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Alan Bleasdale

ALAN BLEASDALE  (1946 - )

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

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

        Are You Lonesome Tonight?         Crackers         Down the Dock Road         Fat Harold And the Last Twenty Six         Feet First         Four to the Bar         Franny's Scully's Christmas Stories         Having A Ball         It's A Madhouse         Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing         No More Sitting On the Old School Bench         No Surrender         On the Ledge         Party's Over, The         Pimples         Scully         Should Auld Acquaintance         What Are We Going To Do Now?         Young People Today



Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
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1st Produced:
Liverpool    1985

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1985   -

Music:
Original London cast recording: Bertelsmann Music Group (312332) 1985

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Genre:
Biographical Musical

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Crackers

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1st Produced:
Leeds    1978

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Down the Dock Road

Synopsis:
about the tricks that Liverpool Dockers get up to, and where the security police ignore or participate in. theme of corruption and the needs for dreams aside the realities of city life.

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Genre:
entertainment

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Fat Harold And the Last Twenty Six

Synopsis:
Takes place in a bus depot on a foggy night and while basically a comedy, involves considerable verbal violence and, at the end, a physical assault on the inspector, Fat Harold

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Genre:
Comedy

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Feet First

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Four to the Bar

Four to the Bar
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Notes:
Music and lyrics by various people; book by Alan Bleasdale

1st Produced:
Arts Theatre, London    14 Dec 1961

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Phillips (SBBL-678) 1961

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Genre:
Musical

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Franny's Scully's Christmas Stories

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Kenneth Alan Taylor

1st Produced:
Liverpool    1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Having A Ball

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1st Produced:
Oldham    1981

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1986   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

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It's A Madhouse

Synopsis:
One evening in a Psychiatric ward, an unexpected visitor and jaws.

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1st Produced:
Manchester    1976

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1986   -

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing

Synopsis:
Young love and what it means to various couples

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1st Produced:
Redditch, Worcestershire    1986

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "act I", Hutchinson, London, 1979   -

Music:
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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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No More Sitting On the Old School Bench

Synopsis:
the staff of a multi racial comprehensive school try to cope with redeployment and an earnest novice teacher

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1st Produced:
Manchester    1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Woodhouse, Todmorden, Yorkshire, 1979   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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No Surrender

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1985   -

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Genre:
Deadpan Farce

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On the Ledge

Synopsis:
the action takes place over three storeys of a crumbling apartment block on bonfire night, and features a group of characters driven by suicidal desperation, fear or stupidity to congregate on a six-inch shelf running across the face of the building.
- alfred Hickling, Guardian

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Organisations:
National Theatre, London

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1993   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Party's Over, The

Synopsis:
Four young girls, a warden and his wife, in a girl's probation hostel. the warden is having an affair with one of the girls and she is blackmailing him

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Pimples

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1st Produced:
Manchester    1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Scully

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
Liverpool    1975

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Hutchinson, London, 1984   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Should Auld Acquaintance

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Manchester    1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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What Are We Going To Do Now?

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1st Produced:
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1st Published:
in "Wordplays 2" Hutchinson, London, 1982   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  18 characters

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Young People Today

Synopsis:
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Notes:
in the Big One

1st Produced:
London    1983

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Sketch

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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