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Passion Play

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Eleanor is blindsided when she discovers that her husband James is having an affair with the seductive Kate. Nichols adopts an effective psychological device to amplify the characters of Eleanor and James – each character is accompanied...

Chez Nous

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...In the wake of the publication of his controversial book on adolescent sexuality, Dick and his wife, Liz, have retreated with their family to the French countryside. Joined by their friends Phil and Diana for a child-free weekend...

Poppy

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...In Poppy, playwright Peter Nichols subverts the pantomime, an archetypal piece of Victoriana, to explore a particularly dark moment in the history of Victorian colonialism – the Opium Wars. Classic panto hero Dick Whittington sets sail...

Forget-me-not Lane

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Forget-me-not Lane is a bittersweet play about fathers, families and nostalgia – about (in Nichol’s words) a youth which was bitter to live through but sweet to remember. Middle-aged Frank is packing his suitcase...

Privates on Parade

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (11), Female (1), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Marlene Dietrich and the British military seem an unlikely marriage, but Peter Nichols achieves their seamless union in Privates on Parade. In post-war Malaysia, Terri Dennis presides over the Song and Dance Unit South...

Blue Murder

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1996

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 3

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...Blue Murder is a two-part farce, energetic and impossibly self-referential, in which conservative suburbia and Whitehall collide with murders, porn stars and blackmailers, and a playwright trying to keep up with them all...

So Long Life

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Nick Hern Books, 2000

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...One of Peter Nichols’ most recently staged plays, So Long Life depicts a family Sunday through the eyes of its ageing matriarch. Bristol, 1995. It is Alice’s 85th birthday. An occasion for celebration. But like many family...

A Piece of My Mind

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1987

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (24), Female (12), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...In A Piece of My Mind, Nichols wittily transforms writer’s block into a meta-farce, the story of a frustrated playwright that is written and lived and performed at the same time. Ted Forrest is the playwright within...

Born in the Gardens

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Not much has changed in the days since Maud’s husband, Victor, died, except for the addition of the casket in the music room. She and her son Maurice are still pottering around the house, watching television and enjoying their eccentric...

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Written by

Peter Nichols

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Nichols

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A frank and remarkable play based on the author’s experience of having a disabled child, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is about two parents caring for their 10-year-old girl Josephine. Since birth Josephine has not been...