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Paul Sellar

PAUL SELLAR

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  

Playwright working in theatre, film and radio. His latest play, The Gold Killing, a two-part BBC Radio 4 drama, was broadcast on 4 July 2015 and was 'Drama of The Week'. A new stage play The Night was written in 2015 with Arts Council funding and support from Farnham Maltings and Jerwood. The Moonflask, a 60-minute play, was broadcast in 2013 and again on Easter Saturday 2014 on BBC Radio 4. The Takeover (BBC Radio 3) was nominated for the Prix Europa, Berlin 2012 and shortlisted for the Imison award (2013). The film version of the stage play 2Graves premiered at the Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel for the EEFF '13. Previous commissions have included the National Theatre (Studio), BBC Radio Drama, Film 4 & Warp x Films. Plays have been produced in many overseas countries and in the UK with two recent transfers to London's West End (The Arts and Trafalgar Studios respectively) with further plays developed &/or produced at theatres including the Bush, the National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre, the Live Theatre, Newcastle, the Old Vic, the BAC & in Edinburgh at theatres Assembly Rooms and the Pleasance. Recent work has won a Curtain Call award in Australia, a Jury prize at the ITSELF festival in Warsaw. The Bedsit is published by Faber and Faber and 2Graves, The Dead Move Fast, The Man who fell out of Bed & Worlds End are all published by Oberon Books.

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

        2 Graves         Audit, The         Bedsit, The         Bliss         Cell G159         Damage, The         Dark Is the Night         Dead Move Fast, The         Epping Forest         Fall, The         Green Cabaret         Man Who Fell Out of Bed, The         World's End



2 Graves

2 Graves
A Lone man avenges the death of his father in an East underworld. A play revolving on darts, snooker, horseracing, match fixing, gangsters and revenge,

Notes:
Transferred to the West End where it reopened the newly refurbished Arts Theatre. Full length version of The Damage. Original score composed by Michael Nyman.

1st Produced:
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh     2006

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Audit, The

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Much reworked version of the man who fell out of Bed. The play won a jury award at the ITSELF festival when it was performed in English with polish surtitles. The jury was headed by Stacy Keach included Peter Stein and Jerzy Kowoski.

1st Produced:
ITSELF festival, WARSAW     2011

Organisations:
Lincoln Company

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Mystery / Drama / thriller.

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Bedsit, The

Synopsis:
Brady, Dempster and Anton. A Bedsit in North London. Who holds the ultimate power in this deadly game of terror and deception?

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Part of Time Out Critics Choice season Cast included James Ellis. Produced by BAC and then by the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh. The play was first presented in an earlier version at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick.

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Faber and Faber, London, 1999   

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Bliss

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Original cast featured Emily Blunt and Adrian Rawlins. Directed by M.C. friend. Produced by Karen Koren.

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival     2000

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Cell G159

Synopsis:
Two Policeman are called out to a remote asylum to investigate the escape of a missing patient.

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Produced at the Arts Theatre London as a showcase presentation by Edward Snape by arrangement with William Morris.

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival     2000

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Mystery thriller / Comedy thriller

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Damage, The

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1st Produced:
Soho Theatre (Edinburgh Previews)     2003

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Dark Is the Night

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Dead Move Fast, The

Dead Move Fast, The
A creepy satire set in the twilight world of 1950s pulp.

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A reworked version of Cell G159 Cast included Sylvester McCoy Original music by Greg Lake

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Edinburgh Festival     2001

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Mystery Thriller

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Epping Forest

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First presented at Bristol University where the company studied. Cast included Nicholas Fletcher.

1st Produced:
Theatre Musuem, Covent Garden    

Organisations:
Trespass Theatre Co

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Fall, The

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Cast included Nicholas Fletcher, Jonathan Elsom and David Spinks

1st Produced:
Chelsea theatre     1995

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Green Cabaret

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Part of Fuses New writing festival. Directed by Steve Gilroy. Performed by Joe Caffrey.

1st Produced:
Live Theatre, Newcastle     2012

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Live Theatre

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Man Who Fell Out of Bed, The

Man Who Fell Out of Bed, The
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Written as resident writer at Lincoln University where the play was presented by the acting students.

1st Produced:
LPAC, LINCOLN (Edinburgh Previews)     2010

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Lincoln Company

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Genre:
Dystopian politicial thriller / drama.

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World's End

World's End
A young woman is moving out of her ex boyfriends flat.

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Cast included Fiona Button and Merryn Owen (Stage award nominee for best actor) Directed by Paul Robinson. It transferred to the Trafalgar studios with a cast change. Directed by Guy Rettallack. The play was written under commission to the NT studio and was read with a cast including Neil Stuke, Nicola Walker, Clare Holman, Andrew Woodall. Directed by Sasha Wares.

1st Produced:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh     2007

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