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April De Angelis


Writers: Playwrights

Credit Johan Persson

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, a two part dramatization of Elena Ferrantes’ epic family saga (Rose Theatre Kingston); AFTER ELECTRA (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre 2015); RUNE (New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015); GASTRONAUTS (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); JUMPY (Royal Court 2011 & Duke of York’s Theatre 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Birmingham Rep, 2008); A LAUGHING MATTER (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A WARWICKSHIRE TESTIMONY (RSC, 1999); THE POSITIVE HOUR (Out of Joint at Hampstead Theatre, 1997); PLAYHOUSE CREATURES (Old Vic Theatre, 1993; revived at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013 and New Vic Stoke in 2018); and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FANNY HILL (The Old Fire Station Oxford, 1991; revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015). Her new adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN opens at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in Spring 2018. Current work includes commissions for the Royal & Derngate Northampton, and BBC Radio 4. Upcoming work includes THE VILLAGE at Theatre Royal Stratford East in September 2018.

April has also written the libretto for FLIGHT music by Jonathan Dove, for Glyndebourne Opera; THE SILENT TWINS libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almeida Theatre, 2007; and THE DAY AFTER at the ENO, 2017.

April’s work for radio includes an adaptation of LIFE IN THE TOMB for BBC Radio 3 in 2014, a serialisation of PEYTON PLACE, VISITANTS for BBC Radio 4, and THE OUTLANDER for Radio 5, which won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992.  

TV work includes a BFI / Channel 4 commission, ARISTOPHANES.