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Doug Lucie

DOUG LUCIE  (1953 - )

Nationality:    English
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Doug Lucie was born in Chessington, Surrey, in 1953. His plays include Doing the Business; Fashion; Fear of the Dark; Force and Hypocrisy; Gaucho; Grace; the Green Man; Hard Feelings; Heroes; John Clare's Mad, Nuncle; the Key to the World; Love You, Too; the New Garbo; Oh Well; Pass It On; Poison; Progress; Rough Trade; the Shallow end; Strangers In the Night and We Love You.

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        Doing the Business         Fashion         Fear Of the Dark         Force And Hypocrisy         Gaucho         Grace         Green Man, The         Hard Feelings         Heroes         John Clare's Mad, Nuncle         Key To the World, The         Love You, Too         New Garbo, The         Oh Well         Pass It On         Poison         Progress         Rough Trade         Shallow End, The         Solid Air         Strangers In the Night         We Love You



Doing the Business

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Fashion

Fashion
a successful advertising agent in Thatcherite Britain tries to land the Tory Party account

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Fear Of the Dark

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Force And Hypocrisy

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Gaucho

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from the first joint to the helicopter at the end the dialogue is smooth and insinuatingly funny

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in "Plays 1" Methuen, London, 1998   -

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Grace

Grace
a one woman resistance to the Americanisation of Britain.

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Comedy

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Green Man, The

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the bar in the pub the Green Man it is 2.30 am and a group of men wait for the driver who is to take them out for a day of fishing. But the driver does not turn up and tempers fray

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Hard Feelings

Hard Feelings
Thatcher's Britain  Brixton, 1981. As tensions mount on the streets, in the safety of their home, a group of Oxford University graduates barely notice what's happening on the streets outside as police and rioters clash, shops are looted, and buildings are set on fire. In both worlds there is a fight for rights... a fight for respect ... a fight for control. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will make the strongest cocktail? And when the dust finally settles the question remains... Will things ever change?

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Hard Feelings was first staged at the Oxford Playhouse in 1982 before transferring to the Bush theatre in 1983, directed by Mike Bradwell. It was later broadcast as a BBC Play for Today. Hard Feelings was revived by Defibrillator Productions in a production at the Finborough theatre in 2013.

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Oxford Playhouse, Oxford    1982

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Heroes

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Edinburgh Festival    1979

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John Clare's Mad, Nuncle

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Edinburgh Festival    1975

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Key To the World, The

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Leicester    1984

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Love You, Too

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associates the sleaziness of his characters with the sleaze and complacency of the Major years

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New Garbo, The

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Oh Well

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Oxford Playhouse, Oxfrod    1978

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Pass It On

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Young people and war. Irish rebel Nev in 1971. Squaddies Glen and Chris in Iraq in 2004. Battling sisters whose father has sailed on the Task Force to the Falklands in 1982. Giles who thinks his army career will be over as Labour have won the 1997 election

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part of Shell Connections

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Cottesloe, London    2006

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Poison

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Edinburgh Festival    1980

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Progress

Progress
the play is set in the London home of Will, a handsome, well-educated television-documentary researcher, and his attractive, social activist wife, Ronee, who runs a community center in South London. anxious to match his wife's liberal concerns, Will has taken over most of the household chores, and has formed a male consciousness-raising group, whose principal interest seems to be a close examination of pornography. Ronee, however, is now involved with a female lover, and her unwillingness to expand the relationship to a menage a trois (as Will would like) has driven a wedge between husband and wife. Further complications arise when Ronee brings home a young battered wife, ange, whose brutish young husband soon discovers her whereabouts and tries, by force, to take her home. also in and out of the action are the rather pathetic Oliver, who is shattered by the sudden absence of his live-in lover, Martin; a young barman named Bruce (who is Martin's new boyfriend); and Will and Ronee's boarder, Mark, a Fleet Street gutter journalist who delights in tasteless jokes and imagines himself to be sexually irresistible. Filled with bitterly funny repartee, and sudden bouts of anger and violence, it is the uneasy relationship between these characters which forms the disturbing, but revealing, heart of the play-and, when all pretenses are stripped away, demonstrates how little these middle-class activists are able to bring order to their own lives, much less to the larger society in which they are foundering.

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Satirical Comedy Satire. - - Gay, theme/character full length

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Rough Trade

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Oxford Playhouse, Oxford    1977

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Shallow End, The

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behind the scenes at a lavish corporate wedding reception a Sunday newspaper is being reinvented for the 21st Century

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Solid Air

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Look, here we are with time to kill, enough hash brownies to get the entire population of Oxford high and two guitars. Let's just jam, man, like the old days. An Oxford College Ball, June 1973. Genius folk musician John Martyn is on the bill and he's brought along his equally brilliant friend, Nick Drake. Despite their wildly different natures - John is a maverick; charming, brash and reckless, whilst Nick is shy and pensive - the two are close friends. But whereas Martyn's career has taken off with the release of his groundbreaking album, Solid Air, Nick's has stalled after his last effort,Pink Moon. And he doesn't want to talk about it. Backstage, between sets, the two musicians hook up with an unlikely crew - Ball Committee Rep, Anthony Blair, his date Sarah (who has dreams of joining the RSC), anti-ball protestor Dave (who isn't supposed to be there) and off-duty Special Forces squaddie, George. Fuelled by hash brownies, crates of alcohol, lobster and crisps, the party spend a reflective night bantering, bickering, making music and singing. Exploring themes of artistic purity vs commercial realism, social mobility and friendship,Solid Air is a funny and moving play echoing sentiments of today's social disparity.

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Strangers In the Night

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To be youg is to be unsure.To be young, is to be afraid of finding or asserting one's individuality. To be young is to take refuge in escapism. To be young is hell. - John Barber, Daily Telegraph

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Theatre Record Volume I Issue 03 Page 57

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We Love You

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Round House Theatre, London    1978

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