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Don Battye

DON BATTYE  (1938 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    David Spicer Productions  


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

All Saint's Day         Billabong Bill         Bunch Of Ratbags         Caroline         Computer, The         Don't Tell Helena         Emperor's New Clothes         It Happened In Tanjabalanca         Jack And The Beanstalk         Little Tin Soldier, The         Love Travelling Salesman         Prisoner, Cell Block H         Red, White And Boogie         Rumpelstiltskin         Shoemaker And The Elves         Sweet Fanny Adams



All Saint's Day

Synopsis:
The story of three young girls who enter a beauty contest

Notes:
by Don Battye; Music And lyrics by Peter N Pinne

1st Produced:
National Theatre, Melbourne    1960

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Billabong Bill

Synopsis:
an environmental musical set in the Australian outback. a swagman helps a group of animals when their billabong becomes polluted

Notes:
Music by Peter Pinne; lyrics And book by Don Bayye

1st Produced:
alexander Theatre, Melbourne    24 Aug 1976

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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Bunch Of Ratbags

Don Battye
Terry Cooke, a young man from a rough suburb, learns very early how to take care of himself.  Turning his back on a tough home life he joins a gang and takes over as leader.  The gang becomes infamous and Terry hailed as a hero - much to the chagrin of his parents.  But the hedonistic lifestyle take a toll as he has a nervous breakdown.  Given a chance to reform, he gets involved with 'good girl', Carol. He has one final night out with the boys - it turns nasty as his drunken mates try to gang rape a girl.  Terry comes to her rescue, ditches the gang and leaves with Carol.

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye. Adapted from the novel by William Dick

1st Produced:
Emerald Hill Theatre, Australia    1966

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Revival cast recording: Bayview (RNBW 033) 2005

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Caroline

Synopsis:
a rollicking musical based on the life of Caroline Chishilm 1808 - 1877

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye.

1st Produced:
St. Martin's Theatre, Melbourne    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
Brisbane : Playlab Press, 1981, c1971   090-8156138

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Play Musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia.>>>,

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Computer, The

Synopsis:
a young man leaves the country and goes to the big city to work for a computer firm

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
aMP Theatre, adelaide    06 Mar 1962

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Folk Opera One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Don't Tell Helena

Synopsis:
a society girl causes havoc when employed by a departmental store to promote a new range of perfumes.

Notes:
Written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne    1962

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Emperor's New Clothes

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music And lyrics by Peter Pinne; book by Don Battye. Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

1st Produced:
alexander Theatre, Melbourne    03 Jan 1978

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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It Happened In Tanjabalanca

Synopsis:
Staying at a seedy hotel are two shipwreck survivors - one a Countess; a Hollywood star and her manager; an international financier and a bootlegger. The actress has some compromising negatives - but the bellboy steals them. When the financier is murdered no one wants the police called in. and then the body disappears

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Peter Pinne; book by Don Battye. Based A story by John Michael Howson

1st Produced:
Viaduct Theatre, Melbourne    02 Oct 1968

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Jack And The Beanstalk

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Peter Pinne; lyrics by Peter Pinne And Don Battye; book by Don Battye

1st Produced:
alexander Theatre, Melbourne    05 Jan 1976

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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Little Tin Soldier, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music And lyrics by Peter Pinne; book by Don Battye. Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

1st Produced:
alexander Theatre, Melbourne    04 Jan 1977

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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Love Travelling Salesman

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
-    1968

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Folk Opera One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Prisoner, Cell Block H

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Concept, Music & Lyrics by Don Battye and Peter Pinne. Based on the television series Prisoner created by Reg Watson

1st Produced:
Queens Theatre, London    25 Oct 1995

Company:
Helen Montagu Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  10            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Red, White And Boogie

Synopsis:
based on the life of John Michael Howson

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
-    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
Montmorency, Vic : Yackandandah Playscripts, 1989    086-8050717

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical of the Forties Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Rumpelstiltskin

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music And lyrics by Peter Pinne; book by Don Battye. Based on the story by The Brothers Grimm

1st Produced:
alexander Theatre, Melbourne    03 Jan 1974

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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Shoemaker And The Elves

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
-    1974

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens musical Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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Sweet Fanny Adams

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Peter N Pinne And Don Battye

1st Produced:
-    1974

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Script in the Hanger Collection, Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Australia. http://www.Austlit.edu.au >>>,

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