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Peter Machen

PETER MACHEN

  (1971 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Eric Glass Ltd  

Peter attended the arden School of Theatre as part of the first intake for what was then a new Drama school based in Manchester and associated with the Royal exchange Theatre. after leaving in summer 1994 he toured with the contemporary dance company 3rd estate and appeared in Northern Stages 'a Clockworks Orange'. after various other roles he co founded the touring Theatre company negativequity who he wrote for during their 9 year existence. Since that time he has continued to perform as an actor and work as a movement consultANT and co-ordinator.

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

        Big Boys Don't Cry         Broken Blossoms         Buzzstop         Echoes         Fortunes And Miss Fortunes Of the Famous Moll Flanders, The         Killing Larry         Sigurd the Dragon Slayer         Wronged Duke, The         Wuthering Heights



Big Boys Don't Cry

Synopsis:
It's a surreal comedy that seems like the conceptual equivalent of tap-dancing in a minefield, not least when the wife cheerfully beats up her husband to the tune of 'I get a kick out of you'. - Halliburton, Time out London

Notes:
Written by Peter Machen, based on A concept by Rebekah Fortune

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe    2002

Organisations:
negativequity

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Broken Blossoms

Synopsis:
Based on a short story from Limehouse Nights which was turned into the silent film Broken Blossoms by D W Griffiths. a tragic tale of abuse and race, love and friendship. a lonely child brought up and abused by her prize-fighting father, who is past his best, finds friendship with a Chinese immigrant. Father finds out and tragedy and revenge consume them all

Notes:
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Organisations:
negativequity

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Buzzstop

Synopsis:
Where will the next high come from when you're a woman who has everything? Three woman and the pusuit of happiness and coming for the ride is adam, the male escort, their entertainment for the evening.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the Brewhouse Theatre, Burton    1999

Organisations:
negativequity

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Echoes

Synopsis:
a series of stories looking at the real heroes of the industrial revolution, the children. Where is their remembrance now.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tamworth Drama Festival    1997

Organisations:
Imp-act Youth Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Youth Play Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  as many as needed

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Fortunes And Miss Fortunes Of the Famous Moll Flanders, The

Synopsis:
Moll's tempetuous life is crammed with incident, including adultery, incest and theft

Notes:
From Novel By Daniel Defoe

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Camarilla

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  9            Other:  doubling

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Killing Larry

Synopsis:
a play about identity. When Laura was born as Larry how could she become the complete person she longed to be. Following Larry and her journey to becoming Laura through verse, movement and music we see a play about identity set in a childs dressing up room

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
negativequity

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

Synopsis:
Sigurd the young Prince longs for adventure, but his mum won't let him in case he gets lost! Tricked by his despicable tutor Regin he sets of on an adventure to find the gold of Fafnir, a terrible fire breathing dragon. Meeting many strange characters that hinder and help will Sigurd succeed?. a play for all told with mask, puppets and movement

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tamworth Arts Centre    2000

Organisations:
negativequity

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Family thetare Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Wronged Duke, The

Synopsis:
a shortened version of the Tempest without the verse and lots of movement!

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tamworth Drama Festival    1998

Organisations:
Imp-act Youth Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  as many as needed

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Wuthering Heights

Synopsis:
Focussing on the central characters of Heathcliff, Cathy, edgar Linton and IsabElla Linton. We see this story of obsessive and destructive love told through movement and verse.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the Brewhouse Theatre, Burton    1998

Organisations:
negativequity

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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