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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
Dances of Death
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Dances of Death

Adrian Mitchell
 
Meet Edgar and Alice. Married for over thirty years, theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. Strindberg’s tale paints a compulsive and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle threatens not only their future, but that of their friends and children as well.

A masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage, Strindberg’s classic The Dance of Death has been a staple of European theatre for over a century. This gripping new version is written by Howard Brenton, one of Britain’s finest and most respected playwrights, whose latest plays 55 Days and #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei have been critically acclaimed.

Unusually, this adaptation features not only Part One of Strindberg’s original but also the rarely-performed Part Two, condensed into a single two-act drama. This makes it a valuable resource for anyone looking for fresh insight into this renowned play.
Cast : 4M; 2F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-340-4 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Fuente Ovejuna / Lost in a Mirror
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Fuente Ovejuna / Lost in a Mirror

Lope de Vega (adapted by Adrian Mitchell)
 

Introduction by Nicholas Dromgoole.

Two highly charged emotional plays, full of Lope de Vega’s vitality. Declan Donnellan used this adaptation of Fuente Ovejuna for his directorial debut at the Royal National Theatre.

Review
A robust new version... ...affirms the power of love over brutality - Evening Standard (on Fuente Ovejuna)


Cast : Fuente Ovejuna - 17M, 6F + extras ; Lost in a Mirror - M6, F5
Oberon Books | 978-0-94823-023-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Great Game: Afghanistan, The
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Great Game: Afghanistan, The

Adrian Mitchell
 
The  Great Game: Afghanistan is an extraordinary cycle of plays by some of Britain’s leading contemporary playwrights. 'The Great Game' was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia and was introduced into mainstream consciousness by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his novel Kim.

Afghanistan continues to be the most important focus of British, European and American foreign policy, and will do so for a long time to come no doubt and this cycle of plays attempts to broaden our understanding of the explosive history of western involvement in Afghanistan and its subsequent evolution as the centre-point of Western foreign policy today.

Features plays by: Richard Bean,  Lee Blessing, David Edgar, David Greig, Amit Gupta, Ron Hutchinson, Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Ben Ockrent, Colin Teevan, Simon Stephens and Joy Wilkinson.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-922-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Just Adrian
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Just Adrian

Adrian Mitchell
 

Just Adrian is a patchwork tour of a legendary playwright, poet and activist’s life in the theatre. It is a fascinating first-hand account of groundbreaking productions featuring figures like Kenneth Tynan, Peter Brook and Peter Hall as well as adventures in alternative theatre.

These writings explore Adrian’s many interests, from drama for children to musical theatre, in a voice that combines playful irreverence with compassion and insight. Taken together, they are a funny, moving testament to a great theatre lover.

Review
A scrapbook [compiled] to reflect one man's love affair with the theatre… a splendid read that pays homage to an unusual, dedicated man -  British Theatre Guide



Oberon Books | 978-1-84943-047-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB
Mammoth Sails Tonight, The
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Mammoth Sails Tonight, The

Adrian Mitchell
 
The Mammoth is the greatest sailing ship ever built. It is to carry Princess Alysoun from Norway to Scotland, where she is to marry King Andrew the Bold. But she falls in love with Sir Patrick Spens, the bravest captain to sail the seven seas. This is a passionate, funny, subversive celebration of a play.
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-134-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Pied Piper, The
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Pied Piper, The

Adrian Mitchell
 
Adrian Mitchell’s triumphant musical adaptation for children of Browning’s The Pied Piper. Premiered at the Royal National Theatre and performed throughout the world.

Review
A potent and imaginative piece of work - Independent





Cast : 11M, 10F
Oberon Books | 978-1-87025-909-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Plays with Songs
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Plays with Songs

Tyger Two, Satie-Day/Night / Man Friday, in the Unlikely Event of an Emergency

Adrian Mitchell
 
Four plays with music. 

Tyger Two
William Blake continues his fight against fashionable fools. 

Satie-Day/Night
Celebrates Eric Satie. 

Man Friday 
Offers Friday’s view of the empire-building Crusoe. 

The Unlikely Event 
Takes us for a bumpy ride on the worst airliner in the world.


Oberon Books | 978-1-87025-940-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Potter: Two Plays
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Potter: Two Plays

Peter Rabbit and his Friends / Jemima Puddle-Duck and her Friends

Beatrix Potter (adapted by Adrian Mitchell)
 

Adrian Mitchell adapts eight of Beatrix Potter's much-loved children's stories for the stage.

Follow mischievous Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin Bunny into Mr MacGregor's garden, disappear with Lucie into Mrs Tiggy-Winkle's house in the hill, and squeeze under the hedge to visit the grassy bank where Mrs Tittlemouse lives. Potter's favourite characters are vividly brought to life in both drama and songs performed by a large and adaptable cast.



Cast : 2M, 4F, doubling possible.
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-519-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Pushkin’s Boris Godunov
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Pushkin’s Boris Godunov

Alexander Pushkin (adapted by Adrian Mitchell)
 

Widely accepted to have been inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Boris Godunov recounts the tragic conflict between Tsar Boris and the pretender Dimitri. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov became regent for the feeble - minded Tsar Fyodor, the heir to whose throne, the boy - prince Dimitri, died mysteriously in 1591. It was widely rumoured that Boris had murdered him, and when a renegade monk later appeared claiming to be Dimitri, he rapidly became a focus for revolt.

This adaptation by acclaimed playwright & novelist Adrian Mitchell, was Mitchell’s final project before his death in 2008 and formed part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2012 season. 



Cast : 16M, 6F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-255-9 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB