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Alexandra Wood


Alexandra is a London-based playwright.  An extract from her new musical, MAMMOTH, written with composer Matthew Herbert, will be presented at BEAM2018 in March.

Her new English translation of Manfred Karge’s MAN TO MAN (Wales Millennium Centre and Edinburgh Fringe) toured the UK and ended in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in November 2017.

Her plays include THE HUMAN EAR (Paines Plough); AGES (Old Vic New Voices);  MERIT (Plymouth Drum); THE INITIATE (Paines Plough, winner of a Scotsman Fringe First); THE EMPTY QUARTER (Hampstead); an adaptation of Jung Chang’s WILD SWANS (Young Vic/ART); THE CENTRE (Islington Community Theatre); UNBROKEN (Gate); THE LION’S MOUTH (Rough Cuts/Royal Court); THE ELEVENTH CAPITAL (Royal Court) and the radio play TWELVE YEARS (BBC Radio 4).

Short plays include POPE’S GROTTO (Paines Plough/Come to Where I’m From), MY NAME IS TANIA HEAD (Decade/Headlong) and work for the Royal Court, Oxford School of Drama, Rose Bruford College, Dry Write, nabokov and curious directive.

Alexandra is a past winner of the George Devine Award and was the Big Room Playwright-in-Residence at Paines Plough in 2013.

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