HATTIE NAYLOR is an award-winning writer and a co-founder with Lee Lyford of the company Gallivant: BLUEBEARD, Bristol Old Vic, and Soho Theatre 2013. She has had over forty plays, three short stories, and an opera broadcast on Radio 4 and/or 3. Credits include the opera PICCARD IN SPACE composer Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) The Southbank 2012, conducted by Charles Hazlewood and directed by Jude Kelly, IVAN AND THE DOGS (nominated in the Olivier Awards, and winner of the Tinniswood Award 2010), THE DIARIES OF SAMUEL PEPYS (nominated Best Radio Drama 2012) and THE AENEID (nominated Best Radio Adaptation, BBC Audio awards 2013), MOTHER SAVAGE directed by Craig Edwards, SHIVER Platform 4 directed by Cath Church, and MOOMINLAND MIDWINTER directed by Alison Duddle and Lee Lyford for The Egg, Christmas 2013, Theatre Royal Bath.
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. After graduation she studied at the Desmond Jones School for Mime and Physical Theatre. She has also completed one year of study on Phil Parker’s Screen Writing MA, London College of Printing.
IVAN AND THE DOGS is about to go on the syllabus and has been translated into seven languages with new productions in New York, Tbilisi, Athens, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires.
Work in development include: two main house commissions one for Manchester Royal Exchange directed by Sarah Frankcom, and another for Bristol Old Vic directed by Melly Still, THE HAYAVADANA with Bellowhead and Ragu Dixit Project for The Southbank and British Council India, THE DEPRAVED APPETITE OF TARRARE THE FREAK with the puppet company Wattle and Daub, A NORTHERN SOUL for Radio 4 directed by Marc Jobst, and DEAD a play/performance concerning Climate Change with Billy Alwen and Cirque Bijou, and Lee Lyford and Gallivant.
BLUEBEARD by Gallivant is currently touring.