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Kafka v Kafka By Howard Colyer
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Franz Kafka's Letter to my Father adapted for the stage. It opened at the Brockley Jack Theatre in London on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012. 'The tortured life of Franz Kafka provides the material for... More > this fascinating play.' William Russell, Reviews Gate. 'An exceptionally well-tailored piece.' Amelia Forsbrook, Remotegoat. 'The play circles the two men locked in a trial of strength... each gifted by an extreme power. Alas those powers do not complement each other - they destroy each other.' Gary Naylor, Red Room. 'The deepest strength of Colyer's scripting lies in the fact that it is possible to sympathise with any and all of the characters.' Vanessa Bunn, EXTRA! EXTRA!< Less
Finchley Road By Howard Colyer
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A one act play with two characters in a police interview room at Heathrow in 1989.
1938 By Howard Colyer
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Late in the evening on 11 March, 1938, a man sits in a Jewish bar in Vienna as the German army invades Austria. The other guests flee, as does the owner, but he remains to contemplate his past and... More > his future - bleak though that may be. "With this dramatic monologue, Colyer has continued to do what he does so skilfully—to take a noteworthy piece of writing and adapt it freely to create something new which has the essence of the original but is a compelling stage work in its own right." British Theatre Guide. Freely adapted from Joseph Roth's novel, The Emperor's Tomb.< Less
You Take The 321 By Howard Colyer
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The tenant of her flat is dead - but she didn't know the man. Yet now she feels compelled to put together the jigsaw puzzle of his life from the clues he has left behind. A dramatic monologue set in... More > Deptford in South-east London.< Less
Almost a Fast Bowler By Howard Colyer
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Dramatic monologue. A man has killed ambiguously. He may, or may not, have intended to do so. But he is not prosecuted by the police. Though he does suffer remorse. He resigns from his job, sells... More > his flat and leaves his fiancée. And he leaves England. He travels through Italy in search of a former girlfriend; and he only comes to a halt when he reaches the far north-west of Sicily. And there he rents a house in a village and reflects upon his life.< Less
Diary of a Madman By Howard Colyer
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Gogol's short story, Diary of a Madman, adapted for the stage. "This is a play about an individual’s descent into madness, brought to life by a brilliant trio of actor David Bromley,... More > director Scott Le Crass, and author Howard Colyer. But what makes the play interesting is that Gogol’s protagonist defies the literary mould: he has a condition usually reserved for tormented kings and ladies imprisoned in the attic. Rather than being ordinary, he is ‘extraordinary’, a term peppering Howard Colyer’s script. Through Poprishchin, Gogol portrays his contempt for government and bureaucracy, and allows this lowly civil servant to become a leader…at least in his own mind." Emma Slater, London Theatre, reviewing the production at the Jack Studio.< Less
The Murderess By Howard Colyer
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The woman who does the killing is not the woman who walks away. A dramatic monologue after a painting by Munch.
Homework By Howard Colyer
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What is an individual but a collection of memories on legs? Take away the memories and what's left? Legs. And even they aren't working well any more. Homework is a one act play with two characters... More > and thirty phone calls. It opened at the Brockley Jack Theatre in London on 8 November, 2011. 'Howard Colyer's Homework is not only reminiscent of Waiting for Godot's literal and actual inaction, but also of its cyclical and repetitive rhythms.' Sandra Giorgetti, British Theatre Guide. 'There is not one dull moment in this production.' Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network.< Less
Figures in a Shelter By Howard Colyer
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A re-union of old friends from university - three are there but one is missing, the focus of them all, and her absence becomes ever more menacing. A one act play.
Three Monologues By Howard Colyer
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You Take The 321, Again, Without Reluctance and Without Relief : Three dramatic monologues about strange and enigmatic lives staged together at the Jack Studio in South-east London in February... More > 2015. "Howard Colyer paints lyrical landscapes of failed relationships, loneliness and desperation without ever giving in to sentimentality." Carolin Kopplin UK Theatre Network< Less