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Zoe Cooper

About Zoe Cooper

Zoe Cooper is a playwright who had two theatre productions open in early 2024. NORTHANGER ABBEY, inspired by the Austen novel, opened  at the Orange Tree Theatre in January and toured to Bolton Octagon, TBTL and SJT. Then in February her adaptation of David Almond’s novel A SONG FOR ELLA GREY opened at Northern Stage, before also touring.

 

Amongst other work OUT OF WATER and JESS AND JOE FOREVER also played at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2019 and 2016 respectively.

 

She has been shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award, the Women Playwriting Prize and was the winner of the Off West End Most Promising Playwright Award.

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • CREATIVE ENGLAND FILM
    • Creative England
    • Feature film for Creative England’s iWrite scheme

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • A SONG FOR ELLA GREY
    • Pilot Theatre
    • NORTHANGER ABBEY
    • Orange Tree Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton, the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough and Theatre by the Lake
    • THE KISS
    • Orange Tree Theatre
    • OUT OF WATER
    • Commissioned by RSC and Orange Tree Theatre
    • Finalist in the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Shortlisted for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards 2019. Nominated for the ‘Best New Production of a Play’ Award in the Broadway World UK Awards.
    • THE SNOW OPEN
    • National Theatre
    • ‘Let’s Play’ Initative
    • JESS AND JOE FOREVER
    • Commission fro 2017 Orange Tree Theatre, UK Tour, Traverse Theatre, Stephen Josem Old Vic New Voices
    • Producer Farnham Maltings & Orange Tree TheatreDirector Derek Bond Winner of the Most Promising Playwright Award at the Off West End Awards 201
    • PETRIFICATION
    • Developed for Telltale Theatre Co, Northern Stage and Live Theatre
    • Director Mark Maughan
    • MAN ON THE MOON
    • UK Tour
    • Director Ruth Johnson Stage adaptation of Simon Bartram’s children’s picture book.
    • NATIVITIES
    • Live Theatre, Newcastle
    • Director Max Roberts
    • THE FATHER
    • National Theatre Studio
    • Director Jane Fallowfield Adaptation of an August Strindberg play
    • UTOPIA
    • Soho Theatre/Live Theatre
    • Director Steve Marmion & Max Roberts