Keeping Tom Nice

Keeping Tom Nice


Drama Disability and Education

Such portrayals clearly still exist, and Barnes is particularly critical of Lucy
Gannon's Keeping Tom Nice (1988). The play, which was televised in 1990,
depicts a family driven to breaking point as a result of'caring' for their disabled
son Tom, ...

Drama  Disability and Education

Explores and analyses the way disability is portrayed in drama, and how that portrayal may be interpreted by young audiences. Investigating how disabilities have been represented on stage in the past, this book discusses what may be inferred from plays which feature disabled characters through a variety of critical approaches.

The Theatre Guide

GARDNER, Herb 109 GANNON, Lucy British screenwriter and dramatist [1948* ]
PLAYS INCLUDE: Keeping Tom Nice (1987), Wicked Old Nellie (1987), Janet
and ]ohn (1988), Raping the Gold (1988), A Dog Barking (1988), Dancing ...

The Theatre Guide

With over 500 entries on the most important plays and playwrights performed today, The Theatre Guide provides an authoritative A - Z of the contemporary theatre scene. From Aristophanes to Mark Ravenhill, The Alchemist to The Talking Cure, the Guide is both biographically detailed and critically current, while an extensive cross-referencing system allows for wider perspectives and new discoveries. Stimulating, observant and informative, The Theatre Guide is an essential companion and reference tool for anyone with an active interest in drama.

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

... Lucy Gannon, Keeping Tom Nice. Kroetz, Franz Xaver, Request Programme,
unpublished script adapted by Nancy Diuguid (director), trans. Judy Waldman.
Written 1971; performed in English adaptation 1987. Director's annotated copy.

Contemporary Feminist Theatres

Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a major evaluation of the forms feminism has taken in the theatre since 1968. Lizbeth Goodman provides a provocative and interdisciplinary study of the development of feminist theatres in Britain. She examines the treatment of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality, language and power in performance. Based on original research and fresh data, Contemporary Feminst Theatres is a fully comprehensive and admirably clear analysis of a flourishing field of practice and inquiry.

Plays International

... Actress : Kati Williamson ( The Caucasian Chalk Circle ) Best Director :
Caroline Smith ( Keeping Tom Nice ) Best Designer : Lez Brotherston ( Nude with
Violin ) Most Promising Playwright : Charlotte Jones ( Martha Josie & the Chinese
Elvis ) ...

Plays International


London Theatre Record

Dancing Attendance *本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本本事 FINANCIAL
TIMES 13 . 11 . 90 Claire Armitstead 有本事事本4444444444444 In her award -
winning first play , Keeping Tom Nice , Lucy Gannon put all her experience as a ...

London Theatre Record


Plays and Players

John Alderton and Gwen Taylor were completely convincing as the parents of
handicapped Tom ( Linus Roache ) in Lucy Gannon's Keeping Tom Nice in the
Screenplay season Ian McKellen as Richard III at the NT ; Shakespearean.

Plays and Players


Women Writing Plays

Keeping Tom Nice is a dark exploration of society ' s attitudes toward the
disabled and how those attitudes have an impact on the rights of the
handicapped and the lives of their caregivers . The play centers on a family that
for two and a half ...

Women Writing Plays

Women's playwriting burgeoned in the United States and the United Kingdom as part of the feminist movement of the 1970s. Ever since, playwriting women have been embracing new subjects, experimenting with form, and devising new ways of looking at the world. To honor their achievements and inspire future endeavors, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize was established in memory of an American actor, journalist, and feminist who died of breast cancer. In the nearly three decades of the award's existence, more than three hundred English-speaking women playwrights have been finalists for the Blackburn Prize in recognition of their work, including such prominent writers as Marsha Norman, Cheryl L. West, Wendy Wasserstein, Caryl Churchill, Paula Vogel, and Suzan-Lori Parks. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of women's playwriting, as well as a celebration of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. It combines critical essays, playwrights' memoirs, and conversations and interviews with playwrights to explore how women's playwriting evolved in relation to the women's movement and how it continues to map new territory and find fresh modes of expression. The majority of contributors to this volume—playwrights, arts journalists, and theater critics—have had some connection to the Blackburn Prize, either as award recipients, play readers, or judges. The memoirs, conversations, and interviews come from some of the finest women playwrights of the last three decades. These dramatists offer fascinating insight into the playwriting art, theatrical careers, and women's goals in writing for the theater.

Landmarks of Contemporary Women s Drama

A lifetime of keeping Tom nice . But this is where you ' ll end up , and the more
interest you take in him now , the stronger a hold he ' ll have on you . He has the
grip of a drowning man . ( Pause . ) No . Don ' t worry about them taking Tom
away ...

Landmarks of Contemporary Women s Drama


Radioactive Monologues for Women

Keeping Tom Nice by Lucy Gannon Charlie , twenty - three , any accent . This
play deals with the painful subject of adults with serious disability , how it impacts
on those expected to care for them , and how both coping and caring take many ...

Radioactive Monologues for Women

An invaluable selection of pieces resource for actors working in radio, theatre or television.

Talk of Drama

So I borrowed a typewriter and scrounged some paper , we really were broke at
the time , and I started to write a really dark stage play called Keeping Tom Nice .
. . ' And as a result I discovered this was it , this was what I loved doing .

Talk of Drama

Interviewes with British television writers

Nursing Times

BBC 2's Keeping Tom Nice DESPITE ITS HEAVIER credentials , There is no
choice to be made ( BBC , August 15 ) was a more between them because
without a grounding in human caring , the superficial treatment of
handtechnology ...

Nursing Times


RSC Magazine

Linus Roache as Tom in keeping Tom Nice Congratulations SEIRO Lucy Gannon
has won the Arts Council's prestigious John Whiting Award for her play Keeping
Tom Nice which Bill Buffery directed for the RSC's 1988 Almeida season .

RSC Magazine


Theatre at Stratford upon Avon

1634 Keeping Tom Nice , 1988 Theatre : Other ( see notes ) ( Newcastle ) Press
night : 9 March 1988 Closing : 11 March 88 Performances : 2 Authorial : Lucy
Gannon ( Playwright ) . Production : Bill Buffery ( Director ) . Actors : Henrietta
Bess ...

Theatre at Stratford upon Avon

Shakespearean productions continue to flourish today, with considerable activity at Stratford-upon-Avon in England. This book supplies basic information on Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean plays at Stratford-upon-Avon from 1979 to 1993, and makes accessible information on all productions during these years by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Entries are arranged alphabetically by play, with each entry providing detailed cast and production information.

British and Irish Women Dramatists Since 1958

... first play Keeping Tom Nice ( 1986 ) , which presents a nuclear family
disintegrating as a result of the strains of looking ... For example , the mother
sprays air freshener to mask the smells of Tom ' s incontinence but nearly chokes
him in the ...

British and Irish Women Dramatists Since 1958


The Ivan R Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights

... John [ 1867 – 1933 ] GANNON , Lucy [ 1948 - ] British novelist and dramatist
British screenwriter and dramatist PLAYS INCLUDE : PLAYS INCLUDE : The
Silver Box ( 1906 ) , Strife ( 1909 ) , Justice Keeping Tom Nice ( 1987 ) , Wicked
Old ...

The Ivan R  Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights

Here is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available.

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

Career : fmrly nurse , residential social worker and military policewoman ; has
devised and written numerous TV series and dramas ; writer - in - residence ,
Royal Shakespeare Co . 1987 . Television includes : Keeping Tom Nice (
Richard ...

International Who s who of Authors and Writers


Contemporary Plays by Women

Introduction / Wendy Wasserstein -- Getting out / Marsha Norman -- My sister in this house / Wendy Kesselman -- Coyote ugly / Lynn Siefert -- Ourselves alone / Anne Devlin -- Serious money / Caryl Churchill -- The Heidi chronicles / Wendy ...

Contemporary Plays by Women

Introduction / Wendy Wasserstein -- Getting out / Marsha Norman -- My sister in this house / Wendy Kesselman -- Coyote ugly / Lynn Siefert -- Ourselves alone / Anne Devlin -- Serious money / Caryl Churchill -- The Heidi chronicles / Wendy Wasserstein -- Our country's good / Timberlake Wertenbaker - - Keeping Tom nice / Lucy Gannon.

A Billy or a Dan or an Old Tin Can

“Hello Tom Nice to see you again,” she called out for anyone to hear, if they had
a mind to do so. “Hello Mary.I hope you're keeping well?” Tom handed Mary the
parcel he was carrying as soon as she had closed the door behind them and she
 ...

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Willie Blair

“Hello Tom Nice to see you again,” she called out for anyone to hear, if they had
a mind to do so. “Hello Mary.I hope you're keeping well?” Tom handed Mary the
parcel he was carrying as soon as she had closed the door behind them and she
 ...

Willie Blair

Willie Blair was a young boy born in Glasgow, with five other siblings… Charlie Blair was Willie’s elder brother being only a few years older than Willie, but Charlie was more attractive to the girls as he was blonde and had blue eyes and his job as a bricklayer on a building site gave him a tan that was the envy of his younger brother as Willie had dark hair and was handsome in a different way. Rachel Harris was a young Jewish girl who came from the London wartime blitz to stay with her grandmother who lived in Glasgow and Charlie immediately fell in love with her… but Willie envied almost everything Charlie was, because of his stature, being nearly six foot and hoped that Rachael might glance at him a few times, however regretfully Rachael did not regard Willie in the same light as she did Charlie. However it was a tragic accident that killed Charlie as he fell from a high scaffolding on the building site and his death changed Willie’s life entirely. He was besought by his brother’s death and even the thought of Rachael’s beauty could not console his grief. He left Scotland and moved to London where his life was changed dramatically. Had Willie remained in Scotland and had Charlie married Rachael, Willie would have married a Glasgow girl in time and settled down with several children to a happy married life… and my story would have been entirely different.