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Julia Hogan

JULIA HOGAN  (1961 - )

Nationality:    English
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I started to write in Spring 2005 when I attended a writers' development course with North West Playwrights. I then attended a writing for Radio course with arvon in the autumn of the same year. I had a play selected for the 24:7 theatre festival in 2007 following which I was selected for a nine month mentoring project with North West Playwright during which I completed a full length play.

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

Baby Shaped Hole         Doctor's Wife, The         Each To Their Own         Peter Pan         Piccadilly         Sang Out Of Tune         Villainous Acts         Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, The



Baby Shaped Hole

Synopsis:
weds gravitas and comedy as it locks horns with a serial baby-hunter, teenage pregnancy, and the haunting spectre of a gingerbread man.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
reading at New Century House in Manchester, Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival    Jul 2010

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Doctor's Wife, The

Synopsis:
Stephanie is married to Mathew, an orthopedic surgeon who is opinionated and patronising. She meets Frank at the library and a friendship develops between them. Frank is a writer who wants to become more than just good friends, but when Stephanie discovers what kind of books he writes, she goes back to her familiar world. a poignant romantic comedy with reflections on long marriages and the state of the NHS.

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1st Produced:
Wordplays, Municipal Theatre, Colne, Lancashire    2006

Organisations:
Pendle Borderline Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
Drama ( 20-30 minutes) One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Each To Their Own

Synopsis:
Each to Their Own is written for a young multi cultural audience and is a contemporary cross cultural love story set in a small, deprived mill town in Lancashire. amy becomes friends with an Asian schoolboy amar when they work together on a school history project. She falls in love with amar's cousin, Uzhair who is a small time drug dealer and who is only interested in amy for short term sexual gratification for himself and his friends. amar is an honourable and respectable Muslim boy who hates the choices that his cousin makes and the shame that this brings to the family. He too is attracted to amy, but he has a strong faith and an arranged marriage planned, and will never act on his feelings for her. In the final scenes amar saves amy from Uzhair only to find himself blamed for amy's distress. He loses his chance to be head boy. The themes of racism, prejudice and how the two cultures coexist run throughout the play and are explored through the implicit comparison between the two families: amy's mother and her bitter and racist grandfather; and amar's loving and proud family, who despair of their wayward nephew.

Notes:
Could be used in education/ community theatre settings

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Organisations:
Here Today Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
drama 60 min One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Peter Pan

Synopsis:
Join the Octagon Theatre on a magical adventure next year as we take you on a festive journey to Neverland with the classic story of Peter Pan. The adventures of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the villainous Captain Hook will be brought to you as never seen before - a marvellous new version of J.M. Barrie's timeless story that has been loved by children and adults for more than one hundred years. In this enchanting story of the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys introduce Wendy Darling and her brothers to a magical world of adventure in Neverland - where children stay young forever and are free from adult rules. This fantastical land is home to mermaids, fairies and crocodiles, as well as swashbuckling pirates whose bloodthirsty swordplay will have you on the edge of your seat! With original music performed live by a cast of talented actor-musicians, a cast of local young performers and just a sprinkling of fairy dust, the Octagon will take you on the festive adventure of a lifetime!

Notes:
from book by J M Barrie, adapted by Anna Clarkson, Julia Hogan, Chris Hoyle, Terry Hughes, Mark Murphy, Eve Steele, Jill Stephenson and Jennifer Tuckett, music by Barbara Hockaday

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Piccadilly

Synopsis:
a supply teacher and his student meet on Piccadilly station. a poignant tale of love and loss.

Notes:
written by Julia Hogan And Georgia Rig

1st Produced:
Wordplays, Municipal Theatre, Colne, Lancashire    2008

Organisations:
Pendle Borderline Theatre Company

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sang Out Of Tune

Synopsis:
Set in a sauna, where three friends meet every week to discuss love, other women, what to have for tea and what dogs think about.

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1st Produced:
Wordplays, Municipal Theatre, Colne, Lancashire    2008

Organisations:
Pendle Borderline Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama (20-30 mins)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Villainous Acts

Synopsis:
The great Victorian reformer, Josephine Butler, brings into her home two women in need of salvation. But life isn't as simple as melodrama and each has her own idea of redemption. Three women are brought together by the Contagious Diseases act (CDa). Josephine Butler, and her son George, Jenny Percy (whose Mother committed suicide rather than submit to the demands of the act), and Hope Stephenson (a reformed prostitute). The CDa was introduced in Britain in 1864 as a means to control venereal disease in the armed forces and allowed policemen to submit women suspected of being prostitutes to a medical examination; embarrassing at best and brutal, infecting and damaging at worst. The play reveals the true horror for working class women living under the scourge of the CDa and slips into the style of a Victorian music hall melodrama at key moments in the play for dramatic effect. Josephine is great orator-speaking to packed halls of working class men. Jenny has grown up in the rich world of music hall. Hope is knowing and uses her female skills to seduce George. Josephine is a woman who wins and loses at the same time.

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Organisations:
Showcased as part of 'Kicking and Screaming'

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Music:
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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  one male doubling as 2 characters

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Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, The

Synopsis:
Follow the magical yellow brick road to the Octagon Theatre this Christmas to experience the enchanting story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The land of Oz will be brought vividly to life as you have never seen before in this captivating new version of L. Frank Baums timeless story that has charmed and entranced children and adults alike for more than one hundred years. Lost in a strange and astonishing land, inhabited by wizards, munchkins, flying monkeys and witches, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto need to find their way back home to Bolton. Heading for the Emerald City, with the help of her new friends; Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the cowardly Lion, Dorothy sets out along the yellow brick road to find the Great Oz - a Wizard with the power to make all of their dreams come true.

Notes:
adapted from the book by L Frank Baum by Anna Clarkson, Julia Hogan, Chris Hoyle, Terry Hughes, Mark Murphy, Eve Steele, Jill Stephenson And Jennifer Tuckett, music by Barbara Hockaday

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Genre:
Pantomime

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