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Clare Duffy

CLARE DUFFY

  

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    Knight Hall Agency Ltd  

Clare Duffy has just been appointed Associate Playwright at the Playwrights' Studio Scotland. In 1997 Clare Duffy co founded Unlimited Theatre with whom she continues to write and perform. Unlimited Theatre have been awarded two Fringe Firsts and tour nationally and internationally as representatives of the British Council, most recently performing Neutrino in Los Angeles, the Ukraine, Cologne and Belfast and Static in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Berlin. Zero Degrees and Drifting toured the UK in 2004 and Tangle as a work in progress was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005 and in February 2006 at the Horse Hospital in London. It will tour the UK in autumn 2006. Clare moved to Edinburgh in January 2004 and is currently working towards her PhD at the University of Glasgow's Theatre, Film and Television department. Clare is in receipt of a Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary.

Research:    http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/playwrights/clare-duffy.aspx

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        Agent 160 theatre Organisations: Short Plays         Ana         Clean         Crossings         Ethics Of Progress, The         Fling         Good Man, A         Home Street         How Do You Sleep At Night?         Local Reality Expo On. . . Hope Street         Mission To Mars         Money: the Game Show         Moon, The Moon, The         Noise, The         Play Dough         Shades         Some Other Stars         Tangle         Wise Maids         Zero Degrees And Drifting



Agent 160 theatre Organisations: Short Plays

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agent 160 theatre Organisations: Short plays. Agent 160 is A new company Aiming to Address the fact that women write just 17 per cent of All theatre work produced in the UK.

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Ana

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Born before history - before even the gods - in the house of stars, ana is a strange and wondrous being. She is a delight and a terror. an abomination, a deity, a freak and the star of our carnival show. ana is not bound by the same laws that govern the lives of us mere mortals. When this creature is caught in the mouth of inescapable decision, she deceives fate by splitting into a new self, multiplying at every crossroad, escaping her own terror to survive, to be free. But the selves she leaves behind still exist and go on living to this day. Now, completely overcome and bewildered by her many incarnations, ana must face her selves to reconcile her countless existences.

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written by Clare Duffy And Pierre Yves Lemieux. This daringly bilingual play takes Audiences on A journey of creativity And madness. Combining the rhythms of Scots-English with Canadian-French, Ana dissolves barriers between languages to explore A space that words Alone cannot describe.

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Stellar Quines Theatre Company and Imago Theatre

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Genre:
bilingual play

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Male:  1            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Clean

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Unlimited Theatre

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Crossings

Synopsis:
a tale concerning self-harming, homosexuality, lesbianism, male prostitution, split families and murder.

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Arcola, London     2005

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Sgript Cymru

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Play/Drama

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Ethics Of Progress, The

Synopsis:
whirlwind tour through Quantum Physics, taking in teleportation, superpositions and entanglement theory.
- Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Piece By Jon Spooner, Chris Thorpe And Clare Duffy in consultation with Prof Vlatko Vedral

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Unlimited

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Piece

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Fling

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currently working on A new script, Fling, As part of the Jerwood/arvon Foundation Playwrights scheme, which was showcased At the Soho theatre

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Good Man, A

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written during A year long residency At the West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Home Street

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Join Award-winning theatre company Stellar Quines for An evening of lively theatrical debate As we lift the lid on our work in progress, And offer A glimpse of what really goes on inside the rehearsal room. Three new plays - the Coriolis effect by Jan Natanson, the True Story of Hannah And Murdo by Lavinia Murray And Home Street by Clare Duffy - will take their first steps in development before An Audience who will be invited to Ask questions And give their thoughts throughout the evening. Rehearsal Room 12 will provide A unique opportunity to engage with the Actors, writers And directors, And tell us what you really think About what is happening on stage. So come Along And play your part in bringing theatre to life.author Jan Natanson (the Coriolis effect). Author Lavinia Murray (the True Story of Hannah And Murdo). Author Clare Duffy (Home Street).

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Stellar Quines Theatre Company

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Genre:
short play

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How Do You Sleep At Night?

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Black Box Theatre, Belfast     01 Oct 2013

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Agent 160

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Local Reality Expo On. . . Hope Street

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Girls, Girls, Girls; From Factory Floor to Homotopia, with Love. Queer family trees, 80's jumpsuits, dirty dancing, dykes dancing & loving Liverpool. . .For 1 night only Factory Floor is showing the love with 5 homo-tastic performances by 5 different women, all part of the Factory Floor collective

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part of Homotopia

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Mission To Mars

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It's 2035, and we're ready to send the first human beings to Mars. Gail and Stefan have been selected from thousands, and are ready to launch. their four friends and colleagues are following close behind. We want you to come with them. Fun, fast-paced and packed with emotion, Unlimited theatre's new show is based on the real science of planned Mars missions. Join Gail and Stephan as they defy gravity and go further through the solar system than we've ever been before. ever wondered if you have what it takes? Come and experience all the excitement, danger and discovery of the next giant leap into space. . .

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By Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner And Chris Thorpe

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Unlimited Theatre and Polka Theatre co-production

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Youth audiences

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Money: the Game Show

Money: the Game Show
Casino and Queenie used to be hedge fund managers. Before the financial crisis of 2008, that is. Now, in an inspired  or desperate  career move, they've turned to performance art to share their stories of how to make (and lose) billions from economic downturn. Playing with 10,000 in real pound coins, you are invited to bet long, short and hedge, as Casino and Queenie guide you through a series of high-stake games that show how the world's economic system came to the precipice of total collapse. MONeY the game show takes a playful and politically sharp look at the roots of the 2008 financial crisis and its ongoing impact, as well as tackling some bigger questions: What is money? What is it worth? And what happens if we stop believing in it?

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Oberon Books, London   978-1849435055

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short play

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Moon, The Moon, The

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a man stands on the edge of the shore. He's made Christmas dinner. It's February. He's going to walk across the water and apologise to his wife's family. and then he's locked in a cellar, wearing someone else's pyjamas. Upstairs, his self-appointed doctor and nurse say they can help him. Heal him. and the Moon, who has been watching him wander out of his mind with loss, sings to him, desperate for him to join her. the internationally acclaimed Unlimited theatre's new show is a haunting and darkly witty new play about loving, losing and beautiful new beginnings - lit by a singing moon.

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By Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner And Chris Thorpe

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Unlimited Theatre in association with Curve, Leicester

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Noise, The

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A remote island in the Southern Ocean. A noise that never stops. A massive iceberg in the harbour. A body in the water. And an 17-year old girl who is the only one asking questions. The island of Whitley is home to 'the Noise' - a weird, ever changing, ever present sound that makes the islanders. . . different. Nobody know what causes it and everyone has stopped asking questions. Only 17 year old Charlie and her best friend Harry, a local scientist, are still looking for the answers. But when an iceberg drifts into the harbour and a body washes up soon after, Charlie sets out on her own to uncover the truth and the source of The Noise. - See more at: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/the-noise#sthash.L167w7ls.dpuf

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Written by Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner And Chris Thorpe

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Unlimited Theatre and Northern Stage co-production - See more at: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/the-noise#sthash.L167w7ls.dpuf

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piece 100 min (no interval)

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Play Dough

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What is money? Did you know you can make it with just the power of your imagination? Join us for Play Dough' - the gameshow where you play with 10,000 real pound coins. Our hosts will lead two teams through a series of high-energy games while telling you everything they know about how money really works. You can't take any of the cash home with you  but if your team wins, you get to decide the end of the story. A playfully interactive show about money for 7+ year olds.

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1st Produced:
Northern Stage At King's Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival     02 Aug 2014

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Unlimited Theatre

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Genre:
interactive show

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Shades

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devised by Unlimited theatre

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BAC 1, London >>>     1999

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Some Other Stars

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What if you were buried in your own skin? What if the doctors thought you were in a persistent vegetative state but actually you could hear every word, feel every breath on your skin and sense every change of light through your closed eyelids? What if your mind was still active, still wandering and thinking? When Kath sees a flicker in Ian's eyes, she's sure he's still 'in there' and wonders if he wants to live. But she forgets to ask herself the same question. Some Other Stars explores a 'locked-in' marriage and Kath and Ian's heroic attempts at escape.

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint

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short play

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Tangle

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Tangle is set in an underground research facility on Wimbledon Common where two scientists are on the verge of an incredible breakthrough. It's about the search for a lost brother, a missing uncle, a dead wife and an untraceable atom. It's about heroes, the ethics of progress and daring to believe in things we cannot see. It's a bit like Doctor Who meets Moonlighting. Tangle mixes quantum physics with urban myth, albert einstein with Great Uncle Bulgaria and uses leading edge scientific advances to teleport an orange. No really, we do. as with all of Unlimited's shows it's smart and it's funny. It throws some serious emotional and intellectual punches and it isn't scared of being a bit silly. It tells a great story and leaves room for you to do some of the imagining for yourselves. and we teleport an orange. What more could you possibly want?

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Written And Devised by: Clare Duffy, Liz Margree, Jon Spooner And Chris Thorpe

1st Produced:
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Uk     2006

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Unlimited Theatre

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Genre:
PlayDevised

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Wise Maids

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produced by Unlimited theatre

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Zero Degrees And Drifting

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by Clare Duffy, Liz Margee, Jon Spooner And Chris Thorpe

1st Produced:
Leeds, Wyp Courtyard     2004

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Unlimited Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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