NUWORKS TEXTS AND MUSIC FOR HIRE
Yes, we licence our plays and musicals!
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We have been writing plays and plays with music for over thirty five years. At first, this was in response to a lack of 'intelligent' AND CHALLENGING scripts specifically for adolescents.
( 14 - 18 YEAR OLDS )
Later, and because we are called Nuworks, we began writing plays and plays with music for our adults.
We write in a variety of styles, typically for large casts with scope for a large chorus almost not exclusively.
Our work tends to be didactic. It is always ethical and our youth and childrens productions
are always educationally and age appropriate. Some may be considered 'controversial' using language and exploring themes that a few members of the greater community may find offensive.
Please find below our catalogue divided into productions for adults, adolescents children and hybrid. What we can guarantee is that all titles have been performed, some many times in different countries around the world.
All titles have been written by David Dunn
Musical collaborators include: Mark Howard, Lydia Saroto, Russell Welsh, Peter Noble, Peter Palankay, Mary Robbie, Callum Dale, Lyndsay Dale, Stuart Bruce and Peter Harris.
As to performing rights fees and the hire of production materials, we negotiate these with interested parties, taking into consideration the circumstances of each.
To be clear, our motivation is not money.
We are happy to advise on the suitability of any production and provide helpful insights as to how the piece can be successfully staged to suit diverse budgets and audiences.
All of our work encourages diversity and gender equality. We are currently reviewing our plays and musicals with a view to keeping abreast of community standards and expectations while at all times retaining artistic integrity.
Should you produce a Nuworks piece, we want you to enjoy the experience.
So, peruse at your leisure and we look forward to hearing from you.
HELLKATZ! Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks Period Drama
Mary Read and Anne Bonney were the fiercest pirates of their day, as Calico Jack and others
would discover to their cost. True story.
THE ROARING GIRL Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks Period Drama
Mary Frith was the original roaring girl, too hot for any Elizabethan man to handle! True story
THE ELECTRA LEGACY Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks Period Drama
A retelling of the traditional Ancient Greek Tragedy
FAWK Play N/A Fantasy
The story of Hazel, a maths tragic and the adventure she shares with Scarecrow, Mouse and Iago, the villain crow! For lovers of Shakespeare.
FREAK SHOW Play with 8 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks Political Drama
Think Trump, devious, desperate and ruthless based on the Antigone story.
THAT BASTARD BRECHT Play with 12 songs Chord and lyric charts
The life and times of Bertolt Brecht and his colloboraters, a story of manipulation and exploitation.
Four and five star reviews from Edinburgh Fringe. Award winner: Best Overseas Production
SUFFRAGETTES Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks Period Drama
The real and unsanitised story of Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette movement.
BELFAST Play with 12 songs Downloadablebacking and guide vocal tracks
The development of sectarianism from the building of the Titanic to The Troubles.
M for MACHIAVELLI Play N/A Absurdist
Soho gangsters and an exposition of Machiavellian theory.
BARRICADES AND BARBED WIRE Play N/A Serious Drama
The Troubles, On the Blanket and the Dirty Protest...tragedy
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Play with 6 songs Downloadable backibng and guide vocal tracks
Dostoyevsky's classic tale adapted....faithful to the novel.
EXILES Play N/A
The Irish famine, a fictitious Dickensian tale.
THE PIPER Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks
Adaptation and dramatisation of the classic tale
KELLY Play N/A Serious Drama
The Ned Kelly story through the eyes of Ned.
THE STUPID CLUB Play N/ A Serious Drama
Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison.....all died at the age of 27....The Stupid Club
LARRIKINS Play with 8 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks
Rosie is a prostitute, Lenny is a larrikin, they are Australian through and through with a healthy contempt for anything in a uniform
THE LAST OF THE OUTLAWS Play with 12 songs Downloadable backing and guide vocal tracks
The true story of the Dooliin/Dalton gang, the last of the outlaw gangs in the Wild West.