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.

A play about the controversial psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, a haunting and poignant study of mother-daughter relation...
The extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diagh...
A compelling study of the corruption of fame, the lure of money and the betrayal that lurks at the heart of portrayin...
A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age...
Nicholas Wright's sensitive version of Ibsen's late play, about a family brought low by the disgrace and imprisonment...
Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in...
The first version of Wedekind's celebrated erotic masterpiece to be based on the author's original text, restoring th...
A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.
A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.
Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial back...
A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National...
A gripping psychological thriller adapted for the stage by Émile Zola himself from his own notorious novel, in a vers...
An enthralling detective story based on the true life story of BBC reporter James Mossman.
Set in Cape Town in 1952, Treetops offers an arresting view of Nicholas Wright's own rebellious boyhood in h...
A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.