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Marcelo Dos Santos

Writer

Agent

Simon Blakey

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 is currently under commission to the Michael Grandage Company and the English Touring Theatre (ETT).

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 Theatre where he was also part of their writing ‘super group’. Marcelo was a member of the BBC Drama Room 2019/20.

 

In development:

NEW PLAY COMMISSION – Michael Grandage Company
THE ROCKS – a seed commission from English Touring Theatre.
THE F**KER UPPERS – BBC Drama Room 60-minute pilot.

Plays include:

FEELING AFRAID AS IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING TO HAPPEN
Dir. Matthew Xia
Developed for the actor Samuel Barnett
Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2022

SUBVERTS
Dir. Debbie Hannan
Royal Court Theatre, April 2021
Living Newspaper – Edition 5, Royal Court Theatre (Digital)

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

Praise for Lionboy:

★★★★    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 PlayhouseCommission 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

Call Simon to discuss Marcelo or other Writers

+44 (0)207 467 0125