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Maureen Chadwick

MAUREEN CHADWICK

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    MacFarlane Chard Ass  

Maureen Chadwick is the creator and writer of a wide range of award-winning, critically acclaimed and controversial shows for both TV and theatre, including single plays, primetime drama series, stage plays and musicals. She was one of the co-founders and creative directors of Shed Productions, writing and producing a new wave of entertaining and hard-hitting TV drama series, notably Bad Girls, Footballers' Wives and Waterloo Road. Previous TV writing credits include Angels, Eastenders, Coronation Street and BBC Screen One single dramas Watch with Mother and Two Golden Balls.

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        Bad Girls the Musical         Crush         Dust         Josephine         Realness, The         Speed Twins, The



Bad Girls the Musical

Synopsis:
Set in HMP Larkhall and featuring the characters from the first three series of the television show, Bad Girls the Musical tells the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story between Helen and inmate Nikki Wade, plus the assorted inmates Shell Dockley and her runner Denny Blood, old-timer Noreen Biggs. the two Julies and gangster's missus Yvonne atkins.

Notes:
music And lyrics by Kath Gotts; book by Maureen Chadwick And Ann McManus based on their TV series

1st Produced:
Garrick, London     2007

Organisations:
all Banged Up Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

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

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Crush

Crush
This is an S.O.S. message. Please Save Our School from imminent catastrophe. It's 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life. So it's a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a reactionary tyrant with strict Victorian values - and top of her hit list are the two Sixth-Formers accused of "Unnatural Behaviour" in the Art Room... But hope is revived by a glamorous Games Mistress known as 'Miss Givings' and it's hockey sticks to the fore in an all-out battle to save the school and the course of true love. A jolly smashing night out, Crush is a coming-of-age romp that celebrates and subverts the traditional schoolgirl fiction genre, with lashings of charm, team spirit and toe-tapping tunes.

Notes:
music And lyrics by Kath Gotts; book by Maureen Chadwick

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Big Broad Production

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Dust

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Josephine

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BAC , London >>>     1992

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Realness, The

Synopsis:
When some people won't believe you've changed, and others don't want to let you change, it isn't easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour in the wrong direction. Finally he's faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.

Notes:
With an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime, The Realness is a new musical with book by Maureen Chadwick & David Watson and music & lyrics by Kath Gotts. The show was directed by Big House Artistic Director Maggie Norris (whose idea it was) and featured video design by Tony Award-winning Mic Pool, music tracks produced by Semothy Jones (Plan B) and choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (Some Like It Hip-Hop).

1st Produced:
Hackney Downs Studios. 17, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2Bt     13 Nov 2014

Organisations:
The Big House and Big Broad Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Speed Twins, The

Synopsis:
the Speed Twins is an exhilarating, intriguing and moving story about a long lost love between two women. Respectable widow, Queenie, is astonished and appalled when she finds herself trapped in a mysterious nightclub called the Gateways with two alarming companions and no way out. As the drink flows, uncomfortable truths are revealed and Queenie is forced to revisit that fateful motorbike crash she walked away from fifty years ago. Torn between temptation and fear, she struggles to justify her lifes choices and clear her conscience. Will she go to her grave with her conventional moral certainties intact? Or will she have the courage to re-write history and finally be true to her heart? the Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Big Broad Productions Limited

1st Published:
Playdead Press   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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