This play is Part 1 of The Tinsel Town Trilogy. All three plays are connected and are based on actual events.
'Three Knights and Two Welshmen' features Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson and Lord Olivier. The script centres around the friendship between the legendary Welsh pair Burton and Thomas, their fame, legacy and dependencies...
The whole play occurs in an Austrian Hotel suite in 1982 when Richard is part way through filming 'Wagner' the extraordinary 8 hour epic .While caught in a drunken stupor he is 'visited' by Dylan, Gielgud, Richardson and Olivier. Also by PT Rose: Parts 2 and 3 of the Tinsel Town Trilogy: HollyWoodLand & One Night with Marilyn.
Part 2 of the Tinsel Town Trilogy. 'HollyWoodLand' written by PT Rose centres around Hedda Hopper, the infamous American syndicated gossip columnist and her friendship with a little remembered Welsh actor and Episcopalian padre named Gareth Hughes. Gareth was extraordinary in that had given up life as a rising Hollywood screen star to follow a spiritual path. At a time when there were no alternative avenues for promotion and publicity (no social media then) Hedda could make or break an actor's career and she broke many. Also by PT Rose: Parts 1 and 3 of the Tinsel Town Trilogy: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen & One Night with Marilyn.
Part 3 of the Tinsel Town Trilogy. 'One Night with Marilyn' is based around a little known event in Marilyn's life. Unknown to her many millions of fans in February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist Dr. Marianne Kris to the Payne Whitney Clinic, the psychiatric division of Cornell University New York. Marilyn was under the impression she was being sent for some rest and recuperation by her trusted doctor. Marilyn was exhausted after the stressful filming schedule of ‘The Misfits’, its lukewarm reception and her fresh separation from Arthur Miller. In addition Marilyn had set alarm bells ringing amongst her friends and psychiatrist by talking of ‘ending it all’. Based on actual events. Also by PT Rose: Parts 1 and 2 of the Tinsel Town Trilogy: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen & HollyWoodLand.
Unknown to her many millions of fans in February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was detained at the Payne Whitney Clinic, New York, the psychiatric division of Cornell University.
Marilyn was under the impression she was being sent for some rest and recuperation by her trusted doctor. Marilyn was exhausted after the stressful filming schedule of ‘The Misfits’, its lukewarm reception and her fresh separation from Arthur Miller. In addition, Marilyn had set alarm bells ringing amongst her friends and psychiatrist by talking of ‘ending it all.
It’s a cold Autumn morning and a group of actors meet for the first time in the back room of a London pub. The Queen's Wrist Theatre Pub once had a glowing reputation for breaking brand new writing and acting talent – but those days are long gone and storm clouds are gathering. Will the venue survive or are its days numbered… Also by PT Rose: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen, HollyWoodLand, One Night with Marilyn.
In CREAM Bella and Angie share a flat somewhere on the outskirts of London. They appear to be polar opposites. Bella, the older of the two, a bit shy and resigned to her singledom, and Angie, clawing at the remaining vestiges of her youth and determined to remain ‘hot’. And yet, as the play unfolds, we learn how truly connected they are to each other, how committed, and, even when a little rivalry kicks in, how much they deeply love each other. Also by PT Rose: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen, HollyWoodLand, One Night with Marilyn.
Fakeup is set in a typical Mega Store, in any town, anywhere. We join Suzie and Cathy, single mums who work for commission on the cosmetics counter of this busy city centre shop.
Add to the mix an assorted mob of adulterous males, lies, fading hopes of any lasting happiness and all lorded over by an ‘Acidic Queen’.
This is the one about the two lesbians, a mixed race seamstress, failed black Jewish comedian, Chinese transvestite, Muslim convert and a master baker on a barge. Also by PT Rose: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen, HollyWoodLand, One Night with Marilyn.
Archie The Piano Man plays the piano for diminishing numbers of 'blue rinsed' widows at afternoon tea dances in village halls dotted across the South Wales valleys. His smile hides many secrets...
Also by PT Rose: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen, HollyWoodLand, One Night with Marilyn.
The story of Rhydyfelin rock group The Senators (later the Squires), of founder Vernon Hopkins' discovery of Tom Jones, and their launch towards international stardom. Just Help Yourself tells the classic story of the difficult path to fame trod by so many bands and artists in the 1960s. This is the band's story from their gigging days in South Wales when Tom and Vernon were as close as brothers, to their eventual and inevitable painful falling out in 1969 when Vernon and the band were cast aside by manager (and fellow South Walian) Gordon Mills. This is a first hand, eye-witness, no holds-barred account of their time together, gigging in Working Men's Clubs in South Wales, then living a hand to mouth existence in London, waiting for their breakthrough. When fame finally did arrive, with it came the uncoupling of the star singer from the band by an unscrupulous manager. Just Help Yourself gives new insight into Tom Jones himself, and into the world of pop music in the Sixties and early Seventies in a grittily authentic narrative. Hopkins experienced both the pop star high life, touring America, Australia and Europe with Tom, and the low points. The music business really was and is as cut throat as reported. This audio dramatization script was created by Vernon Hopkins and PT Rose. The audio recording is available from: www.justhelpyourself.com
This trilogy features actual events involving luminaries including Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Hedda Hopper and even dear old Dylan Thomas pops up. Part 1. '3 Knights and 2 Welshmen', Part 2 'HollyWoodLand', and Part 3 'One Night with Marilyn'.
Now available in one volume:
The Queen's Wrist,
Also by PT Rose: 3 Knights and 2 Welshmen
HollyWoodLand, One Night with Marilyn