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Torben Betts

Writer

Torben Betts is one of the UK’s leading playwrights and his plays are produced both in this country and internationally. Earlier in his career he was championed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, who invited him to be resident dramatist at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough in 1999. Liz Lochhead, former Makar of Scotland, has described him as “just about the most extraordinary writer of drama we have”, while Time Out says his plays are “brilliant and testing.”

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
MONOGAMY
Company:
Original Theatre / Bob and Co.
Project details:
Stage play commission
Production (role):
THE MISANTHROPIST
Company:
Northampton Theatres
Project details:
Stage adaptation commission
THEATRE (Includes)
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE NATIONAL JOKE
Company:
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Project details:
Stage play

Production (role):
INVINCIBLE
Project details:
Major Spanish-language version of Invincible starring Maribel Verdu

The play is also being produced in Poland, the Czech Republic, Argentina and New York
Date: 2016
Production (role):
GET CARTER
Company:
Northern Stage / National Tour
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE SEAGULL
Company:
Regent’s Park Open Air
Date: 2015
Production (role):
WHAT FALLS APART
Company:
Live Theatre Newcastle
Date: 2014
Production (role):
INVINCIBLE
Company:
The Orange Tree Theatre / St James Theatre
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MUSWELL HILL
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre / Park Theatre, London
Date: 2011
Production (role):
THE COMPANY MAN
Company:
The Orange Tree Theatre
Date: 2008
Production (role):
LIE OF THE LAND
Company:
Arcola Theatre, London / Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE UNCONQUERED
Company:
Traverse / Tron / Brits-off-Broadway / UK Tour
Project details:
Best New Play 2007 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE SWING OF THINGS
Company:
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Date: 2003
Production (role):
HER SLIGHTEST TOUCH
Company:
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE COMPANY MAN
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre
Date: 2004
Production (role):
THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS
Company:
HERE Arts Center, New York
Date: 2003
Production (role):
THE LUNATIC QUEEN
Company:
Riverside Studios, London
Date: 2001
Production (role):
SILENCE AND VIOLENCE
Company:
White Bear Theatre, London
Date: 2000
Production (role):
CLOCKWATCHING
Company:
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Date: 2000
Production (role):
FIVE VISIONS OF THE FAITHFUL
Company:
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Date: 1999
Production (role):
A LISTENING HEAVEN
Company:
Edinburgh Royal Lyceum
Project details:
Nominated for Best New Play at the 2001 TMA Awards (Five Best Plays Nationwide – The Times)
Date: 1999
Production (role):
INCARCERATOR
Company:
Battersea Arts Centre, London
Project details:
A Time Out Critics Choice at both the White Bear Theatre and BAC, London
Date: 1999
Production (role):
MUMMIES AND DADDIES
Company:
Orange Tree theatre
Project details:
Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2000
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE BIGGLESWADES
Company:
Southwark Playhouse
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
GUILLEMOT
Company:
Latimer Films
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
DOWNHILL
Company:
Crisis Film

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MONOGAMY
    Company: Original Theatre / Bob and Co.
    Project details: Stage play commission
  • Production (role): THE MISANTHROPIST
    Company: Northampton Theatres
    Project details: Stage adaptation commission
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE NATIONAL JOKE
    Company: Stephen Joseph Theatre
    Project details: Stage play

  • Date:
    Production (role): INVINCIBLE
    Company:
    Project details: Major Spanish-language version of Invincible starring Maribel Verdu

    The play is also being produced in Poland, the Czech Republic, Argentina and New York
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): GET CARTER
    Company: Northern Stage / National Tour
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE SEAGULL
    Company: Regent’s Park Open Air
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): WHAT FALLS APART
    Company: Live Theatre Newcastle
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): INVINCIBLE
    Company: The Orange Tree Theatre / St James Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MUSWELL HILL
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre / Park Theatre, London
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): THE COMPANY MAN
    Company: The Orange Tree Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): LIE OF THE LAND
    Company: Arcola Theatre, London / Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE UNCONQUERED
    Company: Traverse / Tron / Brits-off-Broadway / UK Tour
    Project details: Best New Play 2007 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE SWING OF THINGS
    Company: Stephen Joseph Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): HER SLIGHTEST TOUCH
    Company: Stephen Joseph Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE COMPANY MAN
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS
    Company: HERE Arts Center, New York
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): THE LUNATIC QUEEN
    Company: Riverside Studios, London
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): SILENCE AND VIOLENCE
    Company: White Bear Theatre, London
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): CLOCKWATCHING
    Company: Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): FIVE VISIONS OF THE FAITHFUL
    Company: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): A LISTENING HEAVEN
    Company: Edinburgh Royal Lyceum
    Project details: Nominated for Best New Play at the 2001 TMA Awards (Five Best Plays Nationwide – The Times)
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): INCARCERATOR
    Company: Battersea Arts Centre, London
    Project details: A Time Out Critics Choice at both the White Bear Theatre and BAC, London
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): MUMMIES AND DADDIES
    Company: Orange Tree theatre
    Project details: Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2000
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE BIGGLESWADES
    Company: Southwark Playhouse
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): GUILLEMOT
    Company: Latimer Films
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): DOWNHILL
    Company: Crisis Film

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