April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes After Electra (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tricycle Theatre 2015); Rune (New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015); Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); Jumpy (Royal Court 2011 and Duke of York’s Theatre 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep, 2008); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, 1999); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint, UK Tour, 1997); Playhouse Creatures (revived at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013); and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015). She’s currently under commission to the Rose Theatre, Kingston, the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and the National Theatre.
April has also written the libretto for Flight (music by Jonathan Dove), for Glyndebourne Opera and The Silent Twins libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almeida Theatre, 2007.
April’s work for radio includes an adaptation of Life in the Tomb for BBC Radio 3 in 2014, a serialisation of Peyton Place, Visitants for BBC Radio 4, and The Outlander for Radio 5, which won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992.
TV work includes a BFI/Channel 4 commission, Aristophanes.