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Carl Grose

CARL GROSE

  

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Carl Grose's plays include Quick Silver, 49 Donkeys Hanged, Superstition Mountain and Grand Guignol. For the past fifteen years he has worked extensively with the internationally acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre as both actor and writer. Writing for Kneehigh includes Tristan & Yseult, the Bacchae, Blast!, Cymbeline and, most recently, Hansel & Gretel. He has also written for Told By an Idiot, the National Theatre, and Vesturport. He co-founded the Cornish production company o-region. Carl Grose is currently under commission to the Drum Theatre, National Theatre of Wales and the RSC.

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        49 Donkeys Hanged         Bacchae, The         Beauty And the Beast         Cymbeline         Dark Philosophers, The         Dead Dog in a Suitcase and other love songs         Faust         Gargantua         Grand Guignol         Hansel And Gretel         Horse Piss For Blood         Marshmallow Maiden         Never Try This At Home         Oedipussy         Quick Silver         Superstition Mountain         Terror 2011         Thirteen Midnight Challenges Of Angelus Diablo, The         Tristan And Yseult         Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The         Wagstaffe the Wind-Up Boy         Wild Bride, The         Wonderful Life And Miserable Death Of the Renowned Dr Faustus, The         Wormy Close



49 Donkeys Hanged

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National Theatre Studio    -

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Bacchae, The

Synopsis:
a fun production of the Bacchae with dire warnings about the dangers of binge drinking

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Original Playwright - euripides. Version by Carl Grose, Anna Maria Murphy, Emma Rice And Kneehigh theatre

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Genre:
Off Beat Pantomime

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Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Beauty And the Beast

Synopsis:
playful storytelling style works a treet

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adaptation by Paul Hunter And Carl Grose

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Told by an Idiot

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Genre:
Pantomime

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Cymbeline

Synopsis:
Twenty years after his two sons disappeared, King Cymbeline's only daughter Imogen plans to marry against his wishes. enraged, Cymbeline banishes her childhood sweetheart Posthumus from court. He flees to Italy and makes a wager he'll soon regret. Cymbeline's new queen plots with her ghastly son Cloten. emperor Caesar is on the war-path. and poor Joan (who's just got back from the Costa de Sol) hasn't got a clue what's going on! Kneehigh turn their unique storytelling style to one of Shakespeare's least performed plays. In a script packed with heart-stopping poetry and characteristic charm, their irreverent adaptation plays fast and loose with the Bard. the result is a wild, giddy and elemental adventure that swings from tragedy to comedy and back again. Never has confusion been such fun!

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Original Playwright - Shakespeare. Adapted by Emma Rice; written by Carl Grose

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Dark Philosophers, The

Dark Philosophers, The
National theatre Wales and Told by an Idiot bring their critically acclaimed celebration of Gwyn Thomas - one of the most distinctive Welsh voices of the last century - and an outstanding Welsh cast to the Edinburgh Festival. Taking as its inspiration Thomas ink-black comic tales, the Dark Philosophers is a funny, violent and passionate depiction of a community teetering on the brink of humanity. Using Told by an Idiots trademark anarchic physicality and inventive storytelling, this adaptation brings out the bleak, wild humour in tales laced with sex, murder and Thomas devastating Valleys wit

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adapted by Carl Grose from the works of Gwyn Thomas; music by Iain Johnstone

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Told by an Idiot

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849431460

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adaptation

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase and other love songs

Dead Dog in a Suitcase and other love songs
Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit. Based on the Beggar's Opera, John Gay's classic musical satire, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is busting with wit, wonder and weirdness. An extraordinary Kneehigh cast of actor musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this twisted morality tale of our times. . .by turns SHOCKING, HILARIOUS, HEARTFELT and ABSURD! The gorgeous and powerful live score combines trip hop and folk, Renaissance polyphony and psychedelia, and ska, grime and dubstep. . .echoing Gay's original by plundering the sounds of our times. What the HELL is the world coming to?

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by Carl Grose, music by Charles Hazlewood based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

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Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783191567

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Piece

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Faust

Synopsis:
the universal tale of a man selling his soul to the devil has never been imagined quite like this before. Loud, fast, explosive and acrobatic, this acclaimed production is hilarious and terrifying. Join this unforgettable journey of faith, doubt, love, desire and happiness. Featuring an original score by Nick Cave and Warren ellis, ranging from devilish glam-rock to soulful ballads. a truly original theatrical experience.

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Original Playwright - Goethe. Adapted by Nina Dogg Filippusdottir, Gisli orn Garoarsson, Carl Grose, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson And Vikingur Kristjansson

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Vesturport and Reykjavik City Theater production, co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau

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adaptation

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Gargantua

Synopsis:
Mr and Mrs Mungus have just had a baby. Unfortunately, it isn't the bouncing blue-eyed boy they were hoping for. . . after a two-and-a-half year pregnancy, Mini Mungus has birthed a monster - one with an accelerated growth rate and an insatiable appetite for anything that moves (including joggers). But when a gaggle of sinister military scientists intent on cloning an army of giant babies extract Little Hugh's DNa, he breaks his chains and escapes. the world can only watch in horror as he embarks on a) learning how to walk and b) rampant destruction. Who will stop this freak of nature? Who will decide his tragic fate? and who, more importantly, will change his nappy? Inspired by Rabelais' equally enormous novel (and from watching too many bad Japanese monster movies), GaRGaNTUa is an absurd comedy that combines the epic with the domestic, high concept with low comedy, and the grotesque with the heart-felt.

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part of the National theatre Connections 2011

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Castle Youth Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Grand Guignol

Grand Guignol
Grose sets his macabre scenes within the Parision theatre from which grand guignol takes its name, and populates his play with real - in a loose sense of the term - human beings; including Maxa "the most assinated woman in the world".br / - Susannah Clapp, Observer.

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Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029642

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Hansel And Gretel

Hansel And Gretel
a Wonder Tale. Hungry and alone in the forest, Hansel and Gretel are armed with their very last slice of bread. Will they eat to survive, or leave a trail home instead? Let the irrepressible Kneehigh theatre take you by the hand and lead you into deepest part of the forest! Prepare for a world of darkness, wit and wonder, of earthy delights and crooked shadows. a world that is sweet - but never sugary. This tender, tasty and terrifying new version of the classic story is told through lively music, rough poetry, the most amazing gadgets and gizmos. . . For children and brave adults everywhere.

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by Carl Grose

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Kneehigh Theatre Company

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Oberon Books >>>    978-1849430579

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Genre:
dark fairy tale

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Horse Piss For Blood

Horse Piss For Blood
Cornish conspiracy theorist Virgil Ploy is paranoid. He thinks that everyone is out to get him - that includes his mother and her new husband, Dusty. He might well be right. It's hard to know who to trust these days. But then, living on top of a secret M.O.D. chemical weapons plant can do strange things to you. Very strange things indeed. . .Horse Piss For Blood is a bizarre and darkly funny new play about family, madness and Cornwall's darkest secret. . .

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Oberon Books >>>    978-1849432382

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Marshmallow Maiden

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Never Try This At Home

Synopsis:
Remember watching children's TV on a Saturday morning and wanting to be part of the fun and madness? Well now you can. . .Enter the world of a 2014 TV special, made to reunite stars of a classic children's TV programme, Shushi. The atmosphere is tense. Last time the cast were together the show was cancelled for good after a celebrity went missing, an obsessive fan made his final demand and a presenter was pushed to her breaking point live on air! With this catastrophic episode recreated live on stage, Never Try This At Home transports you back to a long-lost era of custard pies, buckets of water and presenters under pressure. Inspired by legendary programmes such as Tiswas, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Going Live, and Live & Kicking, Never Try This At Home is a hilarious new comedy from critically-acclaimed Told by an Idiot, recreating the anarchic chaos of cult children's TV . Prepare for a disturbing look behind the forced smiles and bad clothes but be aware that anything could happen and that this show definitely isn't for children!

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Told by an Idiot

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piece

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Oedipussy

Synopsis:
an outrageous no-holds barred subversion of the quintessential Greek tragedy - a tale of forbidden lust, accidental incest, violent murder and the ultimate dysfunctional family.

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adaptation by Emma Rice, written by Spymonkey AndCarl Grose

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Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production with Spymonkey

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Genre:
physical comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Quick Silver

Synopsis:
the most rootin-tootin, high-falutin, whiskey drinkin' pasty-crimping' guns-ablazing' ocean-leaping comedy adventure about a Cornish miner in the Wild West.

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Mevagissey Jubilee Hall, England    2002

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Cornish Western Pantomime

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Superstition Mountain

Synopsis:
While it takes its inspiration from Hollywood westerns, Grail seeking legends and stories of gold-diggers finding fortunes; this hugely likeable show is really a study of family dynamics.
- elisabeth Mahoney, Guardian

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O-Region

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Play/Drama

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Terror 2011

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the UKs only Annual season of horror theatre returns for its 8th year. A controversial event that has consistently sold out And divided critics, prepare to be both terrified And thrilled by An evening of twisted tales, cabaret And Halloween oddities.

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Genre:
short horror

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Thirteen Midnight Challenges Of Angelus Diablo, The

Synopsis:
the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) camps out at the Latitude Festival in Henham Park with a darkly comic event performed late into the night on the Thursday and Saturday in the theatre arena. Specially commissioned for the festival, the Thirteen Midnight Challenges of angelus Diablo' is written by playwright Carl Grose, well known for his work with internationally acclaimed Kneehigh theatre and directed by Lu Kemp. Grose will reveal no more information on the new script, other than it's got a pig in a dress in it, the rest you will have to see for yourself.

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1st Produced:
Latitude Festival in Henham PArk, Suffolk    15 Jul 2010

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Royal Shakespeare Company

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Tristan And Yseult

Synopsis:
a tale of extra marital ardour about the unloved as well. Harks back to the earliest, oral versions of an ancient Cornish story.

Notes:
written by Carl Grose, Anna Maria Murphy, Emma Rice And Kneehigh theatre

1st Produced:
Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel, Cornwall    2003

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Genre:
Devised Piece

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  musicians 7 chorus

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Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The

Synopsis:
the Umbrellas of Cherbourg traces the story of French auto mechanic Guy Fouchier who's fallen in love with 17-year-old Genevieve emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic umbrElla shop. On the evening before Guy leaves for a two-year tour of combat in algeria, he and Genevieve vow to remain lovers. after discovering she's carrying Guy's child, she must choose between waiting for his return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

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Kneehigh, directed And Adapted by Emma Rice, music by Michel Legrand, lyrics translated by Sheldon Harnickthe film the Umbrellas of Cherbourg, directed by Jacques Demy, was released in 1964 starring 19-year-old Catherine Deneuve. the film went on to be nominated for five Academy Awards And won the 1964 Palme d'Or At the Cannes Film Festival. the Academy Award-nominated song I Will Wait for You has been recorded by many Artists including Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett And Liza Minnelli.

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Kneehigh

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Wagstaffe the Wind-Up Boy

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written by Carl Grose, Mike Shepherd And Kneehigh theatre

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Wild Bride, The

Synopsis:
in this story of truth, love and heartbreak we meet our young heroine who, having escaped the clutches of both the devil and her father, sets out into the wilderness on a brave journey of discovery.

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adapted by Emma Rice, text And lyrics by Carl Grose, music by Stu Barker

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Wonderful Life And Miserable Death Of the Renowned Dr Faustus, The

Synopsis:
Faust and Mephistopheles disputing the finer points of faith, damnation and divine astrology devised for 8 to 12 year olds

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Original Playwright - Christopher Marlowe And German puppet plays. Adapted by Rebecca Gould, Carl Grose And Mervyn Millar

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adaptation

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Wormy Close

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Part of ""Terror"": The UK s only annual festival of horror theatre returns for its eighth year. A controversial event that has consistently sold out and divided critics, prepare to be both terrified and thrilled by an evening of twisted tales, magic, cabaret and Halloween oddities. Contributors include Lucy Kirkwood, Julian Barrat, Jack Thorne, Tom Holloway, Carl Grose, Des O Connor, Jonny Woo, Laura Corcoan, Sarah-Louise Young and Dusty Limits. Read more: http://www.uktw.co.uk/archive/Tour/Play/Terror-Love-Me-to-Death-The-Waiting-MortuaryLong-As-He-Needs-MeWormy-CloseThe-GongIf-I-Should-Stay-I-Would-Only-Be-in-Your-Way/T0715388594/#ixzz32GVmUGDn

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Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE >>>    19 Oct 2011

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