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David Greig


Directors: Theatre, Writers: Film & Television, Writers: Playwrights

David Greig is an acclaimed and award-winning playwright, whose plays include THE EVENTS (Traverse, Scotland and Young Vic), THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (Tron, National Theatre of Scotland), MIDSUMMER (Traverse, Soho and Tricycle), DUNSINANE (RSC at Hampstead and National Theatre of Scotland), DAMASCUS (Traverse, Scotland and Tricycle), OUTLYING ISLANDS (Traverse and Royal Court), THE AMERICAN PILOT (RSC), PYRENEES (Paines Plough), THE COSMONAUT’S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN HE WONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION (Donmar Warehouse and Paines Plough) and THE ARCHITECT AND EUROPE (Traverse). Adaptations include CREDITORS (Donmar Warehouse), THE BACCHAE (Edinburgh International Festival), TINTIN IN TIBET (Barbican, Playhouse and UK tour), WHEN THE BULBUL STOPPED SINGING (Traverse Theatre, - Amnesty International Award; TapWater Award and Herald Angel), CALIGULA (Donmar Warehouse) and PETER PAN (National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse and Barbican).

David wrote the book for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which opened in the West End in 2013. LANARK opened at the Edinburgh International Festival in Summer 2015; his adaptation of Dr Seuss’ THE LORAX opened at The Old Vic for Christmas 2015; and his new version of Aeschylus’ THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN went to Edinburgh, Belfast, and Newcastle in Autumn 2016, and to Manchester and the Young Vic in 2017.

David’s work for children and young people includes: THE MONSTER IN THE HALL (TAG Theatre Co-Glasgow, 2010) YELLOW MOON (TAG Theatre Co. Glasgow, 2006 – TMA Award for Best Show for Children and Young People 2007 and Brian Way Award for Best Children’s Play 2007), GOBBO (National Theatre of Scotland, 2006) DR KORCZAK’S EXAMPLE (TAG Theatre Co. Glasgow, 2001). He has also written extensively for radio.

David is currently under commission to write new plays for the Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland and is developing an original television series with co-creators David Harrower and John Crowley for Sister Pictures.  He became Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in 2016.

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