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Abigail Anderson

ABIGAIL ANDERSON  

Nationality:    British
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abigail Anderson directed Gonzo Moose's previous shows, the highly acclaimed You Don't Need to Know That and Is That a Bolt in Your Neck? Recent mid-scale national touring work includes: Dick Turpin's Last Ride, and new adaptations of Cider with Rosie and Three Men in a Boat, and Oliver Twist (Love and Madness). Shakespeare is one of her passions, having assisted at Shakespeare's Globe and the RSC. She's so far directed 17 of Shakespeare's plays, most recently: Romeo and Juliet for a schools tour, and Much ado about Nothing, the Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night for the Theatre Royal Bury St edmunds. Site specific work includes: Between the Dark and the Daylight (Southwark Playhouse); Sweet Witchery and Dark Fancies (Scary Little Girls), Food of Love (Hamptons Shakespeare Company), and Sonnet Walks in various cities in the UK and US. Other favourite shows include: the edinburgh Fringe cult hit Shakespeare for Breakfast (edinburgh, Poland and North American tour), Physick Lies a-Bleeding in apothecaries' Hall in the City of London; Romeo and Juliet and a Christmas Carol for Creation Theatre Company in Oxford; and the world premiere of Tennessee William's Like Candles to the Sun in the Platform Series at the Cottesloe, Royal National Theatre. abigail is proud to be an associate Director of the Theatre Royal in Bury St edmunds

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        Grimm And Grimmer - the Misadventures Of the Brothers Grimm         I'm An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!         Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?         What the Dickens?         You Don't Need To Know That



Grimm And Grimmer - the Misadventures Of the Brothers Grimm

Synopsis:
1806. It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing. Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and their beloved sister, Lotte travel into deepest Bavaria. they are assembling what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales ever published. But now reality and fantasy are colliding and the family Grimm find themselves trapped in a twisted fantasy world of their own fairy tales. are the hapless heroes in grave danger? Yes. From what? We cant tell you. Will they make it back alive? I hope so. Featuring special guest appearances from Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumplestiltskin subject to their availability.

Notes:
Written by Abigail Anderson, Seamus Allen, Mark Conway & Lauren Silver

1st Produced:
Pound Arts Centre, Corsham    27 Oct 2011

Organisations:
Gonzo Moose

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
physical theatre

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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I'm An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!

Synopsis:
Paris, 1792. Revolution grips the city and the secret police march traitors to their deaths. No one is safe. everyone is a suspect. Paris needs a hero, someone who can deliver it from this terror and restore freedom and justice. Will such a hero emerge? Yes. With comedy and thrills galore, you'll gasp, laugh and be amazed at the elaborate sword fights, the heart-wrenching love scenes and the sensational death-defying French accents. Inspired by the legend of the Scarlet Pimpernel, this wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy features three fearless and daring actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Notes:
written by Abigail Anderson (based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's novel The Scarlet Pimpernel)

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Organisations:
Gonzo Moose

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
physical theatre

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?

Synopsis:
Horrific experiments! Illicit love! Lurking terror! a death-defying finale! as lightening flashes across the sky, the rugged silhouette of a crumbling castle looms out of the darkness. Lost in a storm, this seems like the only possible refuge aČ but what happens when you hear mysterious moaning in the middle of the night? Behind every door lurks unimaginable horror! Inspired by gothic horror movie classics of the 1930s, Is That a Bolt In Your Neck? is a fast-paced, rollicking ride mixing spooky paranoia, surreal nightmare and frantic farce. Suitable for audiences from ages from 8 to 80 this is an ideal family show packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and magical illusion which will make you gasp in amazement and laugh so hard your eyeballs fall out.

Notes:
Written by Angus Barr, Cariad Lloyd, Mark Conway & Abigail Anderson

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Gonzo Moose

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
physical theatre

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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What the Dickens?

Synopsis:
Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on the Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums and empty marshes, dark secrets and convoluted plots, and lots and lots of fog. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What the Dickens? is the most absurd contribution to the Dickens bicentary you could hope to see.

Notes:
written by Abigail Anderson, Mark Conway, Neil Haigh and emily Murphy

1st Produced:
Pound Arts Centre, Corsham    01 Nov 2012

Organisations:
Gonzo Moose

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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You Don't Need To Know That

Synopsis:
a story of human survival in the face of absurdity. Be amazed by the daring prison escapes, gasp at the deadly guillotine, and wonder at the wise mans constantly moving beard. Beresford Jones is having a very bad day. He's just been arrested and no one will tell him why. Now he must negotiate the torture mad policemen, over zealous librarians, pop singing lawyers to prove his innocence, avoid execution, win his freedom and the girl. Gonzo Moose is joined by angus Barr (Ridiculusmus) and Clare Thomson (Piggy Nero) in this fast paced and thrilling production full of hilarious verbal and physical slapstick, creating a deliriously irreverent and anarchic world where anything can happen and frequently does.

Notes:
Written by Abigail Anderson, Angus Barr, Mark Conway & Clare Thomson

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Gonzo Moose

1st Published:
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Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
physical theatre

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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