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Robert Farrar

ROBERT FARRAR  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Michelle Kass Associates  

Robert Farrar had his first play performed on TV at the age of sixteen, and since then has written novels, stories, songs and work for radio, TV, cinema and stage, including the novel State of Independence, the screenplays the Man Who Knew Too Little (Warner Bros, 1997, starring Bill Murray) and Bedrooms and Hallways (1998); and, for the stage, Lovers From Hell(2004-5) and Wild Fruit (2006), both at Oval House. His work as director includes his adaptation of Shaun Levin's the Smell of asparagus Pee (in Lovers From Hell) and the short films Sunday Morning and Donut. a one-time pop pretender (as front-man for the Mystery Girls, signed to a&M records), he recently returned to live performance, singing with Brighton-based cabaret combo the Desperate Ones. He is currently planning to publish a collection of fairytales, the Prince Who Lost His Penis and other Stories, as a limited edition, helped by designer Simon Reed.

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

        Complex         Donut         Get the Guest         Lovers From Hell         Relax         Smell Of Asparagus Pee, The         Wild Fruit



Complex

Synopsis:
a middle aged man is woken by a young woman at the door saying her car has broken down and can she use the phone. the sexual combat that follows packs a pair of memorable punchlines.

Notes:
Text by Shaun Levin from his original short story of the same name. Adapated for the stage by Robert Farrar

1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome and London New Play Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play - psycho-sexual comedy-Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Donut

Synopsis:
a man helps his body-conscious boyfriend to overcome his neurotic fear of fattening foods by persuading him to eat a jam donut during sex.

Notes:
Text by Shaun Levin from his original short story of the same name. Adapated for the stage by Robert Farrar

1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome and London New Play Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short playlet - sex comedy One act. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Get the Guest

Synopsis:
a camp farcelet set in a provincial B&B and has the owner seducing his guest in the invented guise of his own half-wit identical twin.

Notes:
Text by Shaun Levin from his original short story of the same name. Adapated for the stage by Robert Farrar

1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome and London New Play Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
short play - twisted farce One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Lovers From Hell

Synopsis:
see individual plays

Notes:
Text by Shaun Levin from his original short story of the same name. Adapated for the stage by Robert Farrar. comprises Complex, Get the Guest, the Smell of Asparagus Pee And the mini-play Donut

1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome and London New Play Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Triple bill

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Relax

Synopsis:
The repressed gay proprietor of a country B&B seduces one of his guests and then pretends, the following morning, that it was in fact his insane identical-twin brother who did it. Matters are complicated by the arrival of a middle-aged pater familias looking for an opportunity to enact his houseboy fantasy, and a recently divorced RAC rescue man hoping to expand his sexual repertoire.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Warehouse Theatre Croydon, London    Mar 2010

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Smell Of Asparagus Pee, The

Synopsis:
a deserted lover composes an impassioned letter to the man who abandoned him. a "monologue for two" with two actors portraying a man slipping into madness

Notes:
Text by Shaun Levin from his original short story of the same name. Adapated for the stage by Robert Farrar

1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome and London New Play Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Play One act. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wild Fruit

Synopsis:
Robert Farrar's witty, serious comedy follows the maneuvers of four gay men, gathering in a Brighton flat in hopes of an orgy, for whom, of course, nothing turns out quite as intended. the would-be artist, the won't-be osteopath, the quirky S/M couple, are given memorably detailed personalities - the artist never at a loss for crisp, Coward-like quips; the osteopath unwittingly disclosing child-like instability; the American top proving useless in a crisis. the dinky trolley-dolly is Farrar's most original creation, demanding to be submissive, mouthing seemingly vacuous political notions but emerging as the one with the decent social conscience while continuing to be, also, endearingly absurd. Farrar can switch the mood in a sentence from comic to poignant, and in the next sentence switch it back. the twists of his plot, though unforeseeable, become inevitable in retrospect so that his group portrait imparts a sense of real, felt life. an altogether admirable work.
Jeremy Kingston, theatre critic, the Times

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
Psychodrome

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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