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Garlic Lane
AuthorWADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
SynopsisGarlic Lane. 27 pages. Paperback. £2.50 $6 US ISBN: 0 947718 64 8 A one-act humorous verse-play play set in West Yorkshire in the 1950s. First produced at Leeds Civic Theatre in 1972, it was revised and staged as a radio play by Bingley Little Theatre in 1998. In 1999 it was awarded the Burton Prize and described by one critic as the best verse-play since 'Under Milk Wood.' A recording of the play was made live at Bingley Little Theatre in 1998 and is available on CD at £12 and cassette at £5 from Feather Books.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to see
Cast8 M 9F 2 Narrators (minimum 8)
Poetry Narrator Prose Narrator Elder Miss Twitchett Younger Miss Twitchett Mrs Braithwaite Mrs Sly Fred the Pieman Blind Bill The Revd Eli Crossman Harry Bland the Bookie Ball Bottomley Mac the Steward Jack Crabbe Choir Granny Hepplethwaite Martha Holmes Wille Tingle Betty Walker Dolly Walker
ProductionThe play may be staged around a microphone as a radio play or each sequence acted against a blank back-drop
StatusAvailable for performance
ISBN0 947718 64 8
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John Waddington-Feather
John Waddington-Feather belongs to the West Yorkshire ‘school’ of writers. His children’s novel, Quill’s Adventures in Grozzieland, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 1989, and his verse-play, Garlic Lane, won the Burton Award in 1999. In 2002 he was awarded the American DeWitt Romig Prize for his poetry. He co-directs the small-press imprint Feather Books and edits The Poetry Church poetry quarterly. He was the first chairman of the J.B.Priestley Society and is now a vice-president. In 1985 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Born in 1933 in Keighley, he attended Keighley Boys’ Grammar School and graduated in English at Leeds University in 1954. Over the past few years his wide range of books has attracted a growing number of readers in many countries, more recently in translation in Russia and Ukraine.

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