David Elendune

David Elendune

Recent New Productions...
2018 - Sherlock Holmes & The Curse Of Moriarty.
2017 - Frankenstein ; Leer.
2016 - Winnie The Pooh & Tales Of 100 Acre Wood.
2015 - Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.
2014 - One Nine Eight Four.
2013 - Good Night Uncle Joe.

David is a multiple award-winning Canadian/English playwright who’s currently best known for...
Recent New Productions...
2018 - Sherlock Holmes & The Curse Of Moriarty.
2017 - Frankenstein ; Leer.
2016 - Winnie The Pooh & Tales Of 100 Acre Wood.
2015 - Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.
2014 - One Nine Eight Four.
2013 - Good Night Uncle Joe.

David is a multiple award-winning Canadian/English playwright who’s currently best known for adapting a wide variety of external source materials. He has been trained in all disciplines of stagecraft in England by John Sichel, who previously directed such knights of the stage and screen as Oliver, Bates, Guinness, & Richardson.

Notable recent successes include:

David's play, LEER, received both best drama, and best new work awards at the Victoria Fringe... Its script also placed as a finalist at the University Of California's Ground & Field Theatre Festival.

In 2017 David's national award-winning script of FRANKENSTEIN debuted at The Pearl Theatre, Hamilton, & then had a sold-out sophomore production in Victoria for Halloween 2018.

His cold war drama GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE has been translated into Polish, subsequently receiving two staged readings productions in Poland... This play also had a further (English) staged reading in Toronto in October 2018.

David was a long time originator board member of PGC’s CANADIAN PLAYS IN CANADIAN COMMUNITIES 150th initiative. He has also originated & co-organised two seasons of THE JAZZ P@GE (a series of intimate evenings designed to showcase the works of lower island playwrights).

In the spring of 2017 he wrote & performed in Vancouver a piece about his long-term disability experience with rheumatoid arthritis at CAN YOU SEE US?

Last summer (2018) saw the opening of his latest box office smash "Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of Moriarty" - A penny dreadful reimagining... He is currently a member of Theatre Inconnu, and on the board of Langham Court Theatre - Where in 2020 he will be directing Mieko Ouchi's "The Blue Light".

Friendly Reminder... No production rights are granted for the plays contained on these pages without the direct permission of David Elendune - Nor may the script of said plays be reproduced or duplicated without direct permission of David Elendune.... davidelendune@yahoo.ca

Plays

  • Leer
    Best New Play, Best Drama - Victoria Fringe... Finalist: University of California Theatre Festival.

    When Satan attempts to divide her infernal realm between her three daughters all Hell is let loose.

    "The most kick-ass show of this year's fringe" - Show Bill

    70 mins.
  • Frankenstein
    "4.5 Stars out 5" - Otaku No Culture... "Brian Quakenbush delivers a riveting man on the edge of his sanity performance" - CBC Victoria... "The end is worth the wait" - Check The Program... Elendune’s script is full of surprises—The language is precise and carries a beautiful formality while conveying the deep feelings the characters carry for one another." - Janis La Couvee (...
    "4.5 Stars out 5" - Otaku No Culture... "Brian Quakenbush delivers a riveting man on the edge of his sanity performance" - CBC Victoria... "The end is worth the wait" - Check The Program... Elendune’s script is full of surprises—The language is precise and carries a beautiful formality while conveying the deep feelings the characters carry for one another." - Janis La Couvee (Victoria Theatre Reviewer).
  • Sherlock Holmes & The Curse Of Moriarty
    “5 STARS” - OTAKUNOCULTURE.COM ... “TREVOR HINTON IS RIVETING” - CHECK THE PROGRAM ... DAVID ELENDUNE IS A LITERARY MAGICIAN” - JANIS LA COUVEE ... “A GALLERY OF REMARKABLE PERFORMANCES” - SHOWBILL CANADA.CA

    THE GAME’S AFOOT when Mi5 hatches a Secret Plot to blackmail SIR JOHN WATSON into revealing the Shocking Truth behind the Mysterious Disappearances of the World’s Greatest Detective:...
    “5 STARS” - OTAKUNOCULTURE.COM ... “TREVOR HINTON IS RIVETING” - CHECK THE PROGRAM ... DAVID ELENDUNE IS A LITERARY MAGICIAN” - JANIS LA COUVEE ... “A GALLERY OF REMARKABLE PERFORMANCES” - SHOWBILL CANADA.CA

    THE GAME’S AFOOT when Mi5 hatches a Secret Plot to blackmail SIR JOHN WATSON into revealing the Shocking Truth behind the Mysterious Disappearances of the World’s Greatest Detective: SHERLOCK HOLMES; & that nefarious Napoleon Of Crime: PROFESSOR MORIARTY.

    RT One Act: 95 Mins.... Two Act: 115 Mins.



  • Winnie The Pooh & Tales Of 100 Acre Wood.
    A children's play for adults... An adult play for children - AA Milne’s endearing children’s classic about the adventures of a Canadian inspired bear comes to vivid life for Christopher Robin against the Nazi's Christmas London Blitz of 1940.

    This play has had two non-professional productions to sold out houses and great reviews.

    5 Stars... Filled with quips and jokes...
    A children's play for adults... An adult play for children - AA Milne’s endearing children’s classic about the adventures of a Canadian inspired bear comes to vivid life for Christopher Robin against the Nazi's Christmas London Blitz of 1940.

    This play has had two non-professional productions to sold out houses and great reviews.

    5 Stars... Filled with quips and jokes suited to an adult audience... A heartwarming treasure for both young and old...

    PLEASE NOTE: This play is only available in countries where A.A. Milne is already in the public domain.
  • IAN FLEMING'S "CASINO ROYALE"
    BOND - JAMES BOND

    Act One - Casino Royale... Act Two - The Living Daylights

    Reviews for One Act Version Follows:

    The big winners are the audiences who get the chance to experience
    David Elendune's carefully crafted stage adaptation." Times Colonist

    "Suave, sophisticated and oh-so-elegant... Expect twists, turns and surprising...
    BOND - JAMES BOND

    Act One - Casino Royale... Act Two - The Living Daylights

    Reviews for One Act Version Follows:

    The big winners are the audiences who get the chance to experience
    David Elendune's carefully crafted stage adaptation." Times Colonist

    "Suave, sophisticated and oh-so-elegant... Expect twists, turns and surprising revelations in this stylish and pared homage to the spy who defined the genre." Janis La Couvée

    "Fascinating to Watch ... Fantastically Steamy" The Marble

    A classic stage show... No fan of Ian Fleming's work will want to escape from Casino Royale." -Otakunoculture.com

    **PLEASE NOTE: This play is only available in countries where Ian Fleming is already in the public domain.
  • 1.9.8.4.
    A radical updating of Orwell's Novel.

    "MEATY, CEREBRAL, POWERFUL - 1.9.8.4. is an important piece of new theatre." - CVV Magazine

    "An action-packed rendition of a gigantically complex classic." - Nexus Magazine

    "Harrowing, terrifying risk-taking theatre. " -Janis Lacouvee

    "He’s created a Winston that I’d go so...
    A radical updating of Orwell's Novel.

    "MEATY, CEREBRAL, POWERFUL - 1.9.8.4. is an important piece of new theatre." - CVV Magazine

    "An action-packed rendition of a gigantically complex classic." - Nexus Magazine

    "Harrowing, terrifying risk-taking theatre. " -Janis Lacouvee

    "He’s created a Winston that I’d go so far as to call definitive. " - The Marble

    "Often funny, Uncomfortably intimate, Deeply dark." -Monday Magazine

    **PLEASE NOTE: this play is only available in countries where Orwell is already in the public domain.
  • Good Night Uncle Joe
    "GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE"... (1M, 1F - 60 minutes - Single set).

    Based on the true events that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon… Set in Moscow on the night Stalin died… Good Night Uncle Joe is a blood-soaked cold war drama of heroic villainy, redemption & loss which asks, “Is it is it enough merely to survive?”

    GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE has been produced...
    "GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE"... (1M, 1F - 60 minutes - Single set).

    Based on the true events that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon… Set in Moscow on the night Stalin died… Good Night Uncle Joe is a blood-soaked cold war drama of heroic villainy, redemption & loss which asks, “Is it is it enough merely to survive?”

    GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE has been produced twice in Canada in 2009/2013.

    "A Taught Study Of Manipulation & Deception." - Yale Rep Theatre*
    "Deft & Engaging." - Factory Theatre Toronto*
    "Plays Russian Roulette With Six Full Chambers & Your Heart." - The Plank
    "Dewy With Flirtation, Moral & Political Ambiguity.” - Monday Magazine
    "Thrilling, Heartbreaking, & Humorous." - Nexus Magazine
    "An Ultimately Rewarding Experience." - The Marble
    "A Dramatic Piece That's More About Human Interaction Than It's About Politics." - Times Colonist

    *Reviews Of Script

  • The Lion, The Witch, & The Lamppost.
    Act One: "The Magician's Nephew."
    Act Two: "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe."

    This can be played with a minimum of four males and three females...

    NOTE - This play is only available where the works of CS Lewis are in the public domain.
  • Clytemnestra
    The story of how one woman’s quest for vengeance launched the greatest war of all.

    “I am the unforgiving storm and I will see this world of men burn!”
  • Love & Darkness
    And God said let there be darkness.
    And there was darkness.
    And God saw the darkness.
    And that it was good.

    A Large Cast Vampire Game Of Thrones...
  • IAN FLEMING'S "CASINO ROYALE"
    BOND - JAMES BOND

    1 Act

    The big winners are the audiences who get the chance to experience
    David Elendune's carefully crafted stage adaptation." Times Colonist

    "Suave, sophisticated and oh-so-elegant... Expect twists, turns and surprising revelations in this stylish and pared homage to the spy who defined the genre." Janis La Couvée...
    BOND - JAMES BOND

    1 Act

    The big winners are the audiences who get the chance to experience
    David Elendune's carefully crafted stage adaptation." Times Colonist

    "Suave, sophisticated and oh-so-elegant... Expect twists, turns and surprising revelations in this stylish and pared homage to the spy who defined the genre." Janis La Couvée

    "Fascinating to Watch ... Fantastically Steamy" The Marble

    A classic stage show... No fan of Ian Fleming's work will want to escape from Casino Royale." -Otakunoculture.com

    **PLEASE NOTE: This play is only available in countries where Ian Fleming is already in the public domain.
  • Good Night Uncle Joe
    "GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE"... (1M, 1F - 120 minutes - Single set).

    Based on the true events that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon… Set in Moscow on the night Stalin died… Good Night Uncle Joe is a blood-soaked cold war drama of heroic villainy, redemption & loss which asks, “Is it is it enough merely to survive?”

    GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE has been...
    "GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE"... (1M, 1F - 120 minutes - Single set).

    Based on the true events that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon… Set in Moscow on the night Stalin died… Good Night Uncle Joe is a blood-soaked cold war drama of heroic villainy, redemption & loss which asks, “Is it is it enough merely to survive?”

    GOOD NIGHT UNCLE JOE has been produced twice in Canada in 2009/2013.

    "A Taught Study Of Manipulation & Deception." - Yale Rep Theatre*
    "Deft & Engaging." - Factory Theatre Toronto*
    "Plays Russian Roulette With Six Full Chambers & Your Heart." - The Plank
    "Dewy With Flirtation, Moral & Political Ambiguity.” - Monday Magazine
    "Thrilling, Heartbreaking, & Humorous." - Nexus Magazine
    "An Ultimately Rewarding Experience." - The Marble
    "A Dramatic Piece That's More About Human Interaction Than It's About Politics." - Times Colonist

    *Reviews Of Script

    Full reviews of this and other recently produced shows can be found here: http://davidelendune.com/Reviews.html