PLAYS

I have worked on a number of plays that have been successfully performed in the theatre.
Nickolai of the North

So here it is... the long awaited DVD of the The Archway Theatre 2012 production of Nickolai of the North is now available to buy or digitally download... in the meantime, here's a little taster for your entertainment: — with Geoff Tinniswood, Alexandra Spurgeon, Lucy Daniel Raby, Tom Robinson, Adrian Bailey, Joanna Richardson, Gary Andrews, James Abbott, Lucy Shortman, Izzy Raby, Noelle Vaughn, Jed Newton and Erin Cornell.  
Video by: Egotrip Media Ltd
Nickolai of the North

Have you ever wondered who filled Santa’s stocking when he was a boy? Or why he carries out his Christmas mission every year? All is revealed in this two act Christmas play with music. A refreshing alternative to panto, it tells the magical story of Santa’s childhood. When villainess Magda destroys his home at the North Pole, young elf Nickolai is rescued by a flying reindeer. We follow his adventures as he grows up amongst humans, realizes he is different and returns to the North Pole to seek his destiny – and ultimately save the world’s children from Magda’s evil. Lucy has adapted the book and lyrics from her successful children’s book of the same name, with 16 sensational songs from established composer Geoff Tinniswood, including score, backing tracks and vocals. Containing traditional seasonal ingredients such as heroes, villains, witches, fairies, reindeer, wolves and goblins, ‘Nickolai’ is a sparkling family show that provides a fabulous opportunity for ensemble work. 

Cast Size: 24 speaking characters with 9 leads and possible doubling.

Running Time: approximately 2 hours plus interval

Themes: family, childhood, destiny

Genre: Christmas family entertainment with music    

Script, lyrics, sheet music, backing tracks and cast recordings available. See below
Cover illustration by David Wyatt
Kill the Lights

Kill the Lights is a tense sci fi drama in one act. On a hot summer’s night, a group of squabbling
teenagers are having a sleepover in a lonely farmhouse. When they are attacked by unseen
alien invaders, they are forced to reconcile their differences and work together as a team.
During the course of the night, secrets are revealed as they confront each other and their own
fears, learning more about each other and themselves. This is a good piece for young actors
and ideal for a youth theatre workshop or a one act festival.

 
Contains language unsuitable for younger audiences

Cast Size: 8
 
Running time: Approximately 45 minutes (excluding interval)

Themes: Mystery, fear, bravery, friendship, secrets

Genre: Sci fi drama; short form 

 

 
Cover image by Ego trip Media
Lymeslip  (Or Six characters in search of a story)

Set in the quaint little seaside town of Lyme Regis, this literary romp throws together five famous fictional characters from stories inspired in their famous authors during a visit; Anne Elliot from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Bilbo Baggins from Tolkein’s The Hobbit, Beatrix Potter’s Little Pig Robinson, Fielding’s Tom Jones and Sarah ‘Driftwood’ from John Fowles’s French Lieutenant’s Woman, plus famous fossilist Mary Anning.  When a landslip causes a time slip, her famous Ichysaur is awakened from the dead – along with the fictional characters who have been ‘untimely ripped’ from their stories at the crucial moment. All they want to do is get back ‘home’, but before they can, they must help Mary catch her ‘Ichy’ and put him back to rest. In this hilarious adventure they learn about each other, themselves – and the value of teamwork. Inspired by the research of Natalie Manifold, (www.literary lyme.co.uk) this is a fun-filled piece with snippets of song and many opportunities for horseplay. Celebrating some our best-loved literature it is ideal for small groups as part of an evening’s entertainment or a one act festival.

Cast size:
6

Running Time: Approximately 45 minutes to I hour. No interval

Themes: Love, literature, displacement, teamwork and friendship

Genre: One Act comedy. Suitable for 9+
Cover image by Natalie Manifold
IF YOU WANT TO VIEW/PERFORM ANY OF THESE PLAYS:

Schools and Amdram: Available as a download with licence from www.artsonthemove.co.uk

Professional theatre companies: Available for licence from gemma@gemmahirst.co.uk

Or contact me direct on lucydanielraby@o2.co.uk

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