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Alistair McDowall

ALISTAIR MCDOWALL

  (1987 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Judy Daish Associates Ltd  

Alistair McDowall was born in the North East of England, 08/06/1987. In Autumn 2011 his play Brilliant Adventures was awarded a Bruntwood Judge's Award and is currently under option to the Royal Exchange. the same play was given a rehearsed reading at the Royal Court as part of the Young Writers Festival 2012. He has been on attachment with the Royal Court and is part of the 2012 'supergroup'. Alistair is currently on attachment with Paines Plough and ChAnnel 4.

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        5:30         Brilliant Adventures         Captain Amazing         Daisies         Dogs         Eighteen Stupid Reasons Why I Love You Lots And Lots         Home Sweet Home         Nettles         Plain Jane         Pomona         Some Stories         Steve's Garage         Talk Show         This Land         Utopia         X



5:30

Synopsis:
Rob wants to be Tim's friend. He doesn't care how Tim feels about this. Despite having to resort to vicious insults, intimidation and aggressive force, Rob is sure they'll be best friends forever. A compelling and at times terrifying piece set on a train charting the unlikely friendship between two passengers.

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1st Produced:
Pure, The Printworks, Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival     16 Sep 2009

Organisations:
Cheap Seats

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Brilliant Adventures

Brilliant Adventures
Ninteen-year-old science genius Luke finally has some peace to work on the extraordinary box in his living room, holed up in a dingy flat on a near-abandoned Middlesborough housing estate. After his unbalanced brother Rob introduces him to a wealthy out-of-towner they're thrown in to a dangerous world that threatens to tear the brothers apart and unleash the power inside his invention. . .

Notes:
runner up of Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2011. Brilliant Adventures is a fast paced tale of brotherhood, addiction and breaking the laws of physics.

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1st Published:
Methuen Drama, London (2013)>>>    978-1472507044

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Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Captain Amazing

Captain Amazing
Captain Amazing is an alcoholic superhero with a penchant for open mike spots. Refusing to lie low and fit in with the rest of the population, he vents his disdain for the human race whilst entertaining and appalling audiences with tales of his day-to-day life as a reluctant and misanthropic superhero. As the night wears on and Captain Amazing becomes more drunk and more open, we discover his origins, his family life, and how even the invincible aren't immune to tragedy. Using a blend of stand-up comedy and storytelling, Alistair McDowell's Captain Amazing is the second of Live theatre and the Empty Space's bursary winners.

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Part of Fuses: Live Lab 2012 New Writing Festival

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piece

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Daisies

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Revived for Manchester's 24/7 theatre Festival, July 2008. Transferred to Studio Salford. Original Cast: Lucy - Lisa Gill/Isabel - Beattie Edmondson. Directed by: Alistair McDowall. Produced by: Lucille Oliver-Harrison

1st Produced:
John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre For Music And Drama     2007

Organisations:
Cheap Seats

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dogs

Synopsis:
Sam and Joe are bored. their Saturday job in a dusty old hardware store is the absolute pits. Passing the time by talking about girls, music and film, neither of them are prepared when two shadowy figures enter the store with a horrific motive.

Notes:
Original Cast: Sam - Simon Longman/Joe - Edward Stambollouian/A - Tom Hoare/B - Clive Judd/David - Timmy Jones. Directed by: Alistair McDowall. Produced by: Lucille Oliver-Harrison

1st Produced:
John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre For Music And Drama     2007

Organisations:
Cheap Seats

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Eighteen Stupid Reasons Why I Love You Lots And Lots

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Rehearsed reading At Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. February 2008.

1st Produced:
Buxton Festival Fringe     2009

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Home Sweet Home

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1st Produced:
Harrogate Youth Arts Festival     2005

Organisations:
Stokesley Community Drama

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Genre:
Black Comedy/Farce

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Nettles

Synopsis:
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Completely sold out run At Contact theatre, May 2008. Original Cast: Bill - Edward Franklin/Robin - John Elliott/Alex - Simon Longman/Ellie - Alex Horsfall/Mick - Rob Ward/Sam - Philip Wallace/Jane - Hannah Levy/Rachel - Lisa. Gill/Simon - Mark Weinman/Dave - Matt Bell/Craig - Cameron Moore. Directed by: Alistair McDowall. Produced by: Lucille Oliver-Harrison

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Organisations:
Cheap Seats/U.M.D.S.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Plain Jane

Synopsis:
Jane is the new girl at an exclusive boarding school. She wasn't popular at her old school, and she's doing even worse with her new roommates. Awkward and naive, she soon falls prey to the vicious games of Becki and Holly, who are determined to rip her to pieces before term ends.

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Organisations:
Cheap Seats in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Genre:
Drama/Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Pomona

Pomona
Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.

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1st Produced:
Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff     01 Apr 2014

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Genre:
surreal thriller

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Some Stories

Synopsis:
A woman alone with answering machines. A man trapped in a body that disagrees with him. A woman talking with an empty chair. A girl with a head full of stories. Four stories of love, loss and childhood.

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Genre:
short play 65 min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Steve's Garage

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1st Produced:
Stokesley Technology College     2004

Organisations:
Stokesley Community Drama

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Talk Show

Talk Show
Sam runs a daily talk show from his basement bedroom. Upstairs his Dad and Grandad barely speak, but keep in touch through a baby monitor. With the return of Sams wayward uncle can this peculiar form of domestic harmony stay uninterrupted? A black comedy about talking and transmission.

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Genre:
black comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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This Land

Synopsis:
looks at how in court, on farms and in the dirt, big business is laying claim to everything nature has to offer

Notes:
Part of Hunger For trade

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Genre:
one act

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Utopia

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written by Michael Chaplin, Zoe Cooper, Thomas Eccleshare, Alistair McDowall, Dylan Moran, Anthony Neilson, Janice Okoh, Simon Stephens, Chi Onwurah

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Organisations:
Live Theatre & Soho Theatre

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Genre:
short plays

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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X

Synopsis:
It's a tax write-off. This is where they send the new, the underqualified, the old. And most of all the British. Mars is full of blonde Americans. It's like they're building the master race out there. Billions of miles from home, the lone research base on Pluto has lost contact with Earth. Unable to leave or send for help, the skeleton crew sit waiting. Waiting. Waiting long enough for time to start eating away at them. To lose all sense of it. To start seeing things in the dark outside. "Can you help me?. . .I really feel like I'm. . .I'm hanging on by my nails here. . ."

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Genre:
sci fi play

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