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Paul Sirett

PAUL SIRETT  

Nationality:    British
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His theatrical work includes: A Night in Tunisia, World Apart, This Other Eden. He had worked as a dramaturg on over 50 productions including West End (Vaudeville), Edinburgh International Festival (Royal Lyceum), Soho Theatre Company, Royal Court and Theatre Royal Stratford East. He also worked for the BBC radio and TV as a writer.

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Bad Blood Blues         Big Life, The         Come Dancing         Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, A         Crusade         International Cafe         Iron Man, The         Jack and the Beanstalk         Jamaica House         Lush Life         Mandclson Files, The         Night In Tunisia, A         Peter Pan         Rat Pack Confidential         Reasons To be Cheerful         Running The Silk Road         Skaville         This Other Eden         Worlds Apart



Bad Blood Blues

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Bad Blood Blues is a powerfullu intense new play that leads us deep into a personal and sexual moral maze while confronting the ethics of HIV/AIDS drug trials in Africa

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Play/Drama. - - AIDS, full length

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  offstage voice

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Big Life, The

Paul Sirett
Think about it. Think what you could achieve without women in your life. If all the time you spent on them, you spent on yourself. Think how much money you could save. Think how much aggravation you could avoid. Journeying over from the West Indies to England, Ferdy, Lennie, Dennis and Bernie are all eager to make successes of themselves and take full advantage of what they think The Big Life has to offer. So they pledge to abstain from women for three years. But Mary, Kathy, Zuleika and Sybil have other ideas. They know that man cannot live by bread alone! Will the men stick with their idea of The Big Life, or will Cupid have the final say?

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book And lyrics by Paul Sirett music by Paul Joseph

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2004   1840024410

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Come Dancing

Synopsis:
slice of nostalgia for the dance halls of the fifties.

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story music And lyrics by Ray Davies; book by Ray Davies And Paul Sirett

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, A

Paul Sirett
A fast-paced road trip on black ice awaits. . .Coming down from a drug-fuelled party, two strangers find themselves hitchhiking and hijacking their way across Poland, as they try to find their way back to reality.

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Original Playwright - Dorota Maslowska. Translated by Lisa Goldman And Paul Sirett. (performed in Polish Warsaw, 2006)

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Polish Cultural Institute

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2008   1840028467

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Genre:
translation

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Crusade

Paul Sirett
In Crusade a group of Western tourists break down in the West Bank, reacting in different ways to their situation

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International Cafe

Paul Sirett
the short play International Cafe which brings together the stories of a restaurant's staff and customers, and was specifically written to be performed in restaurants.

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One Act

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Iron Man, The

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Hogarth and his mates gather in a scrap yard to recount the remarkable tales of THE IRON MAN. Once upon a time, but not too long ago, the unexpected arrival of THE IRON MAN cast a shadow of fear across our small farm community. Together we struggled to trap this giant foe and stop his insatiable hunger for metal. But, when an enormous dragon from outer space threatened to annihilate our planet, it was THE IRON MAN who valiantly came to our rescue. Against a backdrop of celestial soundscapes, a deaf and disabled ensemble spins this compelling story with words, signs and an audio descriptive narrative. The Iron Man is a colossal narrative that emerges from the shadows and takes to the air.

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adapted from Ted Hughes

1st Produced:
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Millennium Plain    12 May 2011

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Graeae Theatre Company

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adaptation

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Jack and the Beanstalk

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Join Jack on an adventure of a lifetime as he climbs his way into a world of ugly ogres, harp shaped divas, Chicken tap dancers and an enormous spider-organ. An unrivalled panto experience... expect lots of loud raucous fun, laughter, songs and plenty of chance to join in!

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Paul Sirett with original music and lyrics by Wayne Nunes and Perry Melius

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Genre:
pantomime

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Jamaica House

Paul Sirett
two characters in a tower block that is due to be demolished shortly, deciding whether their lives are worth leaving the building for.

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Wickham House E1, London    1998

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840022329

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Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 actors

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Lush Life

Paul Sirett
Lotte is a club singer from Newcastle, who's spent a lifetime singing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald. With two kids to support she sings by night and works by day to make ends meet. After a series of bad relationships, Lotte meets Michael, a charismatic art dealer from London and her luck seems to have changed for the better. But when he disappears without explanation, she follws him to America where she must make a pilgrimage of her own. Beside the grave of Ella Fitzgerald, the extraordinary events and scenes of Lotte's life are revealed.

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840025611

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Mandclson Files, The

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BAC, London >>>    1998

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Night In Tunisia, A

Paul Sirett
plays on a stage split between past and present, and describes the fall of a great jazz musician through self-doubt and guilt.

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840022329

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Peter Pan

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Step through the gates of Williamson Park and fly, with Peter and Wendy, into Neverland. It's the story we've always wanted to stage in the park. JM Barrie's tale of enchantment, magic and bravery; of pirates and fairies, sweethearts and sword fights. Peter Pan is one of the most popular stories in the history of British literature and this year The Dukes will create Neverland in the stunning surroundings of Williamson Park. Let your imagination fly as we take you on a wonderful adventure that will stay in your heart for years to come. Memories will be made, laughs will be had and the park will come alive this summer.

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from the play by J M Barrie

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Lancaster: Williamson Park    06 Jul 2010

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adaptation

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Rat Pack Confidential

Paul Sirett
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. They were the most famous entertainers on the planet and they made the rules. Their world was full of charisma, talent and charm, gambling, private jets, drink, drugs and girls to excess.

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from book by Shaun Levy

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840023414

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Reasons To be Cheerful

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It's 1979. Ian Dury and the Blockheads' new single REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL (part 3) is climbing the charts. Labour has just lost the recent election to the Tories. Vinnie and his mates are big Ian Dury fans and they are desperate to see him at the Hammersmith Odeon but the gig is sold out. Vinnie will do anything to get tickets, but life is complicated. His dad is dying; the girl he loves is going out with his boss at the supermarket, and his own band never stops fighting. But the opportunity to get tickets for the gig arises and events take a surprising turn. Set during a time of political change and economic hardship, Dury's songs provide a powerful political and emotional backdrop to this coming-of-age tale.

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  11            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Running The Silk Road

Paul Sirett
In the year of the Beijing Olympics, a group of friends from London set themselves an epic challenge - to run the ancient Silk Road trading route to China, carrying an 'alternative' Olympic flame. Once on the road, complications and conflict test friendships and soon threaten their chances of success. Weaving in and out of the contemporary story are magical and timeless Chinese myths

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2008   9781840028577

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Skaville

Paul Sirett
about desire, escape, violence and music in the late seventies, as a stranger arrives in town to transform the fortunes of a lonely man's record shop.

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    1840022329

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  4 actors

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This Other Eden

Paul Sirett
This Other Eden portrays the disastrous personal and political divisions within a classical string quartet.

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Duke of Cambridge, London    1994

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Worlds Apart

Paul Sirett
Worlds Apart interweaves the fates of five detainees and the officers handling them, with the Tibetan folk tale of Sukyi Nyima

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