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Michael Scott

MICHAEL SCOTT  (1956 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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He received his Theatre training in Europe and has been Theatre Director of the Project Arts Centre, Programme Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival and Director of the Tivoli Theatre Dublin and the RHA Downstairs. Currently he is Artistic Director of the City Theatre Dublin. His Productions have been seen in Ireland, England, Germany, usa, Iceland, Wales, Scotland and France. As Author and Director: Plays and adaptations include Those Three Days (Pro Cathedral(Dublin and Divis Cathedral-Belfast) with Stephen Vernon, the Agamemnon (Red Kettle) Fragments Of IsabElla with Gabrielle Reidy for stage and film. With Christopher Nolan he created Torchlight And Laser Beams for the Dublin and Edinburgh Theatre Festivals. Brendan Behans' the Hostage (An Giall) with Niall Tobin, Dracula and the Yellow Man. His reinvestigations of the works of W.B.Yeats are celebrated, his production of the Cuchulain Cycle has been described "as the most vigorouisly Dramatic presentation of Yeats seen in four decades" His two chamber operas based on plays by W.B Yeats Purgatory and the Dreaming of the Bones have been acclaimed. Agent: City Theatre Dublin www.sfx.ie

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        Agamemnon, The         Dracula         Fragments Of Isabella         Hostage, The / An Giall         Mysteries 2000         One         Santa & the Present Pirates         Santa's Christmas Mystery         Songs By the River         Songs Of Leaving         Those Three Days         Torchlight and Laserbeams         Well Of Stories, The / Tobar Na Scealta         Yellow Man, The



Agamemnon, The

Synopsis:
An adaptation of Aeschylus's classic Greek play which recalls Clytemestra's murder of her husband, Agamemnon, following his return from the Trojan Wars, in retaliation for his sacrificing of their daughter Iphigenia.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Greyfriars Church, Waterford    1986

Organisations:
Red Kettle Theatre Company, Waterford, Ireland

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Dracula

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.    1997

Organisations:
City Theatre Dublin (Formerly known as the Machine)

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Fragments Of Isabella

Synopsis:
IsabElla Leitner remembers her six months at Auschwitz, transferral to Birnbaumel, and ultimate escape with her sisters

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Damer Hall, Dublin    1985

Organisations:
the Machine

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hostage, The / An Giall

Synopsis:
Set in the 1950, the IRA ( not as we know them today) kidnap a 16 year old soldier and bring him to a whore house to keep him hostage. He falls in love with a young servant girl in the house and is accidentally killed when the police storm the house. Behan was writing in the 60's about the IRA which in the 50's which he saw as "terrorists after work or at weekends". This new translation is an exact translation of the original play and does not include many characters from the HOSTAGE - hence the title Hostage/An Giall, only the characters in An Giall are in this version. the songs Behan wrote for the Hostage were included.

Notes:
A new translation into English of An Giall Brendan Behan's original play from which Joan Littlewood created the play in English the HOSTAGE by Actor Niall Tobin And Michael Scott

1st Produced:
Tivoli theatre    1990

Organisations:
City Theatre Dublin/Tivoli

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mysteries 2000

Synopsis:
Mysteries 2000 was a millennium project where fifteen writers were commissioned to produce new versions of sections of the Mystery plays. the plays were as follows: 'the Fall of Lucifer', 'Creation', 'Jesus, Mary & Joseph' and 'Judgement Day' by Michael McCaffery; 'Cain and Abel' and 'the Last Supper' by Aidan Matthews; 'Noah' by Fergus Linehan; 'Abraham & Isaac' by Johnny Hanrahan; 'moses' by Joe O'Byrne; 'Temptation' and 'the Adulteress Woman' by Joseph O'Connor; 'Parliament of Heaven', 'the Seven Deadly Virtues' and 'Council of Jews' by Derek Chapman; 'the Death of Herod' by Pat Kinevane; 'John the Baptist' by Declan Gorman; 'my Mind of Questions' and 'Betrayal' by Brendan Kennelly; 'Lazarus', 'Buffeting' and 'Harrowing of Hell' by Gavin Kostick; 'Pilate's Wife' by Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy; 'the Death of Judas' by Michael Scott; 'Ascension' by Deirdre Purcell and 'song of Songs' by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
the Machine

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  10            Other:  -

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One

Synopsis:
One man trying to come to terms with the loss of the man he loved and coping with loneliness

Notes:
Based on "By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept" by Elizabeth Smart

1st Produced:
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival    May 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Santa & the Present Pirates

Synopsis:
Santa and his Chief Elf Poggle have packed the sleigh full of presents at the North Pole late on Christmas Eve, Doc his faithful dog is keeping guard. Santa sits down to have some tea and biscuits before they set off and he falls asleep in his favourite chair. When he's asleep Captain Crabbe and his crew of sneaky Pirates sneak in and steal all the Christmas presents and Doc, Santa's dog gets kidnapped as well cos he was hinding in them keeping guard. When Santa wakes up there's no evidence of who took the presents, except for a big black flag over the fireplace with a skull and cross bones drawn on it. It can mean one thing only. . . . .Pirates! Santa and Poggle, vow to track the pirates down, rescue Doc and get the presents back and save Christmas before it's too late. Together they embark on a series of adventures taking them to exotic places where they meet a host of colourful characters - the Crazy Tucans, Miriam the Mermaid, Twinkle the Out Of Work Fairy, who help - and hinder - them in their search for the evil hearted Captain Crabbe and the presents before Captain Crabbe has time to feed Doc to his pet shark.

Notes:
Written By Shay Healy & Michael Scott

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Genre:
Childrens Show Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Santa's Christmas Mystery

Synopsis:
Eurovision winner Shay Healy and Director Michael Scott have come together to create an amazing, original musical show just for primary school children. Santa's evil brother 'Insanity Claus' is threatening to cause chaos this year and ruin Christmas. He has a brilliant evil plan to distory Christmas for everyone. Santa enlists Darren the man who "grows the Christmas Trees" at the North Pole and his elves Humpy, Grumpy & Lumpy to help him save Christmas. But they can't do it alone . . . Can you help the Santa and Darren to solve all the evil clues that Insanity Clause leaves by singing along and spreading the message of Christmas? Each Child receives a free CD of the songs.

Notes:
Written By Shay Healy & Michael Scott

1st Produced:

Organisations:
City Theatre Dublin

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Childrens Show Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Songs By the River

Synopsis:
the show is divided into 3 acts: Part One By the Boyne - the People of the town of Trim wait by the banks of the Boyne for the battle to start - the women wash clothes the farmers farm - word is brought that help is needed for the battle -
Part Two the Fair Day - the Day the first train arrived in Trim - the people come for miles across the hills to see it - with all the progress ten miles away people are still evicted from their homes.
Part Three Two local folk stories in different styles, "the Salmon of Knowledge" and "the Children of Lir"

Notes:
Written As A community project for the Folk theatre that was being established in Trim

1st Produced:
Duchas Trim    1992

Organisations:
Duchas Trim

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Folk Community Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Songs Of Leaving

Synopsis:
the show examines emigration in Ireland from 1800's until the present day. It moves back and forth in time documenting five people leaving five parts of Ireland to get to their various ports of departure. Music and Dance are used to move the stories along.

Notes:
Written As A community project for the National Folk theatre of Ireland to use As many members of the Company As possible

1st Produced:
Siamsa Tire    1989

Organisations:
National Folk Theatre of Ireland

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Folk Play

Parts:
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Those Three Days

Synopsis:
A play based on the last 3 days of Life of Christ. the Leading roles are taken by professional actors, with large community involvement. Channel 4 made a documentary on the creation of the play in Divis Cathederal called "A Passion for the People"

Notes:
Written By Steven Vernon & Michael Scott

1st Produced:
Pro Cathederal Dublin    1986

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Church Pageant/Community Play

Parts:
Male:  25            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Torchlight and Laserbeams

Synopsis:
Torchlight and Laserbeams conjures a story of survival in an alien and silent lock-jawed world as Joseph Meehan bursts from his crab-shelled existence to chart the joys and dreams of an inner state no-one ever thought existed.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin    1988

Organisations:
Dublin Theatre Festival and Gaiety Theatre Ltd

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  4c

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Well Of Stories, The / Tobar Na Scealta

Synopsis:
the show using music - dance and song and text explores different leading events in the life of Kerry over the last 100 years. From the Draft for world war one to the Rose of Tralee Festival.

Notes:
Commissioned by the KERRYMAN Newspaper to celebrate its 100th Anniversary

1st Produced:
Siamsa Tire    2004

Organisations:
National Folk Theatre of Ireland

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Folk Community Play

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  4c

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Yellow Man, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.    1996

Organisations:
City Theatre Dublin (Formerly known as the Machine)

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Physical/Devised theatre Piece

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling possible

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