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Matthew Bulgo

MATTHEW BULGO

  

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

Matthew Bulgo trained at LAMDA and works as an actor and playwright. Credits as a playwright include: Constellation Street (The Other Room); Last Christmas (Dirty Protest/Theatr Clwyd, Edinburgh Fringe/Soho Theatre), The Knowledge (Dirty Protest/Royal Court, 'Surprise Theatre' Season), My Father's Hands (Paines Plough, Come To Where I'm From), Lacuna (Three Streets Productions, New Wimbledon Studio). His play #YOLO will feature as part of the National Theatre Connections 2017 festival. In addition, he has written short plays for National Theatre Wales, Dirty Protest, Not Too Tame and Ugly Sisters among many others. He was the recipient of the Best Playwright award at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015 and his debut play Last Christmas was nominated in the Best Production category at the inaugural Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. Matthew is currently working on a seed commission for National Theatre Wales among other projects. He is an Associate Director of Dirty Protest.

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

        Come to Where I am From         Constellation Street         Knowledge, The         Lacuna         Last Christmas         Love Lies And London         Love Story, A         My Father's Hands         On Hold         Opus



Come to Where I am From

Synopsis:
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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Paines Plough

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Constellation Street

Synopsis:
Place like this - you know this - place like this gets in your blood. Once it's in your blood, you can't get it out. One night under Cardiff skies, four lost souls go looking for answers. After dark, when the world is quiet, their paths weave and collide as they all go in search of salvation. When dawn breaks, life will go on but there will be another night to contend with soon enough. As the sun rises over the Taff, can anyone break free from the past?

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Knowledge, The

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Dirty Protest/Royal Court "Surprise Theatre" Season    

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Lacuna

Synopsis:
Kate can remember everything. except the face of her lover. Her memory is full, apart from the gaps where he should be. Matthew Bulgo's play is a taut exploration of a harrowing side-effect of grief.

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part of egin: SpringBoard of new writing

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Last Christmas

Last Christmas
Last Christmas follows Tom who is confronted by the ghosts of Christmas past when he returns home for the festive period. With nowhere to escape Tom is forced to deal with his demons, with his family and Christmas at stake.

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Dirty Protest and Clwyd theatr Cymru

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Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783192007

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monologue 65 min

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Love Lies And London

Synopsis:
10 writers, 10 directors and 10 teams of actors will perform 10 short plays during the evening festival at the underground venue in the heart of London. Love, Lies and London follows on from the success of last years the Story Project, and offers an intriguing evening of music theatre and superb stories. More than just your average happily ever after, the pioneering project will showcase the UKs best emerging playwrights, directors and actors from up and down the country all in one space. Written by: Gareth Jandrell; David Lane; Laura Stevens; Dan Green; Matthew Bulgo; Lee Mattinson; Tim Downie; emily Juniper; Darren Murphy; Sian Owen.

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Ugly Sister Productions

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Love Story, A

Synopsis:
"We don't talk enough. I've noticed that. We should talk more. I think it would make things easier" the things we hide away, the things we put on show. the things we cling on tight to, the things we sling away.

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Ugly Sisters Productions

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My Father's Hands

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Come To Where I'M From, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff     01 Jul 2010

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Paines Plough/Sherman Cymru

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On Hold

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in literary magazine Bare fiction   -

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short play

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Opus

Synopsis:
a writer reluctantly takes to the stage to introduce his latest work. as the vitriol starts to flow, he begins to realise that he can say far more in this bitter tirade, than his play ever will - Love, life, death. . .and everything in between.

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Lost One Act Festival     2007

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True/Fiction Theatre

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1 male and 1 female (both non-speaking)

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