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John Antrobus

JOHN ANTROBUS  (1933 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd  


Born in Woolwich, London, 2 July 1933. educated at Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School, Salisbury, Wiltshire; Selhurst Grammar School, Croydon, Surrey; King edward VII Nautical College; Royal Military academy, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey. Served in the British army, east Surrey Regiment, 1952-55. Married Margaret McCormick in 1958 (divorced 1980); two sons and one daughter. apprentice deck officer, Merchant Navy, 1950-52; supply teacher and waiter, 1953-54. Since 1955 freelance writer. Recipient: George Devine award, 1970; Writers Guild award, 1971; Arts Council bursary, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982; Banff Television Festival award, 1987. Lives in London.

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Apple A Day, An         Bed-Sitting Room 2         Bedsitting Room, The         Cane Of Honour         Captain Oates' Left Sock         City Delights         Crete And Sergeant Pepper         Dinosaurs And Certain Humiliations, The         Evening With John Antrobus, An         Hitler In Liverpool         Illegal Immigrant, The         In Praise Of British Revue         Jonah         Loonies the         Missing Links, The         Mrs Grabowski's Academy         Of Good Report         One Orange For the Baby         Royal Commission Review, The         Sperm Test         Steptoe And Son In Murder At Oil Drum Lane         Stranger In A Cafeteria         That Woman         they Sleep Together         Trixie And Baba         Up In the Hide         When Did You Last See Your Trousers ?         Why Bournemouth ?         You'll Come To Love Your Sperm Test



Apple A Day, An

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televised 1971

1st Produced:
London    1974

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1st Published:
in "Why Bournemouth? and Other Plays, Calder & Boyars, London, 1970   -

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Modern Drama Play/Drama

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Male:  11            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Bed-Sitting Room 2

Synopsis:
adaptation of the Bed Sitting Room

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London    1983

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Bedsitting Room, The

Bedsitting Room, The
World War Three and after a nuclear bomb is dropped, Lord Fortnum mutates into a bed-sitting room. His doctor instead of trying to cure him moves in. Harold Wilson turns into a parrot and a trendy vicar wearing only a bathing suit performs a marriage ceremony using "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

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written by John Antrobus And Spike Milligan. there was A one Act version in 1962

1st Produced:
Mermaid, London    31 Jan 1963

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1st Published:
Hobbs, Walton on Thames, Surrey, 1970   978-0851380124

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Cane Of Honour

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London    1965

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Captain Oates' Left Sock

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about group therapy in a psychiatric clinic

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Samuel French, London, 1974   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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City Delights

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Oxford    1978

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

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Crete And Sergeant Pepper

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Dinosaurs And Certain Humiliations, The

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Edinburgh    1973

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Evening With John Antrobus, An

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London    1969

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Hitler In Liverpool

Hitler In Liverpool
Liverpool 1912 alios , brother of adolph Hitler, has opened a restaurant with his wife. the twenty four year Hitler pays a surprise visit

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Contained in: "Hitler In Liverpool and Other Plays" published by Calder and Boyars 1983   978-0714538983

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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Illegal Immigrant, The

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Soho Poly, London    1974

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In Praise Of British Revue

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establishment, London    1964

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Genre:
Revue Show

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Jonah

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Cambridge    1979

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Loonies the

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the Looneys ?

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Missing Links, The

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televised 1965

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in "Why Bournemouth? and Other Plays, Calder & Boyars, London, 1970   -

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mrs Grabowski's Academy

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Of Good Report

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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One Orange For the Baby

One Orange For the Baby
a group of beatniks living in the West Country

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Hitler In Liverpool and Other Plays" published by Calder and Boyars 1983   978-0714538983

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Royal Commission Review, The

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written with Spike Milligan

1st Produced:
Mermaid, London    1964

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Genre:
Revue Show

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  the Temperance Seven

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Sperm Test

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Steptoe And Son In Murder At Oil Drum Lane

Synopsis:
Harold Steptoe returns, after a 30 year absence, to his rag and bone home, now a National Trust property only to be confronted by the ghost of the father he is supposed to have murdered.

Notes:
written by Ray Galton And John Antrobus

1st Produced:
York, Theatre Royal    2005

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Stranger In A Cafeteria

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in Christmas Present

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1971

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That Woman

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they Sleep Together

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Trixie And Baba

Synopsis:
a young man, ostensibly hired to help in the pottery business, is used to witness marital tug of war

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Playsript 22 Calder and Boyars, London, 1969   -

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Genre:
Domestic Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Up In the Hide

Up In the Hide
a group of tourists hide in a hut as rebels close in on them

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Contained in: "Hitler In Liverpool and Other Plays" published by Calder and Boyars 1983   978-0714538983

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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When Did You Last See Your Trousers ?

Synopsis:
a burglar steals some clothes whilst couple are sleeping, man decides to pursue but has no trousers

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written with Ray Galton. From story by Galton And Simpson

1st Produced:
Mold, Clwyd    1986

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Samuel French, London, 1988   -

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Genre:
Farce

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Why Bournemouth ?

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almost Free, London    1968

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in "Why Bournemouth? and Other Plays, Calder & Boyars, London, 1970   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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You'll Come To Love Your Sperm Test

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1964

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in "New Writers 4", Calder and Boyars, London, 1965   -

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Genre:
Modern Satire

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  with doubling

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