The Locksmith of London

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SCRIPTED & PERFORMED ADAPTATIONS by EILEEN NORRIS


1968

LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN THEATRE. THE WAKEFIELD CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES (Adapted from Old English in modern Yorkshire dialect) - Doreen Tanner- Liverpool Echo:- "they have solved the problem by using two styles"..."the trace of pantomime"...."simply telling the story"..." riotous knockabout"..."proper reverence for the religious part"..." As much good theatre as possible is extracted from these really very difficult plays".


1976 - As a Teacher in School

CHAINS OF FREEDOM - Former child inmates from English workhouses (now indentured) & young black girls celebrate in the West Indies in 1828. Devised and scripted with music for 300 girls but not reviewed.

DOLL'S  DAY - A story of women in Wandsworth.

Stage Sixty, Stratford East.


1986 Original Musical

TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL


1990 Original Play THE KEY TO THE GOLDEN GARDEN

Written earlier, performed in 1996. for International Dickens Conference in Portsmouth


1996 THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP by Dickens - "Unconventional and innovative"..." A splendidly theatrical experience"..."the spirit of Dickens, gaiety, humour and terror"..."Eileen Norris's adaptation  evokes the magical variety"..."a dramatically effective immediacy, suitable for a modern stage" - Paul Schlicke (Author of Dickens and Entertainment).


1998 BOOKWORMS (adapted from Arnold Bennett's RICEYMAN STEPS & performed at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth) - from THE STAGE October '98 "much to enjoy and laugh at in this marvellous production", the first adaptation since the 1920's, this clever adaptation of two romances, a balanced mix of comedy and realism.


2002  For the Dickens International Conference at the Bloomsbury Theatre WC1 - DICKENS' MONOLOGUE

MRS LIRRIPER - adapted for a small company


2012 - BARNABY RUDGE - For the Bicentenary of Dickens' Birth, the International Conference in Portsmouth, the Kings Theatre, (as a community play) - "long awaited and highly successful"..."there was much to enjoy"..."the contemporary significance of its message"..."rich and rewarding"..."an energetic and fast-paced production"  - Reviewer in The Dickensian Magazine.

''My warmest congratulations on a great triumph" - Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor, Birkbeck College, University of London.


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