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Anthony Neilson is a writer and director from Edinburgh.
In recent years, his commissions as a writer for theatre have included a stage adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House for Hammer Films/Sonia Friedman Prods (Liverpool Playhouse, December 2015), and a new stage adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which he also directed (Lyceum Edinburgh, December 2016).
He is also writing an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart for the National Theatre and developing an original low budget feature, Psychics, which he will also direct for Emu Films/Film4. Other film and TV credits include: The Debt Collector (writer/director) - winner of the Fipresci International Critics Award (Dragon Pictures/Film 4); Spilsbury (Stone City/BBC); episodes of Spooks (writer); and a rewrite of The Last Voyage of Demeter for Hammer Films.
Directing theatre credits include: The Big Lie (Latitude Festival), The Drunks (Courtyard Theatre) both for the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Death of Klinghoffer - Herald Angel Award (Edinburgh International Festival/Scottish Opera); and in autumn 2011, a major revival of Marat/Sade for RSC.
As writer/director - theatre credits include: Narrative (Royal Court); Get Santa! (Royal Court); Relocated (Royal Court), God in Ruins (Soho Theatre); Realism (Edinburgh International Festival/Lyceum); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Tron/Edinburgh Lyceum/Theatre Royal Plymouth/Royal Court/National Tour); The Seance (National Theatre Connections);The Menu (National Theatre); The Lying Kind (Royal Court); Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Headlong Theatre Company National Tour); Stitching - nominated Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer (Traverse/Bush); The Censor - Writers' Guild Award for Best Fringe Play (Finborough/Royal Court); The Night Before Christmas (Finborough); Penetrator (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough/Royal Court); Normal: The Dusseldorf Ripper (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough); The Year of the Family (Finborough); Welfare My Lovely (Traverse).