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The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See …

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (17), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (2)

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...The Owl and the Pussycat want to get married – but they’re in the middle of the sea! They reach the land where the Bong Trees grow, and alight to find a vicar and a ring. Over the course of their seach, they meet a whole host of characters,...

The Gingerbread Man

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Set entirely on a kitchen dresser, The Gingerbread Man by David Wood is one of Britain's most successful plays for children. Wood writes: 'I didn't want to recreate the nursery tale about the Gingerbread Man who eventually gets eaten...

The Ideal Gnome Expedition

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...What if the gnomes in your garden were freed from their boring, static lives, and allowed to go off on an adventure? Would they find excitement, or danger; would they be scared or thrilled? Two garden gnomes, Mr Fisher...

The See-Saw Tree

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2

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...At a public meeting a vote is taken; should the unused field next to the supermarket be converted into a children's playground, allowing parents somewhere to leave their children in safety and enjoyment while they shop? Having been so long...

Mother Goose’s Golden Christmas

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (6), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...In his introduction, David Wood describes his horror of the pantomimes he saw at the beginning of his career, loose productions being peddled to the parents with bawdy humour that patronised the children, who were left uninterested...

Save the Human

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 33

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...In Save the Human, we see a future where human beings, having destroyed their world with war and pollution, have become an inferior species. Now, animals are in charge. Becky Bear and her family even have a pet human, Norman. When Norman...

The BFG

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2

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...One night at the orphanage, Sophie can’t sleep. When she looks out the window, she sees a giant blowing dreams into children’s heads through their bedroom windows. Realising he’s been spotted, the Big Friendly Giant grabs Sophie and takes...

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (11), Female (3), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...The Insect Committee won’t take any notice of complaints against the Big Ones’ using insect spray to clear Slug, Greenfly and Maggot off their garden plants, so the injured parties decide it’s time to take the matter into their own hands...