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Simon Block

SIMON BLOCK  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Independent Talent Group Limited  


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

Chain Play, The         Chimps         Everything Is Illuminated         Hand In Hand         No Exp Req'd         Not A Game For Boys         Place At The Table, A



Chain Play, The

Synopsis:
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National Theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

Notes:
Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin Elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

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Conceived and commissioned by angus Mackenchnie

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Chimps

Chimps
a young couple settling into their new home are visited by two door-to-door salesmen whose nightmare sales pitch threatens the very foundation of their life together.

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Nick Hern Books, London >>>

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Everything Is Illuminated

Synopsis:
The play takes the form of a quest. Jonathan, a young New York Jew representing the author, comes to rural Ukraine on a single-minded mission: to find the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He is accompanied by an interpreter, alex, who speaks pedantically correct English, and by alex's own grandfather who acts as their surly, recalcitrant driver. Much of the first half consists of comic cultural conflict as American eagerness meets Ukrainian obstinacy. But, in the second half as the trio reach their destination, the action shifts towards the uncovering of wartime guilt and shame. What emerges in Block's version is the cathartic nature of the pilgrimage. Jonathan sets out to discover his own family past. In the process he unearths an even more Dramatic story: one that involves alex's grandfather, his relationship with a Jewish friend, the moral choices people face during wartime occupation. "I am a good person who lived in a bad time," the old man protests. But Foer's point is that past actions have present consequences and that both individuals and nations need to confront their stained history.
Michael Billington, Guardian

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based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand
Ronnie is fresh off the plane from Israel, looking to move back into his old room in Dave's flat and pick up where he left off. But life has moved on. and when his younger sister Cass and her new relationship with Dave become the target of Ronnie's interference, her belief that blood is thicker than water starts to crack under the strain

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Nick Hern Books, London >>>

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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No Exp Req'd

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Not A Game For Boys

Not A Game For Boys
Three cabbies seek solace in table tennis, and tonight they must win or face relegation from the local league. But the content taking place between the three is much more than a game

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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London >>>

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Place At The Table, A

Place At The Table, A
adam is a fringe Dramatist plucked from obscurity by a script editor striving to make her mark in a small independent TV company. Because adam happens to be in a wheelchair, Sarah proposes he writes the first ever TV sitcom about disability. He accepts the commission with predictably disastrous results

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