4 playwrights whose works are currently in the West End
From playwrights having their works debuted in the West End to revivals of plays by well-known writers, a successful West End show needs to feature a dazzling script. Read all about some of the playwrights whose works will be performed in the West End and book your tickets now to see these ten plays.
West End playwrights
Considered to be one of the greatest writers in the 19th century, Anton Chekhov’s catalogue of illustrious plays include The Seagull, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. In 2020, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya will be staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre in a brand new adaptation by Conor McPherson, starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage.
Plays by Arthur Miller are collectively enjoying a revival across London theatres, with productions of The American Clock and All My Sons. One of the world’s critically-acclaimed playwrights, Arthur Miller has penned stage plays and books around the myths surrounding the American Dream, commenting on power conflicts and social responsibility. Sharon D. Clarke and Wendell Pierce star in Death of a Salesman, transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre. Read more about Arthur Miller here.
With two of her murder-mystery plays currently running in the West End, Agatha Christie is one of Britain’s leading playwrights. Mastering the art of writing a mysterious whodunnit, Christie went on to pen 66 novels during her lifetime. Christie herself was surprised at the longevity of The Mousetrap’s run when she was alive, initially thinking the play would only run for a few months. However, Christie’s plays continue to break records, with Witness for the Prosecution as the first production staged at London County Hall and The Mousetrap as the longest-running play in the world.
Read all about Agatha Christie’s career here.
A French novellist and playwright, Florian Zeller is an award-winning writer, whose work has been translated into many languages. He has won several Molière Awards for his plays, with works including The Height of the Storm and The Son, soon to transfer from the Kiln Theatre to the Duke of York’s.
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