Patrick Prior


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Patrick Prior

Patrick Prior is from Glasgow but is now based in London. His work has been staged by 7.84 who toured his play Revolting Peasants. Over the years his plays have been performed in many Scottish theatres, including the Citizens, the Kings in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Palace, Kilmarnock and the Edinburgh Festival.

He is an Associate Writer at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. His first play, Fatty, was performed at Stratford East in 1988. Since then he has gone on to write three political farces for the Theatre Royal, Revolting Peasants (also produced by 7:84 Scotland) and Cut and Trust. Patrick is also a battle-scarred veteran of no fewer than seven Stratford pantos, Robin Hood, Mother Goose, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Dick Whittington and Red Riding Hood 2. His other Theatre Royal shows are The Late Shift (with the Flying Pickets) The Lodger, The COHSE Show, The Drowned Princess and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Then Like My Dreams. Two Women  and The Graft. 

Other stage work includes Dracula  (The Brunton Theatre) A Child of the Jago  (Festival Hall) Baywatch Cymru (The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff) The Turn of the Screw  (New Wolsey, Ipswich) Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper  (The Edinburgh Festival/Wimbledon Theatre/The Space/touring) On Our Way to Lisbon  (Citizens Theatre and then global tour) The Man Who Left the Titanic (Yvonne Arnaud) The Strange Case of the Obnoxious Anatomist  (Edinburgh RCSM) The Haunters (The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Wimbledon/ Adam Smith/ Ellen Terry Theatre, touring) Dracula the Panto  (Yvonne Arnaud, The Space, touring) Jekyll and Hyde (The Yvonne Arnaud) The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Changed My Life Forever!  (The Yvonne Arnaud/ The Adam Smith Theatre/ The Brunton/ Georgian Theatre/Touring). Patrick has also co-produced the last seven shows with the Isosceles Theatre Company.

TV and Radio credits include: The Hardest Wee Man in the World (BBC Radio Four) The Dizzy (BBC Radio Four) The Video Man (Channel Four) Ha Ha Ha Bonk (Initial TV) 

Patrick has also written several novels including: Could This Be Glasgow's Year?, Mina, Bloodlust: Vampire on the Titanic,  Bloodlust 2: Vampire in Hollywood, Bloodlust 3: Vampire in Whitechapel, Bloodlust 4: Vampire on the Hindenburg, The Hellfire Club, Bartholomew Steele and the Cult of the Damned. The Mostly Ghostly Theatre, a 'Big Book' commissioned by the Theatre Royal's Education Dept for the London Festival of Literature and is now used as a teaching aid in East End schools. His other prose work includes articles and poetry for arts magazines.

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