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James Quinn

JAMES QUINN

  

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    David Higham Associates Ltd  represented by Georgina Ruffhead

James is the creator of the acclaimed comedy series - Sir Ralph Stanza's Jail Diaries, based on the egotistical poet Sir Ralph Stanza, 3 series of which were broadcast on Radio 4. James has also written for a number of radio shows including The In Crowd and was writer-in-residence at Strangeways prison in 2000. He is also well known as an actor and performance poet and has appeared in Early Doors, Shameless and Fat Friends. In 2009, James wrote and directed a live show called At the End of the Day, satirising TV football coverage. He is a regular contributor to JB Shorts in Manchester and is currently writing a stage play.

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

        # Are We Cool?         And That's A Rap         At the End Of the Day         Backlash         Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?         Don't Take This the Wrong Way         Great War, A         Red         Special Relationship, A         Twenty20         Unsung         Watching the Detectives



# Are We Cool?

Synopsis:
Friday night; the Arts Show' : Nancy Kite and her guests prepare to review new bestseller, Cool Down'. . .and meet the author. . .

Notes:
Part of JB Shorts 10

1st Produced:
Manchester: Joshua Brooks     12 Mar 2013

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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And That's A Rap

Synopsis:
about a rapper who gets a surprise visitor after being gunned down in the street

Notes:
part of B Shorts 2, Another mini-festival of short plays by TV writers

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     06 Oct 2009

Organisations:
Real Life Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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At the End Of the Day

Synopsis:
a comedy play about the funny old game of football punditry.

Notes:
part of JB Shorts One

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     24 Mar 2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Backlash

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of JB Shorts Three

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     01 Mar 2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Catholic students Eddie and Becky find love

Notes:
by John R Powers; Music And lyrics by Alaric Jans And James Quinn

1st Produced:
Alvin Theater, New York     27 May 1982

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Studio cast recording: Bay Cities (3033) 1985

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Don't Take This the Wrong Way

Synopsis:
the eve of Lucy and Harriet's marriage. Everyone is happy and serene. . ..but the arrival of Uncle Mark' will soon change all that!

Notes:
part of JB Shorts 6

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     11 Oct 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Great War, A

Synopsis:
August 1914. And it's War! How will 'steam News' cope with the triumphs and disasters?

Notes:
Written by Peter Kerry & James Quinn. Part of JB Shorts 11 an evening of six more bite-sized 15 minute World Premieres by Top TV Writers

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6Ng     01 Apr 2014

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Music:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Red

Synopsis:
November 2010 'red exiles' fc united are away to Rochdale in the FA cup, as the night unfolds, Graham and Claire see things very differently. . .

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6Ng     09 Oct 2012

Organisations:
JB Shorts 8

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Special Relationship, A

Synopsis:
begins as what looks like a typical break-up relationship story as Brit is encouraged by her French friend Fran to separate from her American partner of 12 years, Sam. It gradually becomes clear that these aren't conventional characters at all but representatives of something bigger, and it turns into political satire. - http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/jb-shorts-10-joshua-brooks-9617

Notes:
part of JB Shorts 10

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     01 Nov 2013

Organisations:
Reallife Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Twenty20

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
An "Off-Peak" production

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

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Unsung

Synopsis:
A Caribbean slave ship, a Liverpool bookshop. Sometimes silence is not an option. Edward, an uneducated Everton boy, goes to sea on a slave ship. When his best friend - a former African slave - drowns saving Edward's life, his world changes forever. Spanning oceans and continents, and inspired by words and events in the life of Liverpool abolitionist, poet and human rights campaigner, Edward Rushton, Unsung is the turbulent and uplifting story of one man's capacity to see beyond the prejudices of his time.

Notes:
written by James Quinn and John Graham Davies

1st Produced:

Organisations:
DaDaFest and Turf Love

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
piece

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Watching the Detectives

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of JB Shorts Four

1st Produced:
Joshua Brooks, Manchester     01 Oct 2010

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
15 min play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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