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Cecil P Taylor

CECIL P TAYLOR

  (1929 - 1981)

Nationality:    Scottish
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Lisa Foster

Cecil P Taylor was born in Glasgow in 1929. During his thirty year career, he wrote more than seventy plays for Theatre and television, many of which were first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Live Theatre, Newcastle. His best known plays include SCHIPPEL the PLUMBER (Traverse Theatre & Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1973), AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG (Live Theatre & Queens Theatre, London 1979), GOOD, which was first produced by the RSC in 1981 and was recently made into a film, produced by Miriam Segal and featuring Viggo Mortenson and Jason Isaacs. Cecil died in 1981 but his plays continue to be produced regularly. His short play, OPERATION ELVIS is currently being developed as a film by Jonathan Stafford Productions, with Richard Platt attached to direct.

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        AA Went Tae Blaydon Races         Abie at Larsa         Ali Baba         Allergy         And a Nightingale Sang         Antigone         Apples         Ballachullish Beat, The         Bandits         Black and White Minstrels, The         Bloch's Play         Brave         Bread and Butter         Bring Me Sunshine, Bring Me Smiles         Carol OK         Castro         Charles And Cromwell         Cleverness Of Us         Collector, The         Columba         Cyrano         Drums In the Night         Fable         Filleting Machine, The         Geordie Jubilee         Give Us A Kiss         Good         Grace Darling         Gynt         Happy Anniversary         Happy Days Are Here Again!         Happy Lies         High King Macbeth, The         How Does a King Drink Tea?         In Care         JMB         Jolly Boys, The         Killingworth Play, The         Lenin         Lies About Vietnam         Lone Rider         Love Story         Magic Island         Me         Mr David         Myopia         Nearer and Further         Nearer Than Further         Next Year In Tel Aviv         North: Six Plays         Not By Love Alone         Oil And Water         On the Brink         One Man         Open the Big Box         Operation Elvis         Ophelia         Orgy         Passion Play         Peter Pan And Emily         Piggy Bank, The         Punch and Judy's War Game         Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer, The         Rise and Fall of Joe Soap, The         S P Opera         Saints Go Marching In, The         Schippel         So Far So Bad         Some Enchanted Evening         Song of the Clyde         Spital Tongues Plays, The         Thank You Very Much         Threepenny Opera         To Be A Farmer's Boy         Truth About Sarajevo         Walter Getting By Going Home         Who is the Puppet Master         Who's Pinkus? Where's Chelm?         Withdrawal Symptons         Words         You Are My Heart's Delight



AA Went Tae Blaydon Races

Synopsis:
About a pit strike in Newcastle in 1862

Notes:
aka Blaydon Races

1st Produced:
Newcastle-on-Tyne    1962

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  13            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Abie at Larsa

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-

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1st Produced:
-    1960

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Genre:
Typescript

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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Ali Baba

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1st Produced:
Newcastle    1978

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Genre:
Community Play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Allergy

Synopsis:
About a man who is allergic to adultery

Notes:
-

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Company:
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1st Published:
in "Haynes, J. (Ed.), Traverse Plays" Penguin, London, 1966   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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And a Nightingale Sang

Synopsis:
Bittersweet growth of an English Family during the World War 2.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1978

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-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1979   -

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-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Antigone

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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 64/3

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Apples

Synopsis:
An allegory about school leavers

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Ainwick    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Prompt One" Hutchinson, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  18 characters

Further Reference:
-

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Ballachullish Beat, The

Synopsis:
About a rock group, managed by a militant communist party member

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-

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-    -

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1st Published:
Rapp and Carrol, 1967   -

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-

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Genre:
Rock Musical Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Bandits

Synopsis:
About the effects of a murder in the North East in the community

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Iron Press, 1977   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  11            Other:  doubling

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Black and White Minstrels, The

Synopsis:
set in the 1970's symbolises the conflict of political belief put alongside personal behaviour. About a four handed marriage, disturbed by the alien influences of a Nigerian lodger and Jewish lawyer.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    -

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Genre:
Intellectual Farce

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Bloch's Play

Synopsis:
About an old revolutionary brought back to socialist action

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
Scottish Theatre Edition,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Brave

Synopsis:
About the massacre of the Cheyenne in USA in the 1800's

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Blackworth Drama Centre    1970

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-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Bread and Butter

Synopsis:
About two men against the background of the historical events from 1930 to 1960

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Cochrane Theatre, London    1966

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "New English Dramatists Vol.10" Penguin, London, 1967   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Bring Me Sunshine, Bring Me Smiles

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Shaw, London    1982

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-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Carol OK

Synopsis:
About growing up in the North of England

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1974

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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Youth Play Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Castro

Synopsis:
-

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-    -

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Charles And Cromwell

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cleverness Of Us

Synopsis:
About the nature of imagination, based on the life of JM Barrie

Notes:
aka Peter Pan Man (Glasgow 1979)

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "North: Six Plays" Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Collector, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1962

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Corrected typescript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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Columba

Synopsis:
A life of the saint

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
dance play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Acc.10180/9

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Cyrano

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Re working of Rostand's play

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1978

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Drums In the Night

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Hampstead theatre    1973

Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Fable

Synopsis:
In a fable form

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Close Theatre, Glasgow    1965

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Filleting Machine, The

Synopsis:
Of his pal "Muts", a fish filliter, he wrote: 'He could boast it took six polis's to bang him up, and he had the bruises to show, but a machine arrived that could cut fish faster than 10 men, and this giant of a man was undermined'. the giant of a man in

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
in the Long Line, Iron Press, 1994   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Geordie Jubilee

Synopsis:
About a Northern beauty queen

Notes:
cf Not By Love Alone

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1977

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Give Us A Kiss

Synopsis:
About a menopausal breakdown of sexual relationships as seen through the eyes of a pet budgie

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1978

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Good

Synopsis:
an essentially good man becomes Eichmann's right-hand man responsible for the euthanasia programme at Auschwitz

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Warehouse, Covent Garden, London    09 Sep 1981

Company:
RSC

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
RSC ref GOO198109

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Grace Darling

Synopsis:
About the life of a Victorian heroine

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
University Theatre, Newcastle    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Gynt

Synopsis:
there is An Order To Melt on Peer Gynt unless he can prove he has made an impression on another's soul

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "North: Six Plays" Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  32 characters

Further Reference:
-

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Happy Anniversary

Synopsis:
About a Golden Wedding

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Pool theatre    1968

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Happy Days Are Here Again!

Synopsis:
About an Abortion Party

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Happy Lies

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1981

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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High King Macbeth, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Typescript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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How Does a King Drink Tea?

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 65/1

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In Care

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1969

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Typescript draft (2 copies)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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JMB

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1970

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Typescript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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Jolly Boys, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1963

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Typescript draft

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Cecil P Taylor - Dep.182

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Killingworth Play, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
A play with music for nine year olds upwards

1st Produced:
Killingworth    1975

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-

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Lenin

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Lies About Vietnam

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About Anti-Vietnam protest

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Lone Rider

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-

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-    1966

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Love Story

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-

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-    1968

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Typescript (Danish version)

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Magic Island

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-

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play for children from five to eight

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Newcastle    1978

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Me

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Dramatic autobiography of author

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Mr David

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-

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-    1956

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Myopia

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-    1966

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Nearer and Further

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Nearer Than Further

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-    1971

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Next Year In Tel Aviv

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About an artist much dominated by his Jewish mother

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North: Six Plays

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-

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Peter Pan Man; the Black And White Minstrels; Gynt!; You Are My Heart's Delight; To Be A Farmer's Boy; Bring Me Sunshine, Bring Me Smiles

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Not By Love Alone

Synopsis:
About a Northern beauty queen

Notes:
Reworking of Geordie Jubilee for Orchard theatre Company

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Torrington, Devon    -

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Oil And Water

Synopsis:
About the clash between cultures, Jewish and Christian, in an inter-marriage situation.

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Perth    1967

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On the Brink

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-

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-    1961

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One Man

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Open the Big Box

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-

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play for children from eight to eleven

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Newcastle    1978

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Operation Elvis

Synopsis:
About a relationship of a normal child with a spastic

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-

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Newcastle    1979

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in Live theatre, 1981   -

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Ophelia

Synopsis:
About the events in Hamlet as seen through the eyes of Ophelia

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-

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Oxford    1977

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Orgy

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-

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Passion Play

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About the problems of two actors coming to terms with their roles of Jesus and Mary

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Peter Pan And Emily

Synopsis:
About Peter Pan coming back to a working class family in Newcastle in 1977

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-

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Newcastle    1977

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Piggy Bank, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
From Eugene Labiche

1st Produced:
Greenwich, London    1989

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Punch and Judy's War Game

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-

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-

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-    1966

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Typescript

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Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer, The

Synopsis:
About a coloured child of white parents

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1980

Company:
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1st Published:
in Live theatre, 1981
Contained in: "Right On Cue" published by Collins Educational 1989   978-80044480907

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Rise and Fall of Joe Soap, The

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-

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-

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-    1960

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S P Opera

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - John Gay (Beggar's Opera)

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1973

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Saints Go Marching In, The

Synopsis:
redundant shipworker would prefer a life of peace and quiet but finds he is an eternal peacemaker sorting everything out. Love on the dole 1980

Notes:
aka Bring Me Sunshine, Bring Me Smiles (Tynewear, 1982)

1st Produced:
-    1980

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-

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Samuel French, London,    -

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Schippel

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-

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aka the Pilgrim's Progress (Prince of Wales, London, 1974), from Stenheim's Paul Schippel, with music

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1974

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So Far So Bad

Synopsis:
A life of Galileo

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-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1974

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Some Enchanted Evening

Synopsis:
About a young man disappointed in love who tries to jump off the Tyne bridge

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-

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1977

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-

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Hutchinsons, London,    -

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-

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Comedy

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Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Song of the Clyde

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-

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-

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-    1964

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Typescript

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Spital Tongues Plays, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
A set of plays for five to nine year olds

1st Produced:
Newcastle    1974

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Thank You Very Much

Synopsis:
About a working class family during the week leading up to the beginning of World War One

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-

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-    1970

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Threepenny Opera

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
University theatre    1972

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Adaptation

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To Be A Farmer's Boy

Synopsis:
About a Dartmoor farming family

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Devon    1980

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1st Published:
in "North: Six Plays" Methuen, London, 1987   -

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Truth About Sarajevo

Synopsis:
About the Kaiser, during the first week after World War One

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-

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Scottish Theatre Edition,    -

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One Act

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Walter Getting By Going Home

Synopsis:
About a Glasgow Jewish comedian

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-

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Woodhouse Books,    -

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-

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Two Plays Play/Drama

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Who is the Puppet Master

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-

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-

1st Produced:
-    1971

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Typescript

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Who's Pinkus? Where's Chelm?

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Monty Norman; lyrics by Cecil P Taylor; lyrics by Monty Norman; book by Cecil P Taylor

1st Produced:
Jeanette Cochrane Theatre, London    1967

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Musical

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Withdrawal Symptons

Synopsis:
About a heroin addict who can cope with her addiction and the attempts of a therapy community to change her.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
UK Tour and ICA theatre    1978

Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

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Words

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Second Playbill 2" Hutchinson, London, 1973   -

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You Are My Heart's Delight

Synopsis:
About a gamekeeper and his relationship with his sister

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "North: Six Plays" Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
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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

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Genre:
Duologue One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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