John Farndon - plays
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High Risk Zone

High Risk Zone

A city in fear as terrorist bombs explode across London. 12 people try to get on with their lives. Ageing impresario Jack tries to capture his lost youth... Judd tries to kick smoking and deadbeat lovers... Young Zoe loses it... Phil tries to find a new creed. Alex worries about everyhting... This highly original drama which mixes a whirling multiple staging with mulitmedia and a vibrant soundtrack ranging from techno to soul classics paints a startling, touching picture of modern London.


Staged at the Almeida, London


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Naked Guest

Naked Guest

27th January 1837. In the snows outside St Petersburg, the poet Alexander Pushkin, at the height of his fame, selects his pistol to duel with the alleged lover of his beautiful young wife Natalie... A powerful and touching play about human desire, fear and jealousy focusing on the lasy days and haunting poetry of Russia;s greatest poet.

 

Staged at the Pleasance, Edinburgh

 

"One is spellbound...high class" Bonnie Lee, The Scotsman


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Numismata

Numismata

Winter 1698. The Thames is frozen. Old John Evelyn, the first great conservationist, receives a mysterious visitor at his house by Deptford dockyard – the gigantic young Russian emperor Peter the Great, in England incognito to learn about western ways and warships.

The play brings vividly to life both the explosive encounter between these two remarkable men, and Peter’s passionate affair with the spirited young English actress Laetitia Cross, for who the composer Henry Purcell wrote his best songs.

Dramatized reading staged at the Bridewell, London


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Hard House

Hard House

Two young girls trapped in the dark outside a nightclub, high on E, endure a terrifying and revealing night.


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