doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee



Phil Porter

PHIL PORTER

  

Nationality:    British
email:    Click here to contact     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Rose Cobbe

Phil Porter's plays for adults include the Cracks In My Skin, which won a Bruntwood Award and was premiered at Manchester Royal Exchange, and Stealing Sweets And Punching People, which was produced in London at Theatre 503 and Off-Broadway. Here Lies Mary Spindler was commisioned and produced by the RSC at Latitude Festival. He adapted Hungarian playwright Janos Hay's the Stonewatcher for the National Theatre and has written short plays for Drywrite, Paines Plough and the RSC. He has also written several plays for young people. these include the Flying Machine for the Unicorn Theatre and Smashed Eggs, which won the Arts Council Children's Award and has been performed throughout the UK. He adapted Tim Bowler's novel for teenagers Starseeker for Northampton Theatre Royal. With composer Martin Ward, Phil wrote Pinocchio for the Royal Opera House. the production has enjoyed two successful Christmas runs and was made into a film by BBC4. Together they also wrote the Whale Savers for W11 Opera, a version of CinderElla for the Unicorn Theatre and Skitterbang Island for Polka Theatre. Phil also wrote the book and lyrics for Hansel and Gretel at Northampton Theatre Royal Beauty & the Beast at the Unicorn. He also edited the Tempest for an RSC production in 2011. Current commissions include Three Choirs Festival, Northampton Theatre Royal and the RSC.

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
AbeBooks.co.uk   AbeBooks.com   Stageplays.com   amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   amazon.ca
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

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

        2008         Alice in Wonderland         Beauty And the Beast         Blink         Broken         Christmas Truce, The         Cinderella         Cracks In My Skin, The         Doctor Quimpugh's Compendium Of peculiar Afflictions         DryFIGHT         Flying Machine, The         Hansel And Gretel         Here Lies Mary Spindler         Isolated Children In Faraway Places         Mad World My Masters, A         Miser, The         Moominsummer Madness         Pinocchio         Present: Tense - Seven         Skitterbang Island         Smashed Eggs         Stand Up Diggers All         Starseeker         Stealing Sweets And Punching People         Stonewatcher, The         Tempest, The         Vice Versa         Whale Savers, The



2008

Synopsis:
global economic breakdown

Notes:
part of "Decade" by Amy Rosenthal, Beth Steel, Nimer Rashed, David Eldridge, Lou Ramsden, Fraser Grace, April de Angelis, Richard Marsh, Phil Porter And Rex Obano. Much has changed in the world since our current millennium dawned in 2000. theatre503 presents ten short plays by ten different playwrights, each encompassing A year of the so-called noughties And encourages the Audience to reflect over the past decade whilst taking in A great evening of theatre.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Ten min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Alice in Wonderland

Synopsis:
Alice follows the white rabbit down his hole into Wonderland and the adventure begins. Join Alice on a fantastical adventure down the rabbit hole next Christmas to a topsy-turvy world of tea parties, talking animals and one very bad-tempered Queen. Following on from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we bring another well-loved children's classic to the stage in our magical production of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, a timeless tale the whole family will enjoy

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Beauty And the Beast

Synopsis:
When Bob Brizzlewink loses his job as a merchant, the family is forced to move to the country and survive by growing vegetables. Bob's daughter, Belle, constantly squabbles with her sister and struggles to rein in her fierce temper. In fact her only friends seem to be the runks - small rodent beasties that love to munch on the juicy cabbages. But when Bob finds himself magically transported to a mysterious castle, and threatened by the terrifying Beast, he's forced to trade his green-fingered daughter for his life. Will Belle's temper get her into hot water, or will she and the savage Beast be able to tame one another?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Blink

Blink
This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same.

Notes:
This new play by the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize winner Phil Porter, is An exciting collaboration between Soho theatre - London's most vibrant Venue for new writing, comedy And cabaret - And internationally Acclaimed Fringe First winners nabokov. aka "Just Watch Me"

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Soho Theatre / nabakov / Escalator East to Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Broken

Synopsis:
After serving a seven-day sentence, Joe Bragg's first day on the outside consists of bouncing aimlessly from one quirky encounter to the next as he attempts to pursue a job as toilet attendant at London's Euston Station.
Dolly Dhingra, Time Out

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival     01 Aug 1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Christmas Truce, The

Synopsis:
December 1914. As families across Europe gather to celebrate Christmas, a generation of young men find themselves far away from their loved ones in the trenches of the Western Front. There they face a world seemingly devoid of any peace or goodwill. But on Christmas Eve 1914, as the men of the Warwickshire Regiment shelter in their trenches, something astonishing happens. Across no-man's land they hear music. The German soldiers are singing Christmas carols; the same carols their families are listening to, hundreds of miles away in Birmingham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. Leaving their trenches, carrying only their courage and their humanity, they go to meet their enemies; not to fight, but talk, to exchange gifts, to celebrate Christmas. And the next day, together, they play an unforgettable game of football.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
historical play

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Cinderella

Synopsis:
CinderElla is at the end of her tether bailing out the family business, a floating retirement home. One day her Dad happily announces he's found a new wife, but Mrs Yarg and her mean daughters are not all what cinderElla was hoping for.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Plays for Young Audiences, 2010   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  6            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Cracks In My Skin, The

Cracks In My Skin, The
Do you find it hard? Getting close? I want to get close but I can't stop blowing things apart. Vexing people like a bomb' Janie's a force of nature, like some considerable disaster zone. It's baking hot, her mouth is peeling away and now she's got horns. Been on her head for yonks apparently, growing. . .Roper can feel his grandson Linden pulling away from him, pushing him away. . .like his eyes are mini pebbles all suddenly. Like everyone, Josefa needs a bit of a miracle to happen. One summer's night, with the help of a paddling pool, a baby dragon and a bottle of gin, it does. But how long can anything perfect last? Funny, open-hearted, surprising and strange, the Cracks in My Skin is a new kind of love story. . .a new kind of family.

Notes:
Winner of A Bruntwood Award. aka ' Holes In My Skin'

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Manchester Royal Exchange

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Doctor Quimpugh's Compendium Of peculiar Afflictions

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Petersham Playhouse    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
libretto

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

DryFIGHT

Synopsis:
It's ingeniously simple. they perform twice over the weekend: each performance features four short scenes of fights, all of them beginning verbally and becoming physical. At the start of the show every audience member is given four simple coloured paper hats. Before each scene begins we are introduced via the booming PA system to each of the characters it will involve - they strut onto stage, pose and flex and grimace like Mickey Rourke, and we don a hat of a certain colour to "cast our vote" on that particular character coming out on top. Of course this is before we know anything about the nature of each fight, so it's interesting in theory to wonder what makes us side with one character over another purely on first glance. Do the women go for the women? Do we back the scrawnier man to try and predict the unpredictable? Which of the nuns looks the most muscular? As it is though, there are few easily apparent trends. All our attention really is focused on screaming out our support of whoever we have arbitrarily chosen to back. This is theatre for closet wrestling fans, quite excessively happy to suddenly be encouraged to watch Drama and make noise. As an experience it's infectious - but I fear not to be too often repeated, as only certain contexts allow it to work. I also wonder how long before the concept becomes stale - once you have seen it I doubt you'd feel the need to experience it again - unless the company push it in a new direction. In summary, we have two nuns attending a school reunion and discovering that their schoolmate of the time, who inspired both of their religious conversions, now views them with contempt. A man tries to hastily get rid of a woman after a one-night-stand, but his girlfriend bursts in on them. A jilted boyfriend challenges his ex-girlfriend's new lover to a fight to win her, which he will video for her to prove his devotion. But the final scene has an unexpected spike. Two old friends, one gay one straight, emerge from a gay club late at night, the straight one distraught having broken up with his girlfriend, and in a moment of drunken confusion makes a sexual advance on his friend. the ensuing fracas is him being fought off by his friend, who is trying only to beat sense into him. there's no-one for us to cheer for, the emotions of the piece are too true to make for easy side-taking. And the ending is horrifically unexpected and downbeat. We stop shouting long enough to think about what we have been doing. It's a canny achievement. But for all that, the show overall is too enjoyable for us not to emerge with smiles all over our faces. Guilty though they may be.
- Corinne Salisbury, British theatre Guide

Notes:
Writers include John Donnelly, Ashanti Dhawan, Matt Hartley, Joel Horwood, Phil Porter, Penelope Skinner

1st Produced:
East End Pub, London     2009

Organisations:
DryWright

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Piece

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Flying Machine, The

Flying Machine, The
a spooky old fashioned hospital, a flying machine and escaping children pursued by Nurse Cakebread

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Youth Audiences

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Hansel And Gretel

Synopsis:
the full fantasy in a fantastic pepper-pot shack

Notes:
By Phil Porter And Paul King , with music by Duncan Wisbey

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Northampton     2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
family show Show

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Here Lies Mary Spindler

Synopsis:
the Suffolk Trial Society' - a spoof created by the RSC - has discovered a number of witch graves in the Suffolk area near the Latitude site. the performance takes the form of a docu-Drama re-enactment of the trials, with an introduction and commentary by a researcher from the STS. Slowly, however, as the talk progresses, things start to go wrong. A perfect, gory choice for a festival and its late-night slot, and a great example of subverting audience expectations. - http://www.thestage.co.uk/features/feature.php/25095/latitude-lines

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
45 min piece

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Isolated Children In Faraway Places

Synopsis:
Ice rinks and cholera, sticky fingers and botched bunny burnings, romance and dust. Isolated Children in Faraway Places inspects the cracked and twisted fingers of fate through the eyes of eight adolescent protagonists. Four short stories reveal teenagers fumbling with morality, and, even though worlds apart, they are eventually subject to nature's poetic if not divine sense of justice.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Mad World My Masters, A

Mad World My Masters, A
Thomas Middleton's outrageous city comedy': a brilliantly plotted, farcical satire of lies and lust, translated from Jacobean London to the Soho of the 1950s. A dashingly impecunious bachelor, Dick Follywit, in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits so turns con-man to fool his rich uncle. He variously becomes a Lord, a high-class call girl and a poor actor. Meanwhile, Truly Kidman, a high-class call girl  poor but quick-witted  needs to fool and then marry a rich young man. . .Sean Foley and Phil Porter's edited version of Middleton's play is faithful to the original text but adapts it to fit the seedy world of 1950s Soho, updating character names and including songs of the time to enhance the biting satire of lust and deception in the life of Bohemian London.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Thomas Middleton. Adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  6            Other:  extras

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Miser, The

Miser, The
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to filch his fortune, and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands. As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip roaring comedy, by France's greatest dramatist.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere. Freely adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter

1st Produced:
Bath, Theatre Royal     08 Feb 2017

Organisations:
Mark Groucher

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Moominsummer Madness

Synopsis:
Moominsummer Madness finds the Moomins aboard a floating theatre after a huge flood sweeps through the valley. Mysterious things start to happen. Why is there a door in the floor? Why does the scenery start changing? And where do Moomintroll, Little My and Snork Maiden disappear to? The only way of bringing all the family back together, it seems, is to put on a play!

Notes:
Translated by Thomas Warburton; Adapted by Phil Porter; Puppetry, live music and heart-warming humour combine to bring Tove Jansson's much-loved Moomins to life in a brand new adventure.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Pinocchio

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Royal Ballet/Royal Opera House     2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
libretto

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Present: Tense - Seven

Synopsis:
A group of playwrights, directors, film-makers, poets, musicians and other creatives convenes to select the most momentous story on the news agenda. They each have seven days to create a piece of work that responds to the story they choose before it is performed for you the public on Sunday 22 June 2008 - exactly one week after they began. Performers Joe Dunthorne and Inua Elams (performance poets). Authors: Tom Morton Smith. Phil Porter and Adriano Shaplin.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
The Mayhem Company

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
piece

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Skitterbang Island

Synopsis:
Storm! Shipwreck! Adventure! Lost on an island in the very north of the world, a brave little girl meets a shy, curious creature. . . Not only does he look very odd, he sounds different too! Meet the Skitterbang. In his cave full of old metal and junk washed up from the sea, he shows her his newest treasure which sounds so beautiful. But who does it really belong to? Join us for an exciting tale of discovery and friendship as we journey to a magical world of music, song, rhythm and harmony. Following sell-out performances at Polka in 2010, the critically acclaimed Skiterbang Island sails back for an enchanting summer treat with a difference.

Notes:
Libretto. Composer Martin Ward

1st Produced:
Polka Theatre     2010

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
libretto of 45 min TYA

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Smashed Eggs

Smashed Eggs
Titus and Miranda are going crazy with their mum's ridiculous rules. the long list of rules includes no pretending your peas are an army', no having kippers for breakfast' (or else your hands will turn into claws), and don't break eggs' (or your body will go egg shaped). One day Miranda decides she's done with rules, and leads Titus on a life-changing journey. Excitement turns to fear when they discover the home of the sinister Mouth Collector

Notes:
won the Arts Council Children's Award

1st Produced:
National Tour     2001

Organisations:
Pentabus Theatre Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play for 8 - 11 year olds

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Stand Up Diggers All

Synopsis:
Occupy meets the English Civil War in this brand new show about the roots of radical thinking. A mixture of protest, performance, music and mayhem, award-winning Pentabus theatre stage a meeting of minds across the generations. Made exclusively for Latitude and featuring guerrilla gardening, a Digger encampment and a specially formed band, STAND UP DIGGERS ALL asks you to decide: what you will stand up for?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Pentabus Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
piece

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Starseeker

Starseeker
Luke's world is in chaos. His 'mates' want to hurt him, his love-life's a mess, he misses his dad and hates his mum's new boyfriend. He's even lost his passion for piano. When the sound of a child crying starts to haunt him, Luke thinks he's going mad. But the noise soon leads him to an attic room in a creepy house and the strange and secretive people who live there. Can he resolve the complex mysteries of the house before the bullies close in on him? And will the journey free him from his sadness? Adapted from Carnegie medal-winner Tim Bowler's popular book, Starseeker is a thrilling rites-of-passage tale.

Notes:
based on the novel by Tim Bowler

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Northampton     22 Jun 2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Stealing Sweets And Punching People

Stealing Sweets And Punching People
Emily is sixteen. She lives with her dad and works in a junk shop with no customers. She's got a nose like a white strawberry, hair like a demented angel and a terrible, terrible secret -. Adolescence, sexuality and guilt come together in this richly theatrical, macabre and often hilarious play. A play about an ordinary life going badly wrong -.

Notes:
written As part of An Attachment to National theatre Studio, London, 2001

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Stonewatcher, The

Synopsis:
Geza is an autistic twenty-five-year-old living with his mother in a small village. Everyone around him wishes him well, and his old friends even hire him to work in a quarry to give some meaning to his life. But since none of them can understand the rules of his special, closed universe, their well-intentioned actions almost destroy him.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Janos Hay

1st Produced:
Rehearsed Readings Performed In The Cottesloe Theatre, London     17 Jun 2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Tempest, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page

Vice Versa

Vice Versa
A wily servant and a pair of wronged young lovers team up to bamboozle a pompous general in this riotous new farce. Dodgy disguises, comic capers and a talking monkey create pandemonium as the tricksters try to save the girl, free the servant and live to tell the tale!

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
RSC

1st Published:

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
comedy romp

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  6            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Whale Savers, The

Synopsis:
Smell the salt spray! Hear the crash of the waves on the rocks! Listen to the sea shanties of the fishermen and the song of the whale. A stranded whale brings excitement to the forgotten fishing village of Farnaway, turning it into the centre of a frenzied media circus. The bored youngsters of the village gain a new sense of purpose from the mission to save the whale, but their elders are tempted by greed to take a deadlier path. Unless Farnaway can heal its generation divide, the whale will die.

Notes:
lyrics by Phil Porter, music by Martin ward

1st Produced:

Organisations:
W11 Opera for Young People

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
70 min opera TYA

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page