Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett

Mike Barlett is an award-winning playwright whose plays include: Snowflake (Old Fire Station, Oxford, 2018); Albion (Almeida Theatre, 2017); Wild (Hampstead Theatre, 2016); Game (Almeida Theatre, 2015); King Charles III (Almeida/West End/Broadway, 2014-15); An Intervention (Paines Plough/Watford Palace Theatre); Bull (Sheffield Theatres/Off-Broadway); Medea (Glasgow Citizens/Headlong); Chariots of Fire (based on the film; Hampstead/West End); 13 (National Theatre); Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough/Plymouth Drum/Royal Court); Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National Theatre); Cock (Royal Court/Off-Broadway); Artefacts (Nabokov/Bush); Contractions and My Child (Royal Court).

He was Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre in 2011, and the Pearson Playwright-in-Residence at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007. Cock won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2010. Love, Love, Love won the TMA Best New Play Award in 2011. Bull won the same award in 2013. King Charles III won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play in 2015.

He has written several plays for BBC Radio, winning the Writers’ Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for Not Talking. 

His work for television includes Press (BBC One, 2018); Trauma (ITV, 2018); two series of Doctor Foster (BBC One, 2015 & 2017, Best New Drama at the National Television Awards); and The Town (ITV1, 2012).

A 'tug-of-love' drama, in which a divorced father kidnaps his child - with unexpected consequences.
Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. It turns out he's from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he's...
An ink-black comedy about the boundaries between work and play.
An epic rollercoaster of a play travelling from 1968 to 2525 and back again, driven by an all-pervasive fear of the f...
A bold new version of the classic tragedy by one of Britain's hottest playwrights.
13
Coincidences, omens and vision collide with political reality in this epic new play by the award-winning Mike Bartlet...
A touching, funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend.
Mike Bartlett's 'future history play' explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, a...
Mike Bartlett's provocative play Game invites us to spy on a family as they embark on a dangerous new way to...
A razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying, Bull offers ringside...
A darkly comic play that explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the stat...
A playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.
Are baby boomers to blame for the fact that their children's generation is debt-ridden and adrift? Love, Love, Lo...
Mike Bartlett's outstanding play, set in the ruins of a garden in rural England.
An epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we're living in the best or worst of ti...