Bryony Lavery

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: St John Donald
Assistant: Lexie Hamblin

Bryony Lavery’s plays include A Wedding Story, Last Easter, Her Aching Heart [Pink Paper Play of The Year,1992] Smoke, Dirt and More Light.

Her play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award and was then produced on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony Awards. Stockholm, for Frantic Assembly, won the Wolff-Whiting award for Best play of 2008. Beautiful Burnout for The National Theatre of Scotland and Frantic Assembly received a Fringe First at Edinburgh, before performances in  the UK, New York, Australia and New Zealand.

Stage adaptations include: 101 Dalmatians [a musical] at Chichester 2014, A Christmas Carol [for Birmingham Rep/Chichester Festival Theatre], Precious Bane, The Wicked Lady, Treasure Island [National Theatre 2014-5] and Behind The Scenes At The Museum ,for York Theatre Royal.  

Recent work includes The Believers for Frantic Assembly, Thursday for ETT/Brink, Australia, Queen Coal at Sheffield Crucible and Treasure Island at the National Theatre.

She is currently writing Slime for Banff Centre, Canada, Forever Young for Manchester Royal Exchange, adapting Brideshead Revisited for York Theatre Royal/ETT , The Lovely Bones for Birmingham Rep and developing Dying Light for TV. 

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

2016

York Theatre Royal/ETT

QUEEN COAL

2014

Sheffield

THE BELIEVERS

2014

Frantic Assembly

Plymouth and Tricycle

TREASURE ISLAND

2014

National Theatre

Adaptation of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT

2010

National Theatre Scotland

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

2009

Birmingham Rep/Leeds Theatre Trust

Adaptation
The play will be performed in Birmingham from 25th November 2009 and January 2010, and Leeds from 19th November 2010 until 15th January 2011.

THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

2009

Primavera Productions

Revival at the Arcola

WICKED LADY

2009

New Vic Theatre, Stoke

Adaptation

KURSK

2009

A collaboration with Sound&Fury at the Young Vic

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

2008

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Adaptation

STOCKHOLM

2007

A Collaboration with Frantic Assembly

LAST EASTER

2007

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Director: Douglas Hodge

UNCLE VANYA

2007

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Director: Rachel Kavanaugh

YIKES

2006

Unicorn Theatre

Director: Rebecca Gatward

SMOKE

2006

New Vic Theatre

Director: Gwenda Hughes

DRACULA

2005

The Touring Consortium in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley

Director: Rachel Kavanaugh

LAST EASTER

2004

Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway

Director: Doug Hughes
With Veanne Cox, Jerffrey Carlson, Clea Lewis, Florencia Lozano & Jeffrey Scott Green

FROZEN

2004

East 13th Street Theatre, Off-Broadway Transferred to Circle In The Square, On-Broadway

Director: Doug Hughes
With Brian F O’Bryne, Swoosie Kurtz and Laila Robins
2004 Tony Award Nomination for Best Play

A DOLLS HOUSE

2004

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Director: Rachel Kavanaugh
With Tara Fitzgerald

THYESTES (Furies)

2003

RSC Boot Camp

Director: Rebecca Gatward

PRECIOUS BANE

2003

Pentabus

Director: Theresa Heskins

ILLYRIA

2002

Royal National Theatre Connections

FROZEN

2002

Cottesle Theatre, RNT

Director: Bill Alexander
Cast: Anita Dobson, Tom Georgeson and Josie Lawrence

THE MAGIC TOYSHOP

2001

Shared Experience

CHERISHED DISAPPOINTMENTS IN LOVE

2001

English version of Finnish play

A WEDDING STORY

2000

Sphinx/Soho Theatre Company Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Jackie Clune, Kika Markham

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM

2000

Theatre Royal, York

Adaptation

ILLYRIA

2000

ACT in San Francisco

SHOT THROUGH THE HEART

2000

Ludlow Castle

site-specific multi-media piece

FROZEN

1998

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Anita Dobson, Tom Georgeson and Josie Lawrence
Winner – TMA Best New Play, 1998
Winner – Eileen Anderson Central Television Award for Best Play

MORE LIGHT

1997

Royal National Theatre BT Connections

GOLIATH

1997

The Bush & Sphinx National Tour

with Nichola McAuliffe

OPHELIA

1996

DOWN AMONG THE MINI-BEASTS

1996

NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU

1995

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

FLIGHT

1991

Perspectives Theatre, Denmark

HER ACHING HEART

1991

Sphinx Theatre Company

WICKED

1990

KITCHEN MATTERS

1990

Gay sweatshop, Royal Court

THE TWO MARIAS

1988

Theatre Centre & national tour

WITCHCRAZE

1985

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

1984

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

CALAMITY

1983

Tricycle & national tour

HOT TIME

1980

Common Stock Theatre Tour

Pink Paper Play of The Year – 1991

MISSING

1979

Sheffield Crucible & national tour

GRANDMOTHERS FOOTSTEPS

1978

Kings Head Theatre

FLOORSHOW

1977

Monstrous Regiment

Cabaret
With Caryl Churchill

BAG

1977

Young Vic & 2 national tours

THE CATERING SERVICE

1976

Edinburgh Festival & tour

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

LAST DAYS ON MARS

Mars Movie Ltd / Andrea Cornwell

Rewrite

KURSK

Sound & Fury

Adapted from her play of the same name.

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

BUY

2009

Channel Four

REVOLTING WOMEN

BBC 2

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

FOREVER YOUNG

Manchester Exchange

THE LOVELY BONES

Birmingham Rep

SLIME

Banff Centre Canada/Cape Farewell

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

GOODBYE?

RESTLESS FAREWELL

Developed with PAL Screenwriting Lab

WEDDING STORY

Faber & Faber

FROZEN

Faber & Faber

PRECIOUS BANE

Oberon

TALLULAH BANKHEAD

Absolute Press

MORE LIGHT

Faber & Faber

BRYONY LAVERY - PLAYS ONE

Faber & Faber

IT ISN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS

Bodley Head

MASKS AND FACES

Macmillan

WOMEN IN THEATRE

Faber & Faber

WOMEN WRITERS HANDBOOK

Aurora Metro Press

WITCHCRAZE

Sheffield Academic Press

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES in Plays by Women Volume 6

Methuen

THE WILD BUNCH AND OTHER PLAYS

Nelson

HER ACHING HEART AND OTHER PLAYS

Methuen

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

WISE CHILDREN

2003

Radio 4

adaptation for 11.30 slot

LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET

2000

Radio 4

adaptation for Classic Serial Slot

REQUIEM

2000

Radio 3

A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA

2000

Radio 4

2 part adaptation

THE SMELL OF HIM

1998

Radio 4

Nominated for a Sony Award

NO JOAN OF ARC

1997

Radio 4

Nominated for a Sony Award

VELMA AND THERESE

1996

Radio 4

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

1994

Radio 4

MY COUSIN RACHEL

Radio 4

adaptation for Classic Serial Slot

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Radio 4

adaptation for Classic Serial Slot

LAYING GHOSTS

1992

Erotic Plays by Women series