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Sayan Kent

SAYAN KENT

  

Nationality:    British
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Sayan Kent originally trained as an actress at Rose Bruford and has worked extensively in regional Theatre and in TV. Oberon publishes her first original full length play another Paradise (Kali Theatre). Her other writing includes Killing Wasps (Soho Theatre, staged reading),Housewife's Choice (LBC radio), musical adaptations of Silas Marner (Belgrade, Coventry) and the Good Companions(New Vic, Stoke)and three pantomimes.

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        Aladdin         And Breathe         Another Paradise         Antigone's Sister         Cinderella         Contract, The         Country         Dick Whittington         Endless Light         Good Companions, The         Here         Hound Of the Baskervilles, The         Hundreds And Thousands         Invisible         Killing Wasps         Like Happy Stuff         Mother Goose         My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding         Night Before the Morning After Show, The         One Small Step         Phantom Sausage, The         Predator, The         Silas Mariner         Skin         Tales Of Birbal         Twelve



Aladdin

Synopsis:
Traditional Pantomime. Written with Sayan Kent.

Notes:
Written by Bob Eaton; Original songs, music by Sayan Kent

1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry     2002

Organisations:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
pantomime

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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And Breathe

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part of a programme entitled: "Selfies"

1st Produced:
Birmingham Young Rep     2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Monolgue play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Another Paradise

Another Paradise
abi is married to Marcus. Marcus is a successful businessman in biometric technology. abigail doesn't get along with technology. Lisa works in National Identity agency Customer Services. enoch used to be a simple accountant. Fisher is in charge of security around Coventry. Coventry is where no one wants to go. . .all hope hangs on a biometric thread, a tiny fusion where human being meets numEric algorithm. You think it can't happen to you?

Notes:
new production 12 March 2009 Manchester Contact theatre

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Kali Theatre

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2009) >>>    978-1840029208

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Antigone's Sister

Synopsis:
Antigone story from her sister's point of view

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Birmingham Young Rep    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Youth play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cinderella

Synopsis:
You will go to the ball

Notes:
Written by Will Brenton; Iain Lachlan and Sayan Kent

1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Contract, The

Synopsis:
David Cameron's big society

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Country

Synopsis:
George and Grace Pratt, a country music duo, inherit a farm in the Peak District, but come under pressure from an international mining company.

Notes:
Written by Bob Eaton; Music by Sayan Kent. Country was subsequently produced by the Belgrade theatre Coventry under the title Limestone Cowboy.

1st Produced:
New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme.     1993

Organisations:
New Vic

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Dick Whittington

Synopsis:
Traditional Pantomime. Written with Sayan Kent.

Notes:
Written by Bob Eaton; Original songs, music by Sayan Kent

1st Produced:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry     2001

Organisations:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
pantomime

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Endless Light

Synopsis:
amid environmental havoc and torn loyalties, an activist protesting against an opencast coalmine on top of a sacred mountain and the mine owner discover they share a secret they can no longer avoid.

Notes:
part of Tagore's Women. Two intriguing new plays revealing personal lives Amidst global political struggles, each inspired by one of the female characters in the works of Rabindranath Tagore, the celebrated Bengali poet And playwright.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Kali Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Good Companions, The

Synopsis:
Adapted (with Sayan Kent) from J B Priestley's novel, it tells the story of a down-at-heel concert party and their travels through 1920's England.

Notes:
Written by Bob Eaton; Music by Sayan Kent

1st Produced:
New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme.     1995

Organisations:
New Vic

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Here

Synopsis:
A lonely woman meets a man in a gift shop at the airport

Notes:
-

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Music:
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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hound Of the Baskervilles, The

Synopsis:
a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery set on a foggy and sinister moor. a beloved baronet lies murdered. . .Mysterious omens of doom are sent by unseen hands. . .an escaped psychopath brings reign of terror. . .a terrifying beast is glimpsed in the dead of night. . .

Notes:
adapted from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hundreds And Thousands

Synopsis:
Fenella has run up debts. The bailiff arrive - it turns out to be her husband. Shona the lodger agrees to pay off the debt

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short play

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Invisible

Synopsis:
Producer/Director Hannah Phillips premiers SHOUT commission Invisible written by Sayan Kent. the gripping work explores the invisibility and often isolation facing Black, Asian and Minority ethnicity Bisexual, Gay and Queer Women living in Birmingham today. the work builds on the research and verbatim reading performed at mac for SHOUT 2010 and uses an exciting fusion of performance Arts. Three women, three stories, three intertwining plays. Natalie, Mira and Zaynab are all at turning points. Natalie looks to the future and wants the love ideal, Mira feels too hindered by her past choices to change anything, Zaynab, tortured by memories, tries to make sense of herself and her family. Sometimes hard-hitting and occasionally humorous, Invisible explores how sexuality and invisibility impacts on their lives.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Midlands Arts Centre (Mac) Theatre, Birmingham     06 Nov 2011

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
piece. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Killing Wasps

Synopsis:
A man finds a strange woman hiding above his bed in his tiny bedsit

Notes:
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Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Like Happy Stuff

Synopsis:
Honour based violence

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Tristan Bates Theatre, London    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mother Goose

Synopsis:
Traditional British pantomime about a woman whose greed gets the better of her.

Notes:
written by Bob eaton And Sayan Kent. Music by Sayan Kent

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding

Synopsis:
A mixed Asian/White wedding - one from the town the other from the country

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
UK tour     2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
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Night Before the Morning After Show, The

Synopsis:
with the programme you get a party pack of paper hats and streamers and the skits continue

Notes:
written by Alan Ayckbourn, Oliver Beamish, Ken Campbell, Bob eaton, Sayan Kent, John Kirkpatrick, Byrony Lavery, Jenny Lecoat, Chris Martin, Greg Palmer, Carole Ruggier, Peter Whelan And Johnson Willis

1st Produced:
New Victoria, North Staffs     1992

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Review

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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One Small Step

Synopsis:
Esther has decided to jump. As she stands on the edge of the high bridge looking down into the swirling depths below, Lloyd arrives with the same plan. A dark comedy about life on the edge.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Bold Text Collective

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
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Phantom Sausage, The

Synopsis:
This bionic banger, this chilled chippolata, this fearless frankfurter will bring mayhem and mirth

Notes:
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Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
TYA

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Predator, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Rehearsed reading at Birmingham Rep     2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

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Silas Mariner

Synopsis:
When a young weaver is falsely accused, by his best friend, of stealing from a dying man his world is shattered. Subsequently rejected by his church community in Lantern Yard and disowned by his fiance, Silas Marner flees to anonymity far away in the country village of Raveloe. Rejecting the past, he withdraws into a solitary life, sustained only by hoarding a fortune in gold coins amassed through years of toil at the loom. With a mind and heart closed to the world Marner, known locally as a strange half crazy miser, is crushed again when, on a chill winter's night, the money disappears from his cottage with explanation. then, on New Year's eve, he discovers a golden haired child on the hearth where his riches had been and Silas Marner's life is mysteriously transformed. a powerful tale of rejection and redemption, Silas Marner is a moving evocation of love and relationships in a rural community in the early years of the nineteenth century.

Notes:
book by George eliot. Adapted by Bob eaton And Sayan Kent. Music by John Kirkpatrick

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  2 children

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Skin

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Park Theatre, London     Jul 2016

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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Tales Of Birbal

Synopsis:
Stories of Birbal and Akbar

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
UK tour     2015

Organisations:
Mashi Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens play

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Twelve

Synopsis:
Twelve touching and sometimes humorous monologues inspired by true stories about friendship, first love, defiance, death and survival. Twelve is a creative response to the shocking statistic that on average twelve women are killed in the UK every year by family members in so-called 'honour based violence'. Twelve writers have created a unique theatre event to highlight this all-too-common issue and to give a voice to those who have tragically lost their lives. The stories are interwoven with modern dance, expressing the freedom of the women's spirit and the conflict between cultural tradition and modernity.

Notes:
Written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Sharmila Chauhan, Satinder Chohan, Azma Dar, Tanika Gupta, Bettina Gracias, Sayan Kent, Yasmeen Khan, Anu Kumar, Amber Lone, Nessah Muthy and Yasmin Whittaker-Khan. Inspired by True Stories

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Organisations:
Kali Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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