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Plays for Young Audiences

 

These are plays for standalone performance to young audiences, as opposed to the TIE scripts which are designed as interactive 'programmes'.  

Princess and Ginger

Play for under fives commissioned by Birmingham REP. Written through work with 22 children aged 2-4 and their parents. A play for two actors and a musician, reflecting the remarkable imaginations of those very young children. [Opened in the Door followed by tour of early years settings]

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The Last Shot

Circus and physical theatre play based on The Three Musketeers, co-written with Mick Wall. [MAC Open-Air Arena, 1994]

The Shooky

Play for 5-7 year olds, commissioned by Birmingham Rep/Creative Partnerships from extensive research with Key Stage One children from five schools. [Birmingham Rep Main Stage July 2004]

Heads or Tails

Combined TIE/community play, about a progressive junior school in wartime Ladywood. [Big Brum Theatre-in-Education tour of schools and community venues 1992] [Small scale venues 1993] [New Production also by Big Brum 1998]

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Roy

Full length play built around the story of Roy Grey, the last man hanged in B’ham in 1962.   [Big Brum TIE tour of arts centres and community venues 1989-90] [Reworked for productions by Half Moon YPT 1995, and Merseyside YPT 1995]

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Tales from the Fireside

Puppet play for one performer and exploring fire safety issues - written for puppeteer Clive Chandler, commissioned by West Midlands Fire Service [Tour of Primary Schools in Birmingham 1995]

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Mick in Egypt

One-man physical theatre/clowning play for Mick Wall, featuring an explorer’s visit to Egypt. [Nationwide tour 1995]

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Junkets

[Co-written with Jan Page] a one-person play about the last days of John Keats. [Big Brum 1982]

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