Peter Oswald



Julia Kreitman

Current Theatre

Lucifer Saved (The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre, Camden) 

The World at Your Feet (Barbican Theatre, Theatre Royal, and the community)

Short Shrifts (The Tobacco Factory)


Previous Theatre

Short Shrifts 2011
Soho Theatre
English Theatre Berlin

The Gododdin 2011
Verse Play
Ruskin Mills Trust, Glasshouse Theatre

I Have Spoken 2010
Theatre Forum Kreutzburg, Berlin

The Temple 2009
Ruskin Mills Trust, Glasshouse Theatre

Catherine 2009
Site specific musical drama
Lewinsky Centre, Plymouth

Mary Stuart
Dir Phyllida Lloyd
Donmar Wharehouse 2005,
Apollo Theatre 2005-6
Amherst Theatre, NYC 2009
Many others, including in Japanese and Swedish translations

The Storm 2005
Adaptation Plautus’ ‘Rudens’
Globe Theatre

Blighty 2004
Original play
Barbican Theatre Plymouth

White Crane to Litang
Oringinal play
Barn Theatre Dartington  2003
Dorchester Arts Centre 2004

Ash 2002
Original play
Civic Hall Totnes
Barn Theatre Dartington

The Shy Man 2003
Adaptation of Tirso de Molina

The Golden Ass 2002
Based on Apuleius
Globe Theatre

Based on the Hindu epic
Birmingham Rep 2000
National Theatre 2001

Augustine’s Oak 1999
Original play
Globe Theatre

Odysseus 1999
Gate Theatre and tour

The Prisoner’s Easter 1998
Original play
HMP Channings Wood

Phaedra 1998
Translation of Racine’s ‘Phedre’
Battersea Arts Centre 1998

Shakuntala 1997
Adaptation of Sanskrit play
Gate Theatre

Dona Rosita 1997
Adpatation of play by Lorca

Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards 1996
National Theatre
Barka Theatre, Budapest
Court Theatre Chicago
Royal Theatre, Copenhagen

The House of Desires 1996
Adaptation of a play by Sor Juana Inez de La Cruz
Battersea Arts Centre

Don Juan 1995
Adaptation of play by Tirso de Molina
Battersea Arts Centre

Oedipus Tyrannos 1995
Adaptation of play by Sophocles
Bridge End Theatre, Battersea

Don Carlos 1992
Adaptation of play by Schiller
Lyric Studio Hammersmith

Valdorama 1992
Original play
Latchmere Theatre, Battersea

Allbright 1991
Turtle Key Arts Centre, Fulham

The Swansong of Ivanhoe Wasteway
Edinburgh Fringe 1987 and 1989
Brain Club, Soho, 1990

Peter Oswald was a founding member of Columbina Theatre Company, based in Devon; he has been Writer in Residence at Dartington Hall, Devon, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London. He was a Writer in Residence at the Finborough Theatre, London.

Plays published:

By Oberon Books: Augustine’s Oak, The Golden Ass, Odysseus, Ramayana, Mary Stuart, The Storm.

By Methuen: Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards.

By Oxford University Press: Don Carlos and Mary Stuart.


Peter has done poetry performances in venues including: The Rose Theatre, Southwark, 2004, South West Storytelling Festival, 2004, Crown Hill Fort, Plymouth, 2004, Globe Theatre 2005, The Barrel House, Totnes, 2006, Truckles Wine Bar, Bloomsbury, Blue Stage, Devon, 2007, York Minster (Jorvik Festival) 2010, Folger Theatre Washington with Simon Armitage, 2015, Hay Festival, 2016, Royal Drawing School (ongoing)

Poems Published:

Dyad (with Sean Borodale) – Isinglass Press 2003

Weyland, with Oberon Books, 2008

Village, joint pamphlet with Alice Oswald, 2009

Performance, joint pamphlet with Alice Oswald 2011

A Reply to the Light, published by Bright Pen Books, 2012

Sonnets of Various Sizes, with Shearsman, 2016


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