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DAVID PINNER

Writer & Actor

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David Pinner’s plays have been widely performed in Britain – at Fortune Theatre, Arts Theatre, Soho Poly, Lyric Hammersmith, Finborough Theatre, New End Theatre, Grace Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and at Lion Theatre, New York. He has had several plays broadcast on television and radio.

As an actor, he was trained at RADA, and he has appeared in many plays in the theatre and on television and radio.

Penguin New English Dramatists published his plays, Dickon, Fanghorn and The Drums of Snow.

Oberon Books have published his plays The Stalin Trilogy, The Vampire Trilogy, Three Power Plays, The Seasons Quartet, Oh, To Be In England and his four one-act-plays, The Joy Of Misery.

Hutchinson published his novel, Ritual, which was the original seed that grew into the towering movie, The Wickerman.

His latest novel, The Wicca Woman, is published by Endeavour.

Playing Age
 
57 - 75
 

 

 
Accents
Cockney, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Devon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Welsh, Australian, German

Non-AWL Credits

Production
Notes/Venue

The Potsdam Quartet

Jermyn Street Theatre 2013

Oh, To Be in England

Finborough Theatre 2011

Midsummer

Brehmer Theater New York 2003; also directed

All Hallows’ Eve

Academy of Performing Arts Hong Kong, 2002; also directed

Lenin in Love

New End Theatre London, 2000 with James Faulkner and Francis Cuka; also translated into Russian, given a reading by the leading actors of Liubimov’s Taganka Theatre in Moscow and shown on Moscow television in 2001

The Sins of the Mother

Grace Theatre London 1996, produced by Richard Bates

The Last Englishman

Orange Tree Theatre London, 1990 with Kate O’Mara, directed by David Pinner

Skin Deep

Gateway Theatre Chester 1989, with Mark Kingston

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Gateway Theatre Cheste, 1988, with Philip Madoc as Joseph Stalin; also translated into Russian, given a reading by the leading actors of Liubimov’s Taganka Theatre in Moscow and shown on Moscow television in 2001

Revelations

Grinnell USA 1986

Screwball

Theatre Royal Plymouth 1983

An Evening with the GLC

Soho Poly 1979

Shakebag

Soho Poly London 1976

The Potsdam Quartet

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guilford 1974; The Lyric Hammersmith 1979, with Clive Swift, directed by David Giles, and at the Lion Theatre, New York, 1982, directed by Jacques Levy

Hereford the Wake

Key Theatre Peterborough 1973, as Playwright in Residence

Marriages

London Academy of Music and Drama 1972, also directed

Lucifer’s Fair

Arts Theatre London 1971, as Playwright in Residence

Cartoon

Soho Poly London 1970

Lightning at a Funeral

Stanford Repertory Theatre California 1969

The Drums of Snow

Stanford Repertory Theatre California 1968

Fanghorn

Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, 1966; Starring Glenda Jackson Fortune Theatre West End, 1967

Dickon

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch with Joseph O’Conor 1965

Production
Notes/Venue

The Joy of Misery

Four one-act plays: Cartoon, An Evening with the GLC, Shakebag & Succubus: Oberon 2012

The Vampire Trilogy

Fanghorn, Edred, the Vampyre & Lucifer’s Fair: Oberon Modern Playwrights 2011

Oh To Be in England

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2011

Three Power Plays

The Drums of Snow, Richelieu & Prince of Traitors: Oberon Modern Playwrights 2004

The Stalin Trilogy

Lenin in Love, The Teddy Bears Picnic & The Potsdam Quartet: Oberon Modern Playwrights 2004

Newton’s Hooke

published with Carl Djerassi’s Calculus, under the generic title Newton’s Darkness: Imperial College Press 2003

Revelations

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2003

Lady Day

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2003

All Hallows’ Eve

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2002

Midsummer

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2002

The Potsdam Quartet

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2002

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2002

Lenin in Love

Oberon Modern Playwrights 2000

Shakebag

Green River Review USA 1982

The Potsdam Quartet

Terra Nova Editions 1971 and Samuel French 1981

The Drums of Snow

Penguin 1968 and Plays Of The Year 1971

Dickon

Penguin 1967

Fanghorn

Penguin and Plays and Players 1966

Production
Notes/Venue

The Wickerman

The cult movie ( British Lion 1972) starring Christopher Lee, Brit Eckland and Edward Woodward, was based on David Pinner’s novel, Ritual, as was the remake of The Wickerman with Nicholas Cage

Production
Notes/Venue

The Sea Horse

Thames 1985

The Potsdam Quartet

BBC 1980

Juliet and Romeo

Sud Deutscher Rundfunk 1974

The Verdict Is Yours

Granada 1970

Production
Notes/Venue

All broadcast by the BBC...

Dickon, Lightfall, Richelieu, Kier Hardie, The Ex-Patriot, Talleyrand, Prince of Traitors, The Square on the Hypotenuse, Fangs Ain’t Wot They Used to Be & The Last Englishman

Production
Notes/Venue

The Wicca Woman

Endeavour Press 2014

Ritual

Hutchinson 1967, Arrow 1968 & Finders Keepers 2010

There’ll Always Be an England

Anthony Blond 1985

With My Body

Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1968 & Corgi 1969

Production
Notes/Venue

Dropping Out of Seaweed Sky

Levellers Press 2017

Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Dylan
Dylan Thomas
Jacques Levy
Bremer Theatre, New York
 
Revelations
Joseph
Roberts Theatre, Iowa
 
The Mousetrap
Sergeant Trotter
Ambassador
 
The Cherry Orchard
Lepakhin
Queen
 
Billy Liar
Billy
with Janet Suzman
Theatre Royal Windsor
 
King Lear
Edmund
Michael Aldridge
North East Festival
 
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Laertes
Joseph O’Conor
North East Festival
 
The Merchant of Venice
Bassanio
Joseph O’Conor
North East Festival
 
The Shoemaker’s Holiday
Firk
Colin George
Theatre Royal, Sheffield
 
The Lark
Dauphin
Colin George
Theatre Royal, Sheffield
 
The Long Sunset
Gawain
Joseph O’Conor
Mermaid Theatre
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Born Kicking
Paul Cox
BBC
 
Forever Green
Mr Payne
BBC
 
A Murder Is Announced
Mr Rowlanson
David Giles
BBC
 
The Prince Regent
The Duke of Clarence
BBC mini series
 
Henry V
Williams
David Giles
BBC
 
Fame Is the Spur
Darby
with Tim Piggott Smith
BBC
 
The Growing Pains of PC Penrose
PC Buttress
six episodes of BBC comedy series
 
Z Cars
PC Way
BBC
 
Coming Up for Air
Rollings
Christopher Morahan
BBC
 
Father Brown
Osric Orm
ITV
 
Acquit or Hang
Lord Harrington
with John Hurt
ITV
 
Auto Stop
Janos
David Hemmings
BBC
 
House of Strangers
Joseph
with Margaret Lockwood
BBC
 
The Villains
Bernie Stamp
Granada
 
Emergency Ward Ten
Doctor Bacon
ITV
Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
 
Operation Crossbow
SS Officer
 
Robbery
Constable Dicks

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