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Alex Jones

ALEX JONES  

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    David Higham Associates Ltd  

Alex Jones was born and bred in the Black Country. He became an actor and playwright after various jobs in manufacturing and building industries. Plays include Mickey and Me (Birmingham Rep/Swan Theatre), News Of the World (New Birmingham TC), Flesh, Blood and Formaldehyde (BBC Radio 4) and the critically acclaimed Noise for Soho Theatre, which received its American premiere with Furious Theatre in Los Angeles. Other credits include: Lightbulbs (Critics Choice, Time Out), a Miracle In No Man's Land, the Worcester Pilgrim(Critics Choice Guardian/Radio Times), the River Severn Poems (Radio 4), Deadwood(Stagecoach winner) produced at the Watermill Theatre, Scary antics and Fallen angels, both for the Shysters at the Belgrade Theatre, Phil&Jill&Jill&Phil for Belgrade Theatre, Mencap Goes Large, a play commissioned by the Mencap charity, the Heart Of the Wood and the Bridge (Pentabus/Mouthpiece Theatre), Nine, a series of linked plays for venues in Wednesbury in the Black Country as Year Of the artist; produced again the following year by Carlton Television Children's Workshop, River's Up for the Stephen Joseph Theatre and Teatro della Cometo in Rome and 2 Minutes Silence for a cast of over 250 performers for Shrewsbury Festival. He is currently working on various commissions for the Watermill Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, BBC Radio 4 and Worcester Cathedral among others. Films include: Greasy (Best Short, Birmingham Film Festival), Faster, Harder, Longer (nominated Best British Short, Kino International Film Festival), Rhubarb and Roses, Marvellous Motors and Whistle.

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        Bridge, The         Deadwood         Fallen Angels         Fields Of Gold         Fifty Shades of Black         I'm A Minger!         Masque Of the Red Death         Mickey And Me         Miracle In No Man's Land         Monkey King         Mr & Mrs Schultz         News Of the World         Noise         Packers         Phil & Jill & Jill & Phil         River's Up         Scary Antics         Tinned Peaches In Syrup         Worcester Pilgrim, The



Bridge, The

Synopsis:
For some people sorrow can be an eternal nightmare. How do you escape the past when it will never let you go? Tom and Lucy are on the run. Offered shelter and friendship by a stranger they hide away in an ancient house. as time passes Lucy becomes convinced shes been in this house before  hundreds of years before. . .when she and Tom were fugitives running from Oliver Cromwells army after the bloody Battle of Worcester had put an end to the long and bitter english Civil War.

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1st Produced:
Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham    40450

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Mouthpiece Productions

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Genre:
supernatural thriller

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Deadwood

Synopsis:
a young soldier returns to his family after World War One - but why has he brought another young soldier with him?

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Fallen Angels

Synopsis:
an evil god-like being wants revenge rather than redemption

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1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry    Aug 2001

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Fields Of Gold

Synopsis:
the farmer has troubles and not only milk quotas and crop circles - his wife sleeps with a bucket, his son talks to aliens and his daughter wants to transform the farm into a hippy paradise

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1st Produced:
Scarborough, Stephen Joseph    2004

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1st Published:
Oberon Books   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Fifty Shades of Black

Synopsis:
Fifty Shades of Black, in which two strangers meet to unleash their sexual secrets, giving rise to consequences neither could have predicted or wished for.

Notes:
Writers reinventing Grang Guignol for the 21st Century in 2012 include Robert Farquhar, Alex Jones, Mike McShane and Darren Ormandy. the UKs only annual season of horror theatre returns for its ninth year. A controversial event that has consistently sold out and divided critics, prepare to be both terrified and thrilled by an evening of twisted tales, chilling cabaret and Halloween oddities.

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the Sticking Place

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Genre:
short play

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I'm A Minger!

Synopsis:
Kelly, right, Kelly the bitch decides to have a party on the very same night as my sleep over - the very same night! and I know she's done it on purpose. and she invites everybody - absolutely everybody. . .except me of course. . .I want to die! I'm such a minger! Welcome to the world of 14-year old Katie as she battles her way through the bitches, the chavs, the misery of school discos and the desperate search for a worthy boyfriend. a turbulent and triumphant tale of a totally troubled teen. I haven't got time to tell you everything, just come and see this show, but get this, they've got this actor to play everyone, including me! What's that about? He's a bloke! Ohmigod, what a MINGeR!

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Operating Theatre Company

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Oberon Books   -

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Masque Of the Red Death

Synopsis:
It is not plague that ravages the countryside now but drugs and the masque is a rave

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Based on the short story by edgar Allan Poe

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Mickey And Me

Synopsis:
Lewis is fifteen has problems at school and yearns for his absentee father. Mickey, a stage magician befriends him. Only thing is - Mickey is dead

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Miracle In No Man's Land

Synopsis:
World War One. a soldier is accused of cowardice and desertion - but he claims that he saw a vision of Jesus Christ who commanded him to lay down his arms

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Drama

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Monkey King

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1st Produced:
Hippodrome, Birmingham    2004

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Mr & Mrs Schultz

Synopsis:
Mr and Mrs Schultz arrive at a guest house somewhere in South America. the owner - Hannah was a former inmate of a concentration camp and was experimented on by Mengeles. She discovers that Mr and Mrs Schultz are in fact adolf Hitler and eva Braun

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1st Produced:
Warehouse Theatre Croydon, London    2004

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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News Of the World

Synopsis:
a naive young man with one large physical attribute answers an advertisement in a newspaper for nude models and finds himself in the clutches of a gay porno photographer

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1st Produced:
New Birmingham TC    Apr 1995

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Genre:
Black comedy. - - Gay, full length

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Noise

Synopsis:
Becky and Dan, teenage newly-weds and parents-to-be, are about to start a new life in their new flat. the only blot is the techno music pounding through the walls from next door. as the strain of the noise increases, the hope for good things to come falls away and they finally come face-to-face with their noisy neighbour Matt.

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Nick Hern Books, London, 1997   -

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Packers

Synopsis:
a small packing firm in the run up to Christmas beset with hypothermia; hypochondria and murder

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1st Produced:
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Phil & Jill & Jill & Phil

Synopsis:
Phil is totally immersed in his job. Wife Jill is harassed keeping up the house and looking after the kids. an itinerant trader calls and offers her a potion that will change her life. It does. Jill becomes Phil and Phil becomes Jill. . ..

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1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry    Apr 1999

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River's Up

Synopsis:
Sally and Tom's home is about to be flooded again

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1st Produced:
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough    05 Jul 2002

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Scary Antics

Synopsis:
a young girl runs away to the city and goes from one extreme to another but has no idea what it is she is seeking

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1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry    -

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Genre:
Black comedy

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Tinned Peaches In Syrup

Synopsis:
Global Warming has ravaged the earth. a few scattered tribes cling tenaciously to life. But the cannibals are hungry and a blind prophet craves peaches. . .TINNeD PeaCHeS IN SYRUP is a Romeo and Juliet story of epic proportions set at the end of the world. I would become too much a part of you. Dissolve before your very eyes. Just a shadow, clutching at your heels, repeating your every step. Youd rip yourself free and I would have lost myself. Left like a puddle reflecting nothing but the sky, the whole universe in its vast utter emptiness.

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part of Writers' Block - {a week of new work}. Also known As "Canned Peaches In Syrup"

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Operating Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Worcester Pilgrim, The

Synopsis:
In 1987 a grave was discovered and excavated in Worcester Cathedral. It was in a position usually reserved for royalty or high church officials - but he was wearing simple clothes. Who could he have been?

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1st Produced:
Worcester Cathedral    Oct 2006

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