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Theatre for family audiences  

Beauty & The Beast
Cast: 3 (2m/1w); 100 minutes
Commissioned by Greenwich & Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, this comic three-hander for family audiences (with songs by Oscar Wood) premiered at The Tramshed in Woolwich at Christmas 2015.

Up Down Man
Cast 6 (4m/2w); 70 minutes
Commissioned by Myrtle Theatre Company and co-produced by Salisbury Playhouse, spring 2016 this is a dance-play for a company including an actor/dancer with Down’s Syndrome.

The True and Certain Herstory of Robin Hood
Cast 3 (2m/1w); 100 minutes
Commissioned by Greenwich & Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, this comic three-hander for family audiences (with songs by Oscar Wood) premiered at The Tramshed in Woolwich, directed by Jeremy James, Christmas 2014.

The Magic Flute
Cast 5 (3 singers/2 actor-musicians); 50 minutes
Adaptation of the Mozart opera for small foces and young audiences written with Dominic Harlan. Commissioned by Glyndebourne Education and produced by The Brighton Festival. Subsequent tour / Glyndebourne Festival Theatre run 2009. Revival 2010.

The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers Cast 4 (2m/2w); 80 minutes
Two Act reworking of Something Beginning With… for family audiences, with something for everyone from children to grandparents. Commissioned and produced by Oxfordshire Theatre Company 2007/8. Nominated for a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award, 2008.

Noah’s Ark Cast 4 (3m/1w); 110 minutes
Modern day comic tale of family tensions vanquished by the power of the imagination and almost nothing to do with the Bible story! Commisioned and produced by Oxfordshire Theatre Company with songs by Jon Nicholls 2004, directed by Chris Garner.

Eliza's House Cast: 3 (m/2w); 60 minutes 
Past and present collide in a house where no-one's very sure who's who and no-one's told the truth for forty years. Commissioned and produced by The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 2001, directed by Wils Wilson. Nominated for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award: Best New Play, and Winner of The Brian Way Award 2001. Published by Samuel French Ltd.

A*L*I*C*E Cast: 10–30; 90 minutes
Free adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure in Wonderland for a totally flexible cast, commissioned and produced by the Blackpool Grand Youth Theatre 2002, directed by Michael O'Hara.

What? No Bananas! Cast: 8 (3m/5w); 110 minutes
Written with Fiona Bruce and Stephen Ley. Comedy-drama following the experiences of a group of evacuee children during World War II. Commissioned and produced by The Belgrade Theatre Coventry 1984, directed by Stephen Ley. One subsequent production.

After Columbus Cast: 8 (3m/5w); 110 minutes
Written with Lawrence Evans and Stephen Ley. Tales of immigrant life culminating in the New York Triangle Shirt Factory fire of 1911. Originally commissioned by The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 1983, directed by Stephen Ley. Three subsequent productions.
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