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Mr David Eldridge

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Described as a “a poet of the east end overspill” by The Observer, David Eldridge is widely regarded as one of the most important playwriting voices of his generation.

    His theatre credits include: Beginning (Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre & West End); Market Boy (Olivier Theatre, National Theatre); Holy Warriors (Shakespeare’s Globe); Miss Julie, The Lady from the Sea (Royal Exchange, Manchester); In Basildon, Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness, Under the Blue Sky (Royal Court & West End); Something, Someone, Somewhere (Sixty-Six Books/Bush Theatre); MAD, Serving it Up (Bush); The Knot of the Heart (Almeida), Festen (Almeida, Lyric West End & Broadway); The Stock Da'wa, Falling (Hampstead); A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (with Robert Holman & Simon Stephens, Lyric Hammersmith); Babylone (Belgrade Coventry); John Gabriel Borkman, The Wild Duck, Summer Begins (Donmar Warehouse); A Week With Tony, Fighting for Breath (Finborough); Thanks Mum (Red Room); Dirty (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Cabbage for, Tea, Tea, Tea! (Platform 4 Exeter).

    Television credits include: Killers, Our Hidden Lives, The Scandalous Lady W (BBC).

    Short Film credits include: The Nugget Run (Zig Zag Productions).

    Radio credits include: Michael and Me: Stratford, Ilford, Romford and all Stations to Shenfield; Festen; The Picture Man; Like Minded People; The Secret Grief; John Gabriel Borkman; Jenny Lomas (BBC).

    Under the Blue Sky won the Time Out Live Award 2001 for Best New Play in the West End and Festen the 2005 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best New Play. The Picture Man won the Prix Europa Best European Radio Drama 2008. Under the Blue Sky won the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best New Play. The Knot of the Heart won the 2012 Off West End Theatre Award for Best New Play.

    In 2007 the University of Exeter conferred on David an Honorary Doctorate of Letters recognising his achievement as a playwright.

    Administrative responsibilities

    • Admissions Tutor BA Creative Writing
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Creative Non-fiction (AREN100S5)
    • The Writing Industry (AREN141H5)
    • Scriptwriting Workshop 1: The Essentials of Stage and Screen (The 30 Minute Script) (AREN204S5)
    • Introduction to Drama (AREN220H4)
    • Dramaturgy: Processes and Practices (AREN255D7)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Audio

    Book

    • Eldridge, David (2014) The wild duck. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408141731.
    • Eldridge, David (2012) In Basildon. Modern Plays. London, UK: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781408180150.
    • Eldridge, David (2012) Miss Julie. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408172759.
    • Eldridge, David (2012) Plays 2. York, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9780413775092.
    • Eldridge, David (2011) The knot of the heart. Modern Plays. London, UK: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781408156018.
    • Eldridge, David (2010) The lady from the sea. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408140925.
    • Eldridge, David (2010) A thousand stars explode in the sky. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408131466.
    • Eldridge, David (2007) John Gabriel Borkman. Methuen Drama. ISBN 9780713685701.
    • Eldridge, David (2005) Plays 1. York, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9780413775092.
    • Eldridge, David (2004) Festen. Methuen Drama. ISBN 9780413774385.

    Other

    Video