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Stephen Sinclair

STEPHEN SINCLAIR  (1956 - )

Nationality:    New Zealander
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Literary Agent:    Playmarket Inc  


Stephen Sinclair's career as a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and poet has spanned over thirty years. He has many stage plays to his name but is probably most famous for the hit comedy play Ladies Night (co-written with Anthony McCarten), which has an on-going international life. In 2001 the French version won the prestigious Moliere Award for stage comedy of the year. Stephen has had a long screenwriting partnership with Academy Award winners Peter Jackson and Frances Walsh, notably onthe Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers.

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

Alhambra's Master, The         Bellbird, The         Big Bickies         Blowing It         Caramel Cream         Drawer Of Knives         Howzie Show         Id Rather Be the Pope         Ladies' Night         Lord Of the Rings         Matau, Le (the Hook)         Scars of Welfare         School Bus         Sex Fiend, The         Sweet Thing



Alhambra's Master, The

Synopsis:
the "Alhambra" docks in Wellington and its captain goes to visit his girlfriend Laura and has an affair with her daughter

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1st Produced:
-    1987

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Bellbird, The

Synopsis:
Set in Marlborough in the late 1 860s, the Bellbird brings the worlds of Maori and Pakeha together in a haunting play of passion, family politics and despair. A touching, tragic romance between a Pakeha woman and a Maori man.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Big Bickies

Synopsis:
Ron and Valerie win the lottery. Ron leaves Valerie to try his hand in business

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written with Frances Walsh

1st Produced:
Dunedin    1988

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Genre:
Musical

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Blowing It

Synopsis:
A brilliant comic portrayal of a multitude of criminal low-lives, from both sides of the law. Follow an undercover cop as he goes seriously off the rails. Mike Fahey, police constable, penetrates the pub underworld of petrol-heads, perverts, pit-bulls and loses the plot at the Queens Arms, Panmure, where it's all goin' down: sex, drugs, violence, Mike goes under, Cheryl goes down, Anal is fingered, and Satan gets CPR! One man's struggle with betrayal and loss of identity that is also an hilarious, affectionate satire on the New Zealand public bar.

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written by Stephen Sinclair And Stephen Papps. In 1999 Stephen Sinclair directed co-writer Stephen Papps in the debut season of Blowing It which toured nationally before going on to the Edinburgh Festival in 2001, where it received 5 star reviews. It has since toured Australia And Europe.

1st Produced:
New Zealand    1999

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Caramel Cream

Synopsis:
Conflict between Maori and Pakeha

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1st Produced:
Wellington    1991

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Genre:
One act Youth play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Drawer Of Knives

Synopsis:
Sarah and her infant child move into the flat beneath Denise and Russell. then reality distorts and relationships blur

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1st Produced:
-    1998

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Howzie Show

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1st Produced:
-    1981

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Id Rather Be the Pope

Synopsis:
In I'd Rather Be the Pope we meet Rod, a hard-core gamer who spends of his conscious life inhabiting the amoral universe of virtual reality. A borderline sociopath prone to violent outbursts, he is an outcast and marginalised by society. However when he assaults his Counsellor, her reaction isn't what you might expect. . .
- www.theatreview.org.nz

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part of Intimacies wo thematically linked one Act plays. Both plays Are set in the near future, And explore the ways in which new technologies Are changing our lives And relationships.

1st Produced:
Victoria Theatre (the Vic), 93 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland    09 Aug 2011

Organisations:
Outbox theatre

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Genre:
One Act

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Ladies' Night

Synopsis:
tells of six ex-grease monkeys who decide to strip off after being laid off.

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written by Anthony McCarten And Stephen Sinclair

1st Produced:
Auckland    1988

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Lord Of the Rings

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival    2003

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Matau, Le (the Hook)

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written with Samson Samasoni

1st Produced:
Wellington    1984

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Scars of Welfare

Synopsis:
On the dole with zombies and grannies

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1st Produced:
-    1983

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Genre:
Musical

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School Bus

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1st Produced:
-    1976

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Genre:
One act

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Sex Fiend, The

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written with Danny Mulheron

1st Produced:
Wellington    1989

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Sweet Thing

Synopsis:
Sweet Thing opens with Sally having a frank and intimate discussion with her Mum. the two appear to have a beautiful close relationship -- that is, until Sally's brother Philip storms in, throws Mum out of the room, and demands Sally get rid of her for good. For Mum is not exactly what she seems; she's a clone that Sally made of her mother upon her death - a way for her to address all the unresolved issues from her childhood.
- www.theatreview.org.nz

Notes:
part of Intimacies wo thematically linked one Act plays. Both plays Are set in the near future, And explore the ways in which new technologies Are changing our lives And relationships.

1st Produced:
Victoria Theatre (the Vic), 93 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland    09 Aug 2011

Organisations:
Outbox theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

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