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Mark Whiteley

MARK WHITELEY  

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Mark Whiteley has written, performed and produced for Hard Graft Theatre Company for ten years. In the past he has organised a 56 charity shops into theatre venues for the national tour of Burt n Joyce, planned a nationwide tour of living rooms and conceived and delivered a 216 mile performance across the country with nothing but a comedy show as currency. He has also booked, written and produced 3 national theatre tours. Mark is the founder of Hard Graft and was the runner up of the BBC Alfred Bradley new writing award 2007. In 2005 he was the winner of the TAPPS comedy writing award. Mark lives and works in Oldham.

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

Babushka's Christmas Gift         Burt 'n' Joyce         Charity Begins at Home         Grass!         I Love Nottingham         Knife Edge         Poles Apart         Red Riding Hood         Thick As Thieves         When Will I Be Famous



Babushka's Christmas Gift

Synopsis:
Babushka is so busy cleaning that she ignores the invite from the three wise men and the angel to visit a new born king. Now she is determined to deliver her precious gifts to the baby. She sets out to follow the star and meets some interesting characters on her way. An exciting and lively Christmas show that allows children of all ages to experience first hand the joys and skills of traditional storytelling.

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Christmas Story

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Burt 'n' Joyce

Synopsis:
Meet Burt 'n' Joyce, an ordinary couple, in an ordinary Nottingham charity shop, who are about to have the most extraordinary day of their lives. . .

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Charity Begins at Home

Synopsis:
Charity Begins At Home is the story of Burt and Joyce, two volunteer charity shop workers, on an ordinary high street who are about to have the most extraordinary day of their lives, with the discovery of 15,000 cash, 2 ski masks and a gun left in a bag outside the shop. Burt's dreams of owning a static caravan on the east coast are dashed by Joyce's kindness to others, a story of friendship, fig rolls and how to spend a fortune.

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Grass!

Synopsis:
Last year Caz got 360 hours of community service. He argued that the best use of his order would be to talk to people about the past. To educate, to instruct, to have a doss. Obviously he didn't say the last bit. The court agreed, so this is his play.

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part of Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival

1st Produced:
Midland, Manchester    2008

Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
60 min comedy/drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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I Love Nottingham

Synopsis:
Welcome to Carlton Hill, Nottingham, 2012 where an ordinary couple in an ordinary charity shop are about to have one of the most extraordinary days of their lives...It's the night before the runner up from Pop Idol, Darren Dawes, is about to officially open the charity shop, but the discovery of a gun, a ski mask and a stack of fify pound notes throws a spanner in the works. It's Right Up Your Street.

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1st Produced:
Nottingham Theatre Royal    20 Sep 2012

Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Knife Edge

Synopsis:
In January my son was stabbed on his way home from work. He died on the pavement before the ambulance arrived. There were many witnesses but not one had the courage to stand up in court. We all know who is responsible. Therefore I have no alternative. I challenge John Cox to a duel to the death. Yesterday I was an ordinary printer. Today I am Judge, Jury and Executioner.

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Thriller

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Poles Apart

Synopsis:
Officially 600,000 Polish people have come to Britain to seek work since 2004. Two British lads (Dan and Mark) are reversing the trend and trying to get work in Warsaw, Poles Apart is their story. This unique show about a 2000 mile adventure from the U.K to Poland follows the journey thousands of Polish people have made over the last 70 years. Poles Apart is the story of two nations who have fought together, worked together and now live together.

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written by Mark Whitely And Daniel Hoffmann-Gill

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Red Riding Hood

Synopsis:
Looking for what's on in saddleworth or things to do this Christmas in Saddleworth? Red Riding Hood is a great theatre show packed with Christmas magic, singing, dancing as well as a classic timeless story for all the family.

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1st Produced:
-    08 Dec 2009

Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Christmas Story

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Thick As Thieves

Synopsis:
Mark Whiteley said 'When I was a bad lad I did many bad things. I have stood over someone as they slept with a bat in my hand, ready to strike if they awoke. I have trashed caravans, smashed a car into a wall and stole a bag of Christmas presents out of the back of a ford fiesta. . . For these things I am sorry.'

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Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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When Will I Be Famous

Synopsis:
The funny and touching true story of a man who wanted some attention

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1st Produced:
The Gate, Goole    15 Jan 2011

Organisations:
Hardgraft Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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