Sam Holcroft

Sam Holcroft

Sam Holcroft’s plays include Rules for Living at the National Theatre; The Wardrobe for National Theatre Connections; Edgar & Annabel, part of the Double Feature season in the Paintframe at the National Theatre; Dancing Bears, part of the Charged season for Clean Break at Soho Theatre and Latitude Festival; While You Lie at the Traverse, Edinburgh; Pink, part of the Women, Power and Politics season at the Tricycle; Vanya, adapted from Chekhov, at The Gate; and Cockroach, co-produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and Traverse (nominated for Best New Play 2008, by the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland and shortlisted for the John Whiting Award, 2009).

In 2013, she wrote The House Taken Over, a libretto for opera, adapted from Cortázar, for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Académie Européenne de Musique. She received the Tom Erhardt Award in 2009, was the Pearson Writer-in-Residence at the Traverse Theatre, 2009–10, and the Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre Studio from 2013–14. In 2014, she received a Windham Campbell Prize for Literature in the drama category.

A dark and compelling vision of a world infected by violence.
A blistering play about our need for honesty in relationships and how it can sometimes bring about their downfall.
A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our pa...
A theatrically playful, dark comedy about the unwritten rules we follow in our lives.
A short play about a millionaire businesswoman confronted by an unexpected visitor.
A short play laying bare the twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs.
An Orwellian dystopian fable about a group of freedom fighters attempting to stand up to a repressive regime, while b...