Anders Lustgarten

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Anders Lustgarten won the inaugural Harold Pinter Playwright's Award for If You Don't Let Us Dream We Won't Let You Sleep at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs. He is currently under commission to the Royal Court and the National Theatre among several others, and is also adapting David Peace's The Damned United for a national stage tour. His newest plays, Shrapnel at the Arcola Theatre and Lampedusa at the Soho Theatre, open in March and April 2015. Anders is also developing original projects for television and radio. (He's also a long-standing political activist who's been arrested in four continents.)




Producer Red Ladder Theatre Company

Adaptation of the best-selling novel by David Peace about football manager Brian Clough. 


Commission as part of NT Connections 2015

National Theatre
Director Steven Atkinson
  • Louise Mai Newberry
  • Ferdy Roberts

    Part of Soho Theatre's Season of Politics. 

    Soho Theatre

    A challenging portrayal of one of the most controversial moments in the War on Terror - the Roboski massacre.

    Arcola Theatre

    A half hour commissioned response to the Magna Carta as part of Salisbury's 1000th anniversary celebrations


    A Royal Court commission

    Royal Court
    Zimbabwe. 2015. The Mugabe Government has fallen and investigations into its abuses have begun.
    The Finborough Theatre
    Director Simon Godwin
  • Susan Brown
  • Ben Dilloway
  • Laura Elphinstone
  • Daniel Kendrick

    As the financial world issues its shock treatment, what happens when the City’s agenda is taken to its ultimate conclusion? 

    Royal Court
    Theatre Uncut 2012
    Winner: Fringe First, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Producer Sarah Brocklehurst
    Director Emma Callander
    Short play in response to the current political situation
    Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
    Play for young people about China
    National Theatre Connections
    Developing a lecture series 'On Capitalism'
    Lyric Hammersmith
  • Anders Lustgarten
    Part of a season of short pieces reacting to the cuts to the UK Budget
    Southwark Playhouse, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival
    Director Ryan McBride
  • Zaraah Abrahams
  • Thusitha Jayasundera
  • Julian Littman
  • Sam Swainsbury

    Finborough Theatre
    Walsingham and the spy network of Elizabethan England
    Under commission by the Bolton Octagon
    Play about the history of China
    National Theatre Studio
    Director Roland Jaquarello
  • Lisa Eichhorn
  • Fiz Marcus
  • Charlie Roe
  • Anna Sawa
    About the aftermath of 9/11 taken from verbetim accounts
    Finborough Theatre
    Finborough Theatre
    Black comedy about extraordinary rendition
    Actors Centre
    Adaptation of the Polish play by Slawomir Mrozek
    Battersea Arts Centre
    Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award
    Readings at Soho and Hampstead Theatres



    Producer Clive Brill
  • Arsher Ali
  • Julian Glover
  • Damian Lewis
  • Gina McKee

    Part of a series of political drama

    Production Company Pacificus Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Creator & Writer

    1 x 45'
    Producer Boz Temple-Morris
    Production Company Holy Mountain
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4


    Creator & Writer

    In development
    In development
    Pilot developed as part of the Channel 4 Screenwriters' course
    In development