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Nick Lane

NICK LANE  (1970 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    MacFarlane Chard Ass  


Nick Lane started life as an actor before a car accident whilst filming for the BBC curtailed his acting career prematurely (he was 26). Fortunately for him, a long-standing friendship with John Godber, coupled with an association with Hull Truck Theatre Company, gave him the opportunity (in 2000) to pursue a career he always hoped he'd get the chance to try. Nick is from Doncaster

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1984         Beauty & The Beast         Blue Cross Xmas         Christmas Carol, A         Christmas Fairytale, A         Derby Mcqueen Affair, The         Elves & The Shoemaker, The         Frankenstein         Ginger Jones & The Sultan's Eye         Hansel And Gretel         Housebound         Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The         Lady Chatterley's Lover         Little Red Riding Hood         Me And Me Dad         Moby Dick         My Favourite Summer         Pinocchio         Ring Around The Humber         Royal Flush         Scrooge Ii: The 12 Days Of Christmas         Seconds Out         Snow Queen, The         Snow White         Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The         Twas The Night Before Christmas         When Santa Got Stuck In The Fridge



1984

Synopsis:
a dynamic retelling of the terrifyingly prescient George Orwell novel.

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  The Narrators populate the story playing all significant roles in the story.

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Beauty & The Beast

Synopsis:
another rather silly and bizarre look at this well-loved tale.

Notes:
Both Actors required to play other roles in the play As specified in the script

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Children's Theatre (adaptation) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blue Cross Xmas

Synopsis:
Des Cross is the kind of man that things just happen to. Prior to this year's nightmarish Boxing Day sale at Jasper . . . Yates, one of the last remaining independent department stores in the country and home of the Blue Cross Christmas, four members of the stockflow staff- Wendy, the Supervisor, Sue, her lonely best mate, Barry, the daft lad with a secret home-life and Jen, Wendy's daughter (and Christmas Temp) recount the events of the previous Christmas eve and Boxing Day, Des Cross' last as Stockflow Supervisor at Jasper . . . Yates. Christmas shoppers, bargain hunters, the Christmas couple and the department store Santa are all there. . . not to mention jealous rivals and vampish cosmetics staff!

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  all actors to play other roles in the play as specified in the script

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Christmas Carol, A

Synopsis:
a one-man Christmas Carol this is. The traditional story of Scrooge's redemption this sort of is. a sober reflection on regret and the nature of Christmas this sort of isn't. One man plays all characters, a balloon plays the Ghost of Christmas Past and a Christmas gift plays the Ghostly Christmas Present, as Scrooge gets his comeuppance in the style of the goon show!

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

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Genre:
Children's Theatre (adaptation) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Christmas Fairytale, A

Synopsis:
every child knows that fairies are good. Fairies are kind. Fairies would never do anything naughty, especially at Christmas. Would they. . .? But what happens to fairies that do break the rules? Well this year, a boy called Danny is going to Fairyland to find out. . . and be drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. and do you know what else? You're coming with him! This Christmas, Hull Truck invites you to watch in amazement, laugh and cheer as Danny - alongside a host of familiar storybook characters - plays a part in the greatest Fairytale you've never heard. Meanwhile, a naughty fairy - Fairy Goosemanure - takes Danny's place in the real world and spends the strangest week in the history of any school, anywhere eVeR!
http://www.arts-archive.com/index.php?pg=12&action=work&genre=P&gname=Play&wid=S1493100246

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Genre:
Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Derby Mcqueen Affair, The

Synopsis:
Tom, Bob and Julie are ex students with financial problems. They share a crappy flat above a kebab shop and are straining under the weight of all their debts. Tom and Julie's relationship is suffering; Bob can't write the novel he's been planning for eight years. . . until Tom hits upon an idea. Using computer software, he creates a composite image of a little girl's face, then looks up a rare disease to give her. He gives her a name (Derby McQueen), sticks her face on the side of a collecting tin and goes out collecting. He only intends to pay off their back rent, fix Julie's car and put them all ahead. . . but then Dave, an opportunistic journalist with a nose for a dodgy story, and a link to even dodgier connections, puts two and two together and approaches Tom with a choice: either he confesses that the whole thing is a lie to his best mate, his girlfriend and to the people he's taken money from. . . or work with him to make Derby McQueen the cause celebre of the modern age. . .

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Organisations:
York Theatre Royal

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Elves & The Shoemaker, The

Synopsis:
When the good and kind of heart make a wish as the clock strikes midnight, the elves hear and come to their aid. So it is with Giotto, the good-hearted but poor shoemaker. But when Giotto's evil wife Catalina discovers that elves are making shoes for her husband, she kidnaps one of them and forces him to use his wishdust to get her out of poverty and marry her off to a fairytale Prince. So while Corky the older, wiser elf sends Catalina to the frog prince and others, it is up to Peeptoe, the younger, less responsible elf, to grow up and rescue her friend. With the help of a cowardly mouse she sets off through the house, heading towards the attic and a showdown with Catalina and her pet wasp. . .

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

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Organisations:
York Theatre Royal

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Rip-roaring adventure for Kids Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  Corky & Peeptoe to double as cast

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Frankenstein

Synopsis:
a chilling adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror-tragedy.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  all actors but Victor to play other roles in the play as specified in the script

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Ginger Jones & The Sultan's Eye

Synopsis:
Written as part of the playhouse project 2006 (and remounted in 2007), Ginger Jones . . . the Sultan's eye is a rip-roaring children's adventure. It's Indiana Jones meets alice in Wonderland. . .with added silliness. Ginger Jones is a girl with a vivid imagination. Her stories are as wild as the hair on her head. So when her school enters a storytelling competition, there is no doubt as to whom they should turn for inspiration. . .except that Ginger Jones has lost her imagination! Her best friend Stan West explains to the class about the adventure they had together over the summer holidays, which includes a visit to Ginger's bickering aunt and Uncle, Stan's subsequent kidnap by Kargrin the Pirate King, and the deal struck up by Ginger: if she can bring to Kargrin the enormous ruby known as the Sultan's eye, which sits atop the turban of the Sultan of Khalabar before the next full moon, Stan's life will be spared. There then follows an incredible journey wherein Ginger meets Camel traders, talking camels, master thieves who don't steal anything, has an encounter with the most boring Sultan in the world. . .and has to make a terrible bargain in order to save her friend. . .

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes. The 'other' parts can be played by either A male or female performer.

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Organisations:
York Theatre Royal

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Children's Theatre (Original) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  8            Other:  13

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Hansel And Gretel

Synopsis:
Imagine a house made of sweets. That's right. a house! With chocolate doors, and gingerbread floors. . . Marshmallow chairs. . . and the lights? Gummy bears. Fantastic! Now imagine being told not to go near it by your mum and dad. How unfair is that? Well, this summer you're going to find out what happened when a boy called Hansel and a girl called Gretel didn't listen to their mum and dad. . .

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Pilot Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Housebound

Housebound
Jim is sixty - eight, stressed and ready to snap. at what? anything; noisy neighbours, speeding cars, kids hanging about on the street corners. . . you name it, he'll moan about it; it's the one thing he's good at. He makes Victor Meldrew look like an amateur. and doesn't his wife Lucy know it? Stuck at home with him rabbiting on every day and nowhere to escape to. . . she's housebound. and every day is starting to blend into every other. . . until one Halloween, when a rash act changes everything. Maybe this time Lucy sees an opportunity to change things for good. . .Maybe this time Jim really does have something to be fed up about. . .and maybe the moaning coming from the cellar has nothing to do with the rising damp. . .a comedy for anyone who ever felt frustrated but didn't know what to do once they were.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Little Theatre, Doncaster    05 Oct 2011

Organisations:
Reform Theatre Company

1st Published:
http://www.playdeadpress.com   -

Music:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The

Synopsis:
a silly look at Victor Hugo's wonderful story, and also a parable about bullying.

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Children's Theatre (adaptation) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Synopsis:
a modern interpretation of DH Lawrence's classic story.

Notes:
all Actors to multi role As specified in the script

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Little Red Riding Hood

Synopsis:
The people of the fairytale court are in for a battle royale! The Big Bad Wolf, frightener of little pigs, eater of kids (the goat kind!), causer of trouble amongst mendacious shepherd boys, is on trial, and is defending himself against his nemesis. . . Little Red Riding Hood. The first half of the play is the case for the prosecution, which is a reasonably straight retelling of the classic fable, with added nonsense. Witnesses including one of the three little pigs (now in the witness protection programme) testify against the hairy villain, as Judge Fudge (a piece of fudge in a wig) looks on. act Two is the wolf's version of events; an increasingly bizarre and unlikely series of lies involving the gingerbread man, the little kids in his stomach, a heavy rock loving granny and the boy who cried wolf. Will he get away with it, or will justice prevail. . .?

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes. The play has two endings, dependant upon the outcome of the case (as dictated by the Audience who form the jury).

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Organisations:
York Theatre Royal

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
a Court case for kids! Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  Wolf & Little Red to double as cast

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Me And Me Dad

Synopsis:
about a father who has to learn to do everythingh around the house from scratch from his son when his wife dies

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull truck

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Moby Dick

Synopsis:
Hull Truck's own spin on Herman Melville's classic tale, told from the perspective of ghosts of Hull's own maritime past and drawing parallels between the decline of the City's fishing industry with the desperate hunt for the white whale. . .

Notes:
written by John Godber And Nick Lane

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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My Favourite Summer

My Favourite Summer
Dave is a sensitive twenty-three year post graduate old with a ten-year long crush on his housemate Sarah. When she announces that she is going to do a PhD in New York, Dave realises he must tell her how he feels or lose her forever. Unable to just come out with it, he hits upon the scheme of paying for a 'surprise holiday' for Sarah, and declaring his love in a more romantic setting. In order to raise the money for this high-stakes gamble he takes a summer job in a scaffolding warehouse, where he meets Melvin, an unreconstructed lunatic of a man. The initial culture-clash is only the start of Dave's troubles, however, for once Melvin gets wind of his plans, he takes it upon himself to educate the young lad in the ways of the world. . .

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
http://www.playdeadpress.com   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  actors playing Melvin & Sarah to also play as cast

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Pinocchio

Synopsis:
Pinocchio - a story so silly, so brilliant that only fools would attempt to retell it. Well, this Christmas, Hull Truck does just that! and trust me, the story these fools tell isn't your average, ho-hum, run of the mill, 'man makes boy out of wood, boy runs away with talking insect, gets tricked by a fox & and a cat, nose grows when he lies, turns into a donkey, gets swallowed by a fish and looks for a fairy with blue hair' type of story. Oh no. This is different. It has songs, for one thing. and . . .well, to tell you any more would be to spoil the greatest treat you'll get all Christmas (with the possible exception of those socks from your auntie). Based on the classic children's story by Carlo Coloddi, and adapted by Nick Lane (Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White), Pinocchio promises to be a bagful of festive nonsense for all ages 4 upwards. No word of a lie!
http://www.arts-archive.com/index.php?pg=12&action=production&genre=K&gname=Kids+show&wid=T01142925070

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Ring Around The Humber

Synopsis:
Four stories. Four writers. Four generations of Hull. They say that some objects have a habit of finding a way to their natural owners. When elsie Templeman bought a sovereign ring in Hull in 1941, she could never have believed the journey that ring had already taken or would take - and through whose lives, hearts - and stomachs - it would pass, before that owner was revealed. From the Hull Blitz to the day The Beatles came to Hull, from the heady days of 1987 to a time two years in the city's future, the play features four spellbinding stories of love, fun and heartache covering four generations of life in this wonderful city and beyond. Ring around the Humber is as life-affirming and joyous as Hull itself.

Notes:
By: Sarah Davies, Nick Lane, Morgan Sproxton And Richard Vergette

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Organisations:
Hull Truck

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Royal Flush

Synopsis:
1882. After years of inspiration, innovation, and occasional idiocy, Yorkshireman Thomas Crapper is given the commission to provide toilets for Her Majesty Queen Victoria. On the eve of the first 'royal flush,' Thomas writes a very personal letter - to a girl he hasn't seen in over 40 years 2012. At an Old People's Home in Crapper's home town of Thorne, Joe - a 'maintenance engineer' (toilet cleaner) - has the job of a lifetime on his hands: he's got to get all the toilets - even the awkward one in room 8 - sparkling clean in preparation for a diamond jubilee royal visit. Rich Seam Theatre (Beef) presents the world premiere of this hilarious double-bill, showing how our attitudes to toilets have changed over the years.

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Organisations:
Rich Seam Theatre

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Scrooge Ii: The 12 Days Of Christmas

Synopsis:
after ebenezer Scrooge was shown the error of his ways he became a happy man. But not for much longer. For on the sixth anniversary of this momentous event, he is visited by the ghost of Christmas telly; and she's not happy. Channel Five have commissioned a new programme called Groovy Scrooge, showing the former curmudgeon in a far happier light. For the ghosts who were in the original story with him it's a problem, since once the new Scrooge story is shown they'll be out of a job. The Ghost of Christmas Telly insists that Scrooge travel with him into the Christmas Day TV schedule to meet his other self and convince the public that Scrooge is still mean. Scrooge is naturally unwilling, and so the Ghost of Christmas Telly arranges for him to receive visitors. and so, on the first day of Christmas, a flatulent partridge turns up on his doorstep. . . followed by two turtle doves on Boxing Day. By the time his house is filled with bird poo and accordion music (the French hens), Scrooge is convinced. Leaving the birds in the capable hands of his neighbour, pet-shop owner and infatuated Mary Goodface, Scrooge heads off into the Christmas Day schedule, meeting the queen, having a run-in with a James Bond villain, appearing on Christmas Top of the Pops . . .c. Will he learn the second most important lesson of his life before he turns back into the misery we all love to hate. . .?

Notes:
actress playing Mary Goodface Also playing other parts As specified in the script

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Children's Theatre (Original) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  Music for all songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

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Seconds Out

Synopsis:
"You never forget your first fight. and you shouldn't, either." Tom and Simon have been mates since school; shared everything - homework, cars, girlfriends; you name it, they've both had their hands on it. But whilst Sy has always played it safe, Tom likes to push things to extremes... with occasionally violent repercussions. after an ill-advised evening with the wife of local nutcase Mad Mark Flynn, Sy is starting to worry if Tom might have bitten off more than he can chew. He needs protection. He needs to get out of town. and then he meets Foster. a former boxer with a left hook to die for (or from), Foster takes Tom under his wing. But is there more to his interest than meets the eye? and why won't he talk about his past?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Reform Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Snow Queen, The

Synopsis:
another off-the-wall adaptation of the classic Hans Christian andersen favourite, involving bearded lady robbers, a rock and roll raven and a dream librarian with a passion for football alongside Kay, Gerda and the titular Queen.

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Children's Theatre (adaptation) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  actors to play all other characters as noted in the script

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Snow White

Synopsis:
Snow White as you've almost certainly never seen or heard it before! See Snow White enrage her evil stepmother Filania and her wicked pet frog Robert. . . weep as she leaves behind her ditzy father the king and her talking pet dog Teapot and is led into everdark Forest by Dudley Huntsman, a children's entertainer who ought to change his name. . . gasp as she finds a ramshackle cottage in the woods containing one embittered dwarf, abandoned by his seven brothers who have all shaved their beards off and gone to Hollywood. . . and sing along to the songs and smile as two lonely souls find friendship comes in all shapes and sizes!

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
York Theatre Royal

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Children's Theatre (adaptation) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  Both actors required to multi-role as suggested in the text

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The

Synopsis:
An adaptation of the sinister schizophrenia novel. Dr Jekyll is a respected physician and chemist. But his close friend and colleague, Gabriel Utterson and Dr Hastie Lanyon, are beginning to question the direction of his scientific research and his close association with Mr Hyde. Secretly, Dr Jekyll has discovered a chemical that can unleash his dark side in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Now able to transform himself at will, he roams the streets of London as his monstrous alter-ego, spreading fear and evil across the city. Dr Jekyll, the master of his own fate, soon discovers his double life comes at a hideous price. This chilling new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale by Nick Lane combines traditional storytelling and physical theatre which is both nighmarish and dreamlike.

Notes:
from novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Hull truck

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Twas The Night Before Christmas

Synopsis:
Twenty years ago, the greatest storybook villain you've never heard of, elderberry Yacht, along with his sidekick (and master of disguise) anybody Johnson almost destroyed Christmas by sucking all the Christmas eve dreams up into his dream Hoover. You see, if no-one can dream on Christmas eve, then no-one can sleep. . .and if no-one is sleeping by sunrise on Christmas Day, then Christmas will cease to be! Luckily, a plucky little girl named emily, with the help of a talking garden gnome called Grimble, a less famous reindeer named alan, and King Moth the dream-bringer, was able to thwart elderberry's fiendish plans, remove his nose and incarcerate him in the Grimm Brother's Prison for Storybook Villains. This play is his parole hearing; wherein he and emily recount the night that changed their lives forever, before appealing to the audience to see whether or not he should be freed. . .

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes. The play has two endings, dependant upon the outcome of the parole hearing (as dictated by the Audience who form the parole panel).

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Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

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When Santa Got Stuck In The Fridge

Synopsis:
Sophie's parents are explorers. They haven't seen her in months, and haven't spent Christmas with her in years! So when they decide to go off exploring up the Mungogo River they leave Sophie with her boring Uncle Walter, who is terrified of everything. Just when she thinks her Christmas can't get any worse, she discovers Santa behind a load of Tupperware boxes in her Uncle's fridge. He's frozen solid. . . and has lost his memory. Sophie has to thaw him out and teach him how important his job is before he takes a new one. . . as a bin man!

Notes:
Music for All songs in the show written by Tristan Parkes. Show could be expanded for cast of six.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hull Truck Theatre Company

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Genre:
Children's Theatre (Original) Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  actor playing Santa to play other parts as required

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