Deborah Bruce

Writer / Director

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Photograph: Lesley Bruce

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Deborah is a theatre director and playwright. Her most recent play RAYA, will be at Hampstead Theatre in January 2021 directed by Roxanna Silbert.

Deborah was Clean Break's Writer in Residence between 2016-18 and her play DIXON AND DAUGHTERS will be produced next year directed by Roisin McBrinn. 

Theatre work includes OUR FATHER (Rada); THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN (Headlong/Chichester Festival Theatre); THE DISTANCE (Orange Tree/Sheffield Theatres/Melbourne Theatre Company); JOANNE (Soho Theatre/Clean Break); SAME (National Theatre – NT Theatre Connections Festival) and GODCHILD (Hampstead Downstairs).

Most recent work as director includes PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE (Regent’s Park). 

 

In Development

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UNTITLED COMMISSION

Headlong Theatre

As part of Headlong's digital project UNPRECEDENTED.

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Hampstead Theatre

New play commission.

DIXON & DAUGHTERS

Clean Break

New play in development.

BIG AMY

House Productions

Original series in development
Co-written with Tanya Ronder

SPY SHOP

Chapter One

Original series in development
Co-written with Tanya Ronder

Theatre

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OUR FATHER

2018

RADA

Written for the RADA Elders.
Published in THE WORDS WILL COME collection by Oberon.

THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN

2017

Chichester / Headlong

Dir. Jeremy Herrin.
Publised by Nick Hern Books.

THE DISTANCE

2016

Melbourne Theatre Company

Dir. Leticia Cáceres

JOANNE

2015

Clean Break

One of five writers chosen to write monologues to be performed at Latitude Festival.
Transfers to Soho Theatre October 2015.
Published by Nick Hern Books.

THE DISTANCE

2015

Sheffield Theatres/ The Orange Tree Theatre

Revival Dir. by Charlotte Gwinner

THE LIGHT

2015

Live Theatre

Short play commission for Rendezvous (Julia Darling Anniversary event)

THE DISTANCE

2014

Orange Tree Theatre

Dir. Charlotte Gwinner
Published by Nick Hern Books
*Finalist for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012/13

SAME

2014

NT Connections Festival 2014 - National Theatre

Published by Methuen Drama (as part of NT Connections 2014 collected works)
Published by Nick Hern Books (as single volume)

GODCHILD

2013

Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

Dir. Michael Attenborough
Published by Nick Hern Books

AS DIRECTOR

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

As Director
By Jane Austen
In an adaptation by Simon Reade