The Play's The Thing 2: Amateur Stage Playscript Reviews 2012-2013

The Play's The Thing 2: Amateur Stage Playscript Reviews 2012-2013

by David Muncaster

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Overview

David Muncaster has been the playscript reviewer for Amateur Stage magazine since 2010. Each month he reviews scripts with a view to alerting amateur theatre groups to the gems that are available for performance.

His reviews have fast become one of the most popular sections in the magazine, drawing followers from as far afield as Australia and South East Asia. His honest appraisal of scripts by playwrights that are well-known to those who are just starting out, is valued by groups around the world who are choosing their next production.

In this volume, all of David's reviews from 2012 / 2013 have been compiled. From The Ladykillers to Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders, from full-length to one act plays, there's a wide range of playscripts covered here with something for everyone.

In Volume 2 (2012 - 2013) you get reviews for
55 Days, Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders, Ali Baba, All Balls and Ashes, Arms Floating Like Seaweed, Before The Party, Better Than The Real Thing, Biscuits, Bitch Boxer, Blue Sky, Blue Stockings, Boris Gudunov, Boys, Bridge, Brief Encounters, Building On Sand, Bully Boy, Cage Of Iron, Chalet Lines, Children Of The Wolf, The Chimes, The Complaint, Death In High Heels, Dirty Business, The Distressed Table, Duckability South Of Runcorn, Dusk Rings A Bell, Eating The Lino, Egusi Soup, Emily Davidson, Entertaining Angels, False Pretenses, Father's Day, Fine Bright Day Today, First Episode, Fit To Drop, Fleabag, Foxfinder, Future Shock, The Gatekeeper, Getting Dark, Girls Like That, God of Soho, Goodbye To All That, Great Expectations, Halycon Days, Happy Birthday Me, Harry Rings - Lord of The Potters, The Haunting, Herding Cats, The Heresy Of Love, Home Death, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, The House Keeper, Hundreds and Thousands, I Am Shakespeare, I'll Eat You Last, Ignorance, Intervals, Invisible, Judgement Day, Jumpers for Goalposts, Just The Ticket, Kes, Kitchen Sink, Laburnum Grove, The Ladykillers, Lagan, The Last Group, The Last of the Duchess, The Last of the Housemanns, Life and Beth, Looking for Love, Losing It, Love In A Glass Jar, The Lovers, Mad About The Boy, A Mad World My Masters, the Maddening Rain, The Martha Syndrome, Meeting Miss Ireland, Mind The Gap, Moby Dick, Mouse and His Child, Mustafa, Needle Time, Never A Cross Word, Nicholas Nickleby, The Nightingales, The Nightwatchman, Nineteen Ninety-Two, No Naughty Bits, No Romance, Parlour Song, Pastoral, Practice To Deceive, Primates, The Prince Of Denmark, Quotations on the Margin, The Railway Siding, Rattigan's Nijinsky, Recidivists, The River, Rose, Roy Brown Untitled, Saving It For Albie, Sex and God, Sex With A Stranger, Side Effects, Silent Night, Sixty Five Miles, Smack Family Robinson, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Sociable Plover, St Nicholas, Strangers Must Beware, The Strangers, Stubbs, The Swallowing Dark, Swallows and Amazons, The Table, There Is a War, Thicker Than Water, The Tobacco Tin, Top Of The Mourning, The Travelling Light, The Tree Of Knowledge, Triptych, Tuesday at Tesco's, Umlaut - Prince Of Dusseldorf, Up Pompeii, The Visitors, Voyager, Walkies, Washington Square, What Love Is, Wit's End, The Witness, The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase, The Xmas Factor, Yes - Prime Minister.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840949445
Publisher: New Theatre Publications
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Series: Play's The Thing , #2
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Theatre has been part of David's life ever since his school days. He is on record for saying that drama studies were just about the only thing he was any good at, but turned down an opportunity to work at the Nottingham Playhouse as an Assistant Stage
Manager because the cost of rent, food and bus fare were greater than the salary on offer. Instead he immersed himself into amateur theatre where he has done everything with the exception of prompt; which he wouldn't do "for all the tea in China"!

He began writing as a teenager, firstly lyrics for a rock band then articles for a student magazine before starting work on his first book. It took a surprising long time before David finally combined his passion for theatre with writing but his first play, Call Girls was an immediate success being published by New Theatre Publications and having performances in both the UK and the USA. Since then there have been hundreds of performances of David's work around the world by both amateur and professional companies with his festival friendly one act plays regularly winning awards.

In 2010 he answered an advertisement in Amateur Stage for a playscript reviewer and with an average of eight plays a month his reviews have become one of the most popular features in the magazine.

David lives in Cheshire where he is an active participant for two amateur groups and an enthusiastic supporter of all forms of theatre.

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