Luke Norris is a writer of stage and screen. His professional debut GOODBYE TO ALL THAT was performed at the Royal Court 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.
His third play GROWTH was performed at the Gate Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre, where it won a Fringe First before heading out on a UK tour. It toured again with Paines Plough in September/October 2017.
Luke’s latest play was written under commission to the Bush Theatre, and he is writing a new play under attachment to the National Theatre New Work Department.
Luke has also written for the National Theatre Connections (HEARTS), which played at the Sheffield Crucible and the Shed Theatre at the National.
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.
His debut radio play for BBC Radio 4 THE COMING TIDE was broadcast in 2017.
The Gate Theatre, Edinburgh Festival and UK Tour
Written under commission to Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
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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