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Charlotte Keatley

CHARLOTTE KEATLEY  (1960 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Micheline Steinberg Associates  

Charlotte Keatley was born in London on 5 January 1960. Her first play, My Mother Said I Never Should, which she wrote in 1985, was first performed at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, in 1987, and won both the Royal Court/George Devine award and the Manchester evening News Theatre award for Best New Play. the play was revised for a successful run at the Royal Court Theatre in 1989, and in 1990 she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Most Promising Newcomer award. She was Judith e. Wilson Fellow in English at Cambridge University in 1989 and Writer in Residence for the New York Stage and Film Company in 1991. Later that year she co-directed the first production of Heathcote Williams' play autogeddon at the edinburgh Festival, where it was awarded an edinburgh Festival Fringe First.

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

        All the Daughters Of War         Armenian Childhood, An         Dressing For Dinner         Fears And Miseries In the Third Term         First Pirate Queen         Forest         Iron Serpent, The         Legend Of Padgate, The         My Mother Said I Never Should         Our Father         Singing Ringing Tree, The         Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters, The         Underneath the Arndale         Waiting For Martin         You're A Nuisance Aren't You



All the Daughters Of War

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workshops at RaDa    2007

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commissioned by the RSC

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Armenian Childhood, An

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written with Pete Brooks And Steve Schill

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Leeds, West Yorkshire    1983

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Impact Theatre

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Dressing For Dinner

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Fears And Miseries In the Third Term

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co-writer

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First Pirate Queen

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WGS school Manchester    2005

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Forest

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St.Wilfreds School, Blackburn    2001

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Iron Serpent, The

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Leeds Theatre Workshop    1983

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Legend Of Padgate, The

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music by Mark Vibrans

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Warrington, Cheshire    1986

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My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should
Four generations of women discuss their experiences and their place in the world

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Our Father

Our Father
a young woman on the eve of her 30th birthday returns to her parents' home in the sweeping hills of the Peak District. But the house is full of memories, and down by the reservoir she hears a voice from a drowned village. In time, every secret must come to the surface. Keatley's atmospheric writing creates a palimpsest of the past which cleverly yet evocatively leaks into the present. She presents a clear continuity of wrongs repeating themselves and the damage they wreak lasting across centuries and generations. an impressively accomplished piece, Our Father's sustained atmosphere and strong characterisation connects with Keatley's trademark dreamlike sequences which defy a linear chronological structure. Reflecting how the past continually interrupts the present, the time device is fundamental to the play's meaning as well as its psychological themes of guilt, evasions, resentments and eventual revelation of secrets.

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This warm And gripping story of fear And forgiveness is the first major play in twenty years from Charlotte Keatley, the Award-winning Author of My Mother Said I Never Should. This beautifully immersive And yet Also elusive new play is A subtle And compassionate piece, with real humanity of characterisation And A firmly-evoked sense of place.

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Singing Ringing Tree, The

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Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters, The

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Leeds Theatre Workshop and Shanghai academy Theatre    1999

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Underneath the Arndale

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Waiting For Martin

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Manchester    1987

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You're A Nuisance Aren't You

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in Fears And Miseries of the Third Term with others

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Liverpool    1989

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