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Catherine Johnson

CATHERINE JOHNSON

  (1957 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  

Catherine Johnson's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        Boys Mean Business         Dead Sheep         Letter To Lacey, A         Little Baby Nothing         Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret, The         Mamma Mia!         Much Too Young         Rag Doll         Renegades         Shang-A-Lang         Suspension         Through the Wire         Too Much Too Young         Trade It!         Where's Willy?



Boys Mean Business

Synopsis:
I saw Will and Gary on a wet afternoon in Weston-Super-Mare and knew they were a play. a cramped flat, a couple who are breaking up, or are they starting an affair? a love triangle, or a quartet?

Notes:
aka Heroes

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1st Published:
in "Bush Theatre Plays" Faber, London, 1996   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dead Sheep

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Letter To Lacey, A

Synopsis:
Kara sits down to write an email to someone shes never met: her ex-boyfriends new girlfriend. Reece was the love of her life and as Kara spills her heart out, we learn just what it took to be with him  from their first meeting in the local park to their final showdown in a hospital. This play explores partner abuse and how it affects not just the couple involved, but their friends and family as well. Some of the content is shocking and sad; the musical numbers offer a little light-relief.

Notes:
Each year the National Theatre invites ten writers to create new plays for young people to perform. This spring 230 youth theatre companies will present the premieres of these plays in venues from Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk. Each company will also perform at one of 26 Connections festivals in professional theatres across the country, and ten companies will go on to perform at the National Theatre. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage  and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.

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NT Connections

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TYA

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Little Baby Nothing

Synopsis:
They're typical teenagers - dabbling with Satanism, sex and Spar's finest vodka to an extreme metal soundtrack. Up on the roof of El's Bristol flat they're reciting the lord's prayer backwards, perfecting chalk pentagrams and making black cloaks out of El's Mum's sheets - their rucksacks stuffed with black candles, cigarettes and cheap booze. When one of their rituals gets out of hand and El's dead father is invoked, family relationships and friendships get twisted up in the brewing chaos that follows. Can they control the forces of darkness or will it all get out of hand? And what do you do when your Mum s as big a teenager as you?

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1st Produced:
Bush Theatre, London    21 May 2003

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret, The

Synopsis:
the alternating stories of two women (played by the same actress), both of whom 'lose' their sons - one murdered, the other a runaway.

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unperformed    -

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mamma Mia!

Synopsis:
Weaving 22 aBBa songs-including "Dancing Queen," "the Name of the Game," "Take a Chance on Me," and of course the title tune-into the modern-day tale of a mother and her soon-to-be-married daughter, set on a small mythical Greek island, Mamma Mia! has proved to be a bona fide crowd pleaser.
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Notes:
music And lyrics by Benny Andersson And Bjorn Ulvaeus; book by Catherine Johnson

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Original cast recording: Polydor (543 115 2)

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Much Too Young

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Genre:
Musical

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Rag Doll

Synopsis:
about child abuse in a West Country family

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Renegades

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Shang-A-Lang

Synopsis:
Rekindling the lustful fantasies of their youth, three women hitting forty spend the weekend at Butlins for a Glam Rock revival

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Bush Theatre, London    11 Nov 1998

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1998   -

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Suspension

Synopsis:
about a girl who is about to get married wondering if her special day can possibly be complete without the presence of her father, with whom she has never had any contact

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Through the Wire

Synopsis:
a cheeky musical set in a young offenders institution.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
Stephen Joseph Youth Th, Scarborough, Shell Connections 2005

1st Published:
Contained in: "Shell Connections: New Plays for Young People" published by Faber and Faber, London, 2005   -

Music:
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Too Much Too Young

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1st Produced:
New Vic Studio, Bristol    1992

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Trade It!

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-    2008

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Where's Willy?

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