Craig
Higginson

South African playwright

Craig is a playwright and novelist.

In the UK, his plays have been produced at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, the Trafalgar Studios, the Traverse, Live Theatre Company, and the Citizens Theatre.

Several of his plays are university set-texts in South Africa and abroad. His play Dream of the Dog, starring Dame Janet Suzman, transferred to the West End after a sold out run at the Finborough Theatre with The Telegraph writing, “The Finborough has a massive, unmissable hit on its hands with Dream of the Dog … An evening fit to grab you by the throat.”

He is adapting John le Carré’s novel The Mission Song for The Ink Factory and Headlong.

All his original plays – along with his adaptation of The Jungle Book – are published by Oberon Books and Wits Press in South Africa.

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Theatre

Writer 

Creator John le Carré
Producer Headlong and Ink Factory
Director Jeremy Herrin
Truth in Translation
Won A Fringe First At the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. Nominated Best New Play Fleur du Cap And Naledi Awards
Writer with Tom Tammi & the cast
Starring
  • Janet Suzman
  • Ariyon Bakare
  • Gracy Goldman

  • Finborough Theatre & The Trafalgar Studios
    Writer Co-written with Mncedisi Shabangu
    Grahamstown Main Festival and Market Theatre
    Producer Citizens Theatre, Live Theatre, Market Theatre
    Starring
  • Marianne Oldham
  • Drama between an English teacher and her French-Congolese pupil.

    Traverse Theatre
    Starring
  • Nat Ramabulana
  • Fiona Ramsay
  • Janna Ramos-Violante
  • The South African State Theatre, Pretoria
    Producer National Theatre Connections

    Drama juxtaposing South Africa’s contemporary democracy with its ancient past.

    National Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Adapted from the novel by William Golding
    Market Theatre
    Adapted from the novel by Rudyard Kipling
    From an adaptation by Tim Supple
    Market Theatre
    Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
    Starring
  • David Tennant
  • Adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov

    The Other Place

    Book

    Executive Producer & Writer 

    Radio

    Writer 

    Laughter in the Dark
    Sony Radio Academy GOLD Award
    1 x 100'
    Director Maria Aitken
    Starring
  • Roger Allam
  • Claire Price
  • Radio adaptation of Craig's stage adaptation of the Nabokov novel

    Production Company Catherine Bailey
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3