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Mike Heath

MIKE HEATH  

Nationality:    British
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Mike Heath is an experienced theatre writer / director. He has worked in fringe theatre since 2003, with work appearing at Studio Salford, 24:7 Theatre Festival, The Buxton Fringe, Re:Play @ The Library Theatre, The Lowry, Liverpool Everyman, Robert Powell Theatre (Salford), The Drill Hall (London) as well as many fringe venues in Manchester, such as Taurus and Joshua Brooks. He is half of Manchester Evening News award winning, Mediamedea, along with Cathy Crabb.Mike is studying for an MA in Playwriting at Salford University. The course is taught in conjunction with The Royal Exchange, Bolton Octagon and Liverpool Everyman. Mike is also a songwriter and has a number of songs available to listen to on his website. Click the Music tab. He's also a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher and teaches classes in and around Manchester. Check the Yoga tab for details of classes. He has been lucky enough to be awarded funding by Arts Council England on two separate occasions - an R&D for a devised project called Playing God and for theStudio Salford Write For The Stage courses. He's also been in grateful receipt of three grants from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation to help to him write for the stage, including the up-coming All Tomorrow's Parties (Studio Salford, Oct 2013).

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

All Tomorrow's Parties         Cake         Cake - Another Slice. . .         Cowboys         Eighteen         Full House         Game Of Two Halves, The         HotShot         Jam         Plus One ?         Retreat, The         Rise and Demise of Kenneth Kennedy-Smythe         Season Of Good Cheer, The         VIP Lounge, The



All Tomorrow's Parties

Synopsis:
Claire hasn't left the flat for 3 months after husband, Pierre, unceremoniously left her. Jimmy has an idea that he thinks will bring her back to the life of the living. But Andy (Jimmy's boyfriend) has other ideas about what might cheer her up. A dramatic comedy about artificial insemination, infidelity and living forever

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comedy

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Cake

Synopsis:
Julian comes out to his parents, Linda and Jim, and doesn't quite get the response he'd hoped for. Val and Tommy, competitive neighbours, arrive with ecstatic news of their son, Dave's, engagement. But did Jim really see what he thought he saw in the garage. . .?

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New one Act play premiered At the 24:7 theatre Festival in 2007. Contact the Author via the festival for details And performance rights. info@247theatrefestival.co.uk

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comedy One act. - - Gay, one act

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Cake - Another Slice. . .

Synopsis:
After a Summer of Love, Dave's wedding day has arrived. Julian is the Best Man and must make sure that nothing goes wrong and everyone gets to the church on time. Val is determined to upstage everyone with her dress and her continual demands on Linda are wearing decidedly thin. Jim just doesn't want to be there. Cake - Another Slice is a comedy about weddings, psychedelics and finally saying what you need to.

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sequel to "Cake"

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comedy

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Cowboys

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part of Studio Salford Development Week

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(rehearsed reading / live improv)

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Eighteen

Synopsis:
al grew up down south and moved away when he was 18. He's now lived in Manchester for 18 years. a visit from an old flame from back home, Caroline, brings old skeletons out of the closet.

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Play/Drama

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Full House

Synopsis:
John and Cherie moved from the city high life to a country manor in deepest Shropshire but the dream has gone sour for Cherie, who wants to sell up and move on. The arrival of a hunky gardener brightens things up, but why is he really there? And why is the doddery aristocrat who sold them the house still living in the east wing? A comedy about greed, hedge-fund managers and murder.

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Genre:
black comedy

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Game Of Two Halves, The

Synopsis:
Pete and Simon are a couple. Tom, Petes opinionated, homophobic pal, gets tickets for the match, so Simon, as you would, invites himself along. But Tom doesnt know that Pete is gay. . . the Game of Two Halves is a fish-out-of-water comedy about secrets, assumption, and football.

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80 min comedy. - - Gay, one act

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HotShot

Synopsis:
Max has found himself in deep water with some nasty people. His new wife, Magda, has no idea and continues to spend, spend, spend. On the run, Max drags Magda to a grotty hotel resort on a Greek Island where he can buy time to think. But will the past even find him where he least expects it? Will this be the holiday he really needs? A comedy play about running away.

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comedy

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Jam

Synopsis:
Neville and heavily-pregnant wife, Cheryl, are on their way back from a family visit. On their way home, they get stuck on the motorway during a thunderstorm of biblical proportions. Wouldnt this be a bad time to go into labour, they joke....A madcap comedy about leaving adolescence behind and embracing parenthood.

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Plus One ?

Synopsis:
as Jay decides he can not go through life alone, he realises that he's going to have to make some changes before that significant other is going to land in his lap

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Retreat, The

Synopsis:
the arrival of an unexpected guest shatters Nick and Floras romantic weekend by the sea. Pushed to the brink of self-destruction, can they survive the truth that emerges about Nicks chilling past?

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Rise and Demise of Kenneth Kennedy-Smythe

Synopsis:
the Americans have struck France with no apparent motive. Kenneth, war correspondent for the BBC, finds himself publicly disgraced and silenced after expressing personal disgust at the actions of the attackers. Kenneth's girlfriend, Jennifer Talia, royal correspondent for the BBC and ceaseless social climber, finds herself caught up in a propaganda trap after being given a position of media power. Her task - to detract the media away from the war...

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dark comedy

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Season Of Good Cheer, The

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Letitia wants an unforgettable Christmas day. Ruth still hasn't forgiven Letitia for the divorce from her father and subsequent whirlwind marriage to her new step-dad, Terry. Terry is not best pleased that his world class Christmas dinner menu is not going the way he planned. Will this be the unforgettable Christmas day Letitia is counting on? A dark comedy about secrets and revelations.

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VIP Lounge, The

Synopsis:
When co-workers, ange, elaine, Kev and James get stuck at the airport waiting for a connecting flight, things get weirder by the minute. an unexpected visit from a fifth party offers one of them the privilege of instigating the end of days. Only they don't realise it. . .

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Genre:
surreal comedy

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