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Fraser Grace

Playwright

Theatre, Film & TV
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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
Pursued by a Bear Productions
Director Helena Bell
Writer Fraser Grace

A provocative new drama about Mikhail Kalashnikov: inventor of the world-famous AK47 assault rifle and a decorated Soviet hero.

A Drop to Drink Nov 2010
Tangle
Director Anna Coombs
Writer Fraser Grace

In development

Tongues Nov 2010
Menagerie Theatre
Director Paul Bourne
Writer Fraser Grace
Starring 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?

The Mercury Theatre Colchester
Director Dee Evans
Writer Fraser Grace
Starring Chrissie Absalom, Ignatius Anthony, Delroy Brown, Graeme Brookes & David Tarkenter

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

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Theatre 503 and The Mercury Theatre Colchester
Writer Fraser Grace

A dystopian vision of the future where parents are no longer trusted to bring up their children

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Menagerie Theatre
Director Paul Bourne for The Shaw Theatre 2006
Writer Fraser Grace

The adventures of privateer Martin Frobisher and the hapless surgeon Crowe, as they attempt to bring back gold from the Arctic

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The Swan Theatre, Stratford
Director Anthony Sher
Writer Fraser Grace

Original play set during the 2002 Zimbabwe elections, President Mugabe seeks help from a white psychiatrist

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Riverside Studios
Writer Fraser Grace

Based on the book by Sylvester Stein about the resistance of young black writers to apartheid in 1950's South Africa

Gifts of War 2003
Menagerie Theatre Company at Theatre 503
Writer Fraser Grace

Girl on a Tank 2002
Soho Theatre Company
Writer Fraser Grace

Perpetua 1999
Soho Theatre Company commission produced by Birmingham Rep
Director Jonathan Lloyd
Writer Fraser Grace

Joint winner of the Verity Bargate Award, a play about the tensions that lie beneath the surface of liberal society

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R. Babylon 1997
Commissioned by National Theatre Studio, workshop and reading at the RSC 2000
Writer Fraser Grace

Radio
Writer
Bounce 2004
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Fraser Grace