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Mike James

MIKE JAMES

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  

Mike James has many years of experience writing, adapting and directing for the stage and television. He is also an experienced TV children's writer whose recent work includes 'Waybuloo', 'Zingzillas', 'Something Special', 'Gigglebiz', 'Old Jack's Boat' (Children's BAFTA 2014 for Best Pre-School Live Action) and 'Justin's House' for BBC Cbeebies. In theatre, Mike's musical drama TOM, based on the early life of the singer Tom Jones, was staged at his birthplace, Pontypridd in 2014, followed by a ten-week tour of Wales and the UK.?? A new larger UK tour is scheduled for Spring 2016. He has also written the book for new musical JACKIE, inspired by the influential women's magazine, which is embarking on a UK tour in 2016. Other theatre credits include: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND about the BBC's move to Bangor, Wales, during the war (2014).

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

        Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time Machine         Jackie         Matthew's Passion         Somewhere In England         Time And Again         Tom



Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time Machine

Synopsis:
the attic had been sealed for many years when the door suddenly opened. Andy and Mike discover a time machine in there. they are sent off by the Guardian to retrieve certain items from the past and future

Notes:
Written by Andy Day and Mike James

1st Produced:
Sale: Waterside Arts centre     23 Sep 2012

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jackie

Synopsis:
In Jackie the Musical we revisit those heady days of forty years ago, and tell the story of a recent divorcee, who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals on 'how to get a boyfriend'. The quizzes, the fashion tips, the 'do's and don'ts on a first date' and above all the 'Cathy and Claire' problem pages are all eagerly devoured as she re-engages with the dizzy world of romance! And to recapture the sprit of those early years, her journey is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of hits from the 70s. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and Marc Bolan and many others as we take a whirlwind tour of Planet Seventies.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Bromley: Churchill Theatre     19/2009

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Matthew's Passion

Synopsis:
Late September - the swallows are flying South and the church where Matthew's father preaches prepares for its Harvest Thanksgiving service. But this sixteen-year-old autistic boy finds religious matters bewildering at best and scary at worst - and does his level best to avoid them whenever possible - preferring the company of his beloved birds. In the hope of firing an interest in her son which may have a positive and calming effect, Matt's mother introduces him to a local music therapist. From the moment he hears the strumming of its strings, Matt is hooked on the guitar's mellifluous sounds - likening it to the bird songs he knows so well and the gentle sounds of the early morning breeze when he is alone in his 'hide'.

Notes:
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Organisations:
Winterlight Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
play with music

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Somewhere In England

Synopsis:
In the summer of 1941, at the height of the London Blitz, it was decided that Britain's indispensable morale booster in the fight against Hitler should be removed to a place of safety. So the stars of the nation's favourite radio comedy, It's That Man Again, soon found themselves in a draughty Penrhyn Hall in Bangor, pretending they were still Somewhere in England. As sophisticated London showbiz stars rub shoulders with the grudging, grasping and gleeful locals, love blossoms in the most unlikely places. Punctuated with songs of the period including In the Mood, Sunny Side of the Street and Love is the Sweetest Thing, Mike James brand new take on this true story is an affectionate tribute to the heyday of radio comedy, the defiant spirit of the home front and the ability of love to bring us all together.

Notes:
Music Greg Palmer

1st Produced:
-     16 Oct 2014

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Genre:
play with music

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Time And Again

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Melville Theatre, Drama Centre, Abergavenny     1996

Organisations:
Gwent Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast : 5

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Tom

Synopsis:
The story of Tom Jones otherwise known as Tommy Woodward, otherwise known as Tommy Scott and the Senators. This play with live rock and roll music tells the story of the blossoming talent of Tom Jones who sang in pubs and clubs up and down the valleys of South Wales until his big break with It's Not Unusual in 1965! The music and the story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd     01 Mar 2014

Organisations:
Theatr na nOg

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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