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April de Angelis

APRIL DE ANGELIS

  (1960 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

April De Angelis credits at the Royal Court include Jumpy (also transferred to the Duke of Yorks as part of the Royal Courts West End season), PIIGS (part of Open Court) Catch and Wild East. Credits elsewhere include A Gloriously Mucky Business (Lyric Hammersmith); Calais (Paines Plough/Oran Mor); Country (Southwark Playhouse); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep Theatre); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint, National Theatre); the Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, the Other Place); the Positive Hour (Out of Joint /National Tour) and Playhouse Creatures (Sphinx Theatre Company, later revived by Old Vic Theatre).

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        2006         24 Hour Plays: Heroines         After Electra         Amongst Friends         Annie Get Your Gun         Article 19 - Goodbye Princess         Blair's Children         Breathless         Calais         Catch         City States         Country         Crux         Flight         Frankenstein         Gastronauts         Gloriously Mucky Business, A         Headstrong         Hush         Iron Mistress         Jennifer         Jumpy         Laughing Matter, A         Life And Times Of Fanny Hill, The         PIIGS         Playhouse Creatures         Portugal         Positive Hour, The         Rough Cuts         Rune         Silent Twins         Soft Vengeance         Sun City         Tutto Bene, Mamma?         Untitled         Wanderlust         Warwickshire Testimony, A         Wild East         Women In Law         Wuthering Heights



2006

Synopsis:
the escape of the austrian girl, Natascha Kampuschfrom her kidnapper, Wolfgang Priklopit, after eight years of captivity

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part of "Decade" by Amy Rosenthal, Beth Steel, Nimer Rashed, David eldridge, Lou Ramsden, Fraser Grace, April de Angelis, Richard Marsh, Phil Porter And Rex Obano. Much has changed in the world since our current millennium dawned in 2000. theatre503 presents ten short plays by ten different playwrights, each encompassing A year of the so-called noughties And encourages the Audience to reflect over the past decade whilst taking in A great evening of theatre.

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Ten min

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24 Hour Plays: Heroines

Synopsis:
In a showstopping festival finale, a handful of leading playwrights stay up all night to create short plays based on women in the headlines, written, directed and performed within 24 hours - offering a first glimpse of brand new works by some of the hottest names in theatre.

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part of 24 Hour Plays: Heroines / Women Centre Stage

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Sphinx Theatre Company

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After Electra

After Electra
I blame the books they learned to read with. Daddy at the office. Mummy looking out of the window while she's washing up. I should have burnt them. It's Virgie's 81st birthday and she is bucking convention with a very surprising trick up her sleeve. But always a more committed artist than mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart her distinctly unusual birthday plans. Will her loved ones consent to her last wish, or could the secrets of their past stand in the way? April De Angelis' After Electra is a deeply moving and blisteringly witty black comedy that re-imagines the meaning of family and explores how the choices we make can change our lives forever.

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Theatre Royal Plymouth production

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black comedy

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Amongst Friends

Amongst Friends
Journalist Lara, and her ex-MP and crime writer husband Richard, are happy and successful. Having moved to a fashionable gated community they invite their old neighbours Caitlin and Joe to dinner. When the security system fails the food for dinner is delivered by a stranger and the dinner party takes quite a different turn. . . Amongst Friends is a darkly comic social satire.

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Faber & Faber (4 Jun 2009)   978-0571252602

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Satire

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Annie Get Your Gun

Synopsis:
Jane Horrocks (Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) and Julian Ovenden (Grand Hotel, Foyle's War) bring our feisty new production to the stage directed by 'the blazingly imaginative Richard Jones' (Guardian). When Buffalo Bill's 'Wild West Show' comes to town, Annie Oakley, an astonishing sharp-shooter, quickly falls in love with the show's gun-toting star Frank Butler. But who is the finer shot? And will their rivalry shoot holes in their romance?

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Written by Dorothy Fields And Herbert Field. Music And lyrics by Irving Berlin. Additional dialogue by April de Angelis

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Musical

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Article 19 - Goodbye Princess

Synopsis:
We asked four leading contemporary playwrights to write a 10 minute play in response to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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written by Ramin Gray, April de Angelis, Anthony Neilson, Juan Mayorga, David Woodand Jon Haynes.

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Blair's Children

Synopsis:
A new and confronting play that recalls the Blair era and addresses its legacy. Five characters in a London coffee shop reveal their thoughts and feelings directly to the audience, who learn first-hand how the Blair era impacted the lives of a generation.

Notes:
Author: April de Angelis, Georgia Fitch, Anders Lustgarten, Mark Norfolk, Paula Stanic.

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Breathless

Synopsis:
Women and science portrayed through a Frankenstein theme showing frustration at not being taken seriously as scientists because of sex.

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Calais

Synopsis:
In years to come we'll look back and it'll be like it happened to someone else. . . someone we didn't even know and it'll be hard to feel sorry for. . .Horatio Nelson is dead but the women in his life live on. April De Angelis' play explores the way in which Britain constructs an idea of itself through a war hero but questions how society really treats those involved in war?

Notes:
part of A Play, A Pie And A Pint

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Paines Plough

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short play

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Catch

Catch
It's like they want to tap into your soul - watch your every move, monitor who you are, file a report on you and sell you off.' there is a company that knows who you are. they trace every detail of your lifestyle, habits and spending. they know your darkest fears and secret hopes. they can change you. Claire has created a new identity for herself and promises to do the same for others in crisis. She alone has unrestricted access to the company records. Catch is a new collaborative play by five leading writers, which asks timely questions about who we want to become - and at what cost.

Notes:
written by April De Angelis, StElla Feehily, Tanika Gupta, Chloe Moss And Laura Wade. In the early 1970s, two groups of Royal Court writers worked together to write the collectively written plays LAY BY and ENGLANDS IRELAND. In our 50th anniversary year we present CATCH, a new play by five contemporary playwrights, which asks timely questions about who we want to become and at what cost?

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2006   978-1840027167

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City States

Synopsis:
Readings from Royal Court playwrights who travelled to cities around the world to work with international playwrights.

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Author: April De Angelis, David Greig, Stephen Jeffreys and Mark Ravenhill.

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short play

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Country

Synopsis:
elaine's husband has died. But does he not live on in the memory? In the things he did? and in the things he is yet to do? In the peaceful seclusion of the country, something is stirring. . .

Notes:
part of Terror 2010: Death And Resurrection by April DeAngelis, William ewart, Neil LaBute, Mark Ravenhill

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the Sticking Place and Seabright Productions

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short play

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Crux

Synopsis:
the suppression of a medieval women's community's attempts to explore issues of power and desire.

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Flight

Synopsis:
An opera set in an airport. A flight is delayed and people are forced to bed down in the terminal, resulting in revelations, naughtiness and the end of daydreams.

Notes:
librettist - April de Angelis, music by Jonathan Dove

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Glyndebourne, Lewes    24 Sep 1998

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Genre:
Opera

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Frankenstein

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London    1989

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Gastronauts

Synopsis:
A theatre adventure with food and music. For the intrepid eater. During the performance a variety of tastings will be served, you can choose what you eat and will be able to make an informed decision.

Notes:
created by April de Angelis, Nessah Muthy and Wils Wilson

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Gloriously Mucky Business, A

Synopsis:
As London heads towards the 2012 Olympics, a central London council gears up to clean the capitals streets of sex workers. Two sisters are caught on opposing sides of the business.

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LAMDA

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Headstrong

Synopsis:
Rose Phillips works as a servant for the Lowe family. Captain Lowe is a partner in the new opium clipper trade, buying opium in India and shipping in China. On this voyage to India it is hoped the marriage of his daughter Lila Mae to Mr Logan would cement a business dynasty. Lila Mae however, falls in love with another and forces Rose to help her dupe her Father and soon both girls become entwined on a journey into the unknown

Notes:
National theatre Shell Connections Festival 2004

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College West Anglia College King's Lynn.

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Shell Connections, Faber and Faber, London, 2004   -

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Hush

Synopsis:
Jo drowned, possibly by suicide, a year ago. She left behind a troubled and resentful daughter, Rosa, a filthy, chaotic house and a failed cause. Hush is a moral thriller, which explores the inadequacy of individual responses in isolated situations and humanity in the face of death, which has brought with it the burden of parenthood, acceptance and truth.

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KDC

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Faber & Faber (1 Feb 1999)   -

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Iron Mistress

Synopsis:
concerned with the implications of a woman having power in a "man's world"

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in "Plays By Women Vol.8" Methuen, London, 1990   -

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Genre:
Historical

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Jennifer

Synopsis:
performed by Rosie Armstrong, who becomes an adviser to government minister Alan Johnson, and who puts the case for Labour's achievements  but even she ends up angry and disillusioned.

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part of "Blair's Children" a critical perspective on our own recent history and Labour's mantra that "things can only get better"

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short monologue

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Jumpy

Jumpy
a mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. a frank and funny family Drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty.

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Laughing Matter, A

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It's 1773 at the theatre Royal Drury Lane. the crowd is getting restless. the leading man's unconscious. But the show must go on. Do you give them what they want? Or what they need? This irreverent version of real life events tells the story of David Garrick, Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and a risky new play called She Stoops to Conquer. . .

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produced with She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

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Faber and Faber, London, 2002   -

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One act

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Life And Times Of Fanny Hill, The

Life And Times Of Fanny Hill, The
Lock up the kids and head for a rollicking night out with a lady of pleasure..that notorious 18th century 'dirty book', the Life and Times of Fanny Hill. In April de Angelis's hilarious makeover of the bedside 'classic' prostitute Fanny sacks her (male) biographer and tells it like it REALLY was -with the aid of two foul-mouthed fellow sex workers, a stuffed sock and a cello.

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From book by John Cleland

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in "Frontline Drama 4: adapting Classics" Methuen, London, 1996   978-0413704900

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Historical play

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PIIGS

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part of Open Court

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Playhouse Creatures

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Period 1669 theatres have just reopened, focuses on the precarious lives of five famous restoration actresses

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Sphinx Theatre Company

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Samuel French, London, 1994   -

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Portugal

Synopsis:
International writers join up with their British counterparts to bring their experiences to the Royal Court. What is life really like for those living in todays austerity. Daily dispatches from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain will invade the Jerwood theatre Upstairs. "With unemployment reaching almost 30% in Greece, soup kitchens springing up and immigrants being physically assaulted by Neo-Nazis on a regular basis it seems like the right time to put the lives of those affected by the eurozone crisis centre-stage at the Royal Court. Collaborating with writers from the countries on the frontline of austerity and using a variety of theatrical forms we will bring the PIIGS into the heart of London for a week of tragedy, comedy and rage" - Alexi Kaye Campbell, Playwright

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Sandra Pinheiro (Lisbon), April De Angelis (London), Translated by Mark OThomas

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Positive Hour, The

Positive Hour, The
Miranda is a social worker, with no shortage of problems herself. Her best friend, Emma, is a failed artist in the throes of a mid-life crisis; her lover, Roger, is a frustrated academic, desperately trying to finish his book on Hegel. Personal problems are exacerbated by work and especially, Miranda's relationship with Paula, an unemployed single mother from Lewisham, forced into prostitution to survive. Hilariously funny and quietly disturbing, the Positive Hour brings issues of gender and sexuality into a thoroughly new perspective.

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Faber and Faber (12 Mar 1997)   978-0571191390

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Genre:
Modern Comedy Comedy

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Rough Cuts

Synopsis:
Ten of Britain's leading playwrights respond to the 2010 General election. Five nights of ten minute short plays at theatre Local, elephant and Castle. Tue 22 & Thu 24 June at 7pm featuring plays by April de Angelis, Tim Crouch, Michael Wynne, Dipo agboluaje and Leo Butler. Wed 23 & Fri 25 June at 7pm featuring plays by alia Bano, Michael Bhim, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Martin Crimp and Emma Crowe. Sat 26 June at 7pm featuring all plays by the ten writers. Hung Over takes place as part of Rough Cuts, the Royal Court's annual season of work-in-progress, experimental pieces, readings and shorts. Rough Cuts emerges from the year-round activities of the Studio, providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop ideas collaboratively, experimentally and informally.

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Hung Over - 10 Playwrights Respond to the 2010 election

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Ten Min

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Rune

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part of "Table Plays". Drama brought to your table by members of our Hoard Festival company; short monologues from characters inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.

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short monologue

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Silent Twins

Synopsis:
Sunday Times journalist Marjorie Wallace met young arsonists June and Jennifer Gibbons in Broadmoor in the 1980s. She discovered twins who wouldn't talk to the world, but whose writings and literary imaginations were vivid, strange and articulate. Wallen and De Angelis' tragic-comic opera bring to brilliant life the twins' secret world of pulp fiction and killer dolls.
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text by April de Angelis; music by Errollyn Wallen

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Genre:
Opera

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Soft Vengeance

Soft Vengeance
A landmark collection of plays by, about and perfomed by people with disabilities to celebrate 21 years of the work of Graeae theatre. Includes: SYMPATHY FOR the DEVIL by RAY HARRISON GRAHAM It is rare and rewarding to find a piece as dense and intelligent as this. -the Guardian ~ HOUND by MARIA OSHODI ..a witty biting piece out to give the sighted a salutary eyeopener. -the Independent ~ PEELING by KAITE O REILLY Explores an entirely new narrative of theatre in these darkly comic stories.~ SOFT VENGEANCE by APRIL DE ANGELIS Adapted from Albie Sachs book, a gripping account of his struggle to rebuild his life following a car bomb. 'Courageous, horrifying, sad and funny. . .'- the Times ~

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From the Book By Albie Sachs

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Sealey, Jenny, Graeae Plays 1: New Plays Redefining Disability, aurora Metro, 2002   978-0953675760

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adaptation

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Sun City

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part of "Walking the Tightrope: The tension between art and politics"

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five min play

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Tutto Bene, Mamma?

Synopsis:
An immersive theatre experience in which the actors and audience will share a world that is in complete darkness. "Tutto Bene, Mamma?" is a one-act play based on the haunting true story of a mother and her young boy.

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by Gloria Mina In a new English version by April de Angelis

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Untitled

Synopsis:
Exploring the untold stories and secret lives of London's Brazilian community.

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piece

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Wanderlust

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Oval House Women's workshop

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-    1988

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Warwickshire Testimony, A

Synopsis:
the past: the 'big house', the servant class, the close-knit family ties of a bygone generation. Rural idyll or claustrophobic hellhole? Desperate to get away from her family and from a culture where everybody knows everything about everybody, edie moves out but can she ever manage to move on? the present: big business and incomers, no shops and no locals, where nothing stays the same for five minutes and where the 'quaintness' of the cottages is all that's left of village life. For better or for worse?

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Faber and Faber, London, 1999   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Wild East

Wild East
Frank's got the interview; it's his big break. He just has to convince two formidable women from the corporation and he'll have his chance to get back to Russia. But somehow, history is working against them all.

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Faber & Faber (3 Feb 2005)   978-0571228164

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Play/Drama

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Women In Law

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-    1988

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights is the tempestuous story of free-spirited Catherine and dark, brooding Heathcliff. as children running wild and free on the moors, Cathy and Heathcliff are inseparable. as they grow up their affection deepens into a passionate love, but Cathy lets her head rule her heart as she chooses to marry the wealthy edgar Linton. Heathcliff flees broken-hearted only to return seeking terrible vengeance on those he holds responsible, with epic and tragic results.

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adaptation brings emily Bronte's passionate And spellbinding tale of forbidden love And revenge to life on stage

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the Touring Consortium, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company

1st Published:
Samuel French, London (2009) >>>    978-057311495-3

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  M8 F7, 1 boy, may be played by M6 F4 with doubling. extras

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