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Anne Knight

ANNE KNIGHT  

Nationality:    English
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anne started writing plays in 1980 after having written small sketches for a theatre group she was then involved in. She formed her own theatre group in order to test out the material she was writing to see whether a script worked and was funny and entertaining enough to get it published and performed by other groups. after serving a long apprenticeship she finally took the plunge and sent a script to Jasper Publishing. It was accepted, she was thrilled and has never looked back since. anne specialises in comedy but have also written two scripts based on two of Shakespeare's plays.

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

Adelaide Westlake And Elinor's Oak         Baptism Of Fire And Mismatch Of The Day         Black Diamonds         Black Hole, The And Departure         Cafe Contentious And Public Speaking         Fancy That         Fast Forward Show, The         Give Your Mother The Bird!         Is There Any Body There?         Jacuzzi Triangle, The         Last Chance Saloon         Little Festive Spirit, A         Oh, What A Night!         Past Present And Future - Volume 1         Past Present And Future - Volume 2         Santa's Worst Nightmare         Unexpected Visit!!, An         Whose Side Are You On?         Witch Who Hated Christmas, The



Adelaide Westlake And Elinor's Oak

Synopsis:
Two one-act plays, adelaide Westlake, a Victorian ghost/murder mystery story with a twist in the tail! One set, 4M 3F. Elinor's Oak, strange happenings at Mill Hill College puzzle the students, until the final truth is revealed. One set, 2F, plus a flexible number of students.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-59-2

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Genre:
Play - One act, Murder Mystery

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Baptism Of Fire And Mismatch Of The Day

Synopsis:
Baptism of Fire is about a family christening when everything goes wrong. The new-born twins go missing, the relatives row and the grandfather's cigar accidentally sets him on fire and the snobbish mother of the twins' father makes rather a fool of herself. Tempers fray and panic sets in when the twins are discovered to be missing. But who is the guilty party who let them go astray? Mismatch of the Day is about a wedding and once again, family "issues" come to the fore and the bride, at the very last minutes, decides not to marry her bridegroom when she decides she's in love with someone else. all the wedding guests have been told to wear fancy dress and the secret love of the bride is dressed as Charlie Chaplin - but that doesn't necessarily mean that he is a man! The Rugby Club have chained the bridegroom to the church railings and have eaten the wedding breakfast - before the ceremony - which is a mixture of Christian and Pagan - has got under way.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   978-1-905993-10-9

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Genre:
Play - One act, Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Black Diamonds

Synopsis:
Set in an English mining town around 1925 just before the General Strike. It deals humorously with the difficulties endured by the miners' families, as well as with differences between the American and English involved the town's events, and preoccupations with early movies.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-21-5

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Genre:
Play - Full-length, Drama, Romantic

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Black Hole, The And Departure

Synopsis:
Two one-act plays. Black Hole, one set, in a London churchyard, 1941. 8F 3M. Departure, one set, in the departure lounge of an airport, present day. 3F. Good festival choices.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-64-9

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Genre:
Play - One act, Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Cafe Contentious And Public Speaking

Synopsis:
Cafe Contentious is a one act play about six women who form a ladies luncheon club and have diverse opinions on just about everything including the aging process, marriage, sex, shop-lifting, divorce and life's vicissitudes. a good challenge for actresses. Public Speaking. Four men each pop out for a lunchtime drink. The pub is packed so they are forced to share a table. One of the older men is a retired Diplomat, another is a local resident of long standing. The third is a young man who works in a cocktail bar. They are joined by an aging man who was once a famous pop star but is now reduced to touring the country as part of a Sixties Night show. The four men have differing opinions which they put forward fearlessly. Unfortunately, one of these new friends dies suddenly.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   1-904416-89-6

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Genre:
Play - One act, Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Fancy That

Synopsis:
Full-length comedy. a story of love, deception, adoration, marital strife and divided loyalties, all set in the heady, thrill-packed worlds of pigeon fanciers and a Barry Manilow Fan Club!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-904416-58-6

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Fast Forward Show, The

Synopsis:
a journey through 2000 years of history in two hours

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Jasper Publishing, Hemel Hempstead, 2000   -

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Genre:
Series of sketches

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Give Your Mother The Bird!

Synopsis:
How would you feel if, out of the blue with no warning, your mother-in-law suddenly turns up from Spain and takes over your house? Your wife is less than pleased as she has just become pregnant and she wonders why her father has been left behind. The situation heats up when mother-in-law decides to set up a Barry Mancini club which clashes with son-in-law's pigeon fancying group. The tension increases when a flamboyant designer arrives to do a make-over and joins the club. Eventually a Barry look-alike is brought in to encourage mother-in-law and husband to go back to Manchester.

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New Theatre Publications (2008)   978-1840946642

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Genre:
Full Length Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Is There Any Body There?

Synopsis:
Popular script. Full length comedy. One set. Why is everyone ignoring Maud when she gets up from the floor, having fainted - or has she? Some great and really colourful characters in this script with a plot that has many twists and turns before everything is resolved.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-17-7

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Jacuzzi Triangle, The

Synopsis:
Three very different women join a health club and form a strong relationship. . . Freya is in her mid fifties and is a campaigning academic and politically correct feminist. anne is in her early sixties. She is rather shy and naive and is battling through the menopause. Debra is a young, beautiful, rich morally defunct opportunist who is obsessed with sex.

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New Theatre Publications (2007)   978-1840946192

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Genre:
Full Length Tragi-Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Last Chance Saloon

Synopsis:
The Last Chance Saloon is a fast moving, rip-roaring comedy Western adventure that can be performed as a play or a musical. It is set in the Wild West and is a show that can be performed by adults, or by children, or a mixture of both! It's funny, it's romantic and was originally written as a musical so if there are any groups out there who would prefer to perform the musical, the score is available. Lyrics by anne Knight, music by alan Durman.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   1-904416-91-8

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Little Festive Spirit, A

Synopsis:
a Little Festive Spirit is a play for all the family to enjoy. The plot has plenty of twists and turns. an old lady lies terminally ill in the run up to Christmas. Some members of the family think this is inconvenient! There is bickering amongst relatives, a mysterious visitor turns up, St Peter pays an unexpected visit and a creep undertaker named Mrs De-ath is called in. For good measure Dr Jones and his eccentric mother pay a visit and add to the confusion.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   1-904416-97-7

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Oh, What A Night!

Synopsis:
Oh, What a Night! is a two act play set in a village where the local aristocrat, who is addicted to marriage and sex, causes mayhem when he decides to put up the rents and build a public convenience on the much loved village green. His tenants, including a funeral director and a tipsy pub manager start to revolt and the "new" Vicar and Gamekeeper turn out to be undercover police officers. Mild adult content. Not suitable for children.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   1-904416-90-X

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Past Present And Future - Volume 1

Synopsis:
Past, Present and Future is a very thick script full of sketches and some monologues. It is a very funny script and you can pick and mix which sketches/monologues you wish to perform. However, some of the sketches do contain sexual innuendo and I suggest that those particular sketches are not (in my opinion) suitable for children under the age of 16.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 2006   978-1-905993-17-8

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Genre:
Sketches, Monologues and Music Hall

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Past Present And Future - Volume 2

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2006 978 1 905993 26 0   -

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Santa's Worst Nightmare

Synopsis:
It's Christmas Eve. Santa Claus is worried because no snow has fallen. The toys in the waiting room are getting restless, one of them disappears for a while, and two of them have a fight. Dreamy, who makes dreams, has accidentally given the Witch a nightmare. She lands in Santa's warehouse and scares the toys, upsets Santa and his wife and begs to be sent back home. The Controller of the Weather has to quickly make some snow for a grumpy Santa and a rainbow for the Witch to slide home on.

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New Theatre Publications (2009)   978-1840946680

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Genre:
Full Length Pantomime

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Unexpected Visit!!, An

Synopsis:
Maud is an elderly widow dedicated to ballroom dancing. Having just won a cup she drops dead on the dance floor. Her youngest daughter, Lisa, is in shock and trying to organise her mother's funeral. Mona, the eldest daughter who lives in London, is on the way and ready to cause a lot of trouble. Madame Romano, a psychic friend of Maud, manages to make contact with the deceased. In the meantime, Mona ransacked the house looking for money and jewels. She thinks they are stashed up the chimney so she climbs up, falls and is killed. Therefore, Mr Grimethorpe has to organise two funerals within two days and, at long last, Mona's husband is now free to marry Lisa.

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New Theatre Publications (2009)   978-1840946796

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Genre:
Full Length Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Whose Side Are You On?

Synopsis:
a wedding in the family can be stressful at the best of times. But with the Mother in Law from hell making the arrangements..

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Jasper Publishing, Hemel Hempstead, 1999   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Witch Who Hated Christmas, The

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Jasper Publishing, Hemel Hempstead,    -

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Genre:
Christmas Play

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Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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