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James Runcie

JAMES RUNCIE

  

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    DGA (David Godwin Associates)  

James Runcieis the author ofThe Grantchester Mysteries (televised asGrantchester with James Norton and Robson Green),a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Visiting Professor at Bath Spa University, and the Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre is his fourth play at Oran Mr, after The Jazz Club Murder, A Word with Dr.Johnson and Dr Johnson goes to Scotland.

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

        Dr Johnson Goes To Scotland         Jazz Club Murder, The         Tap Dancing With Jean-Paul Sartre         Word with Dr Johnson, A


Dr Johnson Goes To Scotland

Synopsis:
A new take on the famous Journey to the Western Isles of 1773 in which Samuel "Dictionary" Johnson travels north to explore three new languages (Scots, Gaelic and an early form of British Sign Language) in the company of his biographer James Boswell. Told with wit, whisky and song this sequel to last year's sell-out "A Word with Dr Johnson" is a literary adventure that asks, "Who owns language?" A new take on the famous Journey to the Western Isles of 1773 in which Samuel "Dictionary" Johnson travels north to explore three new languages (Scots, Gaelic and an early form of British Sign Language) in the company of his biographer James Boswell. Told with wit, whisky and song this sequel to last year's sell-out "A Word with Dr Johnson" is a literary adventure that asks, "Who owns language?"

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Glasgow, Oran Mor     24 Oct 2016

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Genre:
short play

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Jazz Club Murder, The

Synopsis:
musical murder mystery jazz thriller set in Soho in 1954. A young cigarette girl is strangled as Gloria Dee, one of America's finest singers is in the middle of 'Why not take all of me?" Anyone in the audience could have committed the crime- but who? And how?And why? the reluctant clErical detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, dusts off his brogues, and investigates.

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A Play, A Pie and a Pint

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short play

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Tap Dancing With Jean-Paul Sartre

Synopsis:
Paris, Spring 1956, where Fred Astaire, the worlds greatest dancer, Jean-Paul Sartre, the worlds most influential philosopher and Audrey Hepburn, the worlds most beautiful woman, meet in a musical comedy about existentialism, the meaning of life and tap dancing your way to happiness&it dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing!

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music from Stuart Fleming

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Genre:
60 min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Word with Dr Johnson, A

Synopsis:
In 1746 Samuel Johnson began to compile his famous Dictionary. Despite his famous antipathy to Scotland ( "a very vile country to be sure") , five out of his six assistants were Scots. How did they help him and what was the process like? This witty new comedy celebrates the creation of a masterpiece that defined both the English language and Johnson's own life.

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A Play, A Pie and a Pint

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  with doubling

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