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Craig Baxter

CRAIG BAXTER

  

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    Production Exchange  

Craig's work includes St James and the Tattoo Man, Taking Liberties, The Animals, Monogamy, Big Bang, Relics, Spearcarriers, Hard Sell, The Ministry of Pleasure, Re: Design, Somniloquy, Let Newton Be!, and adaptations of The Man Who Walked Through Walls, The Snow Queen and The CV of Aurora Ortiz. His play The Altruists won the 4th Stage Script Competition for plays about science or technology. - See more at: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/lady-anna-all-at-sea/creatives#sthash.Mn5CeExb.dpuf

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

        Animals, The         Apologist, The         Big Bang         CV of Aurora Ortiz, The         Divided House, The         Double Helix         Giant Steps         Hard Sell         Lady Anna: All At Sea         Let Newton Be!         Mary Mary         Ministry Of Pleasure, The         Missing Mass         Monogamy         Re: Design         Relics         Signor Castiglioni         Somniloquy         Spearcarries         St James And the Tattoo Man         Taking Liberties         Tales from the Crow's Nest         Thrill Of the Chaste, The         White Canary



Animals, The

Synopsis:
animal rights activists abduct and imprison a vivisectionist

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Organisations:
Pursued By a Bear

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Apologist, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Hotbed Festival    

Organisations:
Menagerie

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Genre:
short play

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Big Bang

Synopsis:
a low tide at Barking Creek reveals a skeleton. as the creek gives up its secrets, past and present weave together to tell a story of love and murder, history and hauntings

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1st Produced:
Westbury Centre, Barking, Uk     1999

Organisations:
ARC Theatre

1st Published:
ARC Theatre Publications, 2000   -

Music:
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Genre:
Community Play

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CV of Aurora Ortiz, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
UK tour    

Organisations:
Classworks

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Genre:
adaptation

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Divided House, The

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1st Produced:
Hotbed Festival    

Organisations:
Menagerie

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short play

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Double Helix

Synopsis:
see individual plays

Notes:
revival of two earlier plays (the Animals And Monogamy) As A double bill rather than A work in its own right

1st Produced:
Stratford Circus, London     2002

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Genre:
Two plays Play/Drama

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Giant Steps

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1st Produced:
Gravity Fields Festival    

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Hard Sell

Synopsis:
a metaphysical comedy thriller set in a police station interview room, and featuring two cops - Seargeant Filth and Constable Pig - who have to interrogate Kate, a rich bitch played by a tailor's dummy, about the death of her husband, Jamie

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Organisations:
Menagerie Theatre Company

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lady Anna: All At Sea

Synopsis:
A girl who is a lady should never marry a man who is not a gentleman. Anthony Trollope finds himself in uncharted waters as he pens the very Victorian scandal Lady Anna. . It's 1871, and celebrated novelist Anthony Trollope is Australia-bound aboard the steamship Great Britain. Accompanied by his wife Rose and her maid Isabella, Trollope passes the time by writing his latest tale, Lady Anna. The story, full of intrigue, rebellion and social politics, proves divisive among his fellow passengers - and it's not long before fact and fiction overlap in a dramatic and witty fashion. Is Trollope himself a surprising radical pitted against the status quo - or are his characters to blame for the controversy? This abundantly British business involves a disputed title, fraud, bigamy, a legal case, madness and even attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds both Lady Anna and Trollope facing some very difficult questions indeed - but will they follow their hearts and risk being disgraced?

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Organisations:
commissioned by the Trollope Society as part of the Trollope Bicentennial Celebration

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Genre:
biographical play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Let Newton Be!

Synopsis:
Isaac Newton - scientific genius, religious extremist and ruthless operator. But Let Newton Be! reveals him most as a master of reinvention, always escaping definition. With a highly visual style, great humour and unique access to his archives, this verbatim play brings Newton alive for 21st century audiences.

Notes:
Commissioned by the Faraday Institute; UK and North American tour

1st Produced:
Mercury Theatre, Colchester     22 Mar 2011

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1st Published:
Faraday Publishing   -

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Genre:
scientific play

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Mary Mary

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1st Produced:
Hotbed Festival    

Organisations:
Menagerie

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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Ministry Of Pleasure, The

Synopsis:
amid the splendours and pretensions of the royal court, the earl of Rochester impresses Charles II with his irreverence and plain speech. So much so, that the monarch gives him the task of creating a 'ministry of pleasure', thus liberating him to tour the country in search of all manner of delights. Featuring some of Rochester's most infamous poems

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London, 2004   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Missing Mass

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge     11 Jul 2002

Organisations:
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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Monogamy

Synopsis:
Paul breaks into his ex-girlfriend's flat and they revisit their relationship within an intricate Dramatic structure that moves both forwards and backwards in time

Notes:
an ideal short play for A young couple

1st Produced:
Grace, London     1999

Organisations:
Pursued By a Bear

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Re: Design

Synopsis:
If Darwin's theory of natural selection is true, does it mean there is no God? The debate rages on... Re:Design takes us back to the start, dramatising the intimate exchange of letters between Charles Darwin and the devoutly Christian Harvard botanist Asa Gray, as they debate the great issues of science and religion while sharing news of personal tragedies and triumphs, holiday experiences and gardening accidents! The characters of Darwin and Gray unfold through the eyes of Jemma a modern-day artist and film-maker struggling with the very same issues 150 years on

Notes:
commissioned by the Darwin Correspondence Project; UK and North American tour

1st Produced:
ADC Theatre, Cambridge     09 Jul 2009

Organisations:
Menagerie

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
scientific play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Relics

Synopsis:
a teenage girl carries her grandmother's ashes to the ruins of Barking abbey and meets the ghost of a nun who died there in mysterious circumstances 1000 years previously

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Broadway Theatre, Barking     2000

Organisations:
ARC Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Community Play

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Signor Castiglioni

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Hotbed Festival    

Organisations:
Menagerie

1st Published:
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Music:
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Somniloquy

Synopsis:
Somniloquy is an investigation into sleep and its disorders. Craig Baxter is an award-winning writer, and his collaborator, Richard Horner, is a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Toronto.

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Organisations:
Menagerie

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Genre:
play

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Spearcarries

Synopsis:
a historical pageant in 1930s Barking unites the community in celebration of its history

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Broadway Theatre, Barking     2001

Organisations:
ARC Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Community Play

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St James And the Tattoo Man

Synopsis:
a blind girl, a dumb boy and a baby overthrow a tyrannical amnesiac

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
London New Play Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Taking Liberties

Synopsis:
a setting of the life of John Lilburne in contemporary england

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cambridge Drama Centre     1996

Organisations:
Trespass

1st Published:
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Music:
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Play/Drama

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Tales from the Crow's Nest

Synopsis:
When Jemima runs away to sea looking for adventure she encounters the dastardly Capitaine Corbeau. In the crow's nest she meets an extraordinary collection of crows and ravens from mythology: Norse, Innuit and Tibetan. Then she's made to walk the plank. Music, puppetry, adventure, fantasy. . .

Notes:
written by Craig Baxter, Fraser Grace, Paddy Fletcher, Anna Reynolds

1st Produced:

Organisations:
The Crow Show

1st Published:
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Genre:
piece

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Thrill Of the Chaste, The

Synopsis:
the story of a contemporary virgin birth

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tour Of The Scottish Highlands     1994

Organisations:
Poor Fools Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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White Canary

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cambridge Drama Centre    

Organisations:
Pursued by a Bear-British Antarctic Survey

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
installation

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