• Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • Catch Rachael Stirling in DETECTORISTS at 10pm on BBC4
  • Catch Natasha O'Keeffe in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Colm McCarthy directs PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Catch Adam Riches in THE DETECTORISTS at 10pm on BBC4
  • Watch Rory Keenan in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • James Turner designs MILKMILKLEMONADE at the Oval House Theatre
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Watch Steven Knight's PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • Johnny Flynn stars in SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Tom Hardy stars in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Watch Tom Edge's SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • Laurie Borg has produced PEAKY BLINDERS 9pm on BBC2
  • Watch Uriel Emil in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • Catch Oliver Jackson-Cohen in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV

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Bryony Lavery

Writer

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About

Bryony Lavery's plays include Helen And Her Friends (1978); Bag (1979); Family Album (1980); Missing (1981); Calamity (1983); Origin Of The Species (1984); Witchcraze (1985); Her Aching Heart (Pink Paper Play Of The Year 1992); Wicked (1990); Kitchen Matters (1990); Flight (1991); Nothing Compares To You (1995); Ophelia (1996) and A Wedding Story (2000). Her play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, was produced on Broadway where it was nominated for 4 Tony awards.


Her extensive work for BBC Radio includes No Joan Of Arc (Sony nominated); Velma And Therese, The Smell Of Him, Requiem and adaptations of Wuthering Heights, Lady Audley's Secret, A High Wind In Jamaica and The Lovers of Viorne for the Classic Serial, and Angela Carter's Wise Children.


Bryony is an honorary Doctor Of Arts at De Montford University. She was a director with John Retallack, of Performing Arts Labs Playwrighting, and has been a tutor on Birmingham University's MA Playwrighting course. Bryony was an Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop and of her own company Les Oeufs Malades, and for two years she was Writer-in-Residence for The Unicorn Theatre for Children.


Other productions include Smoke at The New Vic Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent, Yikes at The Unicorn Theatre, Deadpoint, an aerial piece for Matilda Leyser at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House and her adaptation of Mary Webb's Precious Bane for Pentabus Theatre Company, which she toured four stately homes with a cast of eight actors, an 80-strong choir...and a live horse...

Her play, Last Easter, premiered at The Lucille Lortel Theater in NYC, and enjoyed its UK run in a production directed by Douglas Hodge at Birmingham Rep Theatre. Her play Stockholm, which she wrote for Frantic Assembly, toured the UK before a run at Hampstead Theatre, London in May 2008. Bryony won the Wolff Whiting award for the play in 2008, which premiered in Spring 2010, in a touring production by the Sydney Theatre Company.

Bryony’s latest play for Frantic Assembly, Beautiful Burnout, toured the UK in late 2010 before a run at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in Spring 2011.

Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
LAST DAYS ON MARSMars Movie Ltd / Andrea CornwellRewrite
KURSKSound & FuryAdapted from her play of the same name.
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
BUY
(2009)
Channel Four
REVOLTING WOMENBBC 2
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT
(2010)
National Theatre Scotland
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(2009)
Birmingham Rep/Leeds Theatre TrustAdaptation
The play will be performed in Birmingham from 25th November 2009 and January 2010, and Leeds from 19th November 2010 until 15th January 2011.
THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
(2009)
Primavera ProductionsRevival at the Arcola
WICKED LADY
(2009)
New Vic Theatre, StokeAdaptation
KURSK
(2009)
A collaboration with Sound&Fury at the Young Vic
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(2008)
Chichester Festival Youth TheatreAdaptation
STOCKHOLM
(2007)
A Collaboration with Frantic Assembly
LAST EASTER
(2007)
Birmingham Repertory TheatreDirector: Douglas Hodge
UNCLE VANYA
(2007)
Birmingham Repertory TheatreDirector: Rachel Kavanaugh
YIKES
(2006)
Unicorn TheatreDirector: Rebecca Gatward
SMOKE
(2006)
New Vic TheatreDirector: Gwenda Hughes
DRACULA
(2005)
The Touring Consortium in association with Churchill Theatre BromleyDirector: Rachel Kavanaugh
LAST EASTER
(2004)
Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-BroadwayDirector: Doug Hughes
With Veanne Cox, Jerffrey Carlson, Clea Lewis, Florencia Lozano & Jeffrey Scott Green
FROZEN
(2004)
East 13th Street Theatre, Off-Broadway Transferred to Circle In The Square, On-BroadwayDirector: Doug Hughes
With Brian F O’Bryne, Swoosie Kurtz and Laila Robins
2004 Tony Award Nomination for Best Play
A DOLLS HOUSE
(2004)
Birmingham Repertory TheatreDirector: Rachel Kavanaugh
With Tara Fitzgerald
THYESTES (FURIES)
(2003)
RSC Boot CampDirector: Rebecca Gatward
PRECIOUS BANE
(2003)
PentabusDirector: Theresa Heskins
ILLYRIA
(2002)
Royal National Theatre Connections
FROZEN
(2002)
Cottesle Theatre, RNTDirector: Bill Alexander
Cast: Anita Dobson, Tom Georgeson and Josie Lawrence
THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
(2001)
Shared Experience
CHERISHED DISAPPOINTMENTS IN LOVE
(2001)
English version of Finnish play
A WEDDING STORY
(2000)
Sphinx/Soho Theatre Company Birmingham Repertory TheatreJackie Clune, Kika Markham
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM
(2000)
Theatre Royal, YorkAdaptation
ILLYRIA
(2000)
ACT in San Francisco
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
(2000)
Ludlow Castlesite-specific multi-media piece
FROZEN
(1998)
Birmingham Repertory TheatreAnita Dobson, Tom Georgeson and Josie Lawrence
Winner – TMA Best New Play, 1998
Winner – Eileen Anderson Central Television Award for Best Play
MORE LIGHT
(1997)
Royal National Theatre BT Connections
GOLIATH
(1997)
The Bush & Sphinx National Tourwith Nichola McAuliffe
OPHELIA
(1996)
DOWN AMONG THE MINI-BEASTS
(1996)
NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU
(1995)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
FLIGHT
(1991)
Perspectives Theatre, Denmark
HER ACHING HEART
(1991)
Sphinx Theatre Company
WICKED
(1990)
KITCHEN MATTERS
(1990)
Gay sweatshop, Royal Court
THE TWO MARIAS
(1988)
Theatre Centre & national tour
WITCHCRAZE
(1985)
ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
(1984)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
CALAMITY
(1983)
Tricycle & national tour
HOT TIME
(1980)
Common Stock Theatre TourPink Paper Play of The Year – 1991
MISSING
(1979)
Sheffield Crucible & national tour
GRANDMOTHERS FOOTSTEPS
(1978)
Kings Head Theatre
FLOORSHOW
(1977)
Monstrous RegimentCabaret
With Caryl Churchill
BAG
(1977)
Young Vic & 2 national tours
THE CATERING SERVICE
(1976)
Edinburgh Festival & tour
Radio
ProductionCompanyNotes
WISE CHILDREN
(2003)
Radio 4adaptation for 11.30 slot
LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET
(2000)
Radio 4
adaptation for Classic Serial Slot
REQUIEM
(2000)
Radio 3
A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA
(2000)
Radio 42 part adaptation
THE SMELL OF HIM
(1998)
Radio 4Nominated for a Sony Award
NO JOAN OF ARC
(1997)
Radio 4Nominated for a Sony Award
VELMA AND THERESE
(1996)
Radio 4
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
(1994)
Radio 4
MY COUSIN RACHELRadio 4adaptation for Classic Serial Slot
WUTHERING HEIGHTSRadio 4adaptation for Classic Serial Slot
LAYING GHOSTS
(1992)
Erotic Plays by Women series
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
GOODBYE?
RESTLESS FAREWELLDeveloped with PAL Screenwriting Lab
WEDDING STORYFaber & Faber
FROZENFaber & Faber
PRECIOUS BANEOberon
TALLULAH BANKHEADAbsolute Press
MORE LIGHTFaber & Faber
BRYONY LAVERY - PLAYS ONEFaber & Faber
IT ISN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGSBodley Head
MASKS AND FACESMacmillan
WOMEN IN THEATREFaber & Faber
WOMEN WRITERS HANDBOOKAurora Metro Press
WITCHCRAZESheffield Academic Press
ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES IN PLAYS BY WOMEN VOLUME 6Methuen
THE WILD BUNCH AND OTHER PLAYSNelson
HER ACHING HEART AND OTHER PLAYSMethuen
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