Alan Harris

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Alan Harris is a Welsh playwright.[1]


Has written plays for theatres throughout the United Kingdom, including Paines Plough and National Theatre Wales.[2]

He won a Judges’ Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize[3] for his play How My Light is Spent at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. He also wrote The Opportunity of Efficiency - the first international collaboration for National Theatre Wales with the New National Theatre Tokyo. The play was staged at the New National Theatre Tokyo's The Pit stage in 2013 and was directed by NTW artistic director John McGrath.

In 2011 he set up liveartshow, a company specialising in new theatre with music with director Martin Constantine and composer Harry Blake. The company staged Manga Sister,[4] a contemporary dance opera, at The Yard, London and the same venue staged a re-telling of Rhinegold by the same company in 2012. Liveartshow also presented The Future For Beginners, a co-production with the Wales Millennium Centre, at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 along with a national tour. The production won a Musical Theatre Network Award while at Edinburgh.[5]

International work includes Marsha at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC [6] and A Scythe of Time, a collaboration with United States composer Mark Swanson.

Radio plays include The Gold Farmer for BBC Radio 3's The Wire season and plays for BBC Radio 4.

His debut stage play, Orange, was commissioned and produced by Sgript Cymru.

He is the winner of a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales[7] and represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency, London.


  1. ^ Information about Alan Harris on doollee
  2. ^ Curtains up as National Theatre Wales' first play opens. BBC Online. Issue 354. March 11, 2010
  3. ^ Bruntwood Prize 2015.
  4. ^ Manga Sister review. Time Out. September 22, 2011
  5. ^ Musical Theatre Network Awards Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  6. ^ Capital Fringe Festival review,
  7. ^ Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award winners 2010,