Brad Birch

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Brad Birch is the writer in residence at Undeb Theatre and on attachment at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brad has had work produced by the Royal Court, Sherman Cymru, Theatre503 and the National Youth Theatre. His work has been performed in Russia, the USA, Italy, Germany and Spain and his 2013 show GARDENING: FOR THE UNFULFILLED AND ALIENATED won a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First.

Brad also teaches playwrighting; having taught the Introduction to Playwrighting course at the Royal Court, he now runs the New Welsh Playwrights Programme at the Sherman Theatre.

In March 2016, Brad was announced as the recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission

In 2017 he completed the Channel 4 Writers' Scheme. He is currently on attachment to the National Theatre.

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Royal Court Theatre

OVID'S METAMORPHOSIS

RSC

Adaptation

HEART OF DARKNESS

Nadia Latif

An adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Arts Ed

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Sherman Theatre

THE BLUE ELECTRIC WIND

NT Connections

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

2018

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

Dir. Lyndsey Turner

BLACK MOUNTAIN

2018

Theatr Clwyd / Orange Tree

UNTITLED COMMISSION

2018

Teatru Malta

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

BLACK MOUNTAIN

2017

Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

2017

Poleroid

Dir. Justin Audibert
Published by Nick Hern (as part of collection: Plays From VAULT Two)
*Winner Pick Of The Week & Pick Of The Year at VAULT Awards

EN FOLKEFIENDE (AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE)

2016

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

New adaptation by Brad Birch
Published by Methuen

THE BRINK

2016

The Orange Tree

Dir. Mel Hillyard
Published by Methuen Drama 2016

PROTEST

2015

Old Vic

As part of 5 Directors, 5 Plays, 5 Days

THE ENDLESS OCEAN

2015

RWCMD

Dir. Alice Knight

SELFIE: THE MODERN DAY DORIAN GRAY

2014

National Youth Theatre at Ambassadors Theatre (West End)

A radical retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dir. Paul Roseby

TENDER BOLUS

2014

Manchester Royal Exchange / Schauspielhaus (Hamburg)

Directed by Polly Thomas

GARDENING: FOR THE UNFULFILLED AND ALIENATED

2013

Undeb Theatre / Edinburgh Festival / Latitude Festival

Dir. Hannah Banister
* Fringe First Award 2013
Published by Methuen Drama (as part of collection: Contemporary Welsh Plays)

MILTON

2013

Dirty Protest

One act play commission

OPEN COURT: SOAP OPERA

2013

Royal Court Theatre

Part of Royal Court's Open Court season

LIGHT ARRESTED BETWEEN THE CURTAIN AND THE GLASS (OPEN COURT - PLAYWRIGHT AT YOUR TABLE)

2013

Royal Court Theatre

Part of Royal Court's Open Court season

EVEN STILLNESS BREATHES SOFTLY AGAINST A BRICK WALL

2013

Soho Theatre Upstairs

Dir. Nadia Latif
Full length play
Published by Methuen Drama

BILLY CHICKENS IS A PSYCHOPATH SUPERSTAR

2012

Theatre503 at Latitude Festival

Dir. Lisa Cagnacci
Full length play

WHERE THE SHOT RABBITS LAY

2012

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Nick Bagnall
Performed reading
Part of the Royal Court Young Writers Festival

LIGHT ARRESTED BETWEEN THE CURTAIN AND THE GLASS

2011

Sherman Cymru

Dir. Amy Hodge
As part of Egin: Springboard New Writing Festival

PERMAFROST

2011

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. James Macdonald
Short play produced for the Court's Rough Cut Season

SUNFLOWERS

2010

Theatr Powys

As Writer and Director
One Act play

CAN'T SMILE WIDE ENOUGH

2009

CARAD

Dir. Peter Cox MBE
Rehearsed reading
One act play

THE SNOW QUEEN

2008

Mid Powys Youth Theatre / Theatr Powys

Dir. Andrew Sterry
Commission

* Fringe First Award (2013) for GARDENING: FOR THE ALIENATED AND UNFULFILLED

RSC Writers' Group (2013)

Royal Court Attachment (Feb - Mar 2013)

Sherman Swingers (2012, 2013)

Present: Tense (Newcastle) - week long current affairs project with Nabokov and Live Theatre (Newcastle).

503 Five at Theatre503 (2012)

Writer in Residence at Undeb (2011)

Royal Court Young Writers' Programme (2010)

Royal Court Super Group (2010)

Sherman Cymru New Writers' Group (2009/2010)