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Henry Filloux-Bennett


Henry is currently the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. His first play Wasted was produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was picked as Critics’ Choice by The Spectator. He subsequently wrote the world premiere stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline & Fall which was produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre. In 2018 Henry wrote Nigel Slater’s Toast, which was commissioned by The Lowry, published by Samuel French Ltd and subsequently transferred to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and The Other Palace in London before embarking on a 12-week UK Tour. The play won the CAMEO Page to Stage Award in 2019 as part of London Book Week. He wrote The Understudy, based on the novel by David Nicholls, which was adapted as a radio play starring Stephen Fry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise funds for the theatre industry. The play was then given a semi-staged rehearsed reading in the West End (Palace Theatre) in December 2020. Last year Henry wrote The New York Times Critic’s Pick What a Carve Up! based on the novel by Jonathan Coe, which was seen in over 40 countries and chosen in the Guardian’s Top 10 theatre shows and The Telegraph’s Top 50 Cultural Events of 2020. In January 2021 he was included in The Stage 100. His next project is an online adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray which will be streaming around then world in March 2021.