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Mike Maran

MIKE MARAN

  

Nationality:    Scottish
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Mike Maran's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Captain Corelli's Mandolin         Christmas Carol, A         Did You Used To Be R Dlaing         Divine Comedy, A         Funny Valentine, A         Garibaldi!         Indian Peter's Coffee House         Italia 'N' Caledonia         Little World Of Don Camillo         Mahler: Song And Dance Man         Picasso And Me         Private Angelo         Rhapsody In Green         Secret Of Santa Vittoria, The



Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Synopsis:
Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia from the Second World War to the present day, Captain Corelli's Mandolin tells the story of Dr lannis, his daughter, Pelagia, the heroic Italian soldier, Carlo GuErico, Captain Antonio Corelli, and the love they all share. It is full of laughter and tears, the joy of love, and the triumph of life over death.

Notes:
from the book by Louis De Bernieres. Adapted by Mike Maran And Philip Contini

1st Produced:
The Rondo, Bath     19 Apr 1999

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
Combining the charming storytelling style of Mike Maran with a delightful new score played live on stage by Alison Stephens and the magic of one of Dickens' most enduring classics, this promises to be a great night out for the whole family!

Notes:
Dicken's original story of ebenezer Scrooge And the ghosts of Christmas past, present And yet to come. This story has been Adapted many many ways but the true magic And the great mix of fright And delight comes only from returning to the original.

1st Produced:
Eastgate Theatre And Arts Centre, Peebles     25 Nov 2010

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Music:
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Genre:
story telling

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Did You Used To Be R Dlaing

Synopsis:
A passionate and sometimes drunken assault on the psychiatric industry by the Scottish pop-shrink, rebel, yogi, philosopher, healer

Notes:
music by Dave Milligan

1st Produced:
Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge     05 May 2000

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions - escalator east to edinburgh

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Divine Comedy, A

Synopsis:
In search of love to infinity and beyond. A new adaptation by Mike Maran. An almost unabridged journey through Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in search of Beatrice. Will Mike Marans adaptation be as blasphemously offensive as Dantes sublime poem? Will Mike get Dantes girl? A mad flight of mesmerising medieval stand-up. The Divine Comedy sits at the pinnacle of Western civilization - one of the most influential works of literature composed by poetrys most powerful practitioner. In this new adaptation Mike Maran follows Dante's huge footsteps in the quest for the meaning of love.

Notes:
from Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia

1st Produced:
Valvona & Crolla " 19 Elm Row, EH7 4AA (Valvona & Crolla) B0131 556 7800 V67 GB6 Aug 11,28 20:30(1h15m) 12.00 (10.00) Aug 12,14,19,23,29 13:00(1h15m) 12.00 (10.00), Edinburgh Festival Fringe     10 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Storytelling 120 min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Funny Valentine, A

Synopsis:
Voted best trumpet player in the world in 1956, 5 years later Chet Baker is in jail for drug offences. He shares his cell with a storyteller who became his friend. 28 years later, Chet and his friend shared an Amsterdam hotel room. That was the night Chet Baker died. Only the storyteller knows the whole story - and now he's telling it. With live music on stage this is an unforgettable evening of jazz, junk, and genius!

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Genre:
Biographical

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Garibaldi!

Synopsis:
Two Scottish soldiers join the 1000 red-shirted poets and idealists who forged a new nation - Italy! live music by David Vernon (accordion and bagpipes).

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Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Indian Peter's Coffee House

Synopsis:
Kidnapped in 18th-century Aberdeen, enslaved in America, then captured by Indians, Peter Williamson returns to tell his incredible story with music by Rona Wilkie and Morag Brown (fiddle).

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     01 Aug 2013

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
music, storytelling 1 hour 20 minutes

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Italia 'N' Caledonia

Synopsis:
Heartbreaking stories of loss and despair in a heartwarming tale of survival. the lives of our grandparents who emigrated from Italy to Scotland, celebrated in stories and songs by Mike Maran and Philip Contini. --

Notes:
written by Mike Maran And Philip Contini

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
music, storytelling

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Little World Of Don Camillo

Synopsis:
Parish priest Don Camillo battles communist mayor Peppone

Notes:
Music by Colin Steele And Martin Green; lyrics And book by Philip Contini And Mike Maran. Based on the books by Giovanni Guareschi

1st Produced:
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton     22 Feb 2005

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mahler: Song And Dance Man

Synopsis:
At the UK premier of Mahler's 8th Symphony we look back on the life of the composer

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Genre:
solo biography

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Picasso And Me

Synopsis:
the story is about a fictitious figure, the estranged son of the manager of the Clydesdale bank in Strathpeffer, who encounters the artist in a formative year of his late teens.
- Keith Bruce, Herald

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Private Angelo

Synopsis:
A laugh-a-minute love story is promised as storytellers Mike and Philip seduce us to the Mediterranean once again for a very different kind of romantic tale. Italian soldier Private Angelo is without the gift of courage but, blessed with great wisdom and infectious good humour, he steers an hilarious path through the tragedy of war. Set during World War II at the time when Italy surrenders, there are glorious moments of comedy as our hero falls in love with two women, Lucrezia and Annunciata, and finishes the story with a happy heart and many children.

Notes:
Music by Dick Lee And Freeland Barbour; lyrics And book by Philip Contini And Mike Maran. Based on the novel by eric Linklater

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rhapsody In Green

Synopsis:
An emotional declaration of love for the wilderness, to celebrate mountaineer, naturalist, pioneering environmentalist and storyteller, John Muir. A one man show with glaciers, huskies and a terrier of very mixed ancestry called Stickeen.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Valvona & Crolla " 19 Elm Row, EH7 4AA (Valvona & Crolla) B0131 556 7800 V67 GB6 Aug 11,28 20:30(1h15m) 12.00 (10.00) Aug 12,14,19,23,29 13:00(1h15m) 12.00 (10.00), Edinburgh Festival Fringe     Aug 2015

Organisations:
Mike Maran Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
Storytelling

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Secret Of Santa Vittoria, The

Synopsis:
1944 the villagers of Santa Vittoria hide a million and a half bottles of wine from the Germans

Notes:
Music by Dick And David Troughton; lyrics And book by Philip Contini And Mike Maran. Based on the novel by Robert Crichton

1st Produced:
Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge     14 May 1999

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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