Peter Darney

Peter is an exciting, up-and-coming Welsh writer and theatre director.

His play 5 GUYS CHILLIN’ was named one of “Ten Plays That Shaped Queer Theatre History” in the Evening Standard. It won Best LGBT Play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as previously winning a Brighton Fringe Award for LGBTQ Theatre and 2 Dublin International Gay Theatre festival awards, and won the Boyz Scene Award for Best London Play. It had a combined run of 6 months at the Kings Head Theatre in London and transferred Off Broadway to SoHo Playhouse. It has since been published by Oberon Books, and licensed in Australia and Canada and translated into Czech, Hebrew, and French for a run in Paris in 2019. He is currently developing a film adaptation. Peter also has a project under option to Fulwell 73. His new play A TIDY BOY will be produced by Welsh company OOMFF in 2019.

Peter directed Sasha Ellen’s SIGNAL FAILURE for a 6-week run at Soho Playhouse-Off Broadway, KINDNESS for BBC Radio 4 (The Independent’s Pick of the Week) and FRANK SENT ME which ran at Soho Theatre, The Underbelly and Theatre 503.

Peter holds an MA in Theatre Directing from St Mary’s University College, and previously trained as an actor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and was recipient of the prestigious BBC Carlton Hob’s Award.

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Credits

FILM
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UNTITLED (2018)
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Fulwell 73
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Script under option for a feature adaptation
THEATRE - WRITING CREDITS
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Company
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MOONDIAL (2017)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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The Warren, Brighton Fringe. Stage adaptation of Helen Cresswell's novel.
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THE DRAG (2017)
Company
The Arcola Theatre
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Adaptation of Mae West's play
Production
SAM PEEPS (2017)
Company
Focus For Life
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Stratford Circus. Co-written modern day adaptation of Samuel Pepys’ diaries.
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5 GUYS CHILLIN' (2016-17)
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Em-Lou Productions/King's Head Theatre
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SoHo Playhouse (Off Broadway), The Kings Head Theatre, Otherplace (Brighton), Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, New Theatre Sydney, Kensington Hall Toronto.
*Scottish Sun: Best LGBT production, Edinburg Fringe Festival winner*
*Brighton Fringe Award for Best LGBT play winner*
*Doric Wilson Intercultural Dialogue Award winner*
*Boyz Award, Best LGBT Play of the Year winner*
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REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (2015)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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The Rose Playhouse. Adaptation of Thomas Middleton's play.
THEATRE - DIRECTING CREDITS
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Company
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HIGH RIDIN' (2018)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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King's Head Theatre, 4-week run
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FREE AND PROUD (2018)
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Em-Lou Productions/Snowy Owl
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Theatre 503, London & Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh
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JAMES DEAN IS DEAD! (LONG LIVE JAMES DEAN) (2018)
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Em-Lou Productions
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The Warren, Brighton Fringe, King's Head Theatre, London & C-Venues, Edinburgh
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MEMORARE (2018)
Company
Beautiful Soup Theater Collective
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St. John's Lutheran Church, New York. World Premiere.
Production
MOONDIAL (2017)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
Notes
The Warren, Brighton Fringe
Production
THE DRAG (2017)
Company
The Arcola Theatre
Notes
Production
5 GUYS CHILLIN' (2016-7)
Company
Em-Lou Productions/King's Head Theatre
Notes
The Kings Head Theatre, SoHo Playhouse (Off Broadway) Otherplace, (Brighton)
Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival
Production
QUEERS (2017)
Company
Em-Lou Productions/Dragonflies Theatre
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The King’s Head Theatre, Players Theatre Dublin
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REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (2015)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
Notes
The Rose Playhouse
Production
PINOCCHIO (2015)
Company
Sutton Theatres
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The Secombe Theatre
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SIGNAL FAILURE (2014)
Company
Soho Playhouse
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Off-Broadway, New York. 6 week run
Production
FRANK SENT ME (2014)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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Theatre 503, London & The Udderbelly, Edinburgh
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GITHA (2012-13)
Company
The Flanagan Collective
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St James Theatre, London & York Theatre Royal
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6 DEGREES (2012)
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Writer's Avenue
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Soho Theatre Mainhouse
Production
FRANK SENT ME (2012)
Company
Writer's Avenue
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Soho Theatre Upstairs
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MYSTERIOUS SKIN (2011)
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Em-Lou Productions
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The Drill Hall, London, The Guilded Balloon, Edinburgh, The Teachers Club, Dublin
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EDWARD II (2011)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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The Rose
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GRACE AND THE ANGEL (2009)
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LIPA
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LIPA
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ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM (2010)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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The Rose
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THE UNTHINKABLE (2009)
Company
Hobnob Theatre Co.
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The Space
Production
BEAUTIFUL THING (2008)
Company
Em-Lou Productions
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Battersea Arts Centre
SHORT FILM
Production
Company
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THE SUPERNATURAL PROPOSAL (2015)
Company
COLONEL FILMS
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Director and Co-Writer
FILM
Production Company Notes
UNTITLED (2018) Fulwell 73 Script under option for a feature adaptation
THEATRE - WRITING CREDITS
Production Company Notes
MOONDIAL (2017) Em-Lou Productions The Warren, Brighton Fringe. Stage adaptation of Helen Cresswell's novel.
THE DRAG (2017) The Arcola Theatre Adaptation of Mae West's play
SAM PEEPS (2017) Focus For Life Stratford Circus. Co-written modern day adaptation of Samuel Pepys’ diaries.
5 GUYS CHILLIN' (2016-17) Em-Lou Productions/King's Head Theatre SoHo Playhouse (Off Broadway), The Kings Head Theatre, Otherplace (Brighton), Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, New Theatre Sydney, Kensington Hall Toronto.
*Scottish Sun: Best LGBT production, Edinburg Fringe Festival winner*
*Brighton Fringe Award for Best LGBT play winner*
*Doric Wilson Intercultural Dialogue Award winner*
*Boyz Award, Best LGBT Play of the Year winner*
REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (2015) Em-Lou Productions The Rose Playhouse. Adaptation of Thomas Middleton's play.
THEATRE - DIRECTING CREDITS
Production Company Notes
HIGH RIDIN' (2018) Em-Lou Productions King's Head Theatre, 4-week run
FREE AND PROUD (2018) Em-Lou Productions/Snowy Owl Theatre 503, London & Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh
JAMES DEAN IS DEAD! (LONG LIVE JAMES DEAN) (2018) Em-Lou Productions The Warren, Brighton Fringe, King's Head Theatre, London & C-Venues, Edinburgh
MEMORARE (2018) Beautiful Soup Theater Collective St. John's Lutheran Church, New York. World Premiere.
MOONDIAL (2017) Em-Lou Productions The Warren, Brighton Fringe
THE DRAG (2017) The Arcola Theatre
5 GUYS CHILLIN' (2016-7) Em-Lou Productions/King's Head Theatre The Kings Head Theatre, SoHo Playhouse (Off Broadway) Otherplace, (Brighton)
Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival
QUEERS (2017) Em-Lou Productions/Dragonflies Theatre The King’s Head Theatre, Players Theatre Dublin
REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (2015) Em-Lou Productions The Rose Playhouse
PINOCCHIO (2015) Sutton Theatres The Secombe Theatre
SIGNAL FAILURE (2014) Soho Playhouse Off-Broadway, New York. 6 week run
FRANK SENT ME (2014) Em-Lou Productions Theatre 503, London & The Udderbelly, Edinburgh
GITHA (2012-13) The Flanagan Collective St James Theatre, London & York Theatre Royal
6 DEGREES (2012) Writer's Avenue Soho Theatre Mainhouse
FRANK SENT ME (2012) Writer's Avenue Soho Theatre Upstairs
MYSTERIOUS SKIN (2011) Em-Lou Productions The Drill Hall, London, The Guilded Balloon, Edinburgh, The Teachers Club, Dublin
EDWARD II (2011) Em-Lou Productions The Rose
GRACE AND THE ANGEL (2009) LIPA LIPA
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM (2010) Em-Lou Productions The Rose
THE UNTHINKABLE (2009) Hobnob Theatre Co. The Space
BEAUTIFUL THING (2008) Em-Lou Productions Battersea Arts Centre
SHORT FILM
Production Company Notes
THE SUPERNATURAL PROPOSAL (2015) COLONEL FILMS Director and Co-Writer