David Eldridge

David Eldridge is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. In 2007 the University of Exeter conferred on David Eldridge an Honorary Doctorate of Letters recognising his achievement as a playwright.

For the National: MiddleBeginning and Market Boy

In London's West End: Festen (also on Broadway and at the Almeida)

Other productions include: Holy Warriors at Shakespeare’s Globe; Miss Julie and The Lady from the Sea at the Royal Exchange; In Basildon, Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness and Under the Blue Sky at the Royal Court and in the West End; Something, Someone, Somewhere (part of Sixty-Six Books), MAD and Serving it Up at the Bush; The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida; The Stock Da’wa and Falling at Hampstead; A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (with Robert Holman and Simon Stephens) at Lyric Hammersmith; Babylone at the Belgrade Coventry; John Gabriel Borkman, The Wild Duck and Summer Begins at Donmar Warehouse; A Week With Tony and Fighting for Breath at the Finborough; Thanks Mum for Red Room; Dirty at Theatre Royal Stratford East; and Cabbage for, Tea, Tea, Tea! at Platform 4 Exeter.

My SecretKillersOur Hidden Lives and The Scandalous Lady W. Short films include The Nugget Run.

First OutMichael and MeStratford, Ilford, Romford and all Stations to ShenfieldFestenThe Picture ManLike Minded PeopleThe Secret GriefJohn Gabriel Borkman and Jenny Lomas

Festen - WhatsOnStage Theatregoers Choice Award, Best New Play

Under the Blue Sky - Time Out Live Award, Best New Play in the West End. WhatsOnStage Theatregoers Choice Award, Best New Play

The Picture Man - Prix Europa, Best European Radio Drama

The Knot of the Heart - Off West End Theatre Award, Best New Play

(Updated April 2022)