Tim Barrow


Berlin Associates
7 Tyers Gate

Telephone: 020 7836 1112


Playwrights' Studio

Former New Playwrights Award

Tim Barrow

Born in Edinburgh, raised between Australia & Scotland, Tim trained as an actor at Drama Centre London, graduating in 2001 with a BA Hons degree.

His debut play Guy was produced at London's Pleasance Theatre in 2006, directed by Michael Fentiman. Union premiered at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre in 2014, directed by Mark Thomson, and is published by Playdead Press. Neither God Nor Angel played in 2016 at Oran Mor / Traverse, directed by Ryan Alexander Dewar. Tim was one of five writers who created The Sunnyside Centre for Village Pub Theatre in 2017, directed by Caitlin Skinner. A War Of Two Halves (co-written with Paul Beeson) played at Tynecastle Park football stadium at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and Edinburgh Fringe 2019, directed by Bruce Strachan.

Rehearsed readings include Pax Caledonia for the Lyceum; Hell's Teeth at the CCA, directed by Alyson Woodhouse (a development facilitated by Playwrights Studio); Hand Over Fist, directed by Caitlin Skinner and Book Club, directed by Sarah Farrell, at Village Pub Theatre.

He wrote for Shotgun - a London-based collective set up by Tom Hardy, Robert Delamere & Brett. C. Leonard of New York's Labyrinth Theatre Company - where he worked alongside screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr Banks). Tim assistant directed & co-produced Shotgun's inaugural production at Theatre 503 - the world premiere of Blue On Blue, directed by Tom Hardy.

Tim set up Lyre Productions to make contemporary feature films. He wrote & produced The Inheritance - the award-winning indie Scottish road movie directed by Charles-Henri Belleville. Nominated Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival, The Inheritance won the Raindance Award at 2007 British Independent Film Awards, and Tim was nominated Best Producer at 2008 BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. The Inheritance played 12 film festivals and toured cinemas throughout the UK, and was released on DVD partnered by a 60 minute making-of documentary.

Tim wrote, produced & directed Lyre's second feature film The Space Between - an Edinburgh love story and redemption tale. The film premiered at Edinburgh's Filmhouse in 2011, played at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and Shetland Film Festival, and toured Scotland and the UK until 2014, completing 57 screenings. The Space Between is released on DVD.

He wrote, produced & directed Lyre's third feature Riptide - a schizophrenia love story road movie, due for release in 2019.

Tim received a New Playwrights Award from Playwrights Studio in 2012. He was selected for the Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He worked at National Theatre of Scotland as a Starter 2019 artist.

Photograph by Thomas M.A. Morgan

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