doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee



Catherine Forde

CATHERINE FORDE

  

Nationality:    Scottish
twitter     email:    n/a     Website:    Click here

Literary Agent:    Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency

Cathy Forde from Glasgow has written novels, plays, short stories, musicals and pantomimes. Her best-selling novel, Fat Boy Swim won the Grampian Children's Book Award 'Winner of Winners' in 2014 and her adaptation is on commission with National Theatre of Scotland. She works extensively as a creative writing mentor for young people, most recently Toonspeak in Glasgow and has served twice as Scottish Booktrust virtual writer-in-residence. 'The Blitz Next Door' the re-written version of her first published novel for children from 2001 has just been republished by Floris Books.

Research:    http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/playwrights/cathy-forde.aspx

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
AbeBooks.co.uk   AbeBooks.com   Stageplays.com   amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   amazon.ca
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

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

        Broken Dreams         Chamber of Nothing         Empty         One in a Million         Sunday Lesson, The         Supply



Broken Dreams

Synopsis:
Broken Dreams is about long-lost love, loss, the road not taken... and line-dancing. Carla, an ex-Coal Miner's Daughter leaves Ayrshire and her boyfriend Kenny behind for America. She is discovered in Nashville and becomes a one-hit wonder and minor star before disappearing into obscurity. Thirty years later Kenny tracks her down and brings her home.

Notes:
part of TalkFest at the Tron 2015

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
play 90 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Chamber of Nothing

Chamber of Nothing
Set in the tunnels beneath the city, a group of students go on a school outing they'll never forget. As the group descends the rickety staircase to begin the Hidden City tour they are at first, disappointed by the bland warren of bare brick chambers. But the atmosphere soon becomes far more sinister as each chamber is explored and the tour guide describes its history of horror. As the stories become spookier, mass hysteria erupts and the tour has to be abandoned. . .but does everyone return safely?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann; (31 May 2011)   978-0435046071

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
TYA

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Multi-cast play for schools

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Empty

Empty
"Here's to Col's numpty maw and paw for leaving him home alone and expecting everything to stay the way it was. Suckas!" When you're only sixteen, could the events of one night really shape the course of your life? Divert you from becoming the man you might have become, stunt you, burden you, trap you, destroy you, change the very core of you? Leave you empty.

Notes:
Commissioned by the National theatre of Scotland As An initiative to encourage younger Audiences into the theatre, the play will be produced on tour in Scotland And At A number of exclusive performances for schools, youth groups And colleges March -April 2010.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
National Theatre of Scotland

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-1408130575

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
show for teenagers

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

One in a Million

Synopsis:
Susan is a young woman from Blantyre with somewhere else she'd far rather be than the project room in a Glasgow school where she meets Gerry, a handyman and pub-quiz fan who never passes up on an opportunity for fact-finding.

Notes:
This play has been inspired by Marys Meals. Marys Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the worlds poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. It began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today, it is reaching over ONE MILLION children with a daily meal in school across 12 countries, including Malawi, Liberia, Zambia, Kenya, Haiti and India. It costs the charity just 12.20 to feed a child for a whole school year and its committed to spending at least 93% of all donations on its charitable activities.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Sunday Lesson, The

Synopsis:
Frankie - so laid back he's horizontal - doesn't have much to say to his dad these days, and his dad probably doesn't have the ideal temperament - or constitution - to be his Driving Instructor. But weekly Sunday Lessons force Father and son to reconnect on an emotional and hilarious rollercoaster of a journey.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
a Play, a Pie and a pint

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Supply

Synopsis:
Davy Small has prepared an inspirational lesson on haiku for his very first class as a newly qualified teacher. However the young ladies from S4 Foundation who turn up to find a Supply teacher for english have their own ideas on what they want to learn from Mr Small. and it isn't poetry.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
a Play, a Pie and a Pint

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page