Evan Placey

Evan Placey

Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London, England. His plays include Jekyll & Hyde (National Youth Theatre, 2017 West End season); Consensual (National Youth Theatre, 2015 West End season); Girls Like That (Synergy/Unicorn Theatre; first produced and commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2013; winner of the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences); Mother of Him (Courtyard Theatre; winner of the King’s Cross Award for New Writing, RBC National Playwriting Competition, Canada, and the Samuel French Canadian Play Contest); Banana Boys (Hampstead Theatre); Suicide(s) in Vegas (Canadian tour; Centaur Theatre Award nomination); Scarberia (Forward Theatre Project/York Theatre Royal); How Was It For You? (Unicorn Theatre); Holloway Jones (Synergy Theatre Project/schools tour/Unicorn Theatre; winner of the Brian Way Award 2012 for Best Play for Young People; Writers’ Guild Award nomination); WiLd! (tutti frutti/UK tour and USA); and Pronoun (National Theatre Connections festival, 2014). Work for radio includes Mother of Him (BBC Radio 3/Little Brother Productions). Evan is a Creative Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and also teaches playwriting to young people for various theatres, and also in prisons.

An urgent and explosive play that explores of the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology...
A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean - commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Conne...
An explosive and thought-provoking play from the author of Girls Like That, exploring what happens when buri...
A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, written for the National Y...
A play about the challenges of being on the school football team – and secretly gay.
Holloway dreams of being a world-class BMXer, but she is held back by the tough reality of a parent in prison.