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Christopher Morgan

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN

  (1956 - )

Nationality:    British
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Christopher was born in Figheldean, Wiltshire in 1956. After training as a psychiatric nurse in Salisbury and as an occupational therapist in Oxford he moved to Weston-super-Mare for his first proper job. His professional training being over, this left time for him to become involved in amateur Theatre and he promptly joined a Drama society called 'Theatre in the Hut', which presented intimate productions of the classics: Shakespeare, Sheridan, Chekhov etc. Other than acting roles (his debut was as Trofimov in 'the Cherry Orchard') highlights of this time were: directing local girl Jill Dando (before she was famous) in 'Kennedy's Children' by Robert Patrick and creating a comic, musical pastiche called 'the Smugglers of Weston', with adaptations of Gilbert & Sullivan's greatest hits, which had only recently come out of copyright. After moving to London in 1985 Christopher joined the Beaufort Players, Ealing (www.beaufortplayers.co.uk), of which he is still an active member. Over the past two decades he has directed a number of plays, including 'DAndy Dick' (Pinero) and 'Nude With Violin' (Coward). He has also made adaptations for the company including 'the Pilgrim's Progress' (Bunyan) and 'Bah! Humbug!!' (a modern interpretation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'). 'Going Underground' was Christopher's first completely original play and took 6875 hours of research. (This is a conservative estimate of his time spent on the tube commuting between Ealing and Southgate during the previous decade.) the Beaufort Players produced the play in 2005 and entered it into the National Drama Festivals Association competition. It was awarded the George Taylor Memorial Award for best original play of the year. In 2007 it was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by 'the Ding Millers' and received its U.S.A. premiere at Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. Subsequently Christopher has written a companion piece entitled 'Waiting in Soho'. Both 'Going Underground' and "Waiting in Soho' as well as Christopher's adaptation of Bunyan's 'the Pilgrim's Progress' are available on www.lazybeescripts.co.uk .

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

        Going Underground         Pilgrim's Progress         Waiting in Soho



Going Underground

Synopsis:
One tube train; seven individual journies. Christopher Morgan's award-winning tragi-comedy takes you inside the lives of this disparate group of passengers to discover who is travelling hopefully, whose dreams have stalled and who is destined never to arrive . . .

Notes:
Won the George Taylor Memorial Award As winner of the 2005 One Act Play Competition of the British Drama Festivals Association.

1st Produced:
the Church of the Ascension Hall, Ealing, London    2005

Organisations:
the Beaufort Players, Ealing, London

1st Published:
Lazybeescripts.co.uk, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue-based One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Pilgrim's Progress

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan. An ensemble piece with 54 named characters. With doubling the minimum cast could be 12. the optimal cast size would be 22.

1st Produced:
the Church of the Ascension Hall, Ealing, London    2000

Organisations:
the Beaufort Players, Ealing, London.

1st Published:
Lazybeescripts.co.uk, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  doubling

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Waiting in Soho

Synopsis:
Seven people in a bar in Soho, London - and they are all individually 'waiting' for something.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the Church of the Ascension Hall, Ealing, London    2007

Organisations:
the Beaufort Players, Ealing, London.

1st Published:
Lazybeescripts.co.uk, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue-based One Act. - - Gay, theme/character one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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