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Alan Pollock

ALAN POLLOCK

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie

Alan Pollock is a playwright, translator and screenwriter. His plays include TOO MUCH PRESSURE, ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER (both commissioned and produced by Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - the latter having been produced there twice thus far), PIGS (Pentabus), SEVEN DEALS (commissioned by Hampstead Theatre/ nominated for a Corcadorca Play Festival Award), the DEATH OF COOL (commissioned and produced by Hampstead Theatre), WHAT DO I GET? (produced at Old Red Lion, London) and ALL TOMORROW's PARTIES (produced at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Old Red Lion, London). In addition, he has translated Joel JouAnneau and Marie Claire Pavec's Mamie Ouate Papoasie as KADOUMA's ISLAND (Polka Theatre) and Raymond Cousse's Strategie Pour Deux Jambons as PIG PLAY (Traverse Theatre). He recently took part in Paines Plough's COME TO WHERE I'M FROM. For television, Alan wrote several episodes of the BILL for Talkback Thames, an episode of ALWAYS AND EVERYONE for Granada Television and an episode of ATTACHMENTS for World Productions, for whom he also wrote a short film, BLACK CAB. Alan's first play for radio, PHILIP AND SYDNEY was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010. His latest radio play, EVERY DUCHESS IN ENGLAND was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 23 January 2013. Alan is currently working on a third commission for Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

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        All Tomorrow's Parties         Come to Where I am From         Death of Cool, The         Kadouma's Island         Little Angels (Piccoli Angeli)         One Night In November         Pigplay         Pigs         Seven Deals         Too Much Pressure         What Do I Get?



All Tomorrow's Parties

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Come to Where I am From

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Sixty one playwrights from across the UK return to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. At 14 theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays will be performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Come To Where I'm From is a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

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short play

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Death of Cool, The

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an incisive sketch of middleclass angst .At the centre of this satirical black comedy is Switch, a charismatic graduate who makes a substantial living from large-scale benefit fraud. the action reaches boiling point with the arrival of Terry Newman, whose identity Switch has been exploiting in the mistaken belief Terry is dead. But Terry is very much alive and now wants vengeance

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revived At the Man in the Moon, London, 2001

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satirical black comedy Satire

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Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XIX (1999) Page 0662; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 1466; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVII (2007) Page 0018

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Kadouma's Island

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From France Mamie Ouate transports us to the island of Blupblup, where we join little old Mamie and gentle giant Kadouma in their search for Virginia, the rarest butterfly of them all. A fairy tale for young and old, it's a comical, fantastical and ultimately beautiful tale of what happens when big meets small.

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translation of Joel Jouanneau and Marie Claire Pavec's Mamie Ouate Papoasie

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Little Angels (Piccoli Angeli)

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From Italy, Little Angels use of physical comedy tells the light-hearted story of two strangers beneath a single street lamp, as they wait for that mysterious man who promised them employment. Could they really be about to work in heaven, making clouds with the other angels? Surely someone will come for them soon?

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One Night In November

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the story follows one family's harrowing experience of the Coventry Blitz on 14 November 1940 and examines the idea that Churchill may have known of the German's intentions before the attack. Described by the writer as "an uncomfortable story. . . that has to be told" One Night in November pulls no punches as it reflects the horrific events of the blitz and the dark crimes that were committed amid the chaos.

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directed by Hamish Glen

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Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0312; http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 1255

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Pigplay

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translation of Raymond Cousse's Strategie Pour Deux Jambons

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Pigs

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Pentabus    

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Seven Deals

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Too Much Pressure

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Coventry. 1979. A city of strife in the factories and violence on the streets. It's hard being 16 - but something's stirring in the garages and living rooms of the city. Music offers a way out for spiky Gary - a fish out of water on the Canley Park estate - posh boy Nick and cheeky Sonya, whose Asian parents think she's doing after-school Drama. . .Tension is building between Gary and his brother and Father - both track workers at the car plant. But as industrial relations reach boiling point and Gary's band takes its first few tentative steps, an act of shocking violence propels Nick, Sonya and Gary's family towards a decision that will change all their lives forever.

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the Belgrade Theatre

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Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0129

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What Do I Get?

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Amphetamine-fuelled punk band the Speedometers revisited 20 years on. How did the dream of '77 turn into the nightmare of '96?

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http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 0120

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