire     02 Oct 2017

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Bleak House

Synopsis:
an endless lawsuit, a dangerous mystery and an illegitimate child form the backdrop to a brutal murder. as the enquiries of Inspector Bucket take him from aristocratic drawing rooms to the slums of London, he uncovers the secrets of the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; of the beautiful Lady Dedlock; and of esther Summerson, a young woman who slowly learns the truth about her past. Filled with comedy and angry satire, Bleak House is a tale of loss and love and a savage indictment of a society that is rotten to the core.

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from novel by Charles Dickens

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Borrowers, The

Synopsis:
The Borrowers live happily in a perfect little home under the floorboards of a quiet old house. But, when young Arrietty gets itchy feet and decides to go exploring, their secret is out and nothing will ever be the same again. With magical storytelling, original music and thrilling, live-on-stage effects, follow us into the Borrowers' hidden world. For little people and for grown-up 'human beans', it's another special Christmas round at the New Vic.

Notes:
adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins from book by Mary Orton

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Organisations:
New Vic Theatre Company

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Genre:
adaptation

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Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
Hard-hearted ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas during one ghostly night in Dickens' London. With lavish costumes, wonderful music, magical staging and lots of laughter, it's another special family Christmas round at the New Vic.

Notes:
Charles Dickens, adapted by Theresa Heskins

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Organisations:
New Vic Theatre Company

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Genre:
pantomime

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dracula

Synopsis:
Combining imaginative staging and her trademark theatrical invention with spectacular flying sequences and specially-commissioned music, Theresa Heskins' new adaptation captures Bram Stoker's enduring classic in all its epic sweep and intimate terror. An ominous presence haunts Lucy Seward's dreams. Something evil is approaching. A ship founders on the Whitby rocks, its crew nowhere to be found. Rumours of a monstrous black dog spread panic among the locals. An inmate of the local asylum raves about the arrival of his 'Master'. . . They are right to be afraid. Count Dracula, one of the Undead who drink the blood of the living, has arrived in England. As their loved ones fall victim, a determined group led by Professor Van Helsing hunts the Count through the length of England and back to his castle in Transylvannia. Now it is time for one final show-down. "First, you must invite him in. . ."

Notes:
Adapted by Theresa Heskins based on the novel by Bram Stoker

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Synopsis:
Far From the Madding Crowd tells the story of Bathsheba everdene who's determined to be her own woman. But she has to make a choice when she attracts the attention of three men. Her decision sets in motion a Dramatic chain of events which change their lives forever.

Notes:
from novel by Thomas Hardy

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Great Expectations

Synopsis:
Pip's s impoverished childhood takes on a new dimension when he meets the strange Miss Havisham. An unknown benefactor turns Pip into a gentleman but he falls prey to the corruption of money

Notes:
Charles Dickens, adapted by Theresa Heskins

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hundred and One Dalmatians, The

Synopsis:
When Perdita and Pongo's puppies go missing, they set off on a daring rescue mission  helped by all the dogs in England! How is cold-hearted CruElla de Vil involved? Will they be in time to save their pups? Or have they bitten off more than they can chew?

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adapted from book by Dodie Smith

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1 boy

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Lion, The Witch And the Wardrobe, The

Synopsis:
the adaptation begins with a group of children being separated from their families at Waterloo station, the youngsters being evacuated during wartime. they arrive at a professor's house and are allowed to roam wherever they like as they try to keep themselves occupied on a rainy day
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Notes:
C S Lewis's estate gave Approval for the New Vic's Artistic director Theresa Heskins to come up with this new version ofthe Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Peter Pan

Synopsis:
recreates the magic of the children's classic with aerialists, award-winning actors and a former lion tamer

Notes:
from the play by J M Barrie

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Genre:
Christmas Show

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Plague Year, The

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1st Produced:
London     1986

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Play/Drama

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Rivals, The

Synopsis:
Restoration comedy about social morals and hypocrisy. Mrs Malaprop, the infamous Queen of the Dictionary, is horrified. Her niece, the rich and beautiful Lydia Languish, is in love and wants to marry the penniless Ensign Beverley. Outraged, Mrs Malaprop demands that Lydia marry the eligible and dashing Captain Absolute who has arrived in Bath to court her. Little do they both know that the Ensign and the Captain are one and the same man. . .What follows is a delightful tangle of romance, fury and deception, making The Rivals one of the funniest and best loved comedies in the English language.

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adapted from Restoration comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Robin Hood & Marian

Synopsis:
For the 800th anniversary of Magna carta, the new Vic has adapted the Robin Hood legends for family audiences. You'll love brave, sword-wielding Marian and daring Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, hunted by greedy King John in their Sherwood Forest home.There will be adventure, humour, swords, archery, on-stage magic, original music and, of course, a happy ending!

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Unearthed

Synopsis:
A documentary-drama in the New Vic tradition, we hear the words of the metal detectorist who found an astonishing hoard of gold in a Staffordshire field, of the archaeologists who excavated it, the historians, conservationists and experts who try to unravel its meanings. How was the Hoard hidden? Who by? And why? It's an historical thriller, a crime-scene looking for a solution. We know how it ends. Now we must piece together the beginning. An archaeological 'whodunnit'.

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Genre:
one act

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  6            Other:  with doubling

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Utopia and Beyond

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music and lyrics by Martin Berry and Andy Morton. Book by Mick Yates and Theresa Heskins

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Organisations:
Love and Spare Parts Productions Company

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Genre:
play with music

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Voyage Round My Father, A

Synopsis:
a generous and humane portrail of Mortimer's father

Notes:
New Adaptation By Theresa Heskins Of Play By John Mortimer

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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