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Helen Edmundson

About Helen Edmundson

Helen Edmundson’s plays include Small Island adapted from the novel of the same name by Andrea Levy, staged at the National, Coram Boy (Olivier nomination and Time Out Award) and War and Peace at the National and on Broadway; Queen Anne (also in the West End) and The Heresy of Love (also at Shakespeare’s Globe) for the RSC; The Clearing (John Whiting Award) at The Bush; Mother Teresa is Dead at the Royal Court; and Mary Shelley at the Tricycle and on tour for Shared Experience. Other theatre includes Life is a Dream at the Donmar; Thérèse Raquin at Theatre Royal Bath and on Broadway; and Anna Karenina (TMA Award) and The Mill on the Floss (Time Out Award) for Shared Experience, in the West End and on national and international tour. Musical adaptations include Swallows and Amazons (co-writer) at Bristol Old Vic, in the West End and on tour. Film and TV includes An Inspector Calls (PGA Award), Mary Magdalene, The Suspicions of Mr Wicher, the 8-part MGM+ drama Belgravia: The Next Chapter, and three seasons of Dalgliesh for Acorn. She is an associate artist at the RSC and is recipient of the Windham Campbell Literature Prize.

Her plays are published by Nick Hern.

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In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION
    • Potboiler Films/ Film 4
    • Feature adapted from the novel by Patrick Gale / Dir. Anthony Chen
    • GLORIOUS
    • Echo Lake
    • Original Series Pilot

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BELGRAVIA: THE NEXT CHAPTER
    • Carnival/MGM+
    • Eight part season Lead writer & EP
    • DALGLIESH, season 1 & 2 Six part season
    • New Pictures
    • Lead writer & EP / Based on the works of P. D. James
    • AN INSPECTOR CALLS
    • BBC/Drama Republic
    • Dir. by Aisling Walsh Adapted from the play by J.B. Priestley
    • THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER
    • Hattrick / ITV
    • 2 x 120 mins episode Based on the book by Kate Summerscale

Film

    • Production
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    • MARY MAGDALENE
    • See-Saw Films / Film 4/ Focus
    • Original Feature Joaquin Phoenix / Rooney Mara

Theatre

    • Production
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    • SMALL ISLAND
    • National Theatre
    • 2019 Adapted from the Novel by Andrea Levy
    • QUEEN ANNE
    • Haymarket Theatre
    • July 2017, starring Romola Garai /Royal Shakespeare Company November 2015
    • THERESE RAQUIN
    • October 2015, starring Kiera Knightley /Roundabout Theatre, New York Adapted from Zola
    • THE HERESY OF LOVE
    • Royal Shakespeare Company / Swann Theatre, Stratford New Production at Globe Theatre
    • MEPHISTO
    • Altonaer Theatre, Hamburg MJE Productions
    • Adapted from Klaus Mann
    • SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
    • Bristol Old Vic, West End & Touring
    • Adapted from Athur Ransom Nominated Ned Sherrin ES Award for Best Musical
    • MARY SHELLEY
    • Shared Experience UK Tour 2012
    • LIFE IS A DREAM
    • Donmar Warehouse
    • A new version of the Calderon play
    • WAR AND PEACE
    • National Theatre Touring internationally
    • Adapted from Tolstoy Shared Experience Tour 2008
    • CORAM BOY
    • Imperial Theatre, Broadway, NY The Olivier, National Theatre Time Out Theatre Award
    • Original Play Adapted from Jamila Gavin
    • ORESTES
    • Shared Experience London and national tour
    • Based on Euripedes
    • GONE TO EARTH
    • Shared Experience London and national tour
    • Adapted from Mary Webb
    • MOTHER TERESA IS DEAD
    • Royal Court Theatre and many other national/international productions
    • Original Play
    • THE CLEARING
    • Tricycle Theatre/Shared Experience Bush Theatre
    • John Whiting Award Time Out Theatre Award Many other national & international productions including New York
    • MILL ON THE FLOSS
    • Shared Experience Theatre Lyric Hammersmith. National and international tour Tricycle Theatre & National Tour Time Out Theatre Award Many other national and international productions
    • Adapted from Eliot
    • ANNA KARENINA
    • Shared Experience Theatre Lyric Hammersmith, national and international tours inc BAM New York Tricycle Theatre& national tour Tricycle Theatre& national tour Time Out Theatre AwardTime Out Theatre Award Many other national & international production
    • Adapted from Tolstoy

Audio

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    • BBC Radio 4
    • Adaptation
    • BBC Radio 4
    • Adaptation