• Main Auditorium
  • Thu 22 Feb - Sat 17 Mar
  • Written by Stephen Bill | Directed by Lindsay Posner

Stephen Bill


Playwriting credits include The Old Order (1979, John Whiting Award), Piggy Back Riders (1981) and Naked In The Bull Ring (1985) all for Birmingham Repertory Theatre; The Bottom Drawer (Oxford Playhouse and National tour 1982); Over The Bar (Derby Playhouse 1985); Over A Barrel (Watford Place 1991, Writers Guild Award); Cassie (RSC,1992) and What The Heart Feels (Orange Tree 1996, nominated for Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the year).

Television credits include Eh Brian It’s A Whopper (Central 1984); Marjorie And The Preacher Man (BBC, 1987, co-written with Jim Broadbent); The Darling Buds Of May (ITV Christmas Special, 1992); Broke (nominated for Best Single Film Writers Guild Award 1992); the BBC series The Locksmith (winner of Samuelson City Award at the Birmingham International Film and Television Festival, nominated for the Royal Television Society Best Drama and Best Independent film 1998) and Maisie Raine (1999).

Winning Drama Magazine’s award for Best Play, alongside Most Promising Playwright from both London Standard Drama and Plays and Players London Critics Awards, Curtains was commissioned by the Hampstead Theatre in 1987 and subsequently presented at the Whitehall Theatre in 1988.  The play’s US premiere was by the New Group in 1996, transferring to the John Houseman Theatre and winning two New York Obie Awards in 1996