Dave Windass

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Dave Windass, born in west Hull in 1965, is an English playwright.

Windass is a former theatre critic for The Stage and a journalist for the Hull Daily Mail.[1] While part of the new writers group at Hull Truck Theatre, he wrote his first full-length play in 2005, Kicked into Touch, about the 1980 Challenge Cup Final when Hull Kingston Rovers met archrivals Hull FC at Wembley, and then wrote the play Sully, a biography of the rugby league legend Clive Sullivan in 2006.[1][2] He became a full-time playwright in 2007,[1] and received a grant from Arts Council England to write a play about J. Arthur Rank.[3] He used his experience of working at the Hull Daily Mail to tell the story of the community and people around the RNLI station at Spurn Point on the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the play On A Shout, which was premiered at Hull Truck Theatre in January 2008.[1][4]



  1. ^ a b c d "From RL to RNLI – playwright is hoping for another winner". Yorkshire Post. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Ahad, Nick (19 May 2006). "Tackling the life story of a legend". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Hutchinson, Charles (5 January 2007). "New play about great Yorkshireman J Arthur Rank". The Press (York). Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Hickling, Alfred (30 January 2008). "review: On a Shout". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "On a Shout (Hull)". What's On Stage. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Review of On A Shout". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  7. ^ Berry, Kevin (30 January 2008). "Review of On a Shout". The Stage. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "Ballroom Blitz (Hull)". What's On Stage. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Firestarter (Manchester)". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "In the market for a play with a difference". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 September 2012.