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In-Sook Chappell

IN-SOOK CHAPPELL

  

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

In-Sook was born in Seoul and brought up in Essex. Now living in London, she worked as an actor and a model before turning to playwriting. This Isn't Romance won the Verity Bargate Award, was produced at the Soho Theatre and was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 before being commissioned as a screenplay by Film Four. She wrote and directed a short film, Full, and is currently working on her second short film Kochebi.

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below is a list of In-Sook Chappell's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        P'yongYang         Tales Of the Harrow Road         This Isn't Romance



P'yongYang

Synopsis:
We have to be careful, we can't trust anyone. But, in the dark, your thoughts are your own. The world premiere of a new North Korean story from award-winning playwright In-Sook Chappell. Crossing military borders and class divides, P'yongyang tells the epic love story of two North Korean childhood sweethearts spanning three decades. Chi-Soo and Eun-Mi dare to dream of a life together in P'yongyang, working for Kim Jong Il's film studios. But as those around them start to disappear and information from the outside world trickles in, the devoted Communists are forced to view their glorious homeland in a different light. Written by award-winning, Korean-born playwright In-Sook Chappell - who was inspired by a childhood visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the height of the Cold War and by the experiences of North Korean refugees - P'yongyang is a striking new work that was shortlisted for the 2013 Bruntwood Prize Award. A play that pits hope against hunger.

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Play/Drama 100 min

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Tales Of the Harrow Road

Synopsis:
a woman leaves a war-torn land on a quest to find her new home, a girl dreams of singing at the Paradise, and a woman is turned into a Bollywood CinderElla when she receives three marriage proposals, one from a Bangla superstar. . .Verity Bargate award winner In-Sook Chappell's Tales of the Harrow Road brings together the journeys, dreams and real stories of women from Paddington's infamous Harrow Road. a life-affirming, riotous clash of storytelling, Drama, music hall, bangla pop and tap dancing.

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This Isn't Romance

This Isn't Romance
after their parent's death, siblings Han and Miso are forced into destitution and life upon the streets of Korea. However, Miso is rescued from poverty at the age of ten by an english family, and leaving her younger brother in Korea to fend for himself, she escapes to england and a life of prosperity. Set in modern day Korea, This Isn't Romance opens with the first meeting between the estranged siblings after their separation as children. Miso, driven by guilt over the abandonment, returns to Korea to seek out Han and make amends for the past but in doing so rekindles the dangerous passions within their relationship. What ensues is a provocative and controversial Drama incorporating themes of violence, tempestuous incest and self-brutality. However, despite the traumas which haunt the Drama and siblings lives, the play closes upon a sense of resolution and hope, presenting the reconciled pair looking forward to their new future together.

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Verity Bargate Award Winner, 2007

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Soho Theatre, London, Eur >>>     17 Feb 2009

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Oberon Books, London (2009) >>>    978-1840029109

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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