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David Harrower


Writers: Film & Television, Writers: Playwrights

David Harrower is an internationally acclaimed playwright whocurrently lives and works in Glasgow.

Previous work includes CIARA (Traverse Theatre); PUBLICENEMY (adapt.) (Young Vic Theatre); GOOD WITH PEOPLE (a Traverse Theatre andDatum Point Co-Production in association with Paines Plough); CALUM’S ROAD (CommunicadoTheatre Co, National Theatre of Scotland); A SLOW AIR (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); GOODWITH PEOPLE (Paines Plough/ Oran Mor, Traverse Theatre); 365 (NationalTheatre of Scotland); BLACKBIRD (Edinburgh International Festival, West End, ManhattanTheatre Club and Sydney Theatre Company); DARK EARTH (Traverse Theatre); Presence(Royal Court Theatre); KILL THE OLD TORTURE THEIR YOUNG (Traverse Theatre); andKNIVES IN HENS (Traverse Theatre and Bush Theatre).

Adaptations include PUBLIC ENEMY (Young Vic Theatre); GOVERNMENTINSPECTOR (Young Vic Theatre); SWEET NOTHINGS (a new version of Schnitzler’s LIEBELEI), THE GOOD SOUL OFSZECHUAN (Young Vic Theatre); TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS (NationalTheatre); Ivanov (National Theatre); The Girl on the Sofa (EdinburghInternational Festival and the Schaubuhne, Berlin); WOYZECK (Edinburgh LyceumTheatre); SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (Young Vic Theatre); MARY STUART(National Theatre of Scotland); and THE CHRYSALIDS (National Theatre, BTConnections).

David’s work for the screen includes WHITE MALE HEART forBrocken Spectre/Samson Films (based on the novel by Ruardh Nicholl) and his ownadaptation of his play BLACKBIRD, produced by Jean Douminian Productions anddirected by Benedict Andrews, which was released in 2016 under the title UNA.He is also developing an original series idea for Ecosse/BBC Scotland.