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Les Trois Mousquetaires

Dramatisation in French from Dumas’ novel
Premiere Théâtre Sans Frontières 1999
Director – John Cobb, Design – Jane Heather

As I Lay Dying

Dramatisation from William Faulkner’s novel
Premiere Young Vic, London May 1998
Director – Tim Supple, Design – Melly Still, Lighting – Paule Constable, Music – Adrian Lee, Sound – Paul Kemp
Cast included Robert Bowman, Thusitha Jayasundera, Sandy McDade, Paul M Meston, Christopher Saul, Andy Williams
Swine Palace Productions, Louisiana September 1999
Director – Edward Kemp, Set – EM Boudreaux, Costumes – Simone C Williams, Lighting – Louis Gagliano, Sound – Lewis Rhodes, Music – André DuBroc
Cast – Diane Wagner, Mark McLaughlin, JP DeLaHoussaye, Bill McDonald, Tony Marble, Jessica Ketcham, Preston Lorio, Tony Molina, Cristin Cunningham, Jerry Lee Leighton, Stephen Trent Thomas, Andre DuBroc, Jorge Ponjuan, Robert Chaney
Open Fist Theatre, Los Angeles March 2003
Director – Stefan Novinski, Set – Donna Marquet, Lighting – Andrea Housh, Sound – Drew Dalzell, Costume – Christal Weatherly, Puppets – Heather Henson
Cast – Jeff Elam, Tish Hicks, Ryan Honey, Joe Hulser, Tom Jermain, Shawn MacAuley, Joe Mellis, Jessica Morris, John Schumacher, Rod Sell, Kalon Shires, Lisa Soloway, Bradley Spann, Chris Spencer, Jeff Verner

Edward Kemp’s meticulously crafted script illuminates the complex characters and narrative spine of Faulkner’s novel without compromising the eloquence of its varied lyric voices – Philip Brandes LA Times

A Tale Of Two Cities/Un Conte De Deux Villes

Dramatisation in English and French from Dickens’ novel
Premiere Théâtre Sans Frontières September 1998
Director – John Cobb

Le Mariage De Figaro

Adaptation in French of Beaumarchais’ play.
Premiere Théâtre Sans Frontières September 1997
Director – John Cobb

Don Juan

An admittedly rather free translation of Moliere’s Dom Juan
Premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse, June 1997
Director – Toby Jones, Design – Angela Davies, Lighting – Jon Linstrum, Music – Gary Yershon, Sound – Mic Pool
Cast included Martin Marquez, Mairead McKinley, Sarah Redmond

The Hypochondriac or Sick In The Head

Translation of Molière’s Le Malade Imaginaire incorporating a commedia version (in French) of Le Médecin Volant
Premiere West Yorkshire Playhouse June 1996
Director – Toby Jones, Design – Angela Davies, Lighting – Jon Linstrum, Sound – Mic Pool
Cast – Ann Bryson, Leah Fletcher, Jackie Morrison, John Owen-Jones, Lucy Robinson, Malcolm Scates, Tristan Sharps, Paul Shelley

La Tulipe Noir

Dramatisation in French from Dumas’ novel
Premiere Théâtre Sans Frontières September 1995
Director – John Cobb

Kemp’s version flows brilliantly and tautly – Colin Donald The Scotsman


Dramatisation in French from Voltaire’s novel
Premiere Théâtre Sans Frontières Edinburgh 1993
Winner of Spirit of the Fringe Award
Northern Electric Creative Arts Award

A Proper Place

Premiere National Youth Theatre August 1986
Director – Bill Buffery
Cast included Lucy Briers, Moira Buffini, Jonathan Cake, Jo Stone-Fewings, Jenny Webster, Mary Woodvine
Winner Texaco Playwriting Competition 1985


Winner Texaco Playwriting Competition 1984

The Drowned Man

Premiere Burton-Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse November 1983
Director – Edward Kemp

The Iron And The Oak

Premiere Chichester Festival Theatre Tent Summer 1983
Director – Christopher Brown
Oxford University November 1984
Director – Edward Kemp
London University 1985
Winner Most Promising Playwright Under 21 Texaco Competition 1983