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Lucinda Coxon

LUCINDA COXON  (1962 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  US representative Peregrine Whittlesey agency


Lucinda Coxon's plays include Herding Cats (Theatre Royal Bath, Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Award UK nominee 2011), The eternal Not, Happy Now (National Theatre, Writer's Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2008, Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominee, NY 2010), Nostalgia and Vesuvius (South Coast Repertory Theater), Improbabilities (Soho Poly), Wishbones, Waiting at the Water's edge (Bush Theatre), and Three Graces (Lakeside Theatre/Colchester Mercury). Lucinda's adaptations include The Shoemaker's Incredible Wife from Federico Garcia Lorca and The Ice Palace from the novel by Tarjei Vesaas, both for National Theatre Connections. Her screenplays include Wild Target, The Heart of Me and The Danish Girl. Her four-part version of Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White was screened to critical acclaim on BBC2 in 2011. She is currently adapting Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger for film.

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Birdbones         Eternal Not, The         Happy Now?         Herding Cats         I Am Angela Brazil By Angela Brazil         Ice Palace, The         Improbabilities         Nostalgia         Shoemaker's Incredible Wife, The         Shoemaker's Wife, The         Three Graces         Vertical Smile         Waiting At The Water's Edge         What Are They Like?         Wishbones



Birdbones

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Eternal Not, The

Synopsis:
a comedy about a young married couple awaiting the arrival of their first child to grant them their longed-for wedded bliss

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National Theatre

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Comedy

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Happy Now?

Happy Now?
a chance encounter at a conference hotel plays upon Kitty's mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job. Her husband seems more interested in misplaced apostrophes than his marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion and, although she might toy with joining a gym, Kitty's running out of time for big changes. I'm wondering at what point it became acceptable for you to stand in this house on which I pay the mortgage, drinking the drink I bought out of the glasses I washed in front of the cake I baked and talk that fucking talk. all - and I think this is a lovely touch for which I must take full credit - while I'm wearing an Apron. Lucinda Coxon's Happy Now? dares to ask just that, in this painfully truthful, darkly comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it.

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Nick Hern Books, London >>>, 2008   978-1854595607

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comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0063; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0183

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Herding Cats

Herding Cats
Balancing the cocktail of 21st century life and teasing relationships is as impossible as herding cats for Michael, Justine and Saddo. Justine has an infuriating new boss. Michael works from home, talking to strangers. Saddo is one of those strangers. . .all three are living a comic fiction in an attempt to avoid the facts. Teetering on the edge, all three are heading inexorably towards Christmas.

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rehearsed reading At Theatre Royal, Bath, 08 Apr 2009

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David Luff productions

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Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 1437

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I Am Angela Brazil By Angela Brazil

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examination of the unforgiving hold of the past over the present and the atrocities that co-exist with ordinary human kindness

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Contained in: "One Woman One Voice" published by Parthian,    -

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Ice Palace, The

Ice Palace, The
Set in Norway, a rural community has to come to terms with tragedy when two young girls keep secrets.
http://www.arts-archive.com/index.php?pg=12&action=work&genre=P&gname=Play&wid=S1287031145

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Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre

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in Making Scenes Short Plays For Young actors 3, Methuen, London, 1995   978-0413698605

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Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 0905

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Improbabilities

Synopsis:
the show consists of 17 extremely short plays, written by six different authors and performed by a cast of 10 as a promenade performance.

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Short Plays by Alex Barr, Lucinda Coxon, Christina Katic, Vincent O'Connell, Nick Perry And Howard Russell

1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    13 Jan 1989

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Loose exchange

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17 Plays One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  10 performers

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol IX (1989) Page 0040

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Nostalgia

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Conan Doyle in Wales. He's looking for the spirit of his dead son and discovers a mystery of another kind

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0264

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Shoemaker's Incredible Wife, The

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The play tells the story of a combustible young woman and a staid old man, locked together in a marriage of tragicomic misery. eventually, the husband can bear his besieged life no longer and heeds his wife's apparently heartfelt wish that he should leave her. But with her husband departed, the young wife performs an astonishing volte face, and apparently discovers a hitherto unimaginable depth of feeling for the absent man. She holds off a variety of suitors and keeps the flame of marital memory burning bright, until one day, a travelling puppet show arrives in the village, with a puppeteer who bears a striking resemblance to her long-lost husband. . .
http://www.arts-archive.com/index.php?pg=12&action=production&genre=P&gname=Play&wid=T01906826248

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca. part of Shell Connections

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Hatfield Visual Arts Coil., Doncaster

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Translation

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Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 0822

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Shoemaker's Wife, The

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Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

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The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (Gielgud, The Studio, RaDa (George Bernard Shaw Theatre)), London    06 Aug 2005

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National Theatre Young Compan

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adaptation

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Three Graces

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Grace Darling's amazing rescues in 1838 made her a media sensation.

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Vertical Smile

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Mid-life crises in middle class London

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Waiting At The Water's Edge

Waiting At The Water's Edge
1920's in Wales, two servant girls and their employers.One is befriended by the son of the household and she mistakenly kills him when they are having sex. She takes on his identity and goes to America, doing business as if she were this man. Then, pregnant, she must return home to bear their child

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Bush Theatre, London >>>    08 Jan 1993

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Seren Books   978-1854111494

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Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XIII (1993) Page 0017

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What Are They Like?

Synopsis:
Adolescence is a rough ride. You've got existential angst, mood swings, fashion fiascos, terrifying physical changes, never enough money... And that's just the parents. How well do you know yours?

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Winstanley College

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National Theatre Connections

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Wishbones

Wishbones
Middle aged discontent, longing and displacement in small town england

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1st Produced:
Bush Theatre, London >>>    11 Jun 1997

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Methuen Drama    978-0413719904

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 0754

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