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Will Adamsdale

WILL ADAMSDALE

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Rebecca Blond Associates  

Will Adamsdale's Theatre credits include the Receipt, his collaboration with sonic artist Chris Branch, his one man show Jackson's Way, winner of the Perrier award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2004, Waters of the Moon (Salisbury Playhouse), Faster (Filter Theatre/ BaC/ Lyric Hammersmith Studio/Tour), Ben Hur (BaC), the Winslow Boy and arcadia (Chichester Festival Theatre), Dangerous Corner (Watford), Notes from Underground (Pleasance, edinburgh), Small Craft Warnings (Pleasance, Islington), the Zoo Story, Bent, Bloody Poetry and No Man's Land (Edinburgh Festival 91-96). On television, he has appeared in Rosemary and Thyme (Carnival), Days That Shook the World (Lion TV), Manchild (Series I & II  BBC), Sword of Honour (Talkback), Bomber (Zenith) and Warriors (BBC). Will's film credits include the Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones.

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

        Human Computer, The         Jacksons Way: the Christmas Top Up Power Seminar         Jackson's Way         Jackson's Way Level 2         Receipt, The         Summer House, The         Victorian In the Wall, The



Human Computer, The

Synopsis:
Will adamsdale's attempt to confront his technophobia. You have to love a man whose idea of fun is to construct a giant computer out of cardboard and sticky tape

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Traverse Drill Hall, Edinburgh Festival     01 Aug 2007

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Jacksons Way: the Christmas Top Up Power Seminar

Synopsis:
Chris John Jackson - the life coach played by Will Adamsdale - doesn't seem too thrilled to be presenting a special Yuletide version of his motivational workshop. But that's what his contract stipulates, so that's what he's going to give us. Jackson's Way takes the form of a series of pointless and impossible acts which he calls 'Jactions': for instance, rhyming the words 'red' and 'orange', trying to halt a tea towel's descent to the floor by shouting at it, or attempting to place his hand in two locations simultaneously. The show, which is both revisiting and a reworking of the material for which Adamsdale won the Perrier Award in 2004, is character comedy at its most engaging: Jackson has become an even sadder, stranger figure over time. There are sizeable cracks in his facade, signs that both his career and his life have imploded.

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Comedy

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Jackson's Way

Synopsis:
Hi, I'm Chris John Jackson, international life coach, and I want to tell YOU about my sensational approach to love, life and finance. I call it Jackson's Way, a simple, workable method of making the equation love/money + property x mood = Gravy Train' work on your terms and at your pace. I'm here to help YOU, and I want you to have a piece of my Way.Part theatre, part comedy, Jackson's Way is a modern day parody of American motivational speakers and a satire on the world of self help and corporate jargon. Join Chris John Jackson for perhaps the most surreal hour you are likely to spend in a theatre.

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Jackson's Way Level 2

Synopsis:
Following world tours, the winning life coach and writer of Maximum Jackson' returns to the BaC's conference facilities with a new power-workshop-seminarette. Of Level 2 he says: "again, we just bypass the jargon and get down to solving the equation love wealth + wellbeing on YOUR terms and at YOUR pace."

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Receipt, The

Synopsis:
the characters all share the frustration of living in Glinton, a recognisable city where bureaucracy reigns demonstrating the loneliness and absurdity of contemporary urban living.

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by Will Adamsdale And Chris Branch

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BAC , London, Eur >>>     29 Sep 2005

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Fuel

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Summer House, The

Summer House, The
Three men arrive by car at a remote house in the countryside. Who are they? Where are they? are those stuffed beavers on the wall? then the Vikings arrive. a comedy thriller about men, myths and the weather and how it blows all the other stuff away anyway.

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Devised by Will Adamsdale, Neil Haigh, Matthew Steer And John Wright (founder member of Trestle And Told By An Idiot)

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Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849431750

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Genre:
comedy thriller

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Victorian In the Wall, The

Victorian In the Wall, The
So far, all that's clear is that this involves a grumpy writer discovering a Victorian man living in a wall of his flat. everyone's pretty surprised. adjustments have to be made. there are probably songs too (and hitting green recycling boxes like drums*). there's a mysterious African man and there might be a music hall chanteuse. Hopefully it's like a fairy tale set in a world you may recognize, of knock-throughs and cappuccinos and recycling, where everyone has everything but somehow that's not enough.

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devised by Will Adamsdale, Jason Barnett, Chris Branch, Matthew Steer and Melanie Wilson. Written by Will Adamsdale. part of Rough Cuts. First full production Bristol Old Vic 21 March 2013

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