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John O'Donovan

Writer

Agent

Nick Quinn

John O’Donovan is a London-based playwright from Co. Clare, Ireland. His work has been read and staged in the UK at The Old Vic, Old Red Lion Theatre, New Diorama, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, Arcola Theatre and RADA, as well as in Ireland at Druid Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, Project Arts Centre and Glór. A former member of the Old Vic 12, Orange Tree Writers’ Collective and Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme, as well as the Abbey Theatre Playwrights Hub in Ireland, he has had stories and plays published in Verbal Arts Magazine, Crannóg and Bare Fiction. His debut play, If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You, opened at the Old Red Lion in August 2016, winning John an IARA award for Best Playwright, before touring Ireland and the UK in 2018. It is published by Methuen Drama.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

NOW AND AT THE HOUR (2018)

FLIGHTS (2018)

STAGED WORKS: 

THE DIVIDE (by Alan Ayckbourn), additional lyrics and dramaturgy (Old Vic) 2018

HY BRAZIL (Old Vic) 2017

IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE I COULD SHOW YOU HOW I LOVE YOU (The Old Red Lion Theatre) 2016; (Project Arts Centre, glór, The Mick Lally Theatre, Vault 2018)

ZUGUNRUHE (RADA rehearsed reading) 2015

THE CASTLE (Clapham Omnibus) 2015

ROGUE: A TRUE STORY ABOUT A DOG (Theatre503) 2014

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (Theatre503) 2014

THE STARVELING (Arcola Theatre) 2013

AFTER VIRGIL (RADA rehearsed reading) 2013

THE HOME FRONT (Druid rehearsed reading, Galway Arts Festival) 2009

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