Fraser Grace

Playwright
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Biography

Fraser Grace's play Breakfast with Mugabe won the John Whiting Best Play Award in 2006. 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. In 2010 the play was produced in New York by the Centenary Stage Company.

In 2009 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.

CV

Theatre

Writer

Director Paul Bourne
Starring
  • Gary Mackay
  • Shuna Snow
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    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
    Tangle
     
    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
     
    Perpetua
    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
    Starring
  • 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
     

    Radio

    Writer

     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4