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Richard Harris

RICHARD HARRIS

  (1934 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Nick Quinn

Richard Harris was born in London in 1934. He is a prolific writer, and was most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s He began writing for television, contributing episodes to twenty series like the avengers, the Saint, and the Sweeny. His career has been largely spent writing for the crime and detective genre, but in 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writer's Guild of great Britain for a programme he had originated as a stage play. Indeed, though the majority of his work has been for television, a substantial amount of his output has been for the stage. Beginning in about 1971. Harris turned his earlier comedic ambitions towards the stage. the vast majority of his comedic work, even if it later ended up film, derives from his career as a playwright. Throughout the 1970s, a new play of his would be produced almost annually. Though the frequency of his stage work slowed in later decades, his plays continued to debut into the early part of the 21st century. One of his most successful plays, Stepping Out, has appeared in three different versions, ultimately allowing him the opportunity of musical film adaptation. a substantial part of Harris's body of work is adaptation. Often, as in examples cited above, this has taken the form of adapting his own work from one medium into another. However, he has also taken a number of literary characters and adapted them into on-going series. the most long-running of these adaptations are a Touch of Frost and the Last Detective, but he has also converted works including Mark Twain's the Prince and the Pauper into limited-run serials.. He has also adapted a small number of non-English plays into English. the Last Laugh derives from a Japanese work, and his adaptation of a Norwegian play into the dual-language film, Orions Belte, won the inaugural amanda award for Best Norwegian Film in 1985.

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        Albert         Business Of Murder, The         Conscience Be Damned         Dead Guilty         Death In High Heels         Dog It Was, The         Foot In the Door, A         Ghosts         Going Home         Going Straight         In Two Minds         Is It Something I Said?         Keeping Mum         Large As Life         Last Laugh, The         Liza, Liza, Liza         Local Affairs         Magic         Maintenance Man, The         Murder Once Done         No, No, Not Yet         One Night A Week         Out the Window         Outside Edge         Partners         Party Piece         Plaster         Saving It For Albie         Show Business         Stepping Out         Stepping Out - the Musical         Surviving Spike         That Old Feeling         Three Piece Suite         Two And Two Make Sex         Virginia         Visiting Hour         Waiting         Who Goes Bare?



Albert

Synopsis:
a Finnish au pair and her travails with the english suitor of the previous au pair and an Italian visitor. If it were not for the thoughtfulness of the author who has kindly translated the dialogue of two of the characters into english, the audience would be as confused as the actors, who play a Finn, an Italian and an englishman - none of whom speak a word of the other's languages.

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1st Produced:
arts, London    1971

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-

1st Published:
evans, London, 1972   978-057312021-3

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-

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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Business Of Murder, The

Synopsis:
a psychological thriller on the theme of revenge centres on the interlocking triangular relationship between Dee, a successful TV playwright, Hallett, a detective superintendent and Stone, "a humourless, rather prissy man", the Business of Murder had a very successful West end run. "How refreshing to welcome that rarity of the West end: a well-written, skilfully crafted tale of mystery and suspense that pays dividends from start to finish.'" Sunday express.

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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (31 Dec 1981)   978-057311017-7

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Genre:
Psychological Thriller Mystery

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol I (1981) Page 0151

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Conscience Be Damned

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1st Produced:
London    1975

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Dead Guilty

Synopsis:
When John Haddrell dies of a heart attack at the wheel of his car, the woman at his side is not his wife Margaret but his lover, Julia. Recovering from the injuries she sustained in the ensuing crash, Julia is visited by Margaret, who apparently knows nothing of the affair. events take a sinister turn when Margaret begins to encroach on Julia's life. Left alone in the house together, Julia and Margaret are locked in deadly combat

Notes:
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1st Produced:
apollo, London    17 Jul 1995

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (26 April 1996)   978-057301750-6

Music:
-

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Genre:
Thriller

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  voice

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XV (1995) Page 0947

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Death In High Heels

Death In High Heels
It's a big day at Christophe et Cie, a small couture house off Regent Street. Mr Bevan will announce which of his staff he is sending to France to be general manager of a new branch in Deauville. Will it be the talented and elegant Miss Doon or the loyal and long-serving Miss Gregory? Perhaps senior saleswoman Irene or showroom manager Dorian will get the job. events take a Dramatic turn over a lunch of rabbit curry when Miss Doon collapses and dies, poisoned by the oxalic acid crystals that another employee, Rachel, has been using to clean her hat. Inspector Charlesworth and Sergeant Wyler have a murder enquiry on their hands. Behind the glamour and gossip of a 1930s fashion house, secrets and lies are rife and more than one person may have harboured resentment towards Miss Doon. Richard Harris's thrilling play is based on Christianna Brand's debut crime novel.

Notes:
based on the book of the same title by Christianna Brand

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Genre:
mystery thriller

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Dog It Was, The

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1st Produced:
Richmond, Surrey    1980

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-   -

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Foot In the Door, A

Synopsis:
May axeher, an elderly widow, is entertaining inherLondon semi. the fixst"guest" to arrive is Warren, a fledgling wardrobe salesman, followed by Desmond (home security), his more experienced counterpart. Next on the scene are Stan and angela, keen to measure up May's bedroom for decoration, and then the pneumatic July arrives with her electric keyboard. each salesperson adopts a persona they think will persuade their prospective client to put her money their way, but May's inability to wrench her eyes from her TV - and her lack of interest in any of the products - look set to wreck their hopes. This madcap comedy comes to a rousing conclusion when May saves the day with a clever scheme that leaves everyone satisfied,

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2007   978-057311276-8

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ghosts

Synopsis:
It should be a happy day in Mrs alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. In a rigidly structured society the consequences are nothing short of disastrous. Ibsen's Ghosts, in Richard Harris's accomplished new version, offers a bleak view of the human condition.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen. Translated by J Basil Cowlishaw.

1st Produced:

Company:
Bill Kenwright

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2005   978-057301969-2

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 0413; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 0071

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Going Home

Going Home
It traces the lessons learned by a confrontation between a white woman patient and a black woman patient on the eve of their discharge from hospital.

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Visiting Hour" French, London, 1991   978-057301925-8

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 0852

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Going Straight

Synopsis:
Back in the good old, bad old days, Michael and Ray were east end villains, working together on a series of lucrative crimes. Today Michael is living a comfortable life in Spain with his younger second wife Francine while Ray, married to sharp-tongued Brenda, is struggling to make ends meet back in Britain. after two years without any contact Michael has invited Ray and Brenda over to Spain for a visit and Ray is delighted, but Brenda is suspicious - what are Michael's true motives? Polly, a young researcher working on a movie, introduces yet more tensions to an already volatile situation and, as the stories of the men's past are told, suspicions increase until finally the truth is revealed

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2007   978-057311211-9

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  1 voice

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In Two Minds

Synopsis:
David and new partner, annie, have moved happily into a Victorian house where the vendor has emigrated, leaving furniture and a welcoming bottle of champagne. But strange events cause David's negative thoughts to rise. their vaguely sinister neighbour is married but where is his wife? Women's clothing is found burnt in a garden incinerator. David seems ready to accuse everyone of everything. annie can cope with his doubts and insecurities but his suspicious mind finally drives them apart.

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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (11 July 2002)   978-057301968-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
mystery thriller

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Is It Something I Said?

Is It Something I Said?
Intending to kill himself, Wallace books into an hotel run by arthur and Stella. Wallace's plans, however, are repeatedly thwarted and his determination wavers. after he and arthur discuss their hatred for their respective wives, Wallace is fired with new determination to end it all, leaving poor arthur contemplating a similar approach to escape from the unpleasant Stella.

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1st Produced:
London    1982

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (Mar 1982)   978-057312119-7

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum
this poignant monologue sees Pauline sitting at the bedside of her dying mother. as she mulls over her own churning emotions she realizes a love that, it eventually transpires, is now too late to communicate.

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre Platform performance

1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    978-057313291-9

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Large As Life

Synopsis:
First seen at the Thorndike theatre, Leatherhead, under the title Baby Love, this joyous and exhilarating musical encounters five very different couples and a single woman embarking on an exciting journey - the women are pregnant. To some this is a welcome surprise, to some a carefully planned event, to others a cause for worry and confusion. Jan and Patrick intend everything to be natural. eighteen-year-old Lorraine struggles to make the best of it, despite her young husband's inability to cope. Thankfully those, like Stuart and Vicki, who have been there before, are calmly and generously helping others. For Don and Helen, the middle-aged couple, the journey is more treacherous. Liz, the hardbitten feminist, is determined to raise a child without any masculine influence but shows her softer side when confronted with the plight of others. the darkest clouds gather where one would least expect as Chris and Caro's perfect marriage cracks under the strain. When the big delivery night arrives, with joy and with sadness, this musical shines with an understanding of natural development, never forsaking hope!

Notes:
Book by Richard Harris, music by Keith Strachan, lyrics by Richard Harris And Keith Strachan

1st Produced:
Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (3 April 2001)   978-057308114-9

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Last Laugh, The

Synopsis:
In this hilarious and moving satirethe lead plays a beleaguered comedy-troupe writer who, obliged by law to submit his latest script for government approval, finds himself having to go toe-to-toe with a newly appointed hard-nosed government censor. as he diligently attempts to rework his play, incorporating the censors multitudinous and unconventional edits, the most unlikely partnership starts to flourish and the men become engaged in their own world, crafting the funniest play they can imagine, whilst the spectre of the outside world threatens to destroy everything. . .

Notes:
Original Playwright - Koki Mitani

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Company:
Bill Kenwright (in association with PaRCO company limited Tokyo)

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-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Liza, Liza, Liza

Synopsis:
Liza Liza Liza is a play that turns back the years, and peels back the veneer, on one of Hollywood's most compelling living icons. the professional and private lives of Liza Minnelli have experienced dizzying highs and crashing lows all ruthlessly captured and sold by the world's media.

Notes:
Musical Direction by Neil MacDonald, Choreography by Racky Plews

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Local Affairs

Local Affairs
an earlier version of Party Piece, this play ingeniously uses the same set to represent three different homes. We see Charles, preoccupied with finding a fancy dress costume, and Norma, obsessed with her garden and kitchen; Hilary, returned from a health farm to find her mother-in-law in residence; and Susan and Keith, unable to enjoy a weekend without their children. add a suicidal Katy and an incorrect party date and we are set for a confusing evening!

Notes:
an early version of Party Piece

1st Produced:
Leicester    1982

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (31 Dec 1982)   978-057311236-2

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Magic

Magic
the wife, ill in hospital, is "cheered up" by her spouses conjouring tricks

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Visiting Hour" French, London, 1991   978-057301925-8

Music:
-

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Genre:
Black Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 0852

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Maintenance Man, The

Synopsis:
a bitter-sweet, witty and perceptive look at the collapse of a marriage and the development and decay of an affair. Bob is a do-it-yourself enthusiast with a longing to be needed. even after he is divorced from Chris he constantly returns to his former home, until Diana, his new love, begins to resent having to face competition for his time from his children and his Black and Decker.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Leatherhead, Surrey    1986

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (Mar 1987)   978-057301651-6

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol VI (1986) Page 0943

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Murder Once Done

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Genre:
mystery thriller

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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No, No, Not Yet

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Leslie Darbon

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One Night A Week

One Night A Week
a revised version of the hit musical Stepping Out, this good-natured comedy from Richard Harris chronicles several months in the life of a beginning dance class. each of the eight students, who come from a variety of backgrounds, has his or her own reason for joining. For instance, Maxine, a confident, fast-talking saleswoman (and former Ovaltine dancer), is there on doctor's orders, while self-sacrificing andy participates because it is the only thing she does for herself. Whatever the cause, they make a point of coming every week to chat, relax and, if they can manage to, learn a couple of dance steps. Led by Mavis, their eternally patient instructor, and accompanied by the acerbic pianist Mrs. Fraser, the students (who range from hopeless to competent) strive to master the basics of dance. But the steps and routines are just the background for the real focus of the play - the relationships and interactions of these ten very different people. By their final performance, not only have the class members developed some degree of skill, but they have also overcome the inhibitions, awkwardness and personality conflicts that have kept them out of sync.

Notes:
Book by Richard Harris, Lyrics by Mary Stewart-David, And Music by Denis King

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2011)   978-0-573-69907-8

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-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Out the Window

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

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-

1st Published:
Published,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Outside Edge

Outside Edge
Roger has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play against the British Railways Maintenance Division Reading east, but these complications pall before those occurring among their various wives and girlfriends. as a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall.

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-

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (April 1980)   978-057311314-7

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-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 1130

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Partners

Synopsis:
luxury surroundings and temptations take film writers minds off the job in hand

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1969

Company:
-

1st Published:
evans, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Party Piece

Party Piece
Suggested by the author's earlier play, Local affairs. This is a fast-paced and very funny play set in the back gardens of feuding neighbours. It is the night of Michael's and Roma's fancy dress house-warming party. the evening looks set to be a lively one until a string of hilarious disasters strike, including a distinct lack of guests, a burning garden shed, a marauding Zimmer frame and the prospect of an irate husband on the prowl.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Basingstoke    1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1990   978-057301862-6

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Plaster

Plaster
Eric, hospitalized following a car accident, is visited with hilarious results by his canny wife!

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Visiting Hour" French, London, 1991   978-057301925-8

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 0852

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Saving It For Albie

Saving It For Albie
Grace Andrews first met brothers Albie and Ray Rodway in her early 20s while holidaying alone in Corfu. More than two decades on, Grace and Albie unexpectedly run into each other again at a hotel in London. Remembering old feelings from the holiday, they become a couple and within six months get married. the play opens on the afternoon of their wedding when Albie has over-indulged on champagne and Ray, his best man, is helping him up the stairs to his Manchester flat. Grace's tactless and interfering mother, Rose, observes proceedings with an ever-critical eye. Between Albie's drunkenness and Rose's barbed commentary, not to mention the frequent phone calls from mysterious women, Grace finds an ally in reliable, good-natured family man Ray. When he produces an old photograph from the Corfu holiday, however, it soon transpires that the man Grace first fell in love with is not the man she thought he was.

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London (2013) >>>    978-057311388-8

Music:
-

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play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Show Business

Show Business
We follow the satirical vagaries of a TV crew filming a documentary on the world's first quadruple transplant - until they discover they are pipped at the post by a transplant operation in another hospital!

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Visiting Hour" French, London, 1991   978-057301925-8

Music:
-

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Satire One act

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 0852

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Stepping Out

Stepping Out
a warm and very funny play about the lives of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy North London church hall. as the play progresses, the class's dancing improves to such an extent that by the climax, a grand charity show performance, they have been transformed into triumphant tappers, worthy of any chorus line.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Thorndike, Leatherhead, Surrey    1984

Company:
-

1st Published:
Amber Lane Press, Oxford, 1985   978-057311415-1

Music:
-

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Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  9            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol IV (1984) Page 0875; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVI (1996) Page 1535; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 0920; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 0982; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 0446

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Stepping Out - the Musical

Stepping Out - the Musical
Following the success of the play "Stepping Out", Richard Harris has combined the talents of lyricist Mary Stewart-David and composer Denis King to create a heart-warming toe-tapping new musical following the familiar story of the loves and laughs of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap class in a dingy church hall. as the play unfolds, the songs delicately highlight the troubles and personalities of each if the characters: Mavis the ex-professional dancer, who runs the class; bubbly Sylvia; nervous andy; snobby but well-meaning Vera; confident attractive Maxine; fat, plain Lynne, who is very serious about dancing; anxious Dorothy; larger than life TriNIDAdian Rose, and Geoffrey, the lone widowed male. accompanied on the piano by the lugubrious Mrs Fraser, the tappers improve, so much so that the show climaxes with a big glitzy final tap routine number.

Notes:
Lyrics by Mary Stewart-David; Book by Richard Harris; Music by Denis King

1st Produced:

Company:
Bill Kenwright Ltd

1st Published:
Samuel French Cast album First Night Records, 2001   -

Music:
Original cast recording: First Night Scene (CD24) 1998

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Musical

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  9            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 1393

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Surviving Spike

Synopsis:
Surviving Spike is an intimate glance into the personal life of Spike Milligan by Norma Farnes - his agent, manager and confidante for 36 years - and the only person who ever really knew him. encompassing the surreal comedy for which he was renowned, Spike's extraordinary life is seen through Norma's eyes as this play reveals the tormented character that hid behind the public facade.

Notes:
From Memoir By Norma Fames

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0139

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That Old Feeling

Synopsis:
Ronald, a widower for just over a year, finds himself wondering what the rest of life holds for him. Not that he admits as much to his two children - he wouldn't want to worry them. When his friend Horace tricks him into a night out at a ballroom dancing Club, he meets Bernadette. She is a regular at the Club, a vivacious divorcee whose credo is seize the moment. She firmly informs Ronald that she is not looking for anything as cliched as romance. She only wants to dance. Ronald in turn makes it clear that he doesn't want to be here at all, let alone look for love. But Ronald has never met anyone like Bernadette! and out of these first few stumbling steps, grows companionship, and then - inevitably - something a lot deeper. the path of true love is never easy. and as they find out it's even trickier where there's family and a lot of personal baggage involved - as well as trying to control your two left feet!

Notes:
Musical By Richard Harris And Denis King

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-

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-   -

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-

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Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 1130

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Three Piece Suite

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hornchurch, essex    1986

Company:
-

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-   -

Music:
-

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Two And Two Make Sex

Synopsis:
middle aged man having reached the 'virity crisis' seeks reassurance from young Jane, his wife behaves the same way with Nick leading to general confrontation

Notes:
written by Richard Harris And Leslie Darbon

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1973   978-057301548-9

Music:
-

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Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXV (2005) Page 1078

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Virginia

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
arts, London    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
evans, London, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Visiting Hour

Visiting Hour
interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital during visiting hour

Notes:
includes Plaster, Keeping Mum, Show Business, Going Home, Waiting, Magic

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (April 1991)   978-057301925-8

Music:
-

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6 interlinked plays Play/Drama

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Waiting

Waiting
a moving depiction of lonely old age. an old man sits in hospital awaiting visitors that never come and falls back on distant memories of his boyhood and the ups and downs of his married life.

Notes:
part of Visiting Hour

1st Produced:
Duke's Head, London    27 Jun 1990

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Visiting Hour" French, London, 1991   978-057301925-8

Music:
-

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Drama One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Who Goes Bare?

Synopsis:
health and strength home with crooks, no staff, nude tennis player, dead husband, second hand clothes and chaos

Notes:
written with Leslie Darbon

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    -

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-

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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-

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