Alice Birch

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Photograph: Georgina Ower, 2013

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Awards for Lady Macbeth include: Nominated Outstanding Debut & Best British Feature BAFTA 2018, Nominated Best International Film Spirit Awards 2018, Winner 5 British Independent Film Awards 2017 including Best Screenplay, Winner Discovery Award European Film Awards 2017, Winner International Critic's Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016, Winner Critic's Choice Award for Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016, Winner Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival).

Other Awards include: George Devine Award (Revolt. She said. Revolt again); Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting. Alice won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2018 with her play Anatomy of a Suicide and was also a finalist in 2015 and 2012. In 2016, Alice was selected as one of the Creative England 50, a shortlist of individuals and companies judged to be the country’s most inventive, innovative and creative minds. In 2015 Alice was nominated for Friedrich Luft Prize.

Alice is currently under commission to Paines Plough, The National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Almeida and Clean Break. She is writing an original pilot for Plan B. Her second feature will be an adaptation of the Graham Swift novel Mothering Sunday for Number 9 Films and Film 4.  

US Representation: Rachel Viola at UTA (American Theatre only) and Geoff Morley at UTA (American Film/TV only). 

In Development

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Paines Plough

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National Theatre

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Jerwood Opera

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Almeida

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NT Connections / Clean Break

MOTHERING SUNDAY

Number 9 Films / Film 4

Feature adaptation of novel by Graham Swift

CIRCLEVILLE

Plan B

Pilot

Film

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LADY MACBETH

2016

iFeatures

Feature script developed through iFeatures development scheme adapted from the Russian Novella by Nikolai Leskov
*Nominated for Outstanding Debut and Outstanding British Film BAFTA 2018
*Nominated Best International Film - Spirit Awards 2018
*Winner Best Screenplay BIFA 2017
*Winner Discovery Award European Film Awards 2017
*Winner International Critic's Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016
*Winner Critic's Choice Award for Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016
*Winner Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival

Theatre

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LA MALADIE DE LA MORT

2018

Bouffes du Nord

Dir. Katie Mitchell

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

2017

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Katie Mitchell
Published by Oberon

SCHATTEN

2016

Schaubuhne Theater Berlin

Text by Alice Birch adaptated from the Elfriede Jelinek
Conceived and Directed by Katie Mitchell

OPHELIA'S ZIMMER

2015

Royal Court Theatre/ Schaubuhne Theater Berlin

Text by Alice Birch
Conceived and Directed by Katie Mitchell
*Nominated for 2015 Friedrich Luft Prize

WE WANT YOU TO WATCH

2015

RashDash

Project in development at the National Theatre

LITTLE LIGHT

2015

Orange Tree Theatre

Dir. David Mercatali
Published by Oberon Books

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

2014

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Erica Whyman
As part of: Midsummer Mischief
Published by Oberon Books
* Co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award
* Finalist in the 2014/15 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

THE LONE PINE CLUB

Pentabus Theatre

Adapted from the books by Malcolm Saville

LITTLE ON THE INSIDE

2013

Clean Break Theatre Company

Dir. Lucy Morrison
As part of Almeida Festival 2013

SALT

2013

Comedie de Valence (France)

15 minute play for the A ROOM IN TOWN project

MANY MOONS

2011

Theatre503

Dir. Derek Bond
Published by Oberon Books
* Finalist in the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Radio

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ABSOLUTELY DELISH

2012

BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama

Original play
Prod. Helen Perry