SEARCH
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...
FEATURES
A few of my favourite things: Tristan Ge...

Eight new plays we'd like to see written for the stage

Because not everyone wants to see film adaptations

By • London

Our article on eight films we'd love to see on stage has caused a bit of a stir among theatregoers who would rather see original work than an adaptation of a film.

So we thought we'd come up with some potential material for original work. Got something you'd like to add? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter using #IdeasForAPlay


1. Dennis and Kim


Along the same lines as Peter Morgan's The Audience but the Queen and Margaret Thatcher are replaced with ex-basketball player Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Because we all want to know what they spoke about!


2. 1666


A play based on the diary entries of Samuel Pepys during the Great Fire of London. Will need lots of Flambar.


3. Come Dine With Me - The Musical


Pretty self explanatory really. Four dining rooms on a revolve, David Lamb narrates.


4. The Curious Incident of the Man on the Moon


A boy with an autistic spectrum disorder, who aspires to be an astronaut, uncovers some truths that may change the history books forever.


5. Barack the Opera


From Honolulu to the Whitehouse, how Obama became the first black leader of the US, in twelve part harmony.


6. The Battle for Dale Farm


Based on the events surrounding the eviction of travellers at Dale Farm, from the viewpoint of one of the inhabitants.


7. Hacked-off


Behind the scenes with Rebecca Brooks as the hacking scandal breaks.


8. An Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about... Andrew Lloyd Webber


Well, they do say write about what you know...


What would you like to see a play/musical about? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter using #IdeasForAPlay

Tags: original theatrenew writingfilm adaptations


comments powered by Disqus

By providing information about entertainment and cultural events on this site, WhatsOnStage.com shall not be deemed to endorse,
recommend, approve and/or guarantee such events, or any facts, views, advice and/or information contained therein.

©1999-2014 WhatsOnStage.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy