THEATRE SCRIPTS  - FAMILY AUDIENCES   / CHRISTMAS SHOWS - THEATRE SCRIPTS

Neil Duffield Playwright

email: n.duffield1@ntlworld.com

phone: +44.01204409729


A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Adapted from Charles Dickens. Minimum cast 6 actors plus several children. Contains traditional carols. Previous productions - Octagon Theatre, Bolton (2007); Dundee Rep (2009); Royal & Derngate, Northampton (2012); Edinburgh Lyceum (2013); Derby Theatre (2014). Plus numerous amateur and youth theatre productions.Published by Aurora Metro Publications. ISBN 978-0-9551566-8-7  PRESS REVIEWS

  

THE JUNGLE BOOK Adapted from the Rudyard Kipling stories. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions: Oxfordshire Theatre Company (2011);
Lyric Theatre, Belfast (2011); Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2005); Theatre Centre, Sudbury, Canada (2004); Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2001); Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, USA (2000); Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (1999); Dundee Rep (1998); Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (1995); Redgrave Theatre, Farnham (1995); Manchester Library Theatre (1994); Byre Theatre, St Andrews (1993); Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire (1992). Plus numerous amateur, and youth theatre productions.Published by Aurora Metro Publications. ISBN 978-1-906582-26-5  PRESS REVIEWS


THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE  Based on the Hans Andersen story 'The Nightingale'. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions: Theatre-by-the-Lake, Keswick (2016); The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2002 earlier version); The Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2003 earlier version); Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2003 earlier version).Published by Aurora Metro Publications.ISBN 978-1-910798-91-1  PRESS REVIEWS


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  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 6. Original songs. Commissioned and first produced by The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2005). Winner of the Arts Council England Children’s Award (now the Brian Way Award) ‘for work which displays excellence, inspiration and innovation in children's theatre.’   PRESS REVIEWS


THE FIREBIRD  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. Previous productions: Dundee Rep (2011); Northumberland Theatre Company (2006); New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (2004); Octagon Theatre, Bolton (2002); Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2002); Byre Theatre, St Andrews (2002);  Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2001); Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfiled (2001);  The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2000). Plus numerous amateur and youth theatre productions. Published by SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd. ISBN 0-573-05136-4  

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THE SECRET GARDENStraight non-musical adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel. Minimum cast size 6. Previous productions include Nottingham Playhouse and Polka Theatre for Children, London. Numerous amateur and youth theatre productions. Published by SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd. PRESS REVIEWS


DANCING IN MY DREAMS  Tells the story of a young wartime evacuee from London, placed with an unwilling foster family in the countryside. She copes with the hostility and prejudice by escaping into a world of dancing and the music of the 1930’s. Commissioned and first produced by Action Transport Theatre. Minimum cast 5.  


THE UGLY DUCKLING based on the Hans Andersen story. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions: Northumberland Theatre Company (2015); Dukes Theatre, Lancaster; 1999; Gateway Theatre, Chester; 1992; M6 Theatre, Rochdale (1990).  


THE SNOW QUEEN Adapted from the Hans Andersen story. Minimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions: Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2006); Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (2004); Dukes Theatre, Lancaster (2003); Octagon Theatre, Bolton (2001); Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire (1995); Gateway Theatre, Chester (1991); M6 Theatre, Rochdale (1989 & 1994). Numerous amateur and youth theatre productions. Published by Aurora Metro Publications. ISBN 978-1-906582-40-1

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ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMPMinimum cast 6. Original songs. Previous productions by Manchester Library Theatre; Byre Theatre, St Andrews; M6 Theatre, Rochdale. 

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS  Minimum cast 5. Original songs. Previous productions: Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes (2006); New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (2005); Watermill Theatre, Newbury (2004); Midlands Arts Centre (2002); Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire (1997)  PRESS REVIEWS  Published by Aurora Metro Publications. ISBN 978-1-911501-87-9

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES  Adaptation of the 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). 


BEAUTY 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).

For script copies, performing rights, etc. contact Neil Duffield at n.duffield1@ntlworld.com    Phone +44. 01204 409729