As well as The Selfish Giant, performed in 2015 as the Arcola Theatre family Christmas show, my plays for adults have been been performed in Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Stratford-upon-Avon, including development scheme showcases at the Birmingham REP and Old Print Works venues.

From ‘The Selfish Giant’, photograph c. Lidia Crisafulli

Part of my practice-based PhD research involved exploring the possibilities of using verse drama in the modern world. I have published articles about the rewards and challenges of this process here, here and here. I’ve also recently been developing my work as a musical theatre lyricist with BML.

Get in touch on richardtobrien AT gmail DOT com if you’d like to know any more about my work for theatre.