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Olivia Smedley

OLIVIA SMEDLEY

  (1972 - )

Nationality:    Italian/British
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below is a list of Olivia Smedley's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All Change         Doctor's Mark         Fizz         Miss         Queen Anne II         Snip Snip         Title Coconuts (renamed Fun Run see notes)



All Change

Synopsis:
Becky and Stuart take Brian on a day out from a residential home. Unfortunately Mark tags along. Thrown together on a railway platform, they are forced to confront their illnesses.

Notes:
Originally commissioned by TIC theatre Co. And performed by residents of A home for the mentally ill, As part of World Mental Health Day. A reworked version has been written for professional Actors.

1st Produced:
Danebank theatre    2002

Organisations:
TIC Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Doctor's Mark

Synopsis:
Three heavyweight roles which although comedic contain intense Drama.

Notes:
A series of three 10 min monologues. DOCTOR's MARK was entered for 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival by Ziggy Productions. the film will be shown in the FILM UK FIFF Videotheque during the 2003 festival.

1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
collection of comedy Drama monologues

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fizz

Synopsis:
An unusual piece in which a toothbrush speaks as a young girl.

Notes:
This piece was written for the English Touring theatre playwriting course And was produced under the collective title Voices in Action. Fizz is currently under consideration for A short film.

1st Produced:
Crewe Lyceum - Victorian Centre    1997

Organisations:
Fnglish Touring Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Drama short 7 mins monologue Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Miss

Synopsis:
An unusual slant on school life.

Notes:
A series of five 15 min monologues which can be performed by more than one Actor. Currently on offer to well known performer.

1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
collection of comedy Drama monologues

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  1-5 characters

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Queen Anne II

Synopsis:
Cynical nation seeks new Queen. Applicants must have royal blood. On the job training will be provided but some experience with a major European monarchy would be an advantage. the preferred candidate is Princess Anne. We see the new Queen during a working day trying to stamp her own style of reign

Notes:
Exciting new work' Buxton Festival Fringe Review

1st Produced:
Buxton Festival Fringe    2003

Organisations:
Cheeky Hound Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama monologue Part 1 actress Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Snip Snip

Synopsis:
What happens if you team up Buxton Opera House with the innovative RFC theatre company and give them 20,000 of Arts Council Lottery money to organise a whole series of small-scale events? Well if the premiere of Snip-Snip is anything to go by the answer is something very special. Snip-Snip is set in a hair salon and the Drama gradually unfolds against a continuous babble of seemingly inconsequential chatter. the audience eavesdrop from behind the stylist's wall mirror as Michelle, the dim but engaging young hairdresser, puts her posh clients through the mill. the humour is more quiet smile than belly-laugh, but suddenly you find yourself fighting back the tears. . .' , Buxton Advertiser

Notes:
subsequently produced by Ziggy Productions And had five night run At Buxton Opera House. Studio Season, see review below. Also At Lyceum theatre Crewe, Unity theatre Liverpool And Tenant's Hall theatre, Tatton Park, Cheshire.

1st Produced:
Bolton Little theatre    2000

Organisations:
Launchpad

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Title Coconuts (renamed Fun Run see notes)

Synopsis:
How good to catch a show that could use some padding instead of being cut back. Clocking in at a slender 35 minutes, Fun Run is a lovely little slice of domesticity, brimming with Mancunian salt-of-the-earth type patter. Author Olivia Smedley has written something that might have come from Mike Leigh's bottom drawer. Sisters Fiona and Jessica are doing a fun run together. This is not a simple matter, what with one being build for speed and the other for, shall we say, comfort. they have never lost contact as such, but there has been a form of estrangement ever since the younger Jessica married her siblings ex-boyfriend ten years previously. Hobbled together at the ankle, what starts as a chance for a nice catch-oop soon turns into a good, solid rummage through the familial skeleton closet. Director Russell Tennant paces everything well and Yvonne Pinnington and Coronation Street's Corinne Coward are ideal foils for each other, deserving some kind of laurel - sweatband or Gatorade? - for maintaining their timing

Notes:
After minor revisions was renamed Fun Run And entered in Edinburgh Festival 2002 by Ziggy Productions. Scotsman three star review (see below). Also Crewe Lyceum on double bill with Snip-Snip

1st Produced:
Dukes 92, Manchester UK    2000

Organisations:
Launchpad

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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