Peter Quilter’s plays have been produced in forty countries around the world and translated into thirty languages. He has had three successful shows in London’s West End, a hit run on Broadway, and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award - for Best New Play and Best New Comedy. His work has been produced at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Sydney Opera House, the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, the Belasco Theatre in New York, and also at many of the National Theatres of Europe.
His most widely produced play is the Florence Foster Jenkins comedy, Glorious! which premiered at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End in 2005 starring Maureen Lipman. It has since been seen by over a million people in theatres across five continents. Stage productions have been broadcast “live” on television in Poland and Japan and the show has also had success in countries as diverse as Canada, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Romania, Israel and Spain.
Peter is also the author of the popular comedy Duets which has dozens of productions every year and has toured in many countries. His other comedies include the all-female Curtain Up and the theatrical play The Actress.
In recent years, Peter has received critical acclaim for his Judy Garland play with music, End of the Rainbow. The show enjoyed hit runs in both London and New York and was nominated for three Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards including Best New Play. A movie adaptation of the play will be released in cinemas in 2019.
Peter’s new work includes the drama 4000 days and the comedy Saving Jason both of which had their world premiere productions at the Park Theatre in London.
Information, video clips, reviews and photographs from Peter’s plays can be seen on his website - www.peterquilter.net