Fraser Grace

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Fraser Grace's play Always Orange opened at The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon as part of the RSC’s Making Mischief Festival, described by The Guardian as “A taut terrorism drama about society on edge of sanity ****".

 Breakfast with Mugabe won the John Whiting Best Play Award. Breakfast with Mugabe was originally produced in Stratford by the Royal Shakespeare Company before transferring to the Soho Theatre and then to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. The play was then produced in New York by the Centenary Stage Company.

Fraser's play The Lifesavers was nominated for a TMA Award for Best New Play.

In 2011 the Univeristy of Birmingham appointed Fraser as the co-ordinator of its postgraduate Playwriting Studies course, of which he is an alumnus.




Producer Royal Shakespeare Company

“Always Orange presents us with a city very much like the London we know, but where random terrorist attacks have become so commonplace that even a trip to the park is fraught with danger and anxiety. It’s the monsters of the mind that inflict the most damage in a city where the gap between rich and poor, privilege and disaffection, leads to disaster.”

The Other Room, Stratford Upon Avon
Director Paul Bourne
  • Gary Mackay
  • Shuna Snow
    Kay is a reporter holed up somewhere in the Balkans - in an area not unlike the Yorkshire Dales - with only a dead soldier for company. What is the BBC protocol in these situations?
    Menagerie Theatre
    Director Anna Coombs
    In development
    Director Helena Bell
    A provocative new drama about Mikhail Kalashnikov: inventor of the world-famous AK47 assault rifle and a decorated Soviet hero.
    Pursued by a Bear Productions
    Commissioned by National Theatre Studio, workshop and reading at the RSC 2000
    Joint Winner of the Verity Bargate Award
    Director Jonathan Lloyd
    Joint winner of the Verity Bargate Award, a play about the tensions that lie beneath the surface of liberal society
    Soho Theatre Company commission produced by Birmingham Rep
    Soho Theatre Company
    Menagerie Theatre Company at Theatre 503
    Based on the book by Sylvester Stein about the resistance of young black writers to apartheid in 1950's South Africa
    Riverside Studios
    Director Paul Bourne for The Shaw Theatre 2006
    The adventures of privateer Martin Frobisher and the hapless surgeon Crowe, as they attempt to bring back gold from the Arctic
    Menagerie Theatre
    Breakfast with Mugabe
    Winner of John Whiting Best Play Award 2006
    Director Anthony Sher
    Original play set during the 2002 Zimbabwe elections, President Mugabe seeks help from a white psychiatrist
    The Swan Theatre, Stratford
    The Lifesavers
    Nominated for TMA award for Best New Play 2009
    A dystopian vision of the future where parents are no longer trusted to bring up their children
    Theatre 503 and The Mercury Theatre Colchester
    Director Dee Evans
  • Chrissie Absalom
  • Ignatius Anthony
  • Delroy Brown
  • Graeme Brookes
    King David, Man of Blood re-spins a classic biblical tale to devastating moral effect, fetching up on a very modern shore, where horror, tragedy, comedy and a terrible beauty co-exist
    The Mercury Theatre Colchester



    Production Company BBC Radio 4