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Henry Filloux-Bennett

Writer

Henry has worked for organisations including The Lowry, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse and HighTide Festival as well as having produced independently. In 2019 he joined the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield as Chief Executive and Artistic Director. From 2010 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, during which time the theatre enjoyed one West End transfer and one transfer off- Broadway. West End credits to date include: as a writer, Nigel Slater’s Toast (The Other Palace); as a director, The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket); and as an independent producer, Well (Apollo Theatre). As a writer 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 ran at The Lowry, Traverse Theatre and The Other Palace before touring the UK – the play won a CAMEO Award as part of London Book Week and was published by Samuel French Ltd. Most recently he wrote ‘The Understudy’, based on the novel by David Nicholls, which was adapted as a radio play starring Stephen Fry, Russell Tovey, Sarah Hadland and Sheila Atim.