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Jonathan Young

JONATHAN YOUNG  

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

Bacchae, The         Black Stuff         Carousel         Garden, The         Reykjavik         Sleeping Beauties         Thin Ice



Bacchae, The

Synopsis:
Dionysus - performance god, magnificent magician! Sumptuous style and jazz-age opulence define this update on the Greek Bacchus myth. Vaudeville illusion, vicious vengeance and a choir of chorus delights feature as fates are sealed and plots unravel.

Notes:
written by Jonathan Young And Lucinka Eisler

1st Produced:

Company:
Black & White Rainbow

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Black Stuff

Synopsis:
A Mexican honeymoon goes horribly wrong, when an oil crisis leaves two newlyweds stranded in the desert, with only an engimatic petrol attendant for company. Absurdly inventive comic theatre from Total Theatre nominees.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
SHAMS

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
dark comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Carousel

Synopsis:
Two travellers arrive at customs.

Notes:
Written by Jonathan Young And Paul Dinnen

1st Produced:

Company:
Scratch

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Piece

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Garden, The

Synopsis:
Aid worker, Jay, returns from Bosnia and has to confront his own and his families past.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Camden People's, London    2003

Company:
Shams

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Solo Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Reykjavik

Synopsis:
Take a number with your ticket. Move through to the bar. The number corresponds to a hooded white coverall, like the ones forensics officers wear at the scene of a crime. Put on the suit, keep the accompanying goggles handy and await further instructions. Audiences experiencing Jonathan Young's autobiographical one-man show Reykjavik go through all this before the show even begins. It's a piece of theatre - "play" is too conventional a term - that experiments visibly and self-consciously with concepts of audience and performer, performance space, and performance itself. The narrative, such as it is, is relatively simple: in 1999, Young spent several months in Reykjavik, Iceland, attempting to form a lasting relationship with a recently separated mother of two he met in Paris. He failed, and moved on. But Young tells the story in fragments, images, moments and feelings, presented episodically and out of chronology. Lights, sheets, projected images, a few small props and the audience help sketch in the rough outlines of his experiences.
- Matt Boothman, British Theatre Guide

Notes:
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1st Produced:
reading, South Street Arts Centre, Reading    2009

Company:
Shams

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 10 Page 500

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Sleeping Beauties

Synopsis:
Franklin's fateful attempt to find the Northwest Passage as told by a clown.

Notes:
created by Sue Morrison And Jonathan Young

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Piece

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Thin Ice

Synopsis:
May 1940. Greenland. Cut off from civilisation and surrounded by ice, Daniel sits frozen to death in a tiny hut. As Richard and Laura arrive too late to rescue him, the body thaws and secrets surface - threatening their marriage, beliefs and ultimately their survival. A wartime thriller and polar love story, Thin Ice is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of people finding courage in the face of adversity. Thin Ice is the next striking production from Total Theatre Award nominees Shams, following their sell-out tour of Reykjavik. 'Disconcerting, absorbing and very moving ' (List).

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    Aug 2012

Company:
Shams / Time Won't Wait / Escalator East to Edinburgh

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
multimedia, physical theatre

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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