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Fi Benson

FI BENSON

  

Nationality:    British
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Fi was a published prose writer and book reviewer (for QWF magazine) when she began writing plays in 2002. Since then she has written and had performed a variety of full-length plays and sketches. She has been nominated for the Meyer-Whitworth Playwriting award 04 and the John Whiting Playwriting award 05. She's a member of the Phoenix Theatre Company, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire; leads creativity and writing workshops around Gloucestershire (under the Scribendi logo); works in adult education (Performing Arts) and lives in cosy eden in a cottage in the woods. She has a wide range of comedy and Drama sketches that she has not yet assembled into collections and is also happy to write sketches on commission, so invites enquiries for such pieces. She is also interested in collaborating with Theatre companies and organisations over second/further productions of her performed work.

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

        Colour Of A Lie, The         Evolution         Joanna         Little Bird Lily         Martha And Grandad Ron         Rising Son         Running Of the Deer, The         Talking To, The



Colour Of A Lie, The

Synopsis:
Ros reflects on the nature of lies

Notes:
rehearsed reading As part of montage 'the Village' July 02.

1st Produced:
everyman Theatre, Cheltenham    2002

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Genre:
short monologue sketch/Community Play One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Evolution

Synopsis:
Dora is in her seventies, who sees little of her four children; they in turn see little of each other. Dora invites the 'children' to a special tea, each of them thinking that they alone have been invited.

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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Joanna

Synopsis:
the story centres on the long-term relationship between an older woman and a younger man. It soon becomes apparent that there's an unequal balance of power in the relationship and at least one of them isn't the person they present themselves to be.

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1st Produced:
everyman Theatre, Cheltenham    2004

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Genre:
Comedy Drama, 2 act Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Little Bird Lily

Synopsis:
Lily, a golden-haired young woman, is a free bird. She is completely unaware that she has a stalker

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Genre:
Thriller One act

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Martha And Grandad Ron

Synopsis:
Two lively elders with a love-hate relationship compete for the role of tour guide for visitors staying in the local Manor House

Notes:
rehearsed reading As part of montage 'secrets'

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everyman Theatre, Cheltenham    2003

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Genre:
sequence of 4 sketches/Community Play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 m/f

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Rising Son

Synopsis:
17 year old Will has two mothers. Frances wants to write mysteries; Chris wants to play guitar and join a band. When Will drops out of school he lands in a heap of questions that the mothers rush to answer, but they're not convincing. Interwoven with a mystery thriller, the play investigates the hopes and fears of a family on the verge of new self discoveries.

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everyman Theatre, Cheltenham    2005

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Genre:
2 act Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Running Of the Deer, The

Synopsis:
three of Santa's reindeer are engaged in mutiny, Rudolph tries to intervene.

Notes:
rehearsed reading As part of montage 'a Gloucestershire Village Christmas', December/January 2004

1st Produced:
everyman Theatre, Cheltenham    2004

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Genre:
Christmas Comedy Sketch/Community Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  4 of any gender, plus Santa's voice

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Talking To, The

Synopsis:
a two-scene performance piece. This piece was written to brief for 7 female performing Arts' students, to provide them with monologue material to work on within a coherent play

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1st Produced:
Royal Forest of Dean College, Glos.    2002

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Genre:
play consisting of two monologue sequences One act

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Male:  -            Female:  7            Other:  1 male voice (once only)

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