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Giles Havergal

GILES HAVERGAL  (1938 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Sarah McNair

Giles Pollock Havergal CBe (born 9 June 1938) is a Scottish Theatre director, actor, and playwright.. Giles Havergal was Director of the Citizens' Theatre Glasgow, with Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald, from 1969 to 2003. He directed over 100 productions and worked as an actor with the company. His adaptations include Graham Greene's TRAVeLS WITH MY AUNT which started in Glasgow and later won an Olivier Award in London, PG Wodehouse's SUMMeR LIGHTNING for the Glasgow Citizens', Charles Dickens' DAVID COPPeRFIeLD for Steppenwolf, Chicago and Laclos' LeS LIAISONS DANGeReUSeS for American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco. He has recently played his one-man version of Thomas Mann's DeATH IN VeNICe in San Francisco. the adaptation started in Glasgow and later played off-Broadway.

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

        Brighton Rock         David Copperfield         Death In Venice         Gospels, The         Les Liaisons Dangereuses         Pamela, Or, The Reform Of A Rake         Summer Lightning         Travels With My Aunt



Brighton Rock

Synopsis:
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of 1930's Brighton. Pinky, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Caught up in the violence of the weekend, the only incriminating witness to the murder is Rose, a 16 year old Catholic girl with a memory for faces and eyes only for Pinky. A wedding would buy her silence, but though Pinky doesn't believe in love and marriage. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing music hall artiste Ida Arnold, who is determined to see justice done. Brighton Rock is a thrilling study of gangland rivalry and the psychology of a psychotic seventeen year old Catholic boy.

Notes:
from Graham Greene; songs by John Barry And Don Black

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Almeida Theatre, London >>>    20 Sep 2004

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David Copperfield

Synopsis:
a Dramatic condensation of the novel that even excludes Barkis. the treacherous Uriah Heep, the jovial nurse Peggotty, the adorably dim-witted Dora, the improvident Mr Micawber, and the egotistic and charming Steerforth, all come to life in this new adaptation of Dickens' classic. From seaside Yarmouth to London and beyond, plots and counterplots effortlessly interweave into one intricate, grand design. David Copperfield artfully captures the brightness, magic and terror of the world as seen through the eyes of a child

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from Charles Dickens

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Death In Venice

Synopsis:
A restless writer, holidaying in Italy becomes obsessed with the Narcissius beauty of a young boy while cholera spreads through the canals of Venice, decimating its inhabitants. He had not been prepared for the beloved encounter, it came unexpectedly, he had no time to put on an expression of calm and dignity'.

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from novel by Thomas Mann

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Gospels, The

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adapted From the Gospels

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco    -

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Pamela, Or, The Reform Of A Rake

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written with Fidelis Morgan; novel by samuel Richardson

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Amber Lane Press, Oxford, 1986   -

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Summer Lightning

Synopsis:
portrays a world of affable young twits, lovely girls, omniscient butlers and bumbling elderly folk
Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

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from novel by P G Wodehouse

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Play/Drama

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Travels With My Aunt

Synopsis:
This anarchic comedy by Graham Greene and adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal, tells the story of retired bank manager Henry Pulling, and his globetrotting adventures with his Aunt Augusta. From Paris to Istanbul to Paraguay, the unlikely pair journey together discovering colourful characters and the possibilities that life conjures up in the most unusual of places.

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novel by Graham Greene

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Oberon Books, London, 1991   -

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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