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Hattie Naylor

Hattie Naylor

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Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas
+44 (0)20 3214 0934
About

Hattie Naylor is an award-winning writer. Plays include IVAN AND THE DOGS (nominated in the Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement, and winner of the Tinniswood Award in 2010), the critically acclaimed GOING DARK with Sound&Fury Young Vic, The Science Museum 2013/14 Critics Choice, BLUEBEARD directed by Lee Lyford for their company Gallivant (Soho Theatre, Bristol Old Vic 2013),  THE DIARIES OF SAMUEL PEPYS (nominated Best Radio Drama 2012), THE AENEID (nominated in the BBC Audio Awards for Best Radio Adaptation 2013). Opera includes ODYSSEUS UNWOUND with composer Julian Grant for Têtê à Têtê, PICCARD IN SPACE with composer Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) for the Electronica Festival at the Southbank 2012 and broadcast on Radio 3. WEIGHTING for the circus company Extraordinary Bodies is currently touring.

Other work includes THE FRENCH DETECTIVE AND THE BLUE DOG (2012) THE NUTCRACKER (2009) for Theatre Royal Bath ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2007) for the Tobacco Factory, all co-written with Paul Dodgson, and MOOMINLAND MIDWINTER with Horse and Bamboo and The Egg. Work for young people includes: THE ODYSSEY (published Methuen 2008), BEN HUR Theatre Royal Bath 2010, COMFORT Islington Community Theatre 2011, and CLAUSE 39 for Salisbury Playhouse Young Peoples Theatre Company 2015 performed in the Salisbury Cathedral as part of Magna Carta celebrations.

Naylor studied Dance at Nottingham Trent University before attending Cheltenham Art College. She then went on to study Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, specializing in Sound and Text under Stuart Brisley. She has also completed one year of study on Phil Parker’s Screen Writing MA, London College of Printing. After college she set up and ran Puzzle Club with David Ellis. She runs her own theatre company Gallivant with Lee Lyford, and has taught internationally. She is currently lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University for Screen and Stage.

Work in development includes the puppet opera THE DEPRAVED APPETITE OF TARRARE THE FREAK with Wattle and Daub, THE LETTERS OF PLINY for Radio 4, and a play concerning consciousness and hallucinogens with Scientists from Imperial College London: THE LIBERTY CAP for Radio 4 and Holy Mountain. She is also working on two new theatre commissions, one with Sarah Franckom for The Royal Exchange, and one withMelly Still for Bristol Old Vic. BLUEBEARD is in development with Casa Dei Teatra in Rome.

IVAN AND THE DOGS has been translated into seven languages with new productions in New York, Tbilisi, Athens, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires winning a number of awards in Brazil and Argentina. The play is in development for film with Salon Pictures and the BFI with director Andrew Kotting (Gallivant, Swansdown).

 

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In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE DEPRAVED APPETITE OF TARRERE THE FREAK
(2015)
Wattle and DaubCreated in collaboration with Wattle and Daub
THE LETTERS OF PLINY
(2015)
BBCProd. Kate McAll
THE LIBERTY CAP
(2015)
Holy Mountain/ BBCProd. Kate McAll
Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
IVAN AND THE DOGSSalon PicturesFeature film of Hattie's play to be adapted and directed by Andrew Kötting
DUSTY'S STORY
(1998)
Sankofo Films with the London Production Fund and Channel 4Dir. Mina Courtauld
Screenings include London and Edinburgh Film Festivals (1998/99) and Channel 4's Shooting Gallery
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
THEATRE
WEIGHTING
(2015)
Extraordinary Bodies
CLAUSE 39 AND THE MAGNA CARTA
(2015)
Salisbury Playhouse Youth TheatreTo be performed in Salisbury Cathedral to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
MOOMINLAND MIDWINTER
(2013)
Theatre Royal Bath - The Egg / Horse + BambooAdapted from Tove Jansson's books
Dir. Lee Lyford & Alison Duddle
BLUEBEARD (2013/2014)GallivantTouring: Spring 2014
Soho Theatre: November 2013
Bristol Old Vic: June 2013
Published by Methuen Drama
COMFORT
(2012)
Islington Community Theatre
GOING DARK
(2011)
Ful Theatre Company / Sound & Fury2012: Canterbury Festival / Young Vic
2011: Touring / Young Vic
Published by Methuen
IVAN AND THE DOGS (2010/11/12)UK Tour / Soho TheatreDirected by Ellen McDougall
Published by Methuen Drama
* Nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Revived in 2011 by Origin Theatre Company (New York)
DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
(2011)
Oran Mor, Glasgow
BEN-HUR
(2010)
Theatre Royal Bath
MOTHER SAVAGE
(2006)
Travelling Light / UK Tour
THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND
(2006)
Theatre Royal Bath
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
(2004)
Theatre Royal Bath - Shakespeare FestivalAdapted for a cast of three
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
(2003)
Bath Storm on the Lawn FestivalDirected by Lee Lyford
THE ODYSSEY
(2002)
Bath Youth Theatre FestivalDirected by Lee Lyford
Part of the Storm on the Lawn Festival
Published by Methuen Drama
MUSICAL THEATRE Co-written with Paul Dodgson
THE NUTCRACKER
(2013)
Nuffield Theatre, SouthamptonRevival
Adapted from ETA Hoffman's original novel
Songs & lyrics by Paul Dodgson
Directed by Blanche McIntyre
THE FRENCH DETECTIVE AND THE BLUE DOG
(2011)
Theatre Royal Bath - The EggDirected by Lee Lyford
THE NUTCRACKER
(2011)
Theatre Royal Bath - The EggRevival
Adapted from ETA Hoffman's original novel
Songs & lyrics by Paul Dodgson
Directed by Lee Lyford
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
(2010)
Theatre Royal Bath - The EggRevival
Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel
Directed by Lee Lyford
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
(2007)
Tobacco Factory Theatre, BristolAdaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel Directed by Lee Lyford
Revived in 2010 at Theatre Royal Bath - The Egg
MY LIFE AS A FAIRY TALE
(2005)
Theatre Royal BathThe life of Hans Christian Andersen with his fairy tales
Part of Storm on the Lawn Festival
THE HOUSE ON HELLMOUTH HILL
(2003)
Theatre Royal Bath - Ustinov StudioPart of The Wild and Wacky Festival for Children
Opera
ProductionCompanyNotes
PICCARD IN SPACE
(2011)
Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth HallLibretto for operetta composed by Will Gregory
ODYSSEUS UNWOUND
(2006)
Tête à Tête / International TourComposed by Julian Grant
THE OVERCOATAlmeida Opera / ENOJoint commission
Composed by Kenneth Hesketh
Radio
ProductionCompanyNotes
A NORTHERN SOUL
(2014)
BBC Radio 4Dir. Marc Jobst
PEPYS - THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
(2013)
BBC Radio 4 - Saturday DramaProd. Kate McAll
THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS (10 SERIES) (2011 - 2013)BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Drama (5 x 14' episodes per series)Prod. Kate McAll
THE DIARIES OF SAMUEL PEPYS
(2014)
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour DramaFurther series
Prod. Kate McAll
THE AENEID
(2013)
BBC Radio 4 Classic SerialDir. Kate McCall
LITTLE GRUDGES
(2012)
BBC Radio 4
THE FORGOTTEN
(2012)
BBC Radio 4
PICCARD IN SPACE
(2011)
BBC Radio 3 / Southbank CentreComposed by Will Gregory
Dir. Jude Kelly
CLARISSA: THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY
(2010)
Catherine Bailey Productions for BBC Radio 4 Classic SerialAdapted from the novel by Samuel Richardson
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
Featuring Zoe Waites, Richard Armitage, Sophie Thompson, Alison Steadman and Deborah Findlay
IVAN AND THE DOGS
(2009)
BBC Radio 4Directed by Paul Dodgson
* Winner of the 2010 Tinniswood Radio Drama Award for Best Original Drama
MATHILDE
(2008)
BBC Radio 4 / Bath Literature FestivalShort story
ECHO AND NARCISSUS
(2008)
BBC Radio 4
THE MAKING OF IVAN THE TERRIBLE
(2008)
BBC Radio 4
SOLARIS
(2007)
BBC Radio 4
THE THIRD TRIAL
(2007)
BBC Radio 3 - The Wire
DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
(2006)
BBC Radio 4* Runner-up in the Prix Marulic Award 2006
SHE
(2006)
BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial
WOODEN HEART (SWISS GOVERNMENT PERSECUTION OF THE JENISH, SWISS GYPSIES)
(2005)
BBC Radio 4
THE NUTCRACKER
(2004)
Pier Productions for BBC Radio 4
JOSEPHUS' JEWISH WAR: THE SIEGE OF MASADA
(2003)
BBC Radio 4
EDITH STEIN
(2003)
BBC Radio 3Starring Fiona Shaw
Winner of the Sandford St Martin Award
THE RED STORY: (THE RED SHOES)
(2001)
Pier Productions for BBC Radio 4
BREATH OF GOD
(2000)
BBC Radio 4
THE DEVIL AND PAGANINI
(1996)
BBC Radio 3
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
PUBLICATIONS
GOING DARK
(2012)
Methuen Drama
IVAN AND THE DOGS
(2011)
Methuen Drama
THE ODYSSEY
(2009)
Methuen DramaPart of SIX ENSEMBLE PLAYS FOR YOUNG ACTORS
THE OVERCOAT
(2005)
Schott Music
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