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David Lane

DAVID LANE

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Berlin Associates  represented by Alexandra Cory

David is a playwright and dramaturg whose work has been produced by Theatre503, Salisbury Playhouse, Drum Theatre Plymouth, Bristol Old Vic, The Egg  Theatre Royal Bath, Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre, Forest Forge Theatre Company and Chichester Festival Theatre amongst others. His play BEGIN/END toured nationally in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award in 2011. He is also an experienced workshop practitioner and playwriting tutor in both professional and academic contexts.

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        All I Ever Wanted         All the Weathers In the World         Begin/End         Born         Burn         Eighth Day, The         Fates         Free         Greatest Story Ever Told, The         I Am England         Juan And Clarisa         Love Lies And London         One Day I Wasn't there         One Hundred Percent Happy         Pass Me By         Resurrection         Secrets Of Old Bog Farm         Silverclaw         Stalin's Daughter         Tasseographer         Threads         World Outside, The



All I Ever Wanted

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Half Moon, London    Aug 2006

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All the Weathers In the World

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Half Moon, London    01 Jan 2005

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Begin/End

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Sometimes things just end. Not like in films and on TV. Not with explosions and music and fights. They just dissolve and disappear. A gang of two inseparable friends breathe freedom and possibility during two heady years of adventure, but something unspoken grows between them. As relationships form and dissolve, it is the beginning and the end of everything. A multimedia performance featuring VJing and a contemporary soundtrack by one of Britain's freshest new composers.

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Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington    12 Feb 2010

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Half Moon Theatre Company

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Born

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A group of teenagers go deep into the Forest for a huge party, as an act of rebellion to their villages attempts to celebrate its anniversary. But their night in the forest isnt what they expect, as the weather closes in and their greatest fears about growing up have to be faced. . . and what is that mysterious deer that keeps appearing?

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a companion piece to The World Outside

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Forest Forges Youth Theatre

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Burn

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part of GTC New Playwrights' Competition Winners Double Bill.

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Barton Green Theatre, New Malden    27 Sep 2000

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Green Theatre Company

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Eighth Day, The

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Fates

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Theatre 503, London    Jun 2003

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Free

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How far would you run to find freedom? A hard-hitting story of two teenagers, brought together through the dynamic discipline of free-running. Kris and Zara share a city but can't find a place to rest. Haunting memories mix with an uncomfortable present as they keep on running, unable to face the consequences of their pasts - unable to stop or think for even a moment. Free tells the story of two teenagers, brought together through the dynamic discipline of free-running who face life-changing choices when a practice designed for self-improvement and freedom starts to cage them in. From dusk til dawn, against the backdrop of a sterile urban skyline, Kris and Zara form an obsessive relationship with one another, their city and the sport they know is pushing them to the limits of what is safe. Twisting together the real and the imagined, Free asks what we're running away from and if we're ever willing to stop and confront what we've left behind.

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Greatest Story Ever Told, The

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Royal Court Young Writers Festival    2006

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I Am England

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Bankrupt, isolated and in a state of collapse, a once-proud nation falls apart at the seams. Nostalgic for empire and thirsty for revenge, a small town politician presents a hero to the masses: a poster-boy for conscription. The future of the nation hangs in the balance, but at a time of intense change those in power must confront the truth of who they are - and who they might become. Inspired by Shakespeare's Coriolanus, I Am England offers a unique perspective on political power, authoritarianism and social justice from the generation whose stories are yet to be written.

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Juan And Clarisa

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Love Lies And London

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10 writers, 10 directors and 10 teams of actors will perform 10 short plays during the evening festival at the underground venue in the heart of London. Love, Lies and London follows on from the success of last years the Story Project, and offers an intriguing evening of music theatre and superb stories. More than just your average happily ever after, the pioneering project will showcase the UKs best emerging playwrights, directors and actors from up and down the country all in one space. Written by: Gareth Jandrell; David Lane; Laura Stevens; Dan Green; Matthew Bulgo; Lee Mattinson; Tim Downie; emily Juniper; Darren Murphy; Sian Owen.

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One Day I Wasn't there

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One Hundred Percent Happy

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Bristol Old Vic    2010

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Pass Me By

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Half Moon, London    Oct 2006

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Resurrection

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What happens when you live beyond your fate? Find your answer in a startling reimagining of the most vulnerable of Shakespeare's characters.

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Secrets Of Old Bog Farm

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Silverclaw

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Rehearsed Reading At Theatre Museum, London    Apr 2006

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Stalin's Daughter

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The incredible true story of how Josef Stalin's daughter came to make her new life in Clifton, Bristol. They never ask me who I am, or why I came. Only when I plan on leaving. Leaving three husbands and the fall of the Soviet Union in her wake, Svetlana Alliluyeva seeks a place to reflect on the horrors of her past and to escape her father's name. After defecting to the United States, she assumes a new name, Lana Peters, before moving on to England. To Bristol. To Clifton. But a new name doesn't give you a new identity. Whether she calls herself Svetlana or Lana, she is still Stalin's daughter.

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Tasseographer

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Tea leaf reading

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Threads

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In a seaside town on a summer's evening, two ex-lovers collide for one last time and spark off an incredible transformation.

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World Outside, The

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Celebrating the New Forest for its mysteries, secrets and ghosts as well as its oddities, contradictions and quirks, The World Outside charts the homecoming of members of a Forest family. The Forest gives as much as it takes away, and is the one member of the family nobody can agree on. . .

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The World Outside is a new play written especially for Forest Forge by David Lane, inspired by research and interviews with people living and working in the region. It explores the ties we have to home, what it is that draws us back to our roots and how far we would compromise our loyalties for the sake of our birthplace. Born, a companion piece to The World Outside

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