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Megan Barker

MEGAN BARKER

  

Nationality:    British
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Megan Barker's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Anaphylactic         Bernie (Spend A Penny)         Dead Letter         Dead Pan         Ghosts         No Ghosts Expected         Paper And Skin         Pit         Promise         Snow Queen, The         This Incredible Human Heart Machine Part 1 (A Personal History)         Tongue Lie Light



Anaphylactic

Synopsis:
an experimental poetic monologue with recurring motifs of risk-taking, desperate wishful-thinking, and the reappearance of the vanished bees just in time to save the world
- Corinne Salisbury, British theatre Guide

Notes:
Part of Soho theatre's season "everything Must Go" Short rapid response pieces relating to the economic crisis.

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Genre:
Short play

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Bernie (Spend A Penny)

Synopsis:
Imagine that there are two half-hour shows, one played out in the Ladies toilet, the other in the Gents. Imagine that each show consists of four five-minute monologues, written and performed by some of the finest theatre artists in Scotland. and then imagine that you experience each of these snippets alone, face to face with a single actor, either in a toilet cubicle, or somewhere around the wash-basins. This is the arches 15th anniversary show Spend a Penny; and it makes an extraordinary, intense and challenging 21st-century theatre experience, sometimes as rich and intimate as a private moment with a sister or best friend, sometimes as grotesque and vivid as a trip to the underworld, in a painting by Brueghel or Bosch.
Joyce McMillam, Scotsman

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part of Spend A Penny, A series of short plays based on An idea by Andy Arnold

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Genre:
5 min monologue One act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dead Letter

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Faultline Theatre

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Dead Pan

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Notes:
written with Rob evans And company

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Script

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Ghosts

Synopsis:
On the face of it, local councillor Helen Alving's financial support for the creation of a Childhood Trust and the donation of her 'big house' to the Council to create a new looked-after children's facility seems to be a magnanimously benevolent gesture to honour her late husband, the Captain. With the unexpected arrival of her son Oswald 'from abroad' however, Helen's carefully constructed reality is torn apart, and the ghosts from their tormented past manifest grotesquely in shocking revelations of political corruption and abuse. Megan Barker's dark and gripping adaptation of the Ibsen classic exposes a litany of terrible secrets and the incontrovertible damage these have caused.

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Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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No Ghosts Expected

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1st Produced:
Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow     2001

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Faultline Theatre

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Paper And Skin

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Pit

Synopsis:
Writer Megan Barker drew inspiration from the true story of Jerry Bivins (executed in 2001) and his mother, but the evocation of an underclass, mired in a no-hope swamp of illiteracy and desperate criminality, owes its poetic imagery and dark, twisting comedy to Barker's own insights and talents.
Mary Brennan, Herald

Notes:
part of Fifteen Years, Two Fingers, Arches Live!

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Faultline Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Promise

Promise
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in Six Plays for Young Performers, Methuen Drama (December 15, 2010)   978-1408128855

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Genre:
TYA

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Snow Queen, The

Synopsis:
re-telling of the children's classic the Snow Queen also features characters from other famous fairytales, and is brought to life with visual effects, puppetry, live music and highly physical performances

Notes:
from story by Hans Chritian Andersen

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Genre:
adaptation

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This Incredible Human Heart Machine Part 1 (A Personal History)

Synopsis:
contemplations, in poetic speech and song, on the collision between the physical facts and metaphorical meanings of the human heart.
Mark brown, Daily Telegraph

Notes:
Text by Megan Barker. Music by Philip Farr And Richard Reed Parry. Part of Arches theatre Festival

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Faultline Theatre

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Genre:
Piece, 20 min Piece

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  3 musicians

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Tongue Lie Light

Synopsis:
Barker's Tongue Lie Tight is an ennui-laden look at the communica-tion breakdown between a couple seeking sanctuary in a sun-drenched resort from some un-named horrors at home. as Morag goes quietly demented in her hotel room, Seymour builds sandcastles with Gracie, a young girl with whom he finds an uncomfortable-looking connection. Loosely based on JD Salinger's 1948 short story a Perfect Day for Bananafish, Barker's spare demotic leaves everything tantalisingly implied in a close-up of everyday madness which contrasts with its setting's brightness.
- Neil Cooper, Herald

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Genre:
One act

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