Luke Norris is a writer of stage and screen. His play GROWTH is was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre, where it won a Fringe First before heading out on a UK tour. It will tour again in September/October 2017. He is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre and is writing a new play under attachment to the National Theatre New Work Department. His radio play for BBC Radio 4 THE COMING TIDE is currently available on iPlayer here.
Reviews for Growth:
“Growth is instantly identifiable as at the very least a league or two above anything but the pick of the Fringe” (★★★★★, British Theatre Guide)
“This unlikely comedy by Luke Norris consolidates the career of a significant playwriting talent” ( ★★★★, The Scotsman)
“An extremely funny and poignant work, another reason to keep a close eye on the ascending Norris’s distinctive and sensitive work” (★★★★, The Stage)
“Norris’ script is very funny, throwing laugh-out-loud one-liners out at a rate of knots…sharp dialogue, fluid storytelling and some excellent ensemble performances” (★★★★, WhatsOnStage)
“Smart and funny and frequently absolutely fearless, with excellent performances” (Exeunt)
Luke’s professional debut GOODBYE TO ALL THAT was performed at the Royal Court Jerwood and was widely acclaimed; the Telegraph commented that ‘we’re in the presence, unquestionably, of a playwright of major promise’. His next play SO HERE WE ARE, won a Bruntwood Judges Award and was nominated for two Manchester Theatre Awards. It debuted at High Tide Festival in September 2015 before transferring to Manchester Royal Exchange.
Luke has also written for the National Theatre Connections (HEARTS), which played at the Sheffield Crucible and the Shed Theatre at the National. He is currently under commission to The Bush Theatre.
For TV Luke writes drama and comedy and has had original ideas under option to Lovely Day and Hat Trick. He was selected to participate in the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2014, which led to his original drama script AUTUMN.
July – October 2016
Edinburgh Festival and UK Tour
Directed by George Perrin
SO HERE WE ARE
High Tide Festival Theatre: 10th – 20th September 2015
Manchester Royal Exchange: 24th September – 10th October 2015
Winner of a Bruntwood Award 2013
Nominated in ‘Best New Play’ category at Manchester Theatre Awards 2016
Commissioned by Paines Plough and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Performed at RWCMD and at The Gate Theatre, London
Directed by Sean Linnen
National Theatre Connections 2014
Performed at the Shed Theatre at the National in July 2014.
A PUZZLE – 2013
Royal Court Theatre site specfic short piece
Part of Vicky Featherstone’s debut season
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT – 2012
The Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
MACDONALD AND SON – 2010
staged reading at ATC
BOROUGH MARKET – 2008
Breaking Butterflies for Edinburgh Fringe
JESUS AND THE JETPACK
With director Lucy Tcherniak.
Short Film for the NFTS
NIGHT OF THE FOXES
With director Tom Haines
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