Nick Dear


The Taste Of The Town (presented with ‘The Art of Success’ as ‘Hogarth’s Progress’). Rose Theatre, Kingston, 2018.
Director: Anthony Banks.


Dedication Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 2016.
Director: Samuel Hodges.


The Dark Earth and the Light Sky Almeida Theatre, London, 2012. Director: Richard Eyre. Evening Standard Award Nomination Best Play

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

Frankenstein (adapted from Mary Shelley) National Theatre, London, Olivier, 2011. Director: Danny Boyle


Lunch in Venice National Theatre Connections season, 2005

The Turn of the Screw (adapted from Henry James) Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, 2005. Director: Simon Reade

Power National Theatre, London, Cottesloe, 2003. Director: Lindsay Posner


The Promise (adapted from Arbuzov) Tricycle Theatre, London, 2002. Director: Nicolas Kent

The Villains' Opera National Theatre, London, Olivier, 2000. Director: Tim Supple

Summerfolk (adapted from Gorky) National Theatre, London, Olivier, 1999. Director: Trevor Nunn. South Bank Show Theatre Award


Zenobia Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1995. Director: Mike Ockrent

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (adapted from Molière) National Theatre, London, Lyttleton, 1992. Director: Richard Jones

The Last Days of Don Juan (adapted from Tirso de Molina) Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon, 1990. Director: Danny Boyle

Food of Love (music by David Sawer) Theâtre de Complicité, Almeida Theatre, London, 1988. Director: Nick Phillipou

In the Ruins Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, 1989. Director: Paul Unwin

A Family Affair (adapted from Ostrovsky) Cheek By Jowl, Donmar Theatre, London, 1988. Director: Declan Donnellan. Olivier Award Nomination

Pure Science Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon, 1986. Director: Nick Dear

The Art of Success Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon, 1986. Director: Adrian Noble. John Whiting Award; Olivier Award Nomination

Temptation Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, Barbican, London 1984. Director: Nick Hamm


Agatha Christie's Poirot 6 episodes, ITV1, 2003-2013

Inside the Mind of Leonardo Sky Arts, 2013. Director: Julian Jones. Royal Television Society Nomination - Arts Programme

Eroica BBC2, 2003. Director: Simon Cellan Jones. Prix Italia


Byron BBC2, 2003. Director: Julian Farino

Cinderella Channel 4, 1999. Director: Beeban Kidron.

The Turn of the Screw ITV, 1999. Director: Ben Bolt.

The Gambler Film Four, 1997. Director: Karoly Makk. Best European Film, Brussels

The Gambler

Persuasion BBC2, 1995. Director Roger Michell. BAFTA Award - Best Single Drama


Radio Plays

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky BBC Radio 4, 2017. Director: Celia De Wolff

The News from Home BBC Radio 3, 2016. Director: Celia De Wolff

Secrets of the Small Hours BBC Radio 4, 2014. Director: Celia De Wolff

The Miracle of Reason BBC Radio 3, 2005. Director: Ned Chaillet

Swansong (music by David Sawer) BBC Radio 3, 1989. Sony Award

Free BBC Radio 4, 1986. Director: Richard Wortley

Jonathan Wild (adapted from Henry Fielding) BBC Radio 4, 1985. Director: Richard Wortley

Pure Science BBC Radio 3, 1982. Director: Richard Wortley

Matter Permitted BBC Radio 3, 1980. Director: Richard Wortley. Society of Authors Award

Opera Libretti

The Palace in the Sky (music by Jonathan Dove) English National Opera, Hackney Empire, London, 2000. Director: Jo Davies

The Palace In The Sky

Siren Song (music by Jonathan Dove) Almeida Opera Festival, London, 1994. Director: Ian McDiarmid

A Family Affair (music by Julian Grant) Almeida Opera Festival, London, 1993. Director: Martin Duncan