Terry Newman

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Terry Newman is an award-winning British playwright,[1] screenwriter, comedy writer and novelist.

Newman's works include What Do You Do The Night After You've Saved The Universe?, The Life and Times of a Wonder Woman, Dulcas's Women, Burke and Hare and Being Dennis Potter.[2]

Newman has also written material for a number of British comedians including Rory Bremner, Roy Hudd and Alistair McGowan.[3] He is noted for his work in political satire; writing for radio and television productions which have included Rory Bremner, Who Else?, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Dead Ringers and The Way It Is.[4]

In May 2011 his work Lucifer: My Part In The New Labour Project (And How I Invented Coalition Government) was previewed at London's Canal Cafe Theatre, with comedian Matt Roper playing the Devil,[5] before opening at the Brighton Festival.

In 2011 his television family comedy series Twinkle Twinkle Star was broadcast on STAR TV.

He co-created and wrote for Hooray for Holyrood! (Radeas Productions) taking a comedic look at Scotland’s ‘road to independence’ will was piloted on BBC Radio Scotland in the autumn of 2012.

In 2013 he co-wrote the musical Mile High which was staged at The Lost Theatre, London.

His first novel, A Dead Elf, a comedy detective fantasy featuring Master Detective Nicely Strongoak, was published in December 2014 by HarperVoyager.


  1. ^ "Fringe Report: Awards", Terry Newman Best Drama Writer: Citation, retrieved 13 February 2011
  2. ^ "Dooley.com – The Playwrights Database ", Terry Newman, retrieved 13 February 2011
  3. ^ "Fringe Report", Dulcas's Women. Verdict: The remarkable Genevieve Swallow, retrieved 13 February 2011
  4. ^ "IMSATSO productions", IMSATSO – About Us, retrieved 13 February 2011
  5. ^ [1], OffWestEnd.com – Lucifer, retrieved 9 May 2011