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Kieran Knowles

KIERAN KNOWLES

  

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

Playwright Kieran Knowles makes his professional playwriting debut with Operation Crucible. He is a graduate of Loughborough University, LAMDA, and the Royal Court Young Writers Programme.

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        31 Hours         Operation Crucible



31 Hours

31 Hours
John, Doug, Ste, and Neil work on the railways. They won't sell you a ticket and they dont drive a train. What happens when you have to clean up the worst day of someone elses life? Every 31 hours someone takes their own life on the railways in the U.K rail network. It is ten times more likely to be a man.  Thirty One Hours explores four men's inability to talk about their emotions and the consequence of their silence.

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1st Produced:
Bunker, london     03 Oct 2017

Organisations:
From Ground Up TC

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
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Operation Crucible

Synopsis:
Sheffield's on fire, it glows orange, like hell, like a furnace, like steel. The streets which were familiar are now just bricks, mortar and flame. My childhood, my home. . . just a pile of stone. The world premiere of a new play, set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz - Operation Crucible, a first play by new playwright Kieran Knowles. A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times. . .On the 12 December 1940, more than six hundred people lost their lives in over seven hours of continuous bombing by Germany's Luftwaffe. Their objective? Wiping Sheffield's world famous steel works - the heartland of Britain's munitions manufacturing - clean off the map. The ruthless attack left Sheffield in ruins - destroying families, shattering a way of life, and changing the city forever. At 11.44pm on the night of the raid, a single 500kg bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square, from seven storeys to just fifteen feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Within it, trapped, were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end. . .

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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