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Sarah Daniels

SARAH DANIELS

  (1957 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  represented by Mel Kenyon

Sarah Daniels (born 1957) is a British Dramatist. Sarah Danielss playwriting career took off after she was able to spend a year as the writer-in-residence of Sheffield Universitys English department. Sarah plays have been performed at Theatres including the Royal Court and the National Theatre, and she has also been a member of the board of directors for Clean Break Theatre. Sarah's civil partner of many years, activist and schools inspector Claire Walton, died in 2009.

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

        Beside Herself         Between Us         Blow Your House Down         Broken Wings         Byrthrite         Chain Play, The         Devil's Gateway, The         Dust         Flying Under Bridges         Gut Girls, The         Head-Rot Holiday         Madness Of Esme And Shaz, The         Manfully Fight Under His Banner         Ma's Flesh Is Grass         Masterpieces         Morning Glory         Neaptide         Parabella         Penumbra         Purple Side Coasters         Ripen Our Darkness         Soldiers' Wives         Taking Breath



Beside Herself

Beside Herself
Childhood abuse in a mythological frame

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Between Us

Synopsis:
I'm okay, you're okay, they're okay, we're all okay and in this together. What do stand-up, being a proud father, therapy and adoption have in common? They're all different ways of feeling good about yourself. But what happens if this is not enough? Between Us is a darkly comic glimpse into the way we live now that asks how we have allowed it to come to this. . .

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Blow Your House Down

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Live, Newcastle    1995

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Broken Wings

Synopsis:
Its a sunny day at the Shelham-on-Sea Flying Festival, where amidst the sound of seagulls, slot machines and fun fair, the crowds of day trippers await the chance to see a human bird. . . Following a hideous act of revenge, Broken Wings moves backwards in time, revealing family secrets, loss and redemption in a compelling story.

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American Conservatory Theater Young Conservatory.

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Byrthrite

Byrthrite
Warning for women about the possible consequences of genetic engineering and reproductive techniques.

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Chain Play, The

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One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

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Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

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Conceived and commissioned by angus Mackenchnie

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Devil's Gateway, The

Devil's Gateway, The
about feminist movement at Greenham Common and the family

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Dust

Dust
a group of students on the way to Shakespeare's Globe theatre discover an explosive device on the underground train

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Contained in: "Shell Connections 2003" published by Faber and Faber 2003   978-0571220144

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Flying Under Bridges

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the story focuses on eve Marshall who is in prison for appaently killing her daughter's fiancee on their big day. What follows is a mixture of why and who dunnit.

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novel by Sandi Toksvig

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adaptation

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Gut Girls, The

Gut Girls, The
Celebration of Victorian working-class women

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Albany Empire, London    1988

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Head-Rot Holiday

Head-Rot Holiday
A harrowing and often hilarious insight into the lives and minds of the patients and staff at a psychiatric hospital. Funny as this play is, it brings home the distressing notion that people are not all they seem. In fact, sometimes they are an awful lot more.

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BAC , London >>>    1992

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Madness Of Esme And Shaz, The

Madness Of Esme And Shaz, The
Shaz has been institutionalised for many years. Care in the community means she ends up living with an aunt she has never met.

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Romantic Comedy Comedy. - - Lesbian, full length

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Manfully Fight Under His Banner

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rehearsed reading, Mouth and Trousers Theatre Company    1981

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Ma's Flesh Is Grass

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Masterpieces

Masterpieces
a female social worker in the land of misogyny moves from ignorance to anger and action as she rejects the man made world in which she lives.

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Young Exchange, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester    1983

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Didactic Play

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Morning Glory

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In a quiet corner of Hertfordshire, three elderly ladies lead quiet lives, reminiscing about more adventurous days as part of the secret service in World War II, when they were sent to occupied France to join the Resistance. Now, over fifty years later, they are confronted with a new enemy - a small band of youths who are terrorising their town. Together, these plucky and eccentric women set about revenge, embarking on a roller-coaster adventure which requires all the skills and cunning that have saved them in the past. . .

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From An Idea By Teddy Kiendl

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Birmingham Rep

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Faber and Faber, London, 2001   -

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Neaptide

Neaptide
Discussion of lesbian custody of children.

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Methuen Drama    978-0413578006

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Parabella

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Penumbra

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Purple Side Coasters

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Ripen Our Darkness

Ripen Our Darkness
centred on patriarchal power in the family

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Soldiers' Wives

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Five wives living on an army base somewhere in england. Five lives caught up in the humdrum tension of waiting for their men to return whole and unharmed. War does terrible things to people. It leaves scars both visible and invisible. A front-line incident ricochets through their lives and each woman is forced to confront hidden and painful truths.

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Taking Breath

Synopsis:
Elliott is an eco-warrior. During a protest he falls out of a tree and ends up in hospital in a coma. elliott finds himself back in 1913 he meets and saves Lucy a servant and suffragette. Saving Lucy brings him back to consciousness. He keeps calling out for Lucy

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Hall Green Little Theatre Youth Section

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Graham-adriani, Suzy, New Connections '99: New Plays for Young People, Faber and Faber, London, 1999   -

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Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

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