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Kieron Barry

KIERON BARRY

  

Nationality:    English
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Kieron Barry's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Black Soap         Blood Everywhere         Cumquats         Deepcut: Scenes From An Inquiry         Embassyland         Hannah Marlow Hampton         Lord Beckington (90) Reads From His Award-Winning Romantic Memoirs         Mahler & Rachmaninov         Numbers         Picasso: Art Is Crime         Signs Of A Struggle         Stockwell: the Inquest Into the Death Of Jean Charles De Menezes         Stories For Boys         Tomorrow In The Battle         Very Dark Blue



Black Soap

Black Soap
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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", published by Roland Egan Press, 2005   978-0955161902

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Genre:
political thriller

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Blood Everywhere

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Cumquats

Cumquats
It follows the progress of two friends as they struggle with life after the First World War. espionage, treason and theology combine in a brooding study of repression, illusion and the frailty of man's estate.

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", published by Roland Egan Press, 2005   978-0955161902

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Deepcut: Scenes From An Inquiry

Synopsis:
Between 1995 and 2002 four young recruits were found shot dead in very suspicious circumstances but despite this they were all classed as suicides

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1st Produced:
Landor Theatre, London     09 Dec 2008

Organisations:
Ronald Egan Productions

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Embassyland

Embassyland
a police interrogation cell where a lawyer, client and two policement verbally confront each other.

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", published by Roland Egan Press, 2005   978-0955161902

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hannah Marlow Hampton

Synopsis:
Hannah's wonderful life is turned upside down just before her twelfth birthday

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1st Produced:
Tabard Theatre, London     30 Oct 2007

Organisations:
Ronald Egan Productions

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lord Beckington (90) Reads From His Award-Winning Romantic Memoirs

Synopsis:
depiction of a seventy year love affair.

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1st Produced:
The Man In The Moon Theatre, Chelsea     2000

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Genre:
Solo Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mahler & Rachmaninov

Mahler & Rachmaninov
a study of the lives of the two composers and their marriages, culminating in their meeting in New York in 1910

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", published by Roland Egan Press, 2005   978-0955161902

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Numbers

Numbers
This brutal and hilarious one-act play was declared one of the greatest plays of all time for women in Lucy Kerbel's volume 100 Great Plays For Women. Set in an all-girls' boarding school, Numbers depicts a vicious battle of wills between four Sixth Form girls in the hour before a new Head Girl is announced. As the girls vie for the coveted position, old friendships and loyalties give way to ambition and betrayal. Nothing is too extreme in a battle which increasingly proves less about the disputed role and more about how the girls' conflicting ideologies of class, privilege and morality will affect the rest of their lives.

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in "Five Plays", published by Roland Egan Press, 2005
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2014) >>>    -

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Genre:
60 minutes dark comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Picasso: Art Is Crime

Synopsis:
a bold and beautiful musical romantic comedy involving waiters, gangsters, detectives and a 17 million stolen painting. Featuring a cast of fourteen and an eighteen-piece big band, the show was a comic pell-mell of musical exuberance and larger-than-life characters

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  fourteen and an eighteen-piece big band

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Signs Of A Struggle

Synopsis:
a dark and pacy re-examination of the themes of theft and adultery which have dominated his work to date. Weaving a complex narrative of romance, greed, chaos and redemption, Signs of a Struggle is a profound and troubling exploration of the more cloudy corners of the human soul.

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1st Produced:
Grace Theatre, London     2001

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Stockwell: the Inquest Into the Death Of Jean Charles De Menezes

Synopsis:
In the studio above the Landor pub the words of police officers, surveillance officers and the family of Jean Charles de Menezes are spoken with absolute clarity and conviction. Written by Kieron Barry and performed by a talented cast of eight, elements of the inquest transcripts are performed by largely unnamed characters. With a set consisting only of grey chairs with props and costumes kept to a bare minimum there are no gimmicks employed to tell this tragic tale of misinformation and unfortunate coincidence. It becomes clear throughout by the articulate questioning of the actors representing lawyers that human error at every level of the police system contributed to the events that day. However, given the context of the July bombings and the heightened tension in London at the time, it is possible to follow (if not necessarily agree with) the thought processes that the police considered rational to protect the public from a perceived threat. the mixture of indifference, defiance and remorse portrayed by the characters goes far to distinguish the difference of viewpoints between the officers on the ground and those in the control room. the inclusion of testimonies by eye witnesses further complicates the versions of events offered by the police 'tribe' (as described in the programme notes) and brings the human horror of the situation sharply into focus. Complimenting these responses from members of the public were the personal comments of the family of Jean Charles de Menezes who remark without irony that he had always complimented the British police on their politeness when he'd been 'stop searched' before. Rather than eliciting a biased response from the audience the sad facts of the case are presented from all angles and give light to both the complications and incompetence suffered and created by various police departments without losing the emotional impact of discussing the death of a real person. the point of timing is reinforced by an officer who reminds the lawyers that the final actions happened within seconds although it was in fact the succession of decisions made that morning that cost an innocent man his life.
- amy Yorston, British theatre Guide

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Created by Kieron Barry from the inquest transcripts

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Roland egan Productions

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Genre:
Piece

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Male:  8            Female:  -            Other:  extras

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Stories For Boys

Synopsis:
The horrors of artistic expression

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1st Produced:
Landor Theatre, London     09 Dec 2008

Organisations:
Ronald Egan Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Tomorrow In The Battle

Synopsis:
Simon a heart transplant surgeon is married to Anna. Simon meets and falls for Jennifer. Jennifer is with a whizz kid financier. Anna fancies Simon's colleague. Simon and his colleague have a dark secret

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1st Produced:
Stageworks, New York     15 Aug 2012

Organisations:
Ronald Egan Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Very Dark Blue

Synopsis:
alternating quick-fire dialogue with poetic meditations, the play represents a comic yet moving examination of love, loss and memory.

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1st Produced:
Grace, London     1999

Organisations:
Ronald Egan Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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