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Švejk
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Švejk

Colin Teevan
 
Based on The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek. 

Since Hašek’s comic masterpiece was first produced in 1920s Prague, there have been countless attempts to stage this sprawling story of the seeming idiot, Švejk, who survives the horrors of the First World War by undermining the institutions of state and army through his very idiocy.





Cast : 10M, 2F (doubling required)
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-119-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
1984
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1984

George Orwell/Robert Icke/Duncan Macmillan
 
April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a
diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him—and the door to
Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. This major new stage
production explores the world inside Winston Smith’s head, as well as the
world without, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath
the cold face of Big Brother.

In an age of mass surveillance, ‘total’ policing and GPS tracking, Nineteen
Eighty-Four
is as relevant now as it ever has been.
Cast : 6M, 2F
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-061-4 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
1984
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1984

George Orwell (adapted by Matthew Dunster)
 
Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he's handed a note that says simply 'I love you' by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party's reality and learn to love Big Brother? 

This is a sensual and sinister adaptation of George Orwell's classic.
Cast : 7M, 2F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-226-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
A Mad World My Masters
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A Mad World My Masters

Thomas Middleton (ed. Phil Porter and Sean Foley)
 
London, Soho ... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it, where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.

Tuning conman to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a Lord, a high-class call girl and - God forbid - a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more ...




Cast : 15M, 6F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-019-5 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
A Soldier in Every Son: The Rise of the Aztecs
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A Soldier in Every Son: The Rise of the Aztecs

Luis Mario Moncada (translated by Gary Owen)
 

Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation.

Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-470-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities

Adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster

Charles Dickens
 
A bold new adaptation of Dickens' classic from one of Britain's foremost directors, tying into contemporary issues of global war, refugees, extremism.

How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?
Cast : 9F, 14M doubling possible
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-234-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Abducting Diana
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Abducting Diana

Dario Fo (translated/adapted by Stephen Stenning)
 

Anarchic and inspired comedy in which a kidnapped heiress proves to be a more competent criminal than those who abducted her. An adaptation of Il ratto della Francesca, one of Fo’s great Italian farces written for and with Franca Rame.

Oberon Books | 978-1-87025-945-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll (adapted by Adrian Mitchell)
 

On a glorious summer's afternoon, young Alice happens upon a smartly dressed rabbit looking at his watch and muttering 'I'm too late!' This being an unexpected occurrence, she follows him down a nearby rabbit hole and falls in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll's timeless children's stories Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There are magically brought to life in this new adaptation by Adrian Mitchell, specially commissioned for a Christmas production by the RSC. The amazing Lobster Quadrille, the Queen of Hearts' infamous croquet match and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party are just a few of the remarkable events and characters in this enchanting play.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-256-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
An Elephant in the Garden
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An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo
 

A stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel.

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load bearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-174-1 | PB
Anne of Green Gables
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Anne of Green Gables

Emma Jane Reeves (adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery)
 

'Do you never imagine things different from what they really are?' asked Anne, wide-eyed. 'No.' 'Oh!' Anne drew a long breath. 'Oh Marilla, how much you miss!'

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert advertise for a boy to help on their farm. Due to a misunderstanding, Anne Shirley arrives instead. To stay at Green Gables would be a dream come true for Anne, but she just keeps getting into scrapes. She dyes her hair green, accidentally gets her best friend drunk and smashes her slate over the head of the handsomest boy in school...

Impetuous, rebellious and gloriously red-headed, Anne is one of literature's most appealing heroines, brought faithfully and imaginatively to life by Emma Reeves in her stageplay for all the family.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-538-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
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