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Helen Blakeman

HELEN BLAKEMAN  (1971 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  

Helen Blakeman's work for Theatre includes Caravan (for which she received the George Devine award) and Normal (Pearson Playwright award) at the Bush; and the Morris at Liverpool everyman. For television & film, she has written Pleasureland (receiving BAFTA and RTS nominations), and Dustbin Baby (which won 2009 Children's BAFTA 2009 for Best Writer, and International emmy award for Children & Young People, Kidscreen award 2010 for Best Family Movie, and Best Creative Talent - acting).

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

        Caravan         Cloud Busting         Come to Where I am From         Morris, The         Normal



Caravan

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Samuel French, London, 1998   -

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Cloud Busting

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When Sam wakes up, he fully believes today will be just another ordinary day - but that's before Mr. Mackie tells class 8M to write a poem about someone they care about. Unexpectedly, Sam volunteers to write about Davey. . . Davey was Sam's friend, not that Sam wanted anyone to know that. While the cool girls in the class thought Davey was well cute in a sad-dog sort of way, the tough boys - Alex and his crew - just saw Davey as different. Davey liked to dance. Davey liked to look at the clouds and see the shapes they made. Davey liked looking at the world in a different way to everybody else. But no matter how much Sam liked being with Davey, he always denied their friendship. then one day, alex's bullying goes a step too far. . . But will Sam step in to help his friend? It's not the ordinary day Sam thought it was going to be.

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adapted from the novel by Malorie Blackman. part of the National theatre Connections 2011

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National Theatre, London    -

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Come to Where I am From

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Sixty one playwrights from across the UK return to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. At 14 theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays will be performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Come To Where I'm From is a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

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Short play for Paines Plough season at the Royal Exchange

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Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse - Everyword Festival    19 May 2010

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Paines Plough

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short play

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Morris, The

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Josef Weinberger, London,    -

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Normal

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xxx theatre Record 2000/556

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Faber and Faber, London, 2000   -

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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