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Samuel Adamson
Samuel Adamson

Samuel Adamson

Samuel Adamson’s plays include Frank & Ferdinand(National Theatre Connections), Southwark Fair, (National Theatre), Mrs. Affleck(from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, National Theatre), Boston Manor(Theatre 503/Theatre Voice), Fish and Company(National Youth Theatre/Soho Theatre), Clocks and Whistles(Bush Theatre and Origin Theatre Company, New York; Time Out award), Drink, Dance, Laugh, and Lie(Bush/Channel 4), Grace Note(Old Vic/Peter Hall Company), Some Kind of Bliss(Trafalgar Studios and Brits Off Broadway, New York), Breakfast at Tiffany's(from Truman Capote’s novel, Theatre Royal, Haymarket) and Tomorrow Week(BBC Radio 3); as well as contributions to 24 Hour Plays(Old Vic), A Chain Play(Almeida) and Decade(Headlong). His play of All About My Mother(from Pedro Almodóvar’s film; Old Vic Theatre; 2008 Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Best New Play) has been translated into many languages and is performed regularly around the world. He is Artistic Associate on the National Theatre’s award-winning War Horse(Lincoln Center Theater, New York; Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto; US Tour; Australian Tour). Versions include: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard(Oxford Stage Company/Riverside Studios) and Three Sisters(OSC tour and West End); Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community(National Theatre) and A Doll's House(Southwark Playhouse, Northcott Theatre Exeter and Dundee Rep); Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi(Arcola Theatre; also adapted for BBC Radio 3); Bernhard Studlar’s Transdanubia Dreaming(National Theatre Studio) and Ostrovsky’s Larisa and the Merchants(InSite Performance/Arcola Theatre). Film: Running for River(Directional Studios/Krug). His plays are published by Faber and Faber; versions by Samuel French. He was writer in residence at the Bush Theatre in 1997-8.

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