Piese de Lee Hall

Adventures of Pinocchio, The
Since it first appeared in 1883, Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the mischievous puppet who becomes a boy has enchanted readers of all ages. Now dramatised by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Spoonface Steinberg & Cooking with Elvis), Pinocchio's hilarious and treacherous journey through childhood comes alive in the spirit of the Italian commedia dell'arte and good old-fashioned slapstick
Barber Of Seville, The
This sparkling Brit's abroad production set in the Hotel Seville on the Costa Brava is sure to amuse and entertain. Based on the original play by Beaumarchais but set in 2006, the storyline follows the antics and exploits of Figaro and the Count Almaviva to steal the hand of the stunning and scantily clad Rosine from under the nose of her jealous guardian who wants her for himself. Contemporary references, cunning disguises, comic songs and a swimming pool all add to the general confusion of the plot.
Billy Elliot The Musical
miner's son overcomes family bigotry and financial hardship to make it the Royal Ballet School, amidst the bacground of the miner's strike.
Bollocks
contemporary version of the Expressionist German playwright Ernst Toller's Hinkemann, which he sets in Tyneside
Chain Play, The
One off performance of chain writing to celebrate the National Theatre's 25th anniversary. A scene each from all the authors for a performance on one night
Child Of The Snow
Written for Radio 4 as art of the Child of our Time scenes in 2000, it's based on research conducted among the Arctic Sami people. Young Matti is learning to rd reindeer, like generations fore him. His world is a mix of ancient and modem, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes scary, here shamanism, colourful creation myths and respect for the natural order are encroached upon by Christianity, tourism and technology. - Marlowe, Times
Children of the Rain
Drama about extraordinary children, presenting the thoughts and opinions of British children about children in other parts of the world.
Cooking With Elvis
a domestic play that is both farcical and upsetting. Mam and Jill live together in an uneasy calm. Jill is overweight and a fiendish cook who whips up one exotic dish after another. Her father (and Mam's husband) is stuck in a wheel chair as the result of a stroke. He can neither speak nor move, but he can hear. He was a famous Elvis impersonator and from time to time steps out of the wheel chair in a series of fantasy scenes to give stirring renditions of some of Elvis's most famous hits. But Mam brings into the house a new young lover whose presence in the house become the source for hilarity and big time trouble. The ending is a deadly one, you can be sure. The play has been compared to the early black farces of Joe Orton
Genie
Good Hope, The
A voyage of the Good Hope is a journey on which the life of an entire community depends. A storm rages, the women and children wait ashore, the boat follows the Greenland catch. . .
I Love You, Jimmy Spud
Jimmy Spud este un tânăr care trăiește în Byker Wall împreună cu tatăl său foarte bolnav, cu mama sa și cu bunicul care filozofează mereu. La școală e permanent hărțuit. Visul lui e să poată zbura și să devină înger. Într-o zi este vizitat de Gabriel care îi dă sfaturi despre cum să devină înger. Salvează un copil pakistanez de la înec și devin prieteni, își face un costum de înger și își ia o trompetă. Astfel costumat merge să își viziteze tatăl bolnav de cancer pulmonary. Acesta moare și, deziluzionat, Jimmy își arde costumul, dar apare Gabriel care îi arată că, prin comportamentul lui altruist, și-a atins scopul.
Mother Courage
For Mother Courage, war is strictly business - a chance to trade in boots and brandy. She's determined to profit from the thirty years war, while protecting her family from the bloodshed that surrounds them. This is an updated, playable translation
Mr Puntilla And His Man Matti
Brecht's Puntila is the Jekyll and Hyde of the class war. When he's plastered this Finnish landowner drips with sugary human kindness; once sober again, he's a tyrannical bastard. . . Lee Hall mixes in-your-face contemporary slang with endearing jokes. . ..It's not often that you can write 'Bertolt Brecht' and 'knockabout fun' in the same sentence - Paul Taylor, Independent
Pitmen Painters, The
The Pitmen Painters asks - as Hall did in Billy Elliot - why the arts seem to belong to a privileged cabal. What makes others - that's to say, most of the population - feel excluded? I hope the Culture Secretaiy has booked a ticket, because the question - the main point he should be tackling -will probably never again be put so buoyantly, in a play that's both deliciously comic and grave. Seventy years ago, in an old army hut in Ashington, Northumberland, a group of miners met to talk about art. Most of them had started down the pit when they were 12; none of them had been inside an art gallery; they wanted their visiting university lecturer to explain the secret of a remote world. He did better than that: he got them painting and put that world into their hands. They painted ponies hauling coal, women pumping water for washday, men showing off whippets. 'We made our life into art,' one of them says. 'It don't get better than that.' Their work was exhibited in Durham, in London, and later in China; they were for a time celebrated. But who now has heard of them? The Pitmen Painters, based on William Feaver's book, is a terrific piece of historical retrieval, a fine piece of art criticism and a stirring political rebuke. Above all it's an immediate, gripping, searching work of art. It doesn't require a code-cracker to make it out: clarity doesn't make it less penetrating, just more lovable. Max Roberts' production strongly conjures up the period - from 1934 to the nation-alisation of the mines in 1947 -without romanticising it. Gary McCann's utility design - austere lighting, fold-up wooden chairs -makes reproductions of the paintings the focus of the action. The assiduous, acerbic miners, suited, pullovered and impressive, don't have the mix-and-match look often seen in TV period drama. Nor do their personalities. The group were taken up by honourers of working-class culture such as Mass Observation. The lecturer who made his reputation by encouraging his students waxes lyrical, saying their work proves everyone is creative. He's taken to task by one of the miners, who's interested in being assessed for merit rather than effort. You wouldn't, he points out, say that a roomful of paintings by rich people proved that rich people could be creative. And anyway, he goes on, it's not true that everyone can do it: 'Our lass can't paint.' - Susannah Clapp, Observer
Servant to Two Masters, A
is wildly and inventively farcical. More surprisingly still, it also contrives to find passages of deep feeling amid the comic mayhem. . .the tremendously promising Lee Hall, who has come up with a superb new version of the play that brilliantly combines hilarity and darkness. Daily Telegraph
Spoonface Steinberg
queer isolated child who understands everything and nothing of the world but whose skewed insights into her own plight and that of her warring parents contain huge truths
Two's Company
The man with the machine and the microphone is exactly the kind of ordinary, slightly seedy bloke you'd expect to find peddling a selection of chart hits to drunken punters in downmarket bars. But he has a secret; or, more precisely, two. Their names are Karen and Sheila - and he's married to both of them. - Marlowe, Times
Wittgenstein on Tyne
Wittgenstein is caught red-handed when working as a hospital porter on Tyneside

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Lee Hall s-a nascut la data de 1966 in , Marea Britanie.


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