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Thomas Eccleshare

THOMAS ECCLESHARE

  

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Thomas eccleshare is a writer, performer and Theatre maker who trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris. He is the co-artistic director of the Theatre company Dancing Brick with whom he has toured work nationally and internationally, been nominated for two Total Theatre Awards and won the Arches Brick Award. Dancing Brick s latest show, Captain Ko and the Planet of Rice, tours the UK in Spring 2013. In 2011 he won the Verity Bargate Award, a nationwide prize for emerging writers, for Pastoral and his first TV-sitcom is in development with Baby Cow Productions for BBC3. Thomas is the Pearson writer-in-residence at the Soho Theatre.

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        21:13         6.0: How Heap And Pebble Took On the World And Won         Best Years Of Your Life, The         Captain Ko And the Planet Of Rice         Heather         Helen         I'm Not Here Right Now         L'elisir d'amore         Light Princess, The         Pastoral         Perle         Punch and Judy         Snow Child, The         Thumbelina's Great BIG Adventure         Utopia



21:13

Synopsis:
Two strangers. Two languages. Dancing Brick stuffs the language gap full to bursting with movement, poetry and comedy. 'Wonderful' (Jos Houben); 'Impeccable' (Scotsman); 'Genuinely original' (Writers' Guild); 'Raw Talent' (Broadway Baby); 'Beautifully inspiring' (ThreeWeeks).

Notes:
devised And performed by Thomas eccleshare And Valentina Ceschi

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Dancing Brick

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6.0: How Heap And Pebble Took On the World And Won

Synopsis:
Two ice dancers are performing on a wooden floor. a beautiful new play packed with movement, mime and comedy

Notes:
written by Valentina Ceschi And Thomas eccleshare

1st Produced:
Pleasance Dome (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)     01 Aug 2009

Organisations:
Dancing Brick

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Best Years Of Your Life, The

Synopsis:
the Best Years of Your Life is an anthology of blistering new plays charting some of the most turbulent and vital birthdays of our lives: from sweet 16 to 25, from adolescence to adulthood.

Notes:
part of Internationally Acclaimed new writing company nabokov returns to HighTide Festival with 5 Birthdays from this pioneering project

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nabokov

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Genre:
short play

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Captain Ko And the Planet Of Rice

Synopsis:
Multi award-winning theatre company (21:13, Heap and Pebble) blend humour, pathos and their innovative visual style in a beautiful, poetic triptych about time, memory loss and science fiction. Thomas eccleshare (Writer in Residence, Soho theatre) and award-winning director Valentina Ceschi blend movement, comedy, mime and live film to talk about time and the complexities of neurological diseases such as alzheimer's.

Notes:
written by Valentina Ceschi And Tom eccleshare

1st Produced:
Dancing Brick / Escalator East To Edinburgh     01 Aug 2012

Organisations:
Dancing Brick / escalator east to edinburgh

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Genre:
contemporary, physical theatre

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Heather

Heather
A reclusive children's writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: What matters more, the storyteller or the story? Brilliantly imaginative and theatrically original, Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

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a Play, a Pie and a Pint

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play

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Helen

Synopsis:
A reclusive children's writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured the length and breadth of the country: dog-eared copies are read at bedtimes and swapped in playgrounds. But when one day a secret is leaked which casts a grave doubt on the character of this innocent, benevolent woman, we find ourselves asking: What matters more - the storyteller or the story?

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A Play A Pie & A Pint

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Genre:
short play

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I'm Not Here Right Now

I'm Not Here Right Now
A silent duet with the outside world. Inspired by Laurie Anderson's song O Superman, a woman listens to recorded messages on her answerphone. Relationships and global events reveal themselves in a poetic, poignant depiction of a life. An exploration of separation, isolation and connectedness through technology.

Notes:
Part of the Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award which is the only scheme of its kind in the north that celebrates the unique collaboration between a writer and director. It offers a theatre maker of outstanding promise the chance to direct a new piece of work - by a writer of their choice - in a production fully supported by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2014. And in its inaugural year, the Award received 108 submissions from directors based the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland! We were overwhelmed with the breadth and scope of ideas and the quality of proposals. It makes us feel incredibly excited about the future of new work in our theatres and the ambition and dedication of directors working in a variety of ways across the UK. It was fascinating to see such a range of ideas and for us to really interrogate how we make work for our audiences at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

1st Produced:
Paines Plough's Roundabout, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     07 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Dancing Brick and Soho Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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L'elisir d'amore

Synopsis:
Set amongst the olive groves of southern Italy, this witty and moving opera tells the story of a love rivalry between Nemorino, a pauper with a passionate heart, and Sergeant Belcore, who is a charming womaniser with a fantastically inflated ego. They vie for the heart of the beautiful, self-assured Adina, who is looking for a grand passion, reflected in her fascination with the story of Tristan and Isolde. Adina is the hottest property in Hollywood - and Nemorino adores her. When a self-confident army officer embarks on a very public flirtation with Adina, Nemorino is in despair, until a smooth-talking movie producer comes to his rescue with a ?love potion' which he promises will win Adina once and for all. Director Valentina Ceschi sets The Elixir of Love at a glamourous 1950s garden party at the height of Hollywood's Golden Age, with a new English libretto by Verity Bargate Award-winner Thomas Eccleshare.

Notes:
translation and lyrics by Thomas Eccleshare

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Genre:
opera

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Light Princess, The

Synopsis:
In a kingdom far away, lives an extraordinary princess; a princess strikingly different to any you'll have ever heard of. Strikingly different, in fact, to anyone who has ever lived. Because, you see, she has no gravity. Now you might be thinking, what fun - to fly and float and bound around weightless in the air! But of course, it's not as simple as that. Her windows are forever closed, she can't run free and forever light-hearted; she can never take anything or anyone seriously. Especially not the prince who falls in love with her. . .

Notes:
adapted from book by George MacDonald by Thomas Eccleshare and John Nicholson

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peepolykus

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Genre:
TYA adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Pastoral

Pastoral
Pastoral is set in a surreal future in which nature has gobbled up the high street and an old woman named Moll waits in her flat for the Ocado man. But when the ruthless trees and branches threaten to cut her off from the world, she is forced to leave home and make it in the wild forest that is the new england. the play is full of surprises  a story of danger and delight at the end of the world.

Notes:
Pastoral is the winning entry from the 2011 Verity Bargate Award, a nationwide competition to find the best new play by an emerging writer. Preview at Soho theatre, London on 25 April 2013

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Organisations:
Dancing Brick

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Play/Drama

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Perle

Synopsis:
With one performer and his television, Perle is a live cartoon based on one of the oldest poems in the english language. Told through a bold mixture of illustration and live action, it is a poignant, comic and original performance about obsession and loss. A collaboration between Dancing Brick (21:13, Heap and Pebble), illustrator Serge Seidlitz and composer Harry Blake, that places the poetry and silence of the comic book on stage. Verity Bargate Award winner, Arches Brick Award winner, Two-time Total theatre Award nominees. 'terrific new talent' (Guardian). 'sublime' (Scotsman). 'A small masterpiece' (Stage).

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Dancing Brick

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Genre:
contemporary, physical theatre

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Punch and Judy

Synopsis:
Like slapstick, do you? Like violence? Like laughing, do you, at violence? Like cakes? Whether or not the above applies to you, you cannot fail to laugh, cry and vomit your way through this deliciously dark, capering comedy.

Notes:
written by Thomas Eccleshare and Lisa Owens

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Genre:
comedy

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Snow Child, The

Synopsis:
Once upon a time there was a man and his wife who loved one another dearly, and although they were happy there was just one thing they longed for: a child of their own. So one cold, white winter's day, they sculpt a daughter out of snow and something magical and extraordinary happens. Let the award-winning company Dancing Brick transport you into a wintry world of warmth this Christmas. This striking, visual show with live music and enchanting puppetry, is a vibrant and inventive retelling of a classic folktale that is both funny and touching. A perfect Christmas treat.

Notes:
created by Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare

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Organisations:
Dancing Brick

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Genre:
Christmas show 50 min

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Thumbelina's Great BIG Adventure

Synopsis:
An action-packed Christmas show for brave people of all sizes! Huge in attitude but small in stature, join intrepid Thumbelina, her adventuring Granny and a forest full of animals on a whirlwind adventure to the big bad city. But will she find her way home in time for Christmas? Featuring a gangster mole, singing fish, motorbike-riding beetles and crooning birds, award-winning physical theatre company Dancing Brick perform a thrilling and moving version of Thumbelina filled with puppetry, clowning, live music and a sprinkling of snow. A brand-new, brightly-coloured, action-packed musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale.

Notes:
written by Valentina Ceschi, Thomas Eccleshare, Rew Lowe, Tom Penn

1st Produced:
Cambridge Junction     14 Dec 2013

Organisations:
Dancing Brick

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Music:
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Genre:
Christmas Show 40 min

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Utopia

Synopsis:
enough of the dystopian visions, austerity measures and extreme renditions. UTOPIa is a night of humanity at its best, looking at a different vision of our future, a vision of humankind being both human and kind. Just look at what we could have won. . . Soho theatre and Live theatre collaborate on the ambitious new writing project - UTOPIa; directed by artistic Directors Steve Marmion and Max Roberts who will commission writers to create new short plays challenging visions of our future.

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written by Michael Chaplin, Zoe Cooper, Thomas eccleshare, Alistair McDowall, Dylan Moran, Anthony Neilson, Janice Okoh, Simon Stephens, Chi Onwurah

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Live Theatre & Soho Theatre

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Genre:
short plays

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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