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Katie McCullough

KATIE MCCULLOUGH  (1984 - )

Nationality:    British
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A graduate of Bournemouth Media School and the Royal Court, Katie is the playwright-in-residence for Theatrix Performing Arts and has been mentored by the Blaine Brothers, Leo Butler, Polly Clark and Simon Stephens.

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18+         Alice In Wonderland         Ave It!         Food For Thought         I Still Get Excited When I See a Ladybird         Intimate         Love-Aged-Trilogy         mph         No One Writes (Them) Like That Anymore         Post Everything         Regina V. Cooper [2010]         Shakesperience         That's What Christmas Means To Me         Whisper Tree, The         White Room, The         Word:Play 4 - "Let Them Eat Cake!"



18+

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Part of Miniaturists 33 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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Alice In Wonderland

Synopsis:
Alice falls down the rabbit hole to discover the world is not so much wrong, but very peculiar. Follow her as she runs into allsorts of characters from the particularly angry caterpillar to the slovenly doormouse. And let's not forget the Queen of Hearts. . .

Notes:
Adapted for A cast of twenty students ranging from Age 6 up to 20. Runs for two hours with An interval.

1st Produced:
St. Albans Amphitheatre, St. Albans    Jul 2009

Company:
Theatrix

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Genre:
Children's theatre

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Ave It!

Synopsis:
AVE IT! is a panoramic view of last orders in a sweaty, underground club in South East London. It's one of those nights: one of those nights that could make your week, month, maybe even your year. Come meet the regulars, the one night stands, the strutty-slutty girls and the boys bursting with bravado as they chase escape through revelry and watch as they encounter moments and people that will change their lives forever. Make ups and break ups, 'AVE IT! has it all. It's our round, join us as we 'ave it, rip it up, get on the lash train.

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1st Produced:
Old Vic Tunnels, London    09 Jul 2011

Company:
We Were Here

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Food For Thought

Synopsis:
In a darkened restaurant a writer is trying their best to serve three theatre commissioners the work they need. Severely disconnected from reality the theatre commissioners squabble over the lack of funding they have and attempt to combine their efforts. Then Jeremy Hunt sends over a gift.

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This year An Announcement was made to cut 19m worth of funding to the Arts. Some people thought this was for the best; some thought it was for the worst. Six writers give their response. Five night run of plays by Ben Blaine (BAFTA Short-Listed Film Maker), Peter Cant, Sarah Grochala (Winner of the Amnesty International Protect the Human Playwriting Competition for S27), Katie McCullough, Heather O'Shea & Rebecca Walker (Winner of BBC Writersroom Five Days in May Competition). Directed by Melissa Dunne, Antonio Ferrara, Abigail Graham, Jamie Harper And Maja Milatovic. Curated by Melissa Dunne. Produced by Nicola Biden

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Papercut Theatre

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Genre:
Drama/Satire

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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I Still Get Excited When I See a Ladybird

Synopsis:
One workplace. One uniform. Seven people thrown together. Whilst trying to remain optimistic in the face of the daily grind, seven employees are forced to face their own reality in the company of others. Out of rules, order and return to work forms comes a world of hopes, dreams, desperation and fear.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Intimate

Synopsis:
"t's a play, we promise, but it's just for you, I haven't thought about you for years. . .But now you're all I can think of. Do you ever get that, someone just cropping back into your memories as if they've always been there? You've left some mark on me."

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1st Produced:
ICA Lab, London    May 2011

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Papercut Theatre

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Genre:
One-on-one theatre experience

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Love-Aged-Trilogy

Synopsis:
A trilogy of works exploring the human approach to separate love and sex as we age. Urban alienation and unfulfilled happiness result in the urgent need for interaction. Love-Aged-15: a fifteen year old's diary entry to be hung on the wall to be read. Love-Aged-28: an intense 20min duologue to be performed by one male and one female. Love-Aged-54: a recollection of a 54 year old's dalliance with sexual urges, to be hung on the wall to be read.

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Duologue to be performed whilst the other pieces of the trilogy Are hung on the wall As pieces of text. Last Approximately 20mins.

1st Produced:
The Book Club, London    Nov 2010

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Papercut Theatre

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Genre:
Drama/Installation

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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mph

Synopsis:
"No one can hear me down here, I tried yelling. But they turned the light out. I just have to do this and then I can go, they said they'll let me go. I probably shouldn't be talking too much."

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Papercut Theatre / nabokov

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One-on-one experience

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No One Writes (Them) Like That Anymore

Synopsis:
Terry has booked into the worst B&B to end it all and the couple next door have booked in to have a day away from the kids. The film The Lion King brings them closer than they first thought. I know these are usually done by hand, but as you know my handwriting is atrocious and, as you always point out, so is my spelling. This is why I am writing this on a laptop..."

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Performed At the Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge As part of the 'YARN presents... An Evening Of Cinematic Soliloquies'

1st Produced:
Roxy Bar & Screen, London    11 Jan 2012

Company:
YARNfest & London Short Film Festival

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Genre:
Short Play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Post Everything

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Dan comes home from work to see Jess has been on her feet all day re-reading her favourite book. The ice-cream's melted and the post is the topic of the day. Does the apple juice, shattered glass and owl-like neighbours pre-empt their evening? A short play exploring what love actually means to us and the approach we take to it.

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Received A script in hand reading As part of the new writing night run by The Horse's Mouth And directed by Poppy Corbett.

1st Produced:
The Horse Bar, Lambeth, London    Feb 2011

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The Horse's Mouth

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Genre:
Drama/comedy

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Regina V. Cooper [2010]

Synopsis:
The courtroom will be open for the public to sit in the gallery as requested by the local council. This case will garner much attention from the press due to the horrific nature of the details and the ripples it has had on the local community. Called forward to testify will be the neighbour, the expert witness and the arresting officer. All to prove that the defendant is guilty of multiple murder. "Rebecca Cooper stands in the dock on trial for the murders of eighteen gastropod molluscs - slugs. The defence is pursuing partial insanity and the prosecution is applying for thrill killing. You are charged that on the night of 16th September at Cell Barnes Lane, St. Albans, you murdered eighteen victims. How do you plead, guilty or not guilty?" A court case with peculiar undertones condensed to 30mins including the verdict. This tense case will make you question your own morals and more importantly your own innocence. One woman pushed to the brink due to redundancies and insomnia and childhood memories that resurface in this tragicomic telling of one woman's retribution on the garden slug. In this court of law murder is murder, no matter what creature you are.

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This piece was commissioned by STARTS And Creative St. Albans to be performed As A site specific piece in the Old Town Hall, St. Albans. It was performed in the traditional circular courtroom which dates back to the 18th Century And is often used for filming by the BBC. To be performed in A courtroom setting where possible. Lasts Approx 30mins.

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Old Court Room, Town Hall, St. Albans    Sep 2010

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Creative St. Albans

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Genre:
Drama/Courtroom

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  16

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Shakesperience

Synopsis:
Theatrix is 30 this year. In its thirty years as the St Albans performance arts school, Theatrix has always been adventurous with its productions. 2010 is no different: There will be special guests at the Theatrix 30th birthday party - William Shakespeare and you. Theatrix actors present a quirky, pacy revue of our great bard's work. From top (Bottom) to bottom (Hamlet) they'll play him - straight, funny, trad and mod. Exploring his timeless themes, they'll speak his words "trippingly on the tongue", sing his songs, fight his fights and fall in love the way he tells it. As Jonson said "He was not of an age, but for all time". Not The Complete Works, but a Shakesperience for an audience of all ages to relish, enjoy and remember.

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To celebrate Theatrix's 30th Anniversary A revue show was collated to show the student's talent to the public, All 150 children. Several parts were written And Also Adapted by our playwright-in-residence Katie McCullough.

1st Produced:
Abbey Theatre, St. Albans    Oct 2010

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Theatrix

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Genre:
Revue/Drama/Comedy

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That's What Christmas Means To Me

Synopsis:
It's Christmas day and Mark and Shelley are waiting for their son to return so they can start the turkey. Shelley's anxious about the dinner burning and Mark is anxious about Shelley. What does Christmas mean to them? A short play about the endurance of love and the memories we take from it.

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Received A performance As part of the Blackshaw Theatre Social new writing night. Directed by Nadia Papachronopolou.

1st Produced:
The Horse Bar, Lambeth, London    Feb 2011

Company:
Blackshaw Theatre Company

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Whisper Tree, The

Synopsis:
Synopsis (one CONTINUOUS paragraph) 200 words max !!!: Rory is the new boy at school and isn't quite fitting in. He's going to go into the wood to find The Whisper Tree which is the wisest and tallest tree. It's going to tell him everything there is to know about everything so then everyone will have to be his friend. Tilly is forever trying to be his friend but her efforts go unnoticed and she doesn't believe that there's a Whisper Tree at all. Along the way on their adventure they meet Ianto who doesn't realise he's woken up in a forest, the Wolf who's hungry and scared of his own shadow and the Old Woman who comes to the forest to collect her thoughts like pebbles and knit jumpers for the birds who don't fly south. A play about understanding what it means to grow up, friendship, and separating what you really want from what you really need.

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Site specific promenade piece for children As part of the Pembroke Festival.

1st Produced:
Holyland Wood, Pembroke    13 Jul 2012

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Travelling Show Theatre

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Genre:
Children's Theatre

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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White Room, The

Synopsis:
A mother suffers post natal depression in silence while both her husband and her grieve for a child in the past and struggle to cope with their newborn. With Liam spending more time at work and the pressures of motherhood bearing down on Helen the couple bicker with each other to devastating and revealing results. She thinks he's having an affair and he can't seem to inject their life with the warmth he's so ready to give while battling with money issues. After wading through their fears and differences the couple reconcile only for the past to be dug back up. With newborn Isabel palmed off to the mother-in-law for the night Helen talks about that fateful incident that cruelly took their previous child. Events are recalled but not as they were first expressed. Helen reveals she wasn't in the room when the baby died and why she walks barefoot through the forest at night.

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Performed in real time lasting Approximately 55mins. To be performed with the Audience sitting in either traverse or in the round.

1st Produced:
Abbey Theatre, St. Albans    Apr 2010

Company:
Theatrix

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Word:Play 4 - "Let Them Eat Cake!"

Synopsis:
Couples picnic in the park, but of course true love never does run smooth. Sometimes what you want is simply not on the menu.

Notes:
Following the critical, sell-out success of previous incarnations, Box Of Tricks' flagship project Word:Play will be championing the next generation of new writing with six specially-commissioned fifteen-minute plays inspired by the word "Revolution".

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Box Of Tricks

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Genre:
15 min comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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