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Donna Franceschild

DONNA FRANCESCHILD  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie


Donna Franceschild is currently working on a 90' single film for Neal Street Productions/Channel 4 called LOST IN PLAIN SIGHT which will be directed by David Blair. Also for television she is developing a new two-part adaptation of JEKYLL AND HYDE. Donna's own adaptation of her hugely popular BAFTA winning television series TAKIN' OVER THE ASYLUM is currently on at the The Royal Lyceum Theatre, a co-production with the Citizens Theatre, and will run until April 6. Donna's television credits include, amongst many others: THE KEY (3 x 60' for BBC) in 2003, DONOVAN QUICK for BBC Films/Making Waves in 2000 starring Colin Firth (Nominated for Best Film by the RTS), EUREKA STREET (BBC2) in 1999 and TAKIN' OVER THE ASYLUM (6 x 50' drama for BBC2) in 1994 starring Ken Stott and David Tennant. TAKIN' OVER THE ASYLUM won Best Serial - BAFTA & Scottish BAFTA and Best Writer - RTS Awards.For theatre Donna has written QUARTET (Oran Mor 2006), AND THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON (Traverse Theatre & tour 1990) and several other plays for companies including the Tricycle Theatre and Etcetera Theatre. Recently Donna has been writing plays for BBC Radio 4 with Kirsty Williams producing. These plays include THE CA'DORO CAFE, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, LOST IN PLAIN SIGHT and most recently an acclaimed adaptation of THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Donna divides her time between Glasgow and her home in Tarbet.

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And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon         Quartet         Rebel         Soap Opera         Songs For Stray Cats And Other Living Creatures         Sunshine Cafe, The         Taking Over The Asylum         Tap Dance On A Telephone Line



And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - acc.10180/75

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Quartet

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about a group of strangers who come together with the objective to form a jazz band, apparently!

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Rebel

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Soap Opera

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trapped in a launderette, a group of women talk to each other about their lives

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Women's Theatre Group, London    1979

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Songs For Stray Cats And Other Living Creatures

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Sunshine Cafe, The

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Taking Over The Asylum

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You don't have to be mad to work here. But it helps...When Ready Eddie McKenna, soul survivor and double glazing salesman, arrives to reinvigorate St Jude's defunct hospital radio station, he turns more than the ramshackle station upside down. The whisky-drinking wannabe DJ meets his match among patients who include the 19-year-old bipolar Campbell; the schizophrenic, electronic genius Fergus; the obsessive compulsive Rosalie and the elusive, self-harming Francine. Fighting against mental illness and perceptions of those with mental health problems, Eddie and the patients of St Jude's strive for their dreams in a struggle to be accepted and celebrated for who they are and what they might be. Hope and joy in the fragile power and beauty of the human heart wash over Donna Franceschild's hilarious and heartfelt adaptation of her own classic 90s TV series set in Glasgow. Features a fantastic R&B soundtrack including Soul Man, Rainy Night in Georgia and Can't Get Next To You.

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Based on the scripts for the BBC television serial written by Donna Franceschild

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Tap Dance On A Telephone Line

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