Brad Birch

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Brad Birch is an award-winning playwright from Wales. Plays include Tremor, Black Mountain, The Brink, Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated, The Endless Ocean and Tender Bolus. His work has been produced in the UK by the Royal Court, National Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Soho Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and the Royal Exchange. His work has also been performed in Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Malta, Japan and the USA. In 2016 he was awared the Harold Pinter Commission at the Royal Court. His plays are published by Methuen Drama and his first anthology, Plays One, was published in early 2018.

Brad also teaches playwrighting, having run the Royal Court's Introduction to Playwrighting course, Sherman Theatre's New Welsh Playwrights Programme, Theatre 503's Advanced Playwrighting group and various Arvon short courses.

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MONSTER

BBC

Multi-orchestrated audio installation

UNTITLED ADAPTATION

Producer: David Pugh

Dir. James Grieve

UNTITLED MUSICAL

Producers: Hamish Greer & Tom De Keyser

Dir. James Grieve

UNTITLED FEATURE

Rook's Nest

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Unicorn Theatre

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Royal Court Theatre

UNTITLED COMMISSION

RSC

Theatre

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MISSING PEOPLE

2020

Leeds Playhouse/Kani Public Arts Center/New National Theatre of Tokyo

Dir. Mark Rosenblatt

2018

The Yard Theatre

Dir. Caitlin McLeod

TREMOR

2018

Sherman Theatre

Dir. David Mercatali

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

2018

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

Dir. Lyndsey Turner

GAME

2018

Teatru Malta

EN FOLKEFIENDE (AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE)

2018

Bluebox, Malta

Directed by Toni Attard

THE BLUE ELECTRIC WIND

2018

NT Connections

BLACK MOUNTAIN

2018

Theatr Clwyd / Orange Tree

Dir. James Grieve

OVID'S METAMORPHOSIS (Staged Reading)

2017

RSC

Adaptation

BLACK MOUNTAIN

2017

Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh / National Tour

Dir. James Grieve

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

THE ENDLESS OCEAN

2015

RWCMD

Dir. Alice Knight

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)

EVEN STILLNESS BREATHES SOFTLY AGAINST A BRICK WALL

2013

Soho Theatre Upstairs

Dir. Nadia Latif
Full length play
Published by Methuen Drama

WHERE THE SHOT RABBITS LAY

2012

Royal Court Theatre

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

PERMAFROST

2011

Royal Court Theatre

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

* 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)