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David Eldridge
David Eldridge

David Eldridge’s plays have been performed at major new writing institutions in the UK, including The Royal Court Theatre, the Bush Theatre, the Finborough Theatre and the National Theatre. His stage adaptation of the film Festen transferred from the Almeida Theatre to the West End and Broadway. His play Market Boy, informed by his childhood working on a stall at Romford Market, played at the National Theatre's largest space, the Olivier in 2006; Under the Blue Sky was revived at the Duke of York's Theatre starring Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate and Francesca Annis in 2008; The Knot of the Heart played at the Almeida Theatre in 2011 and starred Lisa Dillon, for whom the role of Lucy was written; In Basildon, played at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012. In April, the Royal Exchange Theatre will open his new version of Miss Julie by August Strindberg, starring Maxine Peake.

Life of a Writer Series - David Eldridge


Part of the Birkbeck BA Creative Writing 'Life of a Writer' series.


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