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Joyce Branagh

JOYCE BRANAGH

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Pemberton Associates  

Joyce Branagh's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Dick Whittington And His Cat         For the Record         Jack And the Beanstalk         Peggy And the Spaceman         Sheepish



Dick Whittington And His Cat

Synopsis:
This year the Palace is celebrating its centenary so forget the middle-ages, after a welcoming prologue from Liz Pulman's Fairy Bow-Bells and a brief appearance from King Rat (Peter Holdway) so that we all know who to boo, the story starts with Dick's arrival in Watford, outside this theatre in 1908. That is where Dick meets Tommy the Cat, a frilly-furred tortoiseshell, in this production given the gift of speech, and soon Tom Bradley (Dick) and Dale Superville (Tommy) are rehearsing the audience in a lively response of 'Hello Tommy, Miaow!' whenever he greets them - and singling out a member of the audience for special attention that continues throughout the show. But it is London Dick is bound for and Bow Bells call them (no Highgate Hill and 'turn-again' on this occasion - the story is trimmed down to its essentials) and next we are outside alderman Fitzwarren's and meeting Howard Coggins's very ample Sarah the Cook establishing another immediate rapport with the audience.
- Howard Loxton, British theatre Guide

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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For the Record

Synopsis:
a new play written especially for Forest Forge theatre Company, inspired by Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. 'For the Record' is a play about contrasting melodies, conflicting memories and our instinct to create a soundtrack for our lives. a witty and tender examination of relationships defined by music. . .

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1st Produced:
Forest Arts Centre & touring till Oct 23rd 2010    40444

Organisations:
Forest Forge Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Jack And the Beanstalk

Synopsis:
the search for this year's perfect pantomime may well be over - and December has barely begun at that. Jack and the Beanstalk revamped by the considerable talents of writer/director Joyce Branagh has all the elements for a fun night out: great dancing, good gags, top quality singing, a devilishly charming villain, a witty and inspired choice of songs, audience participation and a lovely leading lady and her man. . . Pure Class. Watford Observer

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Peggy And the Spaceman

Synopsis:
Peggy has never been into town on her own, let alone outer space, but she and Rover need to escape Mean Janine, and see. . . the Spaceman! Set around the true events of 1961 when Yuri Gagarin visited Manchester, Peggy and the Spaceman is a fun-filled adventure for all the family

Notes:
Manchester 24:7 theatre Festival

1st Produced:
Sachas hotel, Manchester    23 Jul 2011

Organisations:
Peggy Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
TYA 45 min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Sheepish

Synopsis:
On a mound of friendship in a field of dreams, three party-goers wait for the elusive Dee. Infiltrating spy-rings, racing rockets to the moon and falling in love may seem daft, but in a world spinning ever faster is it such a baaa-d idea to break away from the flock? "a charming piece of pastoral absurdism." the Guardian.

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"In Sheepish, Branagh has created three well defined characters whose surreal journeys flow Along nicely in A gently humorous And entertaining hour-long show. A fine ensemble cast, with excellent comic timing, bring the necessary energy to breathe life into her clever And funny script. the result is perfectly light for A summer evening." Manchester evening News

1st Produced:
New Century House in Manchester, Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival    Jul 2010

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Genre:
One act Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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