Nicholas Wright (playwright)

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Nicholas Wright
Born 1940 (age 73–74)
Cape Town, South Africa

Nicholas Wright (1940, Cape Town, South Africa) is a British dramatist. He opened and ran the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, was joint artistic director of the Royal Court and is a former literary manager and associate director of the Royal National Theatre. Wright began acting as a child, and trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). His publications include 99 Plays, a survey of drama from Aeschylus to the present day, and Changing Stages, co-written with Richard Eyre.

Theatre work[edit]

  • 1978 Treetops
  • 1979 The Gorky Brigade
  • 1980 One Fine Day
  • 1983 The Crimes of Vautrin
  • 1983 The Custom of the Country
  • 1984 The Desert Air
  • 1988 Mrs. Klein (i.e. Melanie Klein)
  • 1993 More Tales of the City (TV adaptation)
  • 1996 John Gabriel Borkman (adaptation)
  • 1998 Naked (adaptation)
  • 2000 Cressida
  • 2001 Lulu (adaptation)
  • 2003 Vincent in Brixton
  • 2003 Three Sisters (adaptation)
  • 2003 His Dark Materials adapted from the trilogy by Philip Pullman
  • 2003 The Little Prince (adapted opera libretto)
  • 2006 Man on the Moon (TV opera libretto with music by Jonathan Dove)
  • 2006 Thérèse Raquin (adaptation)
  • 2007 The Reporter
  • 2008 He's Talking
  • 2008 The Big Bonanza, Poison and The Boy with an African Heart for The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV)
  • 2011 Rattigan's Nijinsky
  • 2011 The Last of the Duchess adapted from the book by Caroline Blackwood.
  • 2012 Travelling Light
  • 2013 A Human Being Died That Night, adapted from the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela


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