Plays produced in 32 countries.
u"Cagney" nominated 2016 Outer Critics
Circle Award "Outstanding New Musical", and Best Actor and Best
The Toronto Star calls Peter Colley: "Canada's Master Of Mayhem" for his suspenseful stage thrillers.
"Peter Colley's play was the most memorable theatre experience of my life.
It made me realize what live theatre could be." Calgary Herald
London 2022 with Tony winning director John Rando and
Tony nominee Josh Bergasse.
Pre-Broadway production September-October 2019 at the Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City.
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DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS AT THE ST. JACOB"S COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
AND THE HURON COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
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Now available in an Italian
THE MAN IN THE DESERT about the life of Lawrence after his Arabia days was a semi-finalist for the 2007 Eugene O'Neill awards, and was performed to very good reviews in 2007 at Theatre In The Park, Raleigh, North Carolina.
It was produced in Munich, Germany at the famous Theater Blutenburg where it ran for many months in a German translation. Productions in the U.S., Ireland, Jamaica, South Africa and Australia, a National Tour of Britain, Nairobi, Kenya, and New Zealand. The world famous Cambridge Footlights (Monty Python, Beyond The Fringe, Borat) produced I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT. For details CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS click here.
I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT named as "Best of Calgary Theatre" by the Calgary Sun. "It’s no surprise I’ll Be Back Before Midnight has thrilled audiences in 32 countries and become the most produced Canadian play ever."
WHEN THE REAPER CALLS
YOU'LL GET USED TO IT - THE WAR SHOW
Poster design: Elliott Smith
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Winner 2010 Carbonell Award "Best New Work" and an Edgerton Foundation "New American Play Award" starring Broadway's Robert Creighton as Cagney (ANYTHING GOES / DROOD / LITTLE MERMAID). ENTIRE RUN SOLD OUT!
34th Florida Carbonell Awards*
Peter's new musical play (Music & Lyrics by Christopher McGovern and Robert Creighton) on the life of James Cagney premiered at The Florida Stage in 2009 starring Robert Creighton as Cagney (from Broadway's LITTLE MERMAID / ANYTHING GOES / DROOD). ENTIRE RUN SOLD OUT!
A musical version of Canada's most notorious crime - newly revised.
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Italy and China - Click on poster for more info
Nairobi, Kenya 2011 - The Cortland Repertory Theatre, NY, 2013
UPCOMING FILM PROJECTS:
HIGH FLIGHT is a WWII action romance
currently in development with Open-Shut Productions, Los Angeles.
|UK National Tour - including The Grand Theatre Swansea
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pictures of theatres CLICK HERE)
UK Tour venues include: Theatre Royal Winchester, The Capitol Theatre, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Margate, The Darlington Civic, The Grand Theatre Swansea, The Lighthouse Theatre at Poole, Devonshire Park Eastbourne. Ian Dickens Productions, the largest UK producer of touring plays (300 productions), announced that the recent tour broke the company's box office records.
I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT - at the Blyth Festival in its
fourth revival at the theatre which premiered the play, the
Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, the Spokane Civic Theatre and in the Nantucket Arts Festival. The Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania (one of only 11 professional Equity summer stock
companies left in the US). Also Canberra Repertory Theatre,
Australia. Danish translation as "TILBAGE
FØR MIDNAT!". Arena Players ("Long Island's
Oldest Professional Theatre"), Topeka Rep Theatre. WHEN THE REAPER CALLS:
Kanata Theatre, Guelph Theatre.
REVIEWS: I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT at The Coliseum Theatre, Nr. Manchester, England, where it received excellent notices (to see the Coliseum reviews, poster, photos, CLICK HERE).
A new 2014 Polish translation called WRÓCĘ PRZED PÓŁNOCĄ by Bogusława Plisz - Góral and a Danish translation at Jomfru Ane Teatret! Also a new Portugese translation called "Voltarei Antes Da Meia-Noite" by Teatroesfera, Lisbon, Portugal, a Dutch translation called "Voor Middernacht Ben Ik Terug!" and a German translation titled "Gänsehaut" which was a recent hit at Theater Blutenburg, Munich, Germany.
Peter was interviewed twice in the New York-based "The Dramatist" magazine about his playwriting, and Writer's Digest named Peter's dialogue software among the "Best Software For Writers" and it has now been sold in 43 countries. In 2010 Peter organized the Los Angeles Dramaturgy Symposium with speakers from The Ahmanson and Taper Theatres, the La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse and others.
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Peter Colley is an
award-winning Canadian playwright and screenwriter. From his start as
Playwright in Residence at the Grand Theatre in London (Ontario) and
being one of the youngest playwrights produced at Canada's National Arts
Centre, his plays have gone on to be produced in 32 countries, 48 of the
50 states in the US, and every province in Canada. His plays have been
translated into many languages. He has won or been nominated for the
Outer Critics Circle,
Off-Broadway Alliance, New York Theatre Guide Best Show,
New American Play Award, Eugene
O'Neill Playwriting Award (semi-finalist),
Carbonell "Best New Work", New
Zealand NAPTA, and many other awards. As a screenwriter he has
won a Humanitas Award,
and two of his plays have been made into feature films. He has written
for the CBC, CBS, Fox Family Channel, British ITV, and WNET TV (New
York). His musical about the life of actor James Cagney ran for over 500
performances in New York and is due to open on London's West End at the
historic Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2021.
For his suspense-filled stage thrillers Richard
Ouzounian, chief theatre critic of the Toronto Star, called Peter:
"Canada's Master of Mayhem".
Peter Colley is also the creator of an educational software program for writers called Great Dialogue Software™. This software has been sold in 43 countries. For more details, click here, or click on the logo below.
THEATRE COMPANIES: For free perusal copies of Peter's plays email:
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THEATRES WHICH HAVE PERFORMED PETER'S PLAYS
Theatre Royal, Windsor (England); The Grand Theatre, London (Ont.); The National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Theatre Royal Winchester (England); The Florida Stage; The Coliseum, Manchester (England); The Vancouver Playhouse; Theatre Royal, Margate (England); Teatro Ghione, Rome; The Salisbury Playhouse (England); Theatre New Brunswick; The Palace Theatre (England); The Tarragon, Toronto; The Saint Lawrence Centre, Toronto; The City Theatre, Pittsburgh; Theatre-By-The-Sea, Portsmouth (US); The Octagon Theatre (England); The American Heartland Theater, Kansas City; The Capitol Theatre (England); The Blyth Festival (Canada); The Charlottetown Festival (Canada); The Grand Theatre, Swansea (Wales); The Neptune Theatre Halifax (Canada); Canberra Repertory Theatre (Australia), ETH Hamburg, (Germany), The Century Theatre (England), The Wangherie Theatre (New Zealand), Theater Blutenburg, Munich, (Germany), Alliance Francaise (Kenya), Salon Varietes (Spain), Queen's Park Theatre (Barbados), Teatroesfera, Lisbon (Portugal); The Hamilton Princess (Bermuda); The Xinguang Arts Center, Shanghai (China); Teatro Erba, Turin (Italy), St. Michaels Playhouse, Vermont, Teatro Del Lago, Jalisco (Mexico), Shanxi People's Dramatic Arts Co in Xi'an China, MADS, Malta; and thousands more in 32 countries.
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For more information on Peter Colley's Great Dialogue Software™ click on the above logo. This popular educational software for writers has been sold in 43 countries.
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Peter is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Dramatists Guild of America, The Writers Guild of America, The Writers Guild of Canada and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights