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Winsome Pinnock

WINSOME PINNOCK

  (1961 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

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

        Can You Keep a Secret         Hero's Welcome, A         IDP         Leave Taking         Mules         One Under         Picture Palace         Rock In Water, A         Taken         Talking In Tongues         Unzipped         Water         Winds Of Change, The



Can You Keep a Secret

Synopsis:
Can You Keep a Secret? Is a powerful and challenging piece beginning with the death of a young black boy, murdered by a white youth. Friends of the murderer witness the killing, and are sworn to secrecy. The play goes on to explore how the witnesses are haunted by what they have seen, and struggle to keep quiet. The truth has to be revealed, but who will speak out?

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Graham-Adriani, Suzy, New Connections '99: New Plays for Young People, Faber and Faber, London, 1999   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  10            Other:  2

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Hero's Welcome, A

Synopsis:
it follows the story of three young women growing up in the Caribbean in 1947 and the men who seem to offer a way out

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Women's Playhouse Trust

1st Published:
in Plays International and in Six Plays by Black and Asian Women ed. Khadija George, Aurora Metro, 1993   -

Music:
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Genre:
Cultural Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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IDP

Synopsis:
a mother refuses to acknowledge a daughter who has been brutalised while gathering firewood outside a camp.
Michael Billington, Guardian

Notes:
Part of "How Long Is Never? A Response To Dafur", An evening of new short plays And discussion. "A potent reminder that theatre, Among its myriad other functions, has A misiion to inform . . . the result is An engrossing evening that both heightens our understanding of Darfur And outlines the moral And political dilEmma it poses in the strakest possible terms" ~ the Guardian

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Josef Weinburger,    -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Leave Taking

Synopsis:
the English born daughters of a West Indian Woman have very different viewpoints to their mother's

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
n First Run: New Plays by New Writers ed. Kate Harwood, NHB, 1989   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Mules

Synopsis:
kaleidoscopic look at black female drug smugglers shuttling between Jamaica and London

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Clean Break

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1996   -

Music:
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Genre:
Cultural Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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One Under

Synopsis:
When tube train driver Cyrus experiences his first 'one under' it sets in motion a life-altering chain of events. In his search to understand the motives of his victim, Cyrus gets caught up in a dark tunnel of secrets.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2005   -

Music:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Picture Palace

Synopsis:
PICTURE PALACE is set in a sleazy local cinema where Jo, Tilly and Gwen work as usherettes. To make their monotonous days bearable, they escape into the world of the big screen.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Women's Theatre Group

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Rock In Water, A

Synopsis:
True story of the founder of London Carnival and first British black newspaper in the fifties.

Notes:
inspired by the life of Claudia Jones

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Black Plays 2 ed. Yvonne Brewster, Methuen, 1989   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Cultural Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  7            Other:  1g extras

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Taken

Taken
the mother in Winsome Pinnock's Taken is confronted by the child she had to give up

Notes:
part of Charged: Six new plays by E V Crowe, Sam Holcroft, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Chloe Moss, Winsome Pinnock & Rebecca Prichard

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Clean Break

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Talking In Tongues

Synopsis:
expresses, with guile and tenacity, many unsayable things about sexual and social miscegenation

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Black Plays 3 ed. Yvonne Brewster, Methuen, 1995   -

Music:
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Genre:
Cultural Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Unzipped

Synopsis:
Accessibility vs. Authenticity: Do We Sell Out to Sellout?(Thu)/Storytelleror History Maker: Who Do You Think You Are?/Post Multi-Culturalism: What Colour Are You Now? Talawa's Writer's Group (TWG) returns with Unzipped 2009, an unmissable season of play readings and impassioned discussion. This year Talawa has worked with Britain's most established Black and Asian playwrights to push writing boundaries. the Group includes, amongst others, Roy Williams, Malorie Blackman, Dipo Agboluaje and Kwame Kwei-Armah. In return these writers will share excerpts of their most exciting work for Unzipped 2009. This will be an unforgettable series of readings that will explore the future of Black and Asian theatre as thewriters and their work seek to answer key questions facing the industry. Now in its fourth year, Unzipped has become an unforgettable and provocative event. Expect unusual stories and controversial opinions. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Water

Synopsis:
about a journalist interviewing a successful young artist trading on her rough and tough streetwise reputation.
Patrick Marmion, Evening Standard

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Winds Of Change, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Half Moon Theatre, London    1987

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Cultural Drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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