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Che Walker

CHE WALKER

  (1968 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  

Che studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy in London (1989-1992 graduating with Distinction) and at WAC (1998), and has worked with Edward Bond, Dennis Potter, Philip Ridley, Mark Ravenhill and Ricky Gervais, among others. His first play, Been So Long, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1998 and was runner-up for both the Meyer-Whitworth and the John Whitting Award before being translated and performed in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and AustraliA. His play, Flesh Wound, premiered at the Royal Court in 2003 and won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. Che has taught acting at RADA, Central, E15 and the Arts Project for Socially Excluded Youth, he has been Head of Acting at the Weekend Arts College for over ten years. He has taught writing for the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme, in the Feltham Young Offenders' Institute, at the Centre Point Homeless Shelter, and for Hampstead Theatre Youth Project.

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

        8th, The         Been So Long         Been So Long         Car Thieves         Crazy Love         Dance For Me         Election Drama: A theatrical Response         Flesh Wound         Frontline, The         Iphigenia         Jack and the Beanstalk         Klook's Last Stand         Lightning Child, The         Lovesong         Same Story Every Time         Sticks And Stones         Two Thousand And Twelve



8th, The

Synopsis:
"Victim of an overdose or recipient of bullet Just the harvest of the finger or the wrist It's the needle or the trigger, the 8th could push or pull it As long as folk believe that he exists" One of Manchester's greatest songwriters Paul Heaton (the Beautiful South, the Housemartins), premieres an epic new pop song, the 8TH, in a thrilling live show. Joined onstage by his band and a host of special guests, Heaton transports you to a destitute neighbourhood where the seven deadly sins unfurl. From the seven an eighth is born - a new and thoroughly modern sin that imprisons all who cross its path. the 8th is a musical masterpiece entwined with a theatrical narrative by award-winning playwright Che Walker (the Globe, Royal Court and Young Vic) and directed by Paines Plough's Joint Artistic Director George Perrin. the 8th will feature a cast of performers from across musical genres who all join Heaton in the Pavilion theatre for three very special performances.

Notes:
music And lyrics by Paul Heaton And book by Che Walker

1st Produced:
Pavilion Theatre, Manchester    07 Jul 2011

Company:
Manchester International Festival. Paines Plough

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
soul musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3 musicians            Other:  -

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Been So Long

Been So Long
musical reworking of the play bristling with sassy riffs and layered rhythms

Notes:
book And lyrics by Che Walker; lyrics And music by Arthur Darvill; From Play By Walker

1st Produced:

Company:
co-production with ETT

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2009) >>>    978-1840029376

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  backing singers

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Been So Long

Synopsis:
about friendship, love and taking a chance when the odds are stacked against you as girls go cruising for action

Notes:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1998   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Car Thieves

Synopsis:
A group of young people involved in sex, drugs and petty crime meet big-time Mafiosi against the backdrop of semi-underworld Budapest today. None of the characters seems to know what he or she is doing, yet still they try to cheat one another and their own fate. A dry, quirky, fast, rude and at times extremely funny snapshot of the urban scene in Hungary today.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Akos Nemeth. literal translation by Katalin Trencsenyi And David Evans

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Company:
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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London, 2004   -

Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Crazy Love

Synopsis:
In Crazy Love, Billie's fallen for the worst possible man in the world. Cordelia knows it. Shiv knows it. But Billie won't listen because it feels so good. An urban love story. "He looks at me for just that fraction too long and when he drills those eyes on me I sprout fangs and a scream builds in my ribcage but still no sound."

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
Paines Plough and Oran Mor

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
50 min One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dance For Me

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Webber Douglas    2004

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Election Drama: A theatrical Response

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written by Che Walker; Rex Obano; Anders Lustgarten; Phil Willmott

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Genre:
Piece

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Flesh Wound

Synopsis:
Vincent is always in trouble, this time with the infamous Calderazzos. His sister Deirdra stays out of danger in her flat high above the streets of London. His father, Joseph, is in the protection business, but that doesn't mean protecting his own son. Now the family needs help, it's down to Joseph.

Notes:
winner of Arts Council England Writer's Award 2003 for Drama category, for Flesh Wound

1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2003   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Frontline, The

Synopsis:
about the frontline of London's streets: the traffic of lowlife and nightlife outside Camden Tube Station.
Maxie Szalwinska, Metro London

Notes:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  14            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Iphigenia

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Southwark Playhouse    -

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Synopsis:
Pantomime returns to Hammersmith in a community and entertainment extravaganza with the creative team working alongside local talent to present a traditional panto

Notes:
By Richard Bean, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Joel Horwood, Che Walker And Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

1st Produced:

Company:
the Lyric Hammersmith

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Klook's Last Stand

Synopsis:
Klook is a drifter who's gotten too old to drift. Vinette is on the run but she doesn't know what's chasing her. -Together, they make a tentative stab at love and reach for hope until the past catches up to the future and smacks it in the face. Tough, tender, funny, poignant, Klook's Last Stand will grab you from the inside out. Soulful music combined with a witty, moving story makes this a mesmerizing theater experience.

Notes:
Written and directed by Che Walker with Lyrics by Che Walker & Anoushka Lucas and Music by Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook

1st Produced:

Company:
Vaultage Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
play with music

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lightning Child, The

Synopsis:
In ancient thebes - or is it contemporary London? - worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun. Elsewhere, in this ancient/modern city, the addicts Drax and Shug and the musician Louise and her flatmate Antonia are drawn towards their own forms of retribution. From the inventive and anarchic team who brought the Frontline to the Globe in 2008 and 2009 comes a modern take on Euripides the Bacchae, combining crossdressing, drug abuse, internet porn and classical myth, all told with a Shakespearean disregard for the usual conventions of time and place.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides. written by Che Walker and Arthur Darvill

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Lovesong

Synopsis:
Oscar lives in the fast lane. He pays for sex and drugs. Something's missing. Brooding over what might have been, he reflects on his reckless lifestyle and is taken by surprise, finding love where he could never have expected. --

Notes:
music by Omar Lyefook

1st Produced:
fifth Latitude Festival , Henham Park Estate in Suffolk    15 Jul 2010

Company:
English Touring Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play with Music

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Same Story Every Time

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sticks And Stones

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Two Thousand And Twelve

Synopsis:
portrayal of a near-future benefits office
- Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times

Notes:
part of Election Drama. Supporting Wall invited A number of writers to come up with playlets within hours of the polls closing in Thursday's general election

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Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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