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Dawn King

Dawn King

Dawn King is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, TV, VR and radio.

Her work for the stage includes: The Trials (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2022); Dystopia987 (Manchester International Festival, 2019); Salt (National Theatre Connections, 2019); an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Royal and Derngate Theatre and the Touring Consortium, 2015); Ciphers (Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Exeter Northcott, 2013/14); and Foxfinder (winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition, and first staged at Finborough Theatre, London, 2011; revived in the West End in 2018).

For Foxfinder, Dawn also won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award 2013. She won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End awards 2012 and was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Off West End awards 2012, the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012.


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A darkly comic, spell-binding dystopian drama, winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Prize.


A smart and provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul.

The Trials

A searing play set in a near-future world, where those responsible for the climate emergency are being judged by a younger generation.