Patrick Barlow has written for theatre, film, television and radio since 1980. His 4-person 39 Steps played in the West End for nine years and over forty countries world-wide. It has won Olivier, Tony, Helpmann and Moliere Awards and made Patrick the most performed playwright in America for 2012/13. Other plays include his new version of Christmas Carol which opened off-Broadway in 2015 and in the UK in 2016 at the Noel Coward Theatre with Jim Broadbent as Scrooge. Other plays include his 4-person Ben-Hur (Tricycle 2015), his adaptation of John Milton’s Comus (Globe 2017) and How To Deal With Being Dumped – a Marital Oratorio (Gogmagogs N/US Tour 1999).
Patrick is also celebrated for his two-man theatre company The National Theatre of Brent, which has appeared in the UK and Europe in theatre, television and radio. Their many comedy epics include Wagner’s Ring, The Charles and Diana Story, The Messiah, The Wonder of Sex, The Arts and How They Was Done, the Life and Times of the Dalai Lama, Massive Landmarks of the Twentieth Century and Zulu! They have won two Sony Gold Awards for Best Radio Comedy, a Premier Ondas Award for Best European Comedy and the New York Festival Gold Award for Best Comedy.
Patrick’s screenwriting includes The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Christopher Columbus, Queen of the East, Van Gogh (Prix Futura Berlin Film Festival), Revolution!! (Best Comedy Jerusalem Film Festival) and the BAFTA-winning Young Visiters. Publications include Shakespeare: The Truth! and The Complete History of the Whole World.
Screen and theatre acting credits include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Loot, Wind in the Willows (NT), Absolutely Fabulous, Jam and Jerusalem, Shakespeare in Love, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones, Nanny McPhee and most recently A Very English Scandal.