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Blaxland, Dougie

Dougie Blaxland

Dougie Blaxland

Dougie Blaxland is a playwright whose work has been staged across the UK at venues including The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, The Ustinov Bath, The Kings Head London, The Pleasance London, The Underbelly Edinburgh, RADA, Komedia, and The Minack Theatre Cornwall.

He is represented by Colin Blumenau at The Production Exchange and is the recipient of three Peggy Ramsay Grants (2010, 2013, & 2017) . His other awards including the Pomegranate Theatre Best New Play 2004, The Oxford Drama Network 2006 Best New Play, and The Watershed Theatre Newbury's Raising New Voices award 2010. In 2009 Chauntecleer and Pertelotte was nominated for Best New Show at the Brighton Festival.

Recent writing credits include adaptations of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights for Butterfly Psyche which toured the South West in 2014/15, Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot (2015) commissioned by Live Wire Theatre Company with the support of the Arts Council England and That Moment performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.

Other professional writing credits include: A Degree of Compulsion - (dir Hannah Price) Live Wire Theatre -The King's Head Theatre 2006; A Public Kind of Privacy - (dir Ariella Eshed) First Draft Theatre - The White Bear/The King's Head Theatre/The Rondo Bath 2007; If I Were A Carpenter - (dir Andrew Harries) First Draft Theatre - Pentameters Hampstead 2007; Chauntecleer and Pertelotte - (dir James Bounds) Live Wire Theatre - Old Red Lion/The Marlborough Brighton/The Underbelly Edinburgh/Komedia Bath 2008/9; That Moment - (dir Hannah Price - Reclaim Productions - The King's Head Theatre/The Rondo Bath/The Underbelly Edinburgh

2009/10; Never Any Fruit - (dir Kate McGregor) - Blossom Tree Productions – The Watershed Newbury The Pleasance London 2010; Machamlear - (dir Heidi Vaughan) - Theatre Royal Bath Production - The Egg Theatre 2011; Biggles Flies A Fokker Home - (dir Amy Tobias) - Live Wire Theatre - The Cotswold Playhouse/The Rondo Bath 2012; Bursary Boy - (dir Ian McGlynn) - Provocation Theatre - Bike Shed Exeter/ Queen's Theatre Barnstaple 2012; Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights - adaptations for The Bronte Season - (dir Jazz Hazelwood and Ian McGlynn) - Butterfly Psyche - SW Tour - 2013/2014; The King of The Choughs - (dir Dean Nolan) - Trebiggan Productions - The Minack Theatre Cornwall 2014; Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot* - (dir Shane Morgan) - Live Wire Theatre - 2015; When The Eye Has Gone - (dir Shane Morgan) - Live Wire Theatre - 2016/17

He is currently working on two new projects both due for production in Spring 2019: The Three Degrees - commissioned by Kick it Out to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and based on the lives of the legendary black footballers Brendan Batson, Laurie Cunningham and Cyrille Regis - will open at West Bromwich Albion in February next year before embarking on a tour of theatres and Premiership football clubs across the country.

The Long Walk Back - a play based on the life of the England cricketer Chris Lewis - will be staged in April 2019 at venues across the UK including: The Everyman Cheltenham, The Greenwich Theatre London, The Haymarket Basingstoke, Salisbury Playhouse and Dorchester Arts.

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