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Charlotte Jones

CHARLOTTE JONES

  (1968 - )

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by St John Donald

Charlotte Jones had a meteoric rise to success as a playwright. She won the Critics Circle Most Promising Playwright award in 1999 for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Her fourth stage play Humble Boy premiered at the National Theatre in 2001, and was awarded the Critics Circle Best New Play Award, the Peoples Choice Best New Play Award and was nominated for an Olivier award. It transferred to the West End and ran for nine months before opening at the Manhattan Theatre club in New York and being nominated for a Drama desk award. Her plays are published by Faber and Faber and have enjoyed productions all over the world. She also writes extensively for TV, radio and film.

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        Airswimming         Chain Play, A         Chain Play, The         Dark, The         Diva In Me, The         Humble Boy         In Flame         Lightning Play, The         Martha, Josie And the Chinese Elvis         Meeting, The         Mr Timothy         Ruby on a Tuesday         Sweet Deserts         Woman In White, The



Airswimming

Synopsis:
based on true story of two young women in 1920s england who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the "criminally insane" for having borne illegitimate children and who were forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970s

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BAC 2, London >>>    28 Jan 1997

Company:
Sweet Desserts Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Charlotte Jones Plays 1, Faber and Faber, London, 2004   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Chain Play, A

Synopsis:
A Chain Play began being written in November 2006, each writer has been given two weeks to add a scene of between ten and fifteen minutes before passing on the script to the next writer in the chain

Notes:
Samuel Adamson, Moira Buffini, David Hare, Charlotte Jones, Frank McGuinness And Roy Williams each wrote A link for the Almeida's first chain play, performed for one night only As the theatre's major fund-raising event.

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, (not for commercial sale), 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Chain Play, The

Synopsis:
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National theatre's 25th anniversary. a scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night

Notes:
Written By Terry Johnson, Philip Ridley, Charlotte Jones, Lee Hall, Sebastian Barry, Zinnie Harris, Kevin elyot, Nick Dear, Tanika Gupta, Frank McGuinness, Nick Stafford, Stephen Sondheim, Colin Teevan, Patrick Marber, David Lan, Sarah Daniels, Martin She

1st Produced:

Company:
Conceived and commissioned by angus Mackenchnie

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Dark, The

Synopsis:
John lives with his elderly Mother and is helping the police with their enquiries. Brian and Janet's teenage son only talks to strangers. Barnaby and Louisa have a new baby whom they cannot name. Three households live side by side in isolation. Then the lights go out...

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2004   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Diva In Me, The

Diva In Me, The
Philippa has the X factor. But she was born in the wrong place - Coventry, at the wrong time - about forty years too late for the golden era of musicals. She grows up. She falls in love. She gets married. She has a baby. All the ordinary things. But inside she's still a DIVA. Until her husband leaves her, her best friend dies and her X factor becomes a hideous eX factor...

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Brighton: Brighton Dome    15 Dec 2010

Company:
Brighton Dome and Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Humble Boy

Humble Boy
A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of beekeeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, he returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre, London

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2001   978-0571212873

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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In Flame

Synopsis:
funny and sparky play about lust, hope and dreams. action takes place in Yorkshire, 1908, and London in the present.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Bush Theatre, London >>>    13 Jan 1999

Company:
-

1st Published:
Stagescript, Faber and Faber, London, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Lightning Play, The

Lightning Play, The
North London at Halloween. Celebrity ghost writer Max Villiers and his wife Harriet, a talented shopper, host a party. as Max connects his first plasma TV, the evening is hijacked by interference from the past. there are trick or treaters at the door and strangers on the brand new rug.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2006   978-0571233748

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Martha, Josie And the Chinese Elvis

Synopsis:
Timothy Wong is just starting out as an elvis impersonator. He's got his costumes sorted, but he's not on top of all the songs yet. Josie Botting has spent her life offering a very 'personal service' and now she's about to retire. She's having a birthday party but is in no mood to celebrate and the guest list leaves a lot to be desired. there's Brenda-Marie, her daughter, who dreams hopelessly of being an Olympic ice skater. and Martha, her Irish cleaner, who thinks a trip to Graceland will right her many wrongs. and Lionel, Josie's last remaining client, who is desperate to dress for the occasion. the party looks set to be a disaster when in walks Timothy Wong. Will he be up to scratch? Will he be able to transform their lives with a little bit of elvis magic? a loveable cast of eccentric characters and a surprising series of incidents leads to a magical conclusion in this unique and hilarious comedy.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1999   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Meeting, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
in development    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Mr Timothy

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
in development    -

Company:
Neil Laidlaw / Charlie Smith Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
book of musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ruby on a Tuesday

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
BBC Radio Drama

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
rehearsed reading

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sweet Deserts

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

Parts:
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Woman In White, The

Woman In White, The
A handsome young man is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, who burns to tell a chilling secret. Two sisters find themselves snared in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a flawless crime. Unprotected in a man's world, they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a villain of overpowering charisma and ingenuity. But they can also rely on the guiding hand of love.

Notes:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Charlotte Jones; Lyrics by David Zippel; Freely Adapted from the classic novel by: Wilkie Collins

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, London    38245

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: eMI (72435 57938 2 9) 2004

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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