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By Neil Duffield
- Adapted from Charles Dickens. Minimum cast 6
actors plus several children. Contains traditional carols.
Commissioned and first produced by the Octagon Theatre, Bolton 2007/8.
Published by Aurora Metro Publications, London.
Aurora Metro Press ISBN 978-0-9551566-8-7
Adapted from the
Rudyard Kipling stories. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Many
previous productions – including Dundee Rep, Manchester Library
Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman and the Arden Theatre, Philadelphia.
The Emperor of China has never in his
young life set foot outside his palace in the Forbidden City, and he
knows nothing of the world outside. But one day an important visitor
arrives and tells him about the Nightingale. Then everything begins to
change. Based on a story by Hans Andersen and packed with adventure,
songs and humour, The Emperor and the Nightingale is a tale of dragons
and tigers, of sacred mountains and stolen treasures, and a little bird
who manages to win the heart of an Emperor.
Minimum cast size 5. Original songs. Many previous productions.
THE LOST WARRIOR
A magic circle, a dragonfly girl, and a land where time stands still.
Drawing on ancient myths and legends, The Lost Warrior is an exciting
fantasy which will thrill children and adults alike. Oisin (Usheen) is a
young Celtic warrior who guarded the shores of Lough Leane a hundred
lifetimes ago. Aideen is a modern day Irish teenager. When fate draws them
together, strange things start to happen. Stones talk. Horses gallop
across the water. And an army of elves and goblins take to the air. Minimum cast
Original songs. READ REVIEWS
Draws together the threads of three traditional Russian
fairy-tales and weaves them into one bewitching and fantastical story
which includes a jealous sister, a friendly wolf, a beautiful princess, a
house on chicken legs, and the infamous and terrifying witch, Baba Yaga.
Minimum cast 5. Original songs. Many previous productions, including The
Byre Theatre, St Andrews, The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, commissioned and
first produced by The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster. Published by SAMUEL FRENCH
Ltd. READ REVIEWS
Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions
include The Gateway Theatre, Chester, The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, and M6
Theatre, Rochdale. READ REVIEWS
Armed with her magic mirror, the Snow Queen leaves her ice
palace in the land of everlasting night and embarks on a campaign to
freeze the hearts of men and women everywhere and destroy spring and
summer for ever. Will Kai and Gerda be able to resist looking in her
mirror and falling under her spell? A show to melt the hearts of the whole
family. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Many previous productions.
AND THE MAGIC LAMP
Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions by
Manchester Library Theatre, Byre Theatre, St Andrews, M6 Theatre, Rochdale.
When Sheherazad is brought to the palace to be the Sultan's new
bride, her very life depends upon her skill as a storyteller. She tells
him of lost cities and buried treasure, of slave girls and robbers, of
genies and sorcerers. But will it be enough to save her? Minimum cast 5. Original songs.
Many previous productions. READ REVIEWS
EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
Adaptation of the famous Hans Andersen story. Set in India at the
time of the Raj. Minimum cast 5. Commissioned and first produced by The
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2005).
AND THE BEAST
Minimum cast 5. Original songs. Previous productions by M6 Theatre,
Rochdale, Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Adapted from the Lewis Carroll stories. Minimum cast 3. Commissioned and first produced by
Oxfordshire Theatre Company (2010).
CHRISTMAS PLAYS FOR AUDIENCES OF YOUNGER CHILDREN
By Neil Duffield
FROM THE MAGIC STORY BOWL
For 3 – 8 year olds. Cast 4. Original
songs. Commissioned and first produced by the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
For 3 – 8 year olds. Cast 5. Original songs. Commissioned and
first produced by the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
For 3 – 8 year olds. Original songs. Commissioned and first
produced by Action Transport Theatre at the Haymarket Theatre Studio,
Leicester. ‘When Sally and her dog, Che, move to their new home they
soon make friends with their next door neighbour, Nanna Sidhu, who tells
stories to make a young girl’s hair curl. But making friends with Lloyd,
who lives in the house on the other side, is not as easy. That is until
Nanna Sidhu starts to tell them about the nightingale.’
©2002 Neil Duffield, All Rights Reserved.