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Billy Cowan

BILLY COWAN

  

Nationality:    English
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Billy Cowan teaches creative writing at Edge Hill University. He has a BA(Hons) in Imaginative Writing and Theatre Studies from Liverpool John Moores University and a MPhil(B) in Playwriting from Birmingham University.

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

        Antigone         Care/Takers         Daddy         Glee & Glum         Heart Is A Lonely Hunter         It Should Have Been Me (Part Of Turning Points)         Right Ballerina, The         Sidelined         Smilin' Through         Stigmata         Still Ill         Straight Talk         Transitions         Web Pal (Part Of Small Change)



Antigone

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1st Produced:
Stockport Garrick Youth theatre    -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Care/Takers

Synopsis:
a new teacher believes a pupil is being bullied because he's gay and wants to help but the deputy head thinks it will sort itself out.
- British theatre Guide

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1st Produced:
Dublin Gay Theatre Festival    04 May 2009

Company:
Truant Company www.truantcompany.co.uk

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Daddy

Synopsis:
a man seeks refuge in a childīs cot where he feels safe from the Pink Bambi. Instead of providing protection, his retreat back to the cot brings him face to face with his pink demon. a live performance integrated with animation and an original soundtrack.

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part of Beyond the Boundaries festival

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Genre:
Short Play One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Glee & Glum

Glee & Glum
Precious is thinking of running away because she's unhappy. Michelle wants to be with Stuart because it makes her happy and Henry just wants to be Blackadder. A funny yet touching play about individual happiness and the price one might have to pay for pursuing that happiness.

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1st Produced:
M6 Theatre Company    Mar 2012

Company:
M6 Theatre Company

1st Published:
Playdead Press (15 April 2013)   978-0957607712

Music:
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Genre:
Teenage Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Synopsis:
a young man and an old man fall in love, but has someone been manipulated? a gentle tale of intergenerational love, denial and acceptance

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part of Manchester's 24:7 festival

1st Produced:
Lucid in Manchester, UK    24 Jul 2005

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Genre:
Short Play One act. - - Gay, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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It Should Have Been Me (Part Of Turning Points)

It Should Have Been Me (Part Of Turning Points)
Sophie loves Josh but has just found out he doesn't love her in the same way. Hurt and angry she contemplates revenge.

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1st Produced:
M6 Theatre Company, Rochdale    2010

Company:
M6 Theatre Company

1st Published:
in "Act Now!: Monologues for Young People", Playdead Press (7 April 2014)   978-1910067116

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Right Ballerina, The

Right Ballerina, The
the principal dancer of a ballet company is discovered to be a member of a far right group. Famous ballerina Penny is at the top of her game, but when Mr X and his followers make public something unsavoury about her past, Penny is at risk of losing more than her reputation. . . .

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rehearsed reading in October 2011 at the Lowry

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Truant Company

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Genre:
play

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Sidelined

Synopsis:
Lucy is having problems at home and it's affecting her school life. She's started to hang about with bad girl Britney. Her best friend Dean is having problems as well but Lucy is too caught up in her own life to notice. an interactive forum play for young people about emotional health issues.

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Company:
Bolton Octagon activ8

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Genre:
Youth Forum Play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Smilin' Through

Smilin' Through
Drunk, delerious and a dragon, Peggy the devout Protestant runs her Belfast home with an iron feather duster. Determined to be who he wants to be, Kyle her son decides its time for an uprising. But in Peggy's working class household there's no room for a gay boy. and there's no way that a boyfriend will get his feet under the table - especially if he's a Catholic!

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Playdead Press (14 Nov 2014)   978-1910067284

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Stigmata

Synopsis:
the country is in love with Little Saint Josephine of the Mancunian Way and her Stigmata. even Tony Blair seeks her advice. But what will happen when the devilish Bishop Rappaccio turns up to check out her claims? Will he discover the truth that she has been forcing her best friend Dominic to hammer nails into her hands? Or will Jo be able to con him into believing her marks of Christ are real and so continue with her masterplan to change the world?

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1st Produced:
Drill Hall, London, Eur >>>    14 Jun 2006

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Genre:
Farce. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Still Ill

Still Ill
Ulster 2008. Ten years after Peace. When two old Smiths fans reunite a world of violence reopens in this tragic love story between 'the jumped up pantry boy' and 'the boy with the thorn in his side.'

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1st Produced:

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Truant Company in association with Oldham Coliseum

1st Published:
Playdead Press (14 Nov 2014)   978-1910067284

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Genre:
Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Straight Talk

Synopsis:
Where Toni comes from everyone is gay -so when she comes out as straight life gets tough. Can the girls she meets on Straight Talk, a social networking site for straight people, help her out?

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Bolton Octagon activ8

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Genre:
Youth / Gay. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  Up to 11

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Transitions

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Winner of the 2010 Warehouse theatre, Croydon's International Playwriting Festival

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Web Pal (Part Of Small Change)

Web Pal (Part Of Small Change)
Zoe waits in the bookshop across the road from McDonalds where she's planned to meet Tommy her new web pal. When he turns up he looks older than his profile pic. Has he been lying about his age? and if so why? Will Zoe still go over to meet him?

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1st Produced:
M6 Theatre Company, Rochdale    2008

Company:
M6 Theatre Company

1st Published:
in "Act Now!: Monologues for Young People", Playdead Press (7 April 2014)   978-1910067116

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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