Nick Stafford



Nick Stafford was born in 1959 in Staffordshire. He has been a freelance creative writer for over 15 years, mainly writing for the theatre but his scripts have also been produced for radio and television.

Five of his plays have been published by Faber: Battle Royal (1999), originally staged at the National Theatre; Luminosity (2001) originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company; Love Me Tonight (2004), Hampstead Theatre; Katherine Desouza (2006), Birmingham Repertory Theatre; and War Horse (2007), National Theatre.

Nick has been the resident dramatist at the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, London, and at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He was also Thames TV Writer-in-Residence at the Young Vic.

His BBC Radio 4 play, ‘A Matter of Sex’, won the Sony Gold Award for Best Original Script in 1993. His play, ‘La Petite Mort’, was chosen to represent the BBC at an international festival for radio drama in 1994. Nick also dramatised for Radio 4 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Sebastian Faulkes’s Birdsong and Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres.

He won the Dennis Potter Play of the Year Award in 1998 for his screenplay ‘Pity’.


Nick Stafford



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  • University of Southampton, 2007–2009
  • Roehampton University, 2003–2006