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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
Bacchai
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Bacchai

Euripides (translated/adapted by Colin Teevan)
 

Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre, has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus, who refuses to observe his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, Dionysos drives Pentheus and an entire city to a shocking fate.

Translated and adapted by Colin Teevan. This version was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for a production directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.

Review
It draws on the contemporary vernacular to ripping, rollicking, rumbustious effect...and [Teevan] has given us a piece of theatre that is wonderfully robust, resolute and resonant' - Paul Muldoon 


Cast : 3M
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-261-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bee, The
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Bee, The

Hideki Noda (translated by Colin Teevan)
 
What would you do if your wife and child were being held hostage? It seems that the only option for Mr Ido is to accept his terrible fate. Besieged by cameras and reporters, the world is demanding to know how he feels. But as his personal tragedy is played out on screen, Ido decides to take control. Refusing to play the victim he seeks out a bitter revenge.

A highly-charged, tragic satire, The Bee asks what happens when the victim becomes the aggressor, the weak become powerful and the watcher becomes the watched.
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-681-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Cuckoos
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Cuckoos

Giuseppe Manfridi, translated by Colin Teevan
 

A tragi-comic retelling of the Oedipus legend.

A skeleton in the cupboard, a doctor in the house and coitus ad infinitum on the living room floor... In Giuseppe Manfridi’s delightfully obscene comedy, Beatrice, Tito and Tobia discover that the future holds a different past for them.

Review
Manfridi’s salacious word-play and innuendo are infectious — a piercing black comedy, a nightmare with surreal, farcical undertones — Evening Standard

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-151-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Diver, The
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Diver, The

Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan
 
Drawing on the themes of cruelty, imperialism and betrayal, Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan's new play, The Diver, ingeniously links the ancient Japanese Tales of Genji with a Noh theatre play and a contemporary murder.

Following the huge success of The Bee, Irish playwright Colin Teevan rejoins legendary Japanese director Hideki Noda for a new physical and inventive collaboration.


Cast : 5M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-868-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Doctor Faustus
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Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe (adapted by Colin Teevan)
 

Faustus’s restless quest for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety drive him to make a pact with the devil in return for the power to perform the black arts. The life-changing decision propels him into a heady, celebrity-obsessed world, as magician and illusionist to the rich and famous. Quenching sexual desires as his power grows, he must question whether the price was worth paying.

This new adaptation combines Marlowe’s original acts with a re-imagining by Colin Teevan. Firmly placing this classic story within a present context, the universal truths held in the 400-year-old cautionary tale resonate powerfully with the greed of today’s consumer-led society.



Cast : 6M, 4F + chorus
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-413-3 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Don Quixote
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Don Quixote

Adapted by Pablo Ley and Colin Teevan

Miguel de Cervantes
 
Follow the dramatic tale of the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha, Don Quixote and his comic adventures over land, sea and air in the search for an idealised world.

Accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza, and inspired by stories of daring deeds, Don Quixote sets out to recreate an imaginary world and to convince his family, friends, and all he meets of its reality. But this is no ordinary journey as he gallops through 17th century Spain encountering a host of fantastical characters including star-crossed lovers, an army of giants, a cross-dressing priest, a royal duchess and even the devil himself.

Review
Brings the story to life in a Monty Python-esque romp through the sublimely ridiculous BBC Leeds Online

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-802-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
How Many Miles to Basra?
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How Many Miles to Basra?

Colin Teevan
 

Southern Iraq, April 2003. Four soldiers, a journalist and their Iraqi translator set off on an unauthorised journey deep into the Iraqi countryside in a disastrous attempt to make amends for the deaths of some local men at a vehicle checkpoint. 

Developed from Teevan's highly acclaimed BBC Radio 3 play, How Many Miles to Basra? is a superb examination of how definitions of truth and responsibility become blurred in times of war—not just in the armed forces and political arena, but in the media too.

Review
As stark, shocking and terrifying as anything I’ve heard -  The Observer
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-690-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Kafka's Monkey
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Kafka's Monkey

Colin Teevan
 
Based on the short story  A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka.

Esteemed members of the Academy! You have done me the great honour of inviting me to give you an account of my former life as an ape.

Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, the ape-man reveals his rise through the ranks of the beasts to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage.



Cast : 1M
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-921-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Kingdom, The
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Kingdom, The

Colin Teevan
 

Three Irishmen. Digging. Telling tales to put down the day.

But as they dig down, long buried secrets begin to emerge and the story they tell is as dark as the earth itself. It’s a tale full of rich and striking characters which vividly captures life as an Irish navvy in the last century—  a world of immigration, violence, sex, triumph and, ultimately, tragedy.

Rooted in the dramas of ancient Greece, The Kingdom, by acclaimed playwright Colin Teevan is both haunting and lyrical. 



Cast : 3M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-487-4 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Missing Persons: Four tragedies and Roy Keane
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Missing Persons: Four tragedies and Roy Keane

The Bull / The One Within / Somedays / The Last Word / The Roykeaneiad

Colin Teevan
 
A father denied access to his children, a footballer deserting his team, a terrorist lost in the politics of peacetime. Five monologues in the voices of contemporary men, inspired by the heroes and heroines of classical myth.

Review
Like a quiet, lethal explosion somewhere in the very heart of you -  The Guardian





Cast : 1M
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-646-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Monkey! A Tale from China
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Monkey! A Tale from China

Colin Teevan
 
The tale of the roguish Monkey and his exploits on a fabulous journey to India is one of the most popular classics in Asian literature. Monkey has been imprisoned in a mountain because of the chaos he has wrought in heaven. To be redeemed, he must guide the Buddhist monk Tripitaka from China, through the Himalayas, on a mystical quest in search of sacred scriptures. Helped by two friends, Pigsy and Sandy, he encounters demons, spirits, dragons and gods on a riotous road trip to enlightenment. With its mix of energetic kung-fu action and fantastical characters, Monkey is an adventure to enchant everyone aged seven and above.

Review
Colin Teevan''s new script ... offers broad—and refreshingly unfamiliar—popular entertainment while never losing sight of the story's spiritual dimension — Independent



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-257-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Seven Pomegranate Seeds, The
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Seven Pomegranate Seeds, The

Colin Teevan
 
The Seven Pomegranate Seeds are seven contemporary monologues for female speakers, thematically linked and with powerful mythical origins. Loosely based on seven of Euripides’ female characters - Medea, Phedra, Demeter, Persephone, Hypsipyle, Creusa and Alcestis - these monologues explore classical mother and child stories in the context of modern Britain. With the tale of an abducted child echoing throughout and reflecting cases such as the Moors Murders, Madeline McCann and Louise Woodward, these individual monologues come together in a compelling conclusion.

Originally commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and performed for their inaugural event in Oxford by Claire Higgins, this volume is published to coincide with Teevan’s professorial inaugural lecture on June 11 2014, at Birkbeck, University of London and is accompanied by his short introductory lecture.

To watch The Seven Pomegranate Seeds in a rehearsed reading at Birbeck, as part of Colin Teevan's Inaugural Lecture, click here ...

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-131-4 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
The Emperor
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The Emperor

Ryszard Kapuscinski (adapted by Colin Teevan)
 

The Emperor tells the story of the downfall of Emperor Halle Selassie I of Ethiopia and with it the end of a three-thousand-year-old monarchy that traced it origins back to King Solomon.   

Based on the extraordinary book by legendary Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuscinski, it is told from the unique perspective of the Emperor's former servants, courtiers and ministers. It  is a compelling exploration of the nature of power and loyalty.

This adaptation and production is from the team that created the international hit Kafka's Monkey which also starred the master of transformation Kathryn Hunter.


Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78682-037-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Walls, The
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Walls, The

Colin Teevan
 
Dublin. The night before Christmas and Mrs and Mrs Walls are preparing for the arrival of their son Joseph and his new bride, Mary, from London. 

Review
George Bernard Shaw wrote: ‘I have not yet found real homes except in very stupid families to whom a house is a world.’ The tragedy was when, as in his own family - or Stella’s in The Walls - intelligent people attempt to make a house their world. Shaw turned his own childhood tragedy into comedy but the comedy retained - as does Colin Teevan’s - sharp pathos of emotions and ambitions thwarted and lonely lives unfulfilled - Clare Boylan



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-153-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB