Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright is a leading British playwright. His plays include: 8 Hotels (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2019); an adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's novel The Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre, 2017); an adaptation of Pat Barker's novel Regeneration (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 2014); Travelling Light (National Theatre, 2012); The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Rattigan's Nijinsky (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2011); The Reporter (National Theatre, 2007); a version of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin (National Theatre, 2006); an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (National Theatre, 2003-4); Vincent In Brixton (National Theatre, 2002; winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play); a version of Luigi Pirandello's Naked (Almeida Theatre, 1998); and Mrs Klein (National Theatre & West End, 1988).

His writing about the theatre includes Changing Stages: A View of British Theatre in the Twentieth Century, co-written with Richard Eyre.

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Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

A rich selection of work by leading playwright Nicholas Wright, introduced by the playwright.

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Vincent in Brixton

A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

Treetops

A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    Travelling Light

    A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age.

    Three Sisters

    Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

    Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre stage version)

    A gripping psychological thriller adapted for the stage by Émile Zola himself from his own notorious novel, in a version by Nicholas Wright.

    The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)

    A fascinating blend of dark hilarity and melancholy, woven from Patrick Hamilton’s much-loved story about an improbable heroine in wartime Britain.

    The Reporter

    An enthralling detective story based on the true life story of BBC reporter James Mossman.

    Regeneration (stage version)

    A powerful anthem for the youth of World War One that offers a compassionate look at war and its devastating effects. Adapted from Pat Barker's Booker Prize-nominated novel.

    Rattigan's Nijinsky

    The extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, drawing on an unproduced screenplay by Terence Rattigan.

    One Fine Day

    A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

      Naked

      Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in her care..

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