Rules For Living

  • Tue 7 Nov - Sat 18 Nov
  • Written by Sam Holcroft | Directed by Simon Godwin
    A Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production

Sam Holcroft


Sam’s stage version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox opened at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, for Christmas 2016 before transferring to the Lyric Hammersmith, London and going out on a UK tour at the start of 2017. Other plays include Rules For Living (2015) at the National Theatre; The Wardrobe (2014) for National Theatre Connections; Edgar And Annabel (2011), part of Double Feature 1 for the National Theatre; Dancing Bears, part of the Charged season for Clean Break at Soho Theatre and Latitude Festival; While You Lie at the Traverse Theatre; Pink, part of the Women, Power and Politics Season at the Tricycle Theatre; Vanya, adapted from Chekhov, at The Gate; Cockroach, co-produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Traverse Theatre (nominated for Best New Play 2008, by the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland and shortlisted for the John Whiting Award, 2009). She has also written a libretto, The House Taken Over, for the Festival d'Aix en Provence and Académie Européenne de Musique (2013). Sam was the Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre Studio from 2013-14 and was the Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Traverse Theatre in 2009-10. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for Literature in the Drama category, and in 2009 she won the Tom Erhardt Playwriting Award for up and coming writers.