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Colin Wilson

COLIN WILSON

  

Nationality:    British
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below is a list of Colin Wilson's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Cry In the Night         Gabriel's Nativity         Judith Code, The         Magna Carta         Mozart's Journey to Prague         Pictures In A Bath Of Acid         Strinberg         Walter`s War



Cry In the Night

Synopsis:
A young woman (Christine), now a paraplegic after an automobile accident, returns to her wealthy father's home on a remote island in the Caribbean to recuperate. Her Father has remarried and she meets her new mother, sister and brother, but her Father has mysteriously disappeared. A doctor and 'close friend' of her father's arrives to inform her that he has known her since her birth. She, however, has no recollection of him and she notices a strong intimacy between this doctor and her stepmother. the she hears 'cries in the night' that lead to the play's terrifying climax and surprise ending.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2004)   978-1840944785

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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Gabriel's Nativity

Synopsis:
Two teens, a brother and sister, argue the truth of the Nativity Story on the Eve of Christmas whilst wrapping presents. A mysterious plain package has arrived for the boy skeptic who discovers it is a Reality Computer Game. Upon playing it both he and his sister are transported via the computer back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to witness Christ's birth. they find they are an integral part of the Christmas Story. the brother is whipped and imprisoned by King Herod, his sister is murdered by one of his guards and they make an appearance as angels!

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2007)   978-1840946000

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Genre:
One Act Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Judith Code, The

Synopsis:
(written with Dody Denman) A new wave of terrorism has struck America and the west. the Nebak-Ad-Nizzar Group boasts they act for all Muslim Freedom Fighters. their target is the multi-national department stores. these have come under attack from suicide bombers killing and maiming thousands of people. Only Judith`s the largest and most successful of the superstores, has been spared. Why? Who is Judith, the mysterious owner who no one has seen? A talk show host asks these questions to the Muslim CEO of "Judith`s" - a woman known simply as Ayin whom many believe is really Judith. the Judith Code is a¨Slove, honesty and faith in God - but might all these elements have to be broken to outwit the terrorist group`s General Holofernes and free the world? Passion, betrayal, mystery and a haunting message that will stay with you forever.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2007)   978-1840946109

Music:
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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Magna Carta

Synopsis:
(co-written with Dody Denman). King John is given the chance to come back to present time to try and prove that he was not the worst and most evil King who ruled England. the audience are judge and jury and the events of John`s torrid reign are told from the time John is notified of his brother, Richard the Lionheart`s, death, to the 'signing' of the Magna Carta and John`s own suspicious death. With a modern musical score, love, romance, intricate webs of deceit and endless plots, 'magna Carta. . .' is a fast paced history lesson for everyone.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2001)   978-1840943511

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Genre:
Full Length Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Mozart's Journey to Prague

Synopsis:
This play was commissioned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Medici String Quartet. the original idea to Dramatise Morikes novElla of the same name was abandoned but . . .the basic plot provided a framework for allowing Mozart to talk at length about his music and his life." the first three performances of the play were introduced by Wilson personally

Notes:
It toured the U.K. from October - December 1991 staying A single night At each venue. Dorothy Tutin played the Countess And Richard McCabe, Mozart. they were Accompanied, of course, by the Medici String Quartet.

1st Produced:
UK tour    1991

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1st Published:
Paupers' Press, http://www.pauperspress.com,    -

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Genre:
playscript Play/Drama

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Pictures In A Bath Of Acid

Synopsis:
Colin Wilson's first published play was written in 1965 but remained in manuscript until 1970. On September 15, 1971 it was performed as Pictures in a Bath of Acid at the Leeds Playhouse, starring Alfred Burke as Strindberg. It played as Strindberg: A Psychological Portrait in New York three years later and again in 1975 as Strindberg: A Fool's Decision. In that same year a production was staged by the Mercury theatre Company in London under the combined title of Strindberg or Pictures in a Bath of Acid. As fascinating to read as to see in production, the play succeeds in presenting a psychological portrait of one the most original and intriguing figures of modern literature. Skilfully using techniques derived from Strindberg's own plays, Wilson has created a uniquely challenging role for any actor. It is hoped that this reprint will inspire a new generation of actors and directors to once again take up that challenge. Out of print for many years, this reprint includes a new introduction by the author. Paper. iii, 96p., £9.95. ISBN: 9780946650910. Paupers' Press, 37 Quayside Close, Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 3BP, United Kingdom.

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1st Produced:
Leeds Playhouse    1971

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1st Published:
in "Playscript 31" Calder & Boyars, London, 1970   -

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Genre:
play in two scenes Play/Drama

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Strinberg

Synopsis:
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Notes:
see Pictures in A Bath of Acid

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Play/Drama

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Walter`s War

Synopsis:
Seen mainly through the eyes of a 10-year-old child during the weeks leading up to Christmas 1942 on Strongkerry, Orkneys, a close-knit family encounters romance, tragedy, murder, kidnapping and German spies. Based on the award winning stage play 'Watler's War'. Roles for adults and children (10 +).

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2007)   978-1840946017

Music:
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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  8            Other:  -

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