Anthony Neilson



Recent commissions as a writer include a new adaptation of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND which Anthony  directed in 2016 at the Lyceum Edinburgh; an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s THE TELL TALE HEART for the NT and an original low budget feature, PSYCHICS, which he will also direct, for Emu Films/Film4.  He wrote the stage adaptation of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE for Hammer Films/Sonia Friedman Prods, which premiered at Liverpool Playhouse in Dec 2015.  Other film & tv credits include: THE DEBT COLLECTOR (writer/director) – Winner of the Fipresci International Critics Award (Dragon Pictures/Film 4);  SPILSBURY (Stone City/BBC) and episodes of SPOOKS (writer). And a rewrite of THE LAST VOYAGE OF DEMETER for Hammer/Cross Creek Films.

Directing theatre credits include: THE BIG LIE (Latitude Festival), THE DRUNKS (Courtyard Theatre) both for the Royal Shakespeare Company; THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER – Herald Angel Award(Edinburgh International Festival/Scottish Opera)and in Autumn 2011, a major revival of MARAT/SADE for RSC.

As Writer/Director – theatre credits include: UNREACHABLE (Royal Court), NARRATIVE (Royal Court); GET SANTA! (Royal Court); RELOCATED (Royal Court), GOD IN RUINS (Soho Theatre); REALISM (National Theatre of Scotland/Edinburgh Lyceum); THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (Tron/Edinburgh Lyceum/Theatre Royal Plymouth/Royal Court/national tour); THE SEANCE (National Theatre Connections); THE MENU (National Theatre); THE LYING KIND (Royal Court); EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Headlong Theatre Company national tour); STITCHING – nominated Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer (Traverse/Bush); THE CENSOR – Writers’ Guild Award for Best Fringe Play (Finborough/Royal Court); THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Finborough); PENETRATOR (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough/Royal Court); NORMAL: THE DUSSELDORF RIPPER (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough); THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY (Finborough); WELFARE MY LOVELY (Traverse).