Anders
Lustgarten

Playwright

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 RSC and the National Theatre among several others, and adapted David Peace's The Damned United for the West Yorkshire Playhouse. 

His play Lampedusa had two runs at the Soho Theatre - back by popular demand - and at Hightide. The incredibly relevant piece about the current refugee crisis toured in 2016 and continues to be performed around the world. 

The Seven Acts of Mercy, opened at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon to critical acclaim in Winter 2016. His play The Secret Theatre played at the Globe in the beautiful Sam Wanamaker Theatre.

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.


CV

Theatre

Writer 

Producer National Theatre

New play commission from the National.

Director Matthew Dunster
Starring
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Edmund Kingsley
  • Aidan McArdle
  • Sir Francis Walsingham and the growth of his spy network under Elizabeth I. 

    Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
    Producer RSC
    Director Erica Whyman
    Starring
  • Tom Georgeson
  • Patrick O'Kane
  • Playing out across a gap of 400 years, the play interweaves the lives of an elderly man and his grandson in poverty-stricken Merseyside with Sixteenth-Century artist Caravaggio and his struggle to finish the eponymous painting during his years of exile.


    The Swan
    Director Steven Atkinson

    Decades after Communist revolution, China is transformed. What does it mean – and how does it feel?

    Arcola Theatre
    Producer Red Ladder Theatre Company

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

    West Yorkshire Playhouse

    Commission as part of NT Connections 2015

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

    Starring
  • Zimbabwe. 2015. The Mugabe Government has fallen and investigations into its abuses have begun.
    The Finborough Theatre
    Director Simon Godwin
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • Zaraah Abrahams
  • Thusitha Jayasundera
  • Julian Littman
  • Sam Swainsbury

  • Finborough Theatre
    Play about the history of China
    National Theatre Studio
    Director Roland Jaquarello
    Starring
  • 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

    Radio

    Writer 

    Producer Boz Temple-Morris
    Production Company Holy Mountain
    Broadcaster BBC
    Producer Clive Brill
    Starring
  • 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 

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

    Television

    Creator & Writer 

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