The Buskers
A tragi-comedy for which Jupp received a £500 award from the Arts Council (judged by such luminaries as Alec Guinness and Christopher Fry.)
It is an unusual haunting play concerning the effect, which certain tragic incidents in the past have had upon the lives of a family of travelling actors and musicians.

Produced at The Arts Theatre Club, London, March 1959

Cast: Patricia Jessel, Neil MacCullum, Patrick Magee and June Brown

Directed by Toby Robertson

Produced at The Cricket Theatre, New York

Directed by Amnon Kabatchnik

Produced by the Tavistock Repertory Company at The Tower, Cannonbury

Directed by David Jones

“Mr Jupp, a new young writer, reveals imagination and a rare sense of the theatre” Evening News

“This is a first play that must be seen to be believed. It is impossible to convey here much of its unusual and imaginative quality.” The Star

The Socialites
Produced in New York

The Photographer
Produced by HM Tennent Theatre Royal Windsor and at Theatre Royal Brighton 1964
Cast: Alan Dobie, Vivienne Drummond, Teniel Evans and Caroline Mortimer

 

Tosca's Kiss
Caird Company and Masterclass reading at The Theatre Royal Haymarket. Nov 2004
Director: Richard Beecham
Cast: Penny Downie, Harold Pinter, Orlando Wells, Nicholas Le Provost.

Produced at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. May 2006.
Directed by Auriol Smith
Cast: Steven Elder, Charles Kay, Julia Watson, and David Yelland

"Kenneth Jupp's play, dealing with the Nuremberg Trials, makes fascinating viewing... The cross-examination of Schacht is riveting.
...Worth seeing in Auriol Smith's taut, controlled production." The Guardian

"Kenneth Jupp's play about the 1945 Nuremberg trials, in which Nazi war leaders were tried for crimes against humanity, comes to a shocking climax. Auriol Smith's evocative production... packs both an emotional and cerebral punch. Evening Standard

"A masterly portrait of principled corruption". The Times

Nuremberg 1946. Rebecca West, celebrated writer and journalist, arrives to report on the world's first ever war crimes trial. She is witness to a young US lawyer who faces one of the most difficult cross-examinations of his life, because although Hjalmar Schacht may not have been a mass murderer, he was the economist who made The Third Reich work. The public and the personal collide as it becomes clear that behind the official pursuit of truth and justice lies a far more complicated world of political expediency and moral compromise. In a world where wars are wages, dictators overthrown and justice meted our, nothing is simple when idealism clashes with political reality.

 

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