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Robert Alan Evans

ROBERT ALAN EVANS

  

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

Robert Alan Evans is a writer, director and devisor working across the UK. He has written extensively for young people including Kes, Caged, Pobby and Dingan (winner TMA award), The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk (winner of the prix d'Orpheon) and Kappa for Catherine Wheels Theatre Company; The Dark, a thriller for teenagers; a radical retelling of Peter Pan and The Sleeping Beauties for Sherman Cymru and Mikey and Addie for the London 2012 Festival. His work for adults includes A Girl in a Car with a Man for the Royal Court theatre, Aruba, The Cracks, Ignition and Tiger/Tiger Tale - two dance pieces co-created with choreographer Natasha Gilmore. His work has been translated and performed in the US, Europe, Australia and across the UK.

Research:    http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/playwrights/robert-alan-evans.aspx

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        Aruba         Beautiful Cosmos         Caged         Dead Pan         Fish Story         Ghost Shirt         Girl In A Car With A Man, A         Ignition         Kappa         Kes         Mikey and Addie         Mr Snow         New Town         Night Before Christmas, The         Peter Pan         Pinocchio         Pobby And Dingan         Pondlife         Rudolf         Sleeping Beauties, The         Tiger & Tiger Tale         Voice Thief, The         Whatever! the Musical



Aruba

Synopsis:
a travel agent going nowhere, an under-performing personal trainer, and an ad-man who believes the hype. a darkly comic tour through the lives of three desperate young urbanites as their carefully constructed worlds begin to unravel
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Notes:
devised with the company, scripted by Rob evans

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Organisations:
Oeople Can Run

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Beautiful Cosmos

Synopsis:
Beautiful Cosmos is set in the apartment of a woman who suddenly finds herself alone. Through her job as a sex text messager she begins to pick up strange messages from truckers, astronauts and a teenage Arizonan boy. Through it all she can't stop hearing the words and remembering the movements of her lover.

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devised by Robert Alan Evans, Lu Kemp, Ben Lewis and Sophie Fletcher

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Caged

Synopsis:
Beauty and the Beast will never get on. He licks his hands, stands on the toilet and runs through the woods. She carries a hankie, never gets mud on her shoes and always remembers to send a thank you note. So how come, when she sees him run like that, when he brings down a deer, when they sit at night just watching the stars, how come her heart starts to spin? Beauty and the Beast will never get on. Will they? Caged is a story about two people trapped together, and finding more freedom than they ever imagined. Caged is recommended for all beauties and beasts aged 8 and over.

Notes:
created by Robert Alan Evans, Andy Manley, Gill Robertson, Ros Sydney and Karen Tennent

1st Produced:
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh     24 Mar 2011

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels Theatre

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Music:
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TYA

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dead Pan

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Notes:
written with Megan Barker And company

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Script

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fish Story

Synopsis:
an uproarious, biting and true-ish tale of the dangerously bored and the extraordinarily deceitful.

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People Can Run

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ghost Shirt

Synopsis:
Followed the story of the Ghost Shirt at Kelvingrove Museum as it travelled there from the battle of Wounded Knee

Notes:
Opened At Tron theatre, Glasgow. Moved to the Underbelly, edinburgh

1st Produced:
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, UK >>>     24 Jul 2001

Organisations:
Theatre By Design

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Genre:
Physical Piece

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Girl In A Car With A Man, A

Synopsis:
Stella's left the TV studio after her daily slot. Alex is up for a big night out. David has opted for a quiet evening in. But this is no ordinary night - there's abduction on the news and it won't stop raining.

Notes:
the same play will be performed in Canberra ACT (the Street theatre) And Sydney, Australia (the Old Fitzroy), directed by Lenore McGregor, April 2005

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Organisations:
New Playwrights Season

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2004   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Ignition

Synopsis:
Ignition was a National Theatre of Scotland project on Shetland which aimed to examine Shetland's relationship with the car. This blossomed in many ways; from the setting up of a 'mak and yak' knitting group by writer Jacqui Clark to our very own in-house hitch hiker Lowri Evans. Stories were collected and shared from October 2012 to February 2013 and resulted in a final show at the end of March 2013.

Notes:
dramaturgy and writing from Rob Evans and choreography from Janice Parker

1st Produced:
Brae, Shetland, Scotland     23/2013

Organisations:
National Theatre of Scotland

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site specific

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Kappa

Kappa
When Kappa loses his mum he finds himself caught up with a gang that seem to provide a surrogate family. However, gang leader 'Z' has darker plans in mind and Kappa finds himself choosing between his love for the gang and his love for his mum. a one man play set in a dystopian future.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Schools Across Scotland     2007

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

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Genre:
monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kes

Kes
Step into the shoes of Billy Casper. Home life is bad and school life is worse. Brother is a bully and mum has a different man at the door every day. Pushed around at school and always gets the blame. That's what it's like to be Billy. then one day, everything changes. Billy's world explodes and for the first time happiness swoops into his life in the shape of a kestrel. a kestrel called Kes. Kes is Billy's friend, his best friend, his only friend.Kes is the story of one boy's heart. How it came to beat and how it came to break.

Notes:
Adapted for the stage by Robert Alan evans from the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

1st Produced:
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh     15 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels Theatre company

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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mikey and Addie

Mikey and Addie
Mikey and Addie tells the story of a boy who slowly uncovers the truth about his father. Since he was little Mikey has believe his dad is working for NASA. Floating far away on a top secret mission. However, when he runs into the ever practical and truth telling Addie his dreams are shattered. As the two become inextricably linked they go on a search that will end with Mikey knowing the truth and Addie realising that there's more to life than following the rules.

Notes:
created by Robert Alan Evans and Andy Manley as part of Imaginate Festival 2012

1st Produced:
Imaginate Festival     10 May 2012

Organisations:
macrobert

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Music:
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Genre:
piece

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mr Snow

Synopsis:
Mr Snow lives in The Middle Of Nowhere, the snowiest place imaginable. Every day he goes out and collects snow from all over the world; sparkly snow, elephant snow, slow snow and lightning snow, but one day he brings back a snow that fascinates his son, Blessyou. A snow that the trainee snowologist just can't leave alone and which leads them ultimately on an adventure that neither will ever forget.

Notes:
devised by Robert Alan Evans, Kieran Fay and Stevie Ritchie

1st Produced:
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, London     01 Dec 2010

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Genre:
TYA

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Male:  2            Female:  0            Other:  -

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New Town

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
Scale Project

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Night Before Christmas, The

Synopsis:
It's Christmas Eve and everyone is excited  wrapping presents, going to parties, singing songs  everyone, that is, except Carol. She hates Christmas and wishes everyone would stop going on about it! But that night, as she settles down to sleep she hears some crying and finds an elf under her bed. Lost and lonely, the elf just wants to find Santa again. And so begins the adventure of a lifetime, one which Carol will never forget; a search for the true magic of Christmas!

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1st Produced:
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, London     01 Dec 2009

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Genre:
Christmas Show

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Peter Pan

Synopsis:
It's Christmas eve. Wendy is desperate to make it the best Christmas yet for her two little brothers, and father, while mother and wife is missing from their lives. A mysterious rebel appears at Wendy's window. He talks of danger, excitement and adventure in a world far far away. enchanted by his stories, Wendy joins the lost boys on a magical journey to Neverland, where she meets fairies, mermaids in the lagoon and when it all turns bad, meets the infamous Captain Hook. But has she forgotten about who she really is and what she has left behind? Peter Pan has a way of doing that. Distracting isn't he? And maybe&handsome too? Oh yes you can lose hours with him. Days. Weeks even. . .This magical reimagining of J.M Barrie's classic story will feature all the favourite characters, Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys and of course, the baddie we all love to hate, Captain Hook.

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Sherman Cymru

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Genre:
pantomime

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Pinocchio

Synopsis:
the journey of Pinocchio as he struggles to become a 'real' boy

Notes:
adapted by Rob Evans And Lu Kemp. Written by Rob Evans from the book by Carlo Collodi

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  1 puppet

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Pobby And Dingan

Synopsis:
Set in contemporary Australia it is a timeless sort of tale from the outback. the Williamson family live in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. It is opal territory, and the Father is trying to stake his claim and strike it rich. Like most in the area he is fairly unsuccessful. there are two children: young ashmol, who narrates the story, and his younger sister, Kellyanne. and there are two other significant characters, Pobby and Dingan, Kellyanne's imaginary friends. Unfortunately, things take a bad turn when it appears that Pobby and Dingan are, as Kellyanne tearfully announces, "maybe-dead."

Notes:
from the novella by Ben rice

1st Produced:
Brunton, Musselburgh     27 Feb 2010

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels Theatre company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pondlife

Pondlife
Martin and Simon are firm friends until Martin does something that ends the friendship

Notes:
Created by Robert Alan Evans, Andy Manley and Gill Robertson

1st Produced:
Schools Across Scotland     02 May 2008

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
TYA

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rudolf

Synopsis:
It's Christmas and there's nothing to eat. Esmerelda the chicken is in a mood and won't lay a Christmas egg. Not until her two owners tell her favourite story - Rudolf. And so, using their imaginations, the objects in their tiny house and a strong sense of the ridiculous our two unlikely storytellers attempt the tale of Rudolf, the reindeer that just doesn't fit in.

Notes:
created by Robert Andy Manley, Andy Manley with Rob Evans and Ross Allan

1st Produced:
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, London     2008

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Genre:
TYA

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Sleeping Beauties, The

Sleeping Beauties, The
A twist on the classic tale filled with friendship, action and adventure for the whole family this Christmas. As with the classic story, there is a Queen, a King, a spinning wheel, a curse that entraps the beauties to fall asleep for a long long time and of course a Prince. But the biggest adventure is will their friendship survive when they awake in a different time.

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Genre:
pantomime

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Tiger & Tiger Tale

Synopsis:
The same story is told in two different ways. Once through the eyes of a child, the other through the eyes of her mother and father. Dulled by routine, a family are suddenly thrown into chaos and confusion when a wild, dangerous and attractive force takes over their lives. A show about what it would be like to let go of all the rules and turn your family upside down.

Notes:
Tiger and Tiger Tale are two dance pieces made with choreographer and co-creator Natasha GIlmore of Barrowland Ballet, with design by Fred Pommerehn and sound by Kim Moore (Zoey Van Goey). Performers Jade Adamson, Kai Wen Chuang, Vince Virr.

1st Produced:
Platform, Easterhouse     14 Sep 2013

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-

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Genre:
dance theatre

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Voice Thief, The

Synopsis:
Imagine you have discovered a place deep underground where hundreds of girl's voices have been held for years. . .Would you like to get to know some of the voices? Would you like to know what happened? And if you could return the voice to its rightful owner, would you?

Notes:
The Voice Thief is created by Gill Robertson, Karen Tennent and Ian Cameron. Text by Robert Alan Evans. The Voice Thief is a promenade production performed for a small audience. Catherine Wheels will transform the basement of Edinburgh's Summerhall into the darkly mysterious Voice Facility. This is the first time the public have been allowed into The Voice Facility and it may be the last. . .

1st Produced:
Edinburgh: Summerhall     01 Nov 2014

Organisations:
Catherine Wheels

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Music:
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Genre:
promenade performance 75 min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Whatever! the Musical

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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Organisations:
Canned Productions

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  12            Other:  -

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