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Richard Vergette

RICHARD VERGETTE

  

Nationality:    British
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Richard Vergette's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        American Justice         As We Forgive them         Dancing Through the Shadows         Englishman's Home, An         Nice         Ring Around the Humber



American Justice

Synopsis:
American Justice, Richard Vergette's searing play about guilt and redemption in America's prison system is set during the 8 years of an Obama administration, when idealism and forgiveness may not be all it seems. A political thriller with a deeply affecting and surprising twist. As Barack Obama sweeps to power, John Daniels is elected to Congress. the fulfilment of this political ambition is marred by personal tragedy when his only daughter is murdered in a random shooting by a feral, illiterate thug, Lee Fenton (Ryan Gage). Fenton is sentenced to death when Daniels, in an apparent act of altruism and forgiveness, appeals for clemency on the condition that he is allowed to educate the boy himself. What follows is a visceral expose of criminal retribution, restorative justice and moral relativism.

Notes:
began life as an hourlong piece called As We Forgive them as part of Manchester's annual new writing event 24:7 theatre Festival

1st Produced:

Organisations:
the Playground Studio and Echo

1st Published:
Playdead Press   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
political thriller

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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As We Forgive them

Synopsis:
John Daniels is a US Congressman known for his support for the underprivileged and his opposition to the death penalty. Lee Fenton is the young man imprisoned for murdering Daniels's daughter. Unable to go back on his principles and plead for Fenton's execution, Daniels instead decides to educate the man who ripped apart his family, even though he can barely read and the only thing he is able to commit to paper is a teenage boy's representation of a penis.
- David Chadderton, British theatre Guide

Notes:
Winner of the Award for Favourite Production. aka American Justice

1st Produced:
Pure, The Printworks, Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival    16 Sep 2009

Organisations:
Ensemble 52

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
80 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 0955; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0046

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Dancing Through the Shadows

Synopsis:
It's a long way from Hessle to Hessle Road. When Tom and Sylvia meet on the dance floor in 1938 they begin a romance that crosses the class divide. Tom's aspirational mother Grace is horrified that her son has taken up with a girl who works in the fish house, whilst Sylvia's brother David has no time for her daft bank clerk boyfriend. That's until the divided families are thrown together when the Second World War reaches Hull. Suddenly class means nothing and all that matters is surviving. As the Blitz shatters their world apart, Tom and Sylvia struggle to hold their relationship together.

Notes:
Dancing Through the Shadows is Part I of The Hull Trilogy - a trio of exciting commissioned plays which examine how the city's past has shaped its identity and its capacity for survival and renewal.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
play 135 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Englishman's Home, An

Synopsis:
there is a comfort in darkness; a comfort which the sole occupant of the crumbling mansion is prepared to kill for. the majestic voice of Callas crackles from an ancient record player as Roger Beaumont, home from prison, pours himself another drink and invites you to hear his story.

Notes:
New one Act play premiered At the 24:7 theatre Festival in 2007. Contact the Author via the festival for details And performance rights. info@247theatrefestival.co.uk

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Ensemble 52

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Nice

Synopsis:
A war correspondent reports without fear or favour and knows the importance of telling the truth. He can't be compromised - can he?

Notes:
part of Not Part Of Festival

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Ring Around the Humber

Synopsis:
Four stories. Four writers. Four generations of Hull. they say that some objects have a habit of finding a way to their natural owners. When Elsie Templeman bought a sovereign ring in Hull in 1941, she could never have believed the journey that ring had already taken or would take - and through whose lives, hearts - and stomachs - it would pass, before that owner was revealed. From the Hull Blitz to the day the Beatles came to Hull, from the heady days of 1987 to a time two years in the city's future, the play features four spellbinding stories of love, fun and heartache covering four generations of life in this wonderful city and beyond. Ring Around the Humber is as life-affirming and joyous as Hull itself.

Notes:
By: Sarah Davies, Nick Lane, Morgan Sproxton And Richard Vergette

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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