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 OddManOut

ODDMANOUT

  (2007 - )

Nationality:    British
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Formed in 2007 to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe festival with Maggie Nevills play The Shagaround. Since then the company has continued to produce work and toured productions to venues throughout the UK. Based in the Tees Valley of North East England OddManOut aims to support new writing and make theatre that promises to challenge and surprise. OddManOut seeks to ask questions of its audience and engage with them through the theatre we produce. The company has a core artistic team of Katy Weir and Scott Young. In addition OddManOut has a growing collective of artists and theatre makers that we work alongside, exploring the use of a number of mediums, as an ongoing development of the company.

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

        From There to You, From Here to Me         Guest, The         Meat         Shagaround, The         Weather to Fly         Yellow Wallpaper, The



From There to You, From Here to Me

Synopsis:
A child is missing, a mother is dying and somewhere in the middle a woman is trying to make sense of it all. . .From there to you, from here to me is a new play that explores the idea of identity and asks through its characters what it is that makes us who we are. Agnes is watching her mother slowly die whilst preparing for the pregnancy of her first child. Mary is dying and desperate to say goodbye on more than just a forced smile. Together they try to make amends for a failed relationship before it's all too late. Together they try to understand one another just a little better. Together they will better understand themselves. Agnes sits with her mum Mary. They record conversations about their life and share memories for posterity. But when Mary's recollections start to change from what Agnes thinks is true the two women soon find a friction between them unearthing something deeper in the detail of what is not said. It is suddenly apparent that their life together is a puzzle with missing pieces.

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written by Scott Young

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Guest, The

Synopsis:
Chris and Dawn are young, skint, unemployed and with a baby on the way, close to breaking point. Dawn is desperate for something more from life and she seems willing to do anything in order to find it.

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1st Produced:
-     2012

Organisations:
OddManOut

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Play/Drama

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Meat

Synopsis:
MeaT explores the life of ashley an office worker who afraid of losing his job because he rejects his boss' advances. He finds solace by embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery taking refuge in an underground cinema watching old films. a story of one man's search for love, desire, redemption, spiritual awakening and atonement for his sexual guilt.

Notes:
Meat is based on a short story by Tennessee Williams called Desire and the black Masseur written in 1942

1st Produced:
Albany Theatre, Deptford, London     15 Nov 2010

Organisations:
written by Matt Harris

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Shagaround, The

Synopsis:
When five women hold a man to ransome in the ladie's toilet of a pub on New's Year's Eve, what starts as a laugh ends up being more dangerous than they would have imagined. A play about love, betrayal, dying of a broken heart and dying for a fag.

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Written by Maggie Neville

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first published by Oberon, 2001. Now available at www.lulu.com   -

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Genre:
comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Weather to Fly

Synopsis:
What's really going on with Debbie, Joe and Chemical? Weather to Fly is a bitter-sweet story about families, love, friendship and longing. When Joe returns home for the first time since leaving for the army he finds it's not only him that has been forced to deal with the secrets that are only whispered of behind closed doors. His sister Debbie can't explain what goes on inside her head and his best friend Chemical knows more than anyone could have ever imagined. When everything around him slowly falls apart Joe is forced to consider what keeps him from flying. Is it his sister, his heart, a denial of the truth or just a fear to spread his wings in the first place? Secrets come to light when lies slowly unravel but who is it that holds the key? Maybe it's Debbie, maybe it's Joe, it could be the spoon stuck in the toilet or the cloud birds who never shut up. Weather to Fly examines the difficulty of facing up to who you are when all you want is to disappear completely. The play looks at the courage needed to say 'this is who I am' when everyone around you watches as you struggle just to stay afloat. Weather to Fly is a story about having the courage to speak up against the silence.

Notes:
Weather to Fly was festival winner at ARC Stockton's Short Sharp Scripts in May 2012 and presented as Toast as part of Live Theatre's final Short Cuts celebration 2013 and has now been developed by Allison Davies into her debut full length play.

1st Produced:
Arc, Stockton-On-Tees     21 Jun 2013

Organisations:
written by Allison Davies

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Yellow Wallpaper, The

Synopsis:
an indictment of the patriarchial prescription for 'bed-rest' forced on a woman with post-partum depression. Despite her yearning for moderate activity and creative writing, the medical establishment as embodied in her physician husband quarantines her to a room in the country where the abhorrent wallpaper consumes her. With each diary entry, we witness her initial revulsion by and eventual compulsion toward the graphic nightmare that is the wall covering in her isolated room
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1st Produced:
-     2009

Organisations:
written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Genre:
Horror

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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