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Marcelo Dos Santos

Writer

Marcelo is an award winning, British/Brazilian/Australian writer.  In 2014 he adapted the critically acclaimed LIONBOY for Complicité which toured extensively in the UK and internationally including the New Victory Theater on Broadway. He has developed work through the National Theatre Studio and has been a writer on attachment at the Bush Theatre, HighTide Festival Theatre as well as the Royal Court where he was also a member of their writing ‘super group’.

Marcelo is currently a member of the BBC Drama Room 2019/20.

 

In development:

SHARKS  – A new play acquired by the Royal Court Theatre for production in 2020.

THE ROCKS – a seed commission from English Touring Theatre.

THE F**KER UPPERS – BBC Drama Room 60-minute pilot.

 

Plays include:

TRIGGER WARNING

Dir. Natasha Nixon

Camden People’s Theatre, 22 October – 9 November 2019

Recipient of the Jerwood Home Run Award Commission.

THE END OF HISTORY

Dir. Gemma Kerr

High Hearted Theatre & Soho Theatre, 5 – 23 June 2018

A site-responsive play with songs staged at St Giles In The Fields Church in Soho.

OPEN PLAN

Dir. Mark Maughan

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 5 – 17 February 2017

Originally written on attachment with HighTide

LIONBOY

Adaptation of the bestselling novel by Zizou Corder

Dir. Annabel Arden

Complicité

National & International tour, 2014-15

★★★★    The Guardian       ★★★★ ‘A roaring success’ Mail on Sunday

★★★★ ‘It twinkles with…magical possibility… invention and effortless appeal’ The Times

★★★★ ‘A wonderfully imaginative adventure‘  The Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘…Spellbinding…’ Financial Times

NEW LABOUR

Dir. Richard Wilson

RADA

THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE

Dir. Natasha Nixon

NYT, Toynbee Studios

CHEER UP THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Co-writer

Dir. Gemma Kerr

Liverpool Everyman Playhouse

Commission for the Liverpool Everyword Festival developed in collaboration with Chloe Moss and Helen Blakeman.

WRECKED (re-developed as KNIGHTS)

Dir. Michael Longhurst

Tristan Bates Theatre

Part of the 2011 Ignition Festival

LOVERS WALK

Co-writer

Dir. Gemma Kerr

Southwark Playhouse & Brighton Festival

MOSHING LYING DOWN

Dir. Rachel Briscoe

Green Man Festival, Shunt & Ipswich Pulse Festival

Developed with Fanshen Theatre

TRUE LOVE WAITS

Co-writer

Dir. Adam Quayle & Hannah Tyrell-Pindar

Theatre 503 & Latitude Festival

OUR LADY OF SOHO

Rehearsed reading

Dir. Gemma Kerr

Wilson Studio, Royal Court Theatre

Cast included Eleanor Bron and Luke Treadaway

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