Nathan Bryon

Nathan Bryon is a writer and actor.

As an actor, he is best known for playing Jamie Bennett in the BBC Three comedy series Some Girls, and Joey Ellis in the ITV sitcom Benidorm.

He has written for critically acclaimed Cbeebies' animation Rastamouse, BAFTA award-winning Swashbuckle and on all three series of Cbeebies' BAFTA-nominated Apple Tree House.

He has written plays including Mixed Brain (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2017) and Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency (Paines Plough & Theatr Clwyd tour, 2019).

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain.

His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest-selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His latest book, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and is an international best-seller.

Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University from 2005 to 2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

Notes from a Small Island

Melissa Bubnic

Melissa Bubnic is a writer for stage and screen. Her plays include Boys Will Be Boys (Headlong and Bush Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company); Beached (Marlowe Theatre and Soho Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and Griffin Theatre Company; winner of the Patrick White Award, 2010); Mariage Blanc (Sydney Theatre Company) and Stop. Rewind. (Red Stitch Actors' Theatre, 2010, 2012).

Melissa Bubnic
Boys Will Be Boys

Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner (1813–1837) was a German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose. His plays include Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena and Woyzeck.

Georg Büchner

Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini is a playwright and screenwriter.

Her plays include Blavatsky's Tower (Machine Room), Gabriel (Soho Theatre), Silence (Birmingham Rep), Loveplay (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dinner (National Theatre and West End), Dying for It, adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman (Almeida Theatre), A Vampire Story (NT Connections), Marianne Dreams (Almeida), Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre), Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre and West End), (National Theatre), NW Trilogy (Kiln Theatre) and Manor (National Theatre).

Screenplays include Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe, Byzantium and The Dig.

Women, Power and Politics: Then
Singular Female Voices

babirye bukilwa

babirye bukilwa is an actor, playwright and poet, and a finalist for the 2020 Women's Prize for Playwriting. Their plays include: …cake (Theatre Peckham, 2021), and …blackbird hour (shortlisted for the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and the 2020 Alfred Fagon Award).


Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940), best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, wrote some twenty plays and adaptations, including Moliere and The White Guard. He had a stormy relationship with Stanislasky and the Moscow Art Theatre and was the subject of Stalin's censorship, with the result that many of his plays remained unperformed or unpublished at this death in 1940.

Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote

Amelia Bullmore

Amelia Bullmore studied Drama at Manchester University. Having started out as an actress, she began writing in 1995 and continues to do both. Her first stage play, Mammals, had an extended sell-out run at the Bush Theatre in April 2005 and a successful national tour in 2006. It was also co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. Her adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2009. Di and Viv and Rose premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2012, transferred Upstairs in 2013, and then to the West End in 2015.

Bullmore wrote two episodes of the second series of This Life for World/BBC2, and devised the series Black Cab for World/BBC2, writing three of the episodes. She wrote two episodes of the first series of Attachments, also for World/BBC2. She was a Dennis Potter Award Finalist in 2000 for her original 90-minute drama, The Middle.

Amelia Bullmore
Di and Viv and Rose