David Ireland


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Playwrights' Studio


David Ireland

David is from Belfast and trained as an actor at the RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).   

His plays include What the Animals Say (Oran  Mor, Glasgow), Everything Between Us (Tinderbox, Belfast), The End of Hope (Oran  Mor, Glasgow/Theatre Royal, York/Soho, London), Yes So I Said Yes (Ransom, Belfast), Can't Forget About You (Lyric, Belfast), Cyprus Avenue (Abbey, Dublin/Royal Court, London/Public, NYC) and Ulster American (Traverse, Edinburgh). He adapted Lorca's Blood Wedding for Dundee Rep and Graeae.   

He was Playwright-in-Residence  at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast 2011-2012.  He won the Stewart Parker Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award in 2012 for Everything Between Us and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright 2016 for Cyprus AvenueCyprus Avenue also  won the Irish Times Award for Best New Play and the James Tait Black Award in 2017.  In 2018,  Ulster American won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, a Scotsman Fringe First and the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play. 

He has written several radio plays and, for television, two episodes of The Young Offenders (RTE/BBC/Netflix). He has a series in  development with Drama Republic and Sky TV and is also writing a new play for Sonia Friedman Productions.

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