Other Plays by Shirley Barrie
- Brigit Bondfast Space Scientist-1f
- Carrying The Calf-4f
- Culinary Education-1m1f
- Duck Blind-1f
- Girl In The Flower Basket-The-3f
- Hansel And Gretel-2m2f
- I Am Marguerite-2f
- Recipe For Christmas-A-1f
- Topsy Turvy-2m2f
- Towards Partnership-2m2f
- Witchs Brew-A-3f
- Womens Circle Project-4f
Barrie, Shirley (aka Shirley G. Barrie, Canadian playwright, arts administrator, producer, 1945-____), “Topsy Turvy,"
a __-minute youth theatre drama in English in four scenes, set in _________, 1985,
© 1985 by Shirley Barrie;
• in Shirley Barrie’s Topsy Turvy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: The Author, 1985);
• script/rights available from Shirley Barrie, 462 Clendenan Avenue, Toronto Ontario M6P 2X6, Canada, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.shirleybarrie.ca, telephone (home) 416-762-7050, fax 416-762-8769.
Ted Turvey (m), __, home delivery milkman; Cyril Simpkins (m), __, new owner of milk company; Topsy Turvy (f), __, Ted's daughter; Harriet Hacker (f), __, a computer wizard, Ted's best customer.
"When Topsy Turvy is born out of a huge egg on milkman, Ted Turvy's milk float, she proceeds to turn everyone's life upside down, including that of Ted's best customer, Harriet Hacker, a computer wizard. When Cyril Simpkins buys the milk company and proposes to cancel home delivery it threatens Ted's job, and also, Harriet's big contract. It's up to Topsy to save the day."--Plays for Young Audiences by Shirley Barrie, http://www3.sympatico.ca/sbarrie.kchubb/plays/young.htm#TOPSY, accessed June 10, 2008.
• "The four scenes of the play are linked by katas, the strictly choreographed, powerful sequences of movements that are a central part of karate."--Plays for Young Audiences by Shirley Barrie.
• Audience age 6-12.
• Premiered by the Unicorn Theatre, London, England on tour, 1985. Director: Sue Pomeroy.--Plays for Young Audiences by Shirley Barrie.
• "In 1972 I co-founded the Wakefield Tricycle Company in London, England with Ken Chubb. In 1978 I wrote 'The Adventures of Super Granny and the Kid' for young audiences and have been on the playwrighting [sic] adventure ever since. In 1980 the Wakefield Tricycle Company opened the Tricycle Theatre, a 220 seat theatre that continues to produce plays on the Kilburn High Road in London. In 2006 the theatre received a Special Award for its pioneering political work at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In 1985, Ken and I returned to Canada. In Toronto in 1989, after working on a Popular Theatre project inspired by the stories of immigrant women who work in the garment industry, I joined with long time friend and collaborator, Lib Spry, and musician, Arlene Mantle to found Straight Stitching Productions. Since 2000 I have worked with story editor, Ken Chubb, on the development of film and television projects. I was Senior Story Editor on Jozi-H, a 13 part hospital drama co-produced by Inner City Films (Canada) and Morula Pictures (South Africa) which was shown on CBC TV in 2006/07 and SABC3 in 2007. I was the Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour from 1988-2005."—Shirley Barrie - Playwright and producer, http://www3.sympatico.ca/sbarrie.kchubb/plays/index.htm, accessed June 10, 2008.
computing, contract, employment, float, merchant-customer relationship.