by Robin Hawdon
Robin Hawdon’s plays include: Barn Dance (Hampstead Theatre London), The Secret (Salzburg and King’s Lynn Festivals), The Hero (Edinburgh Festival and national tour), The Mating Game (two year run at the Apollo Theatre London, national tours, performed in 30 countries world-wide), There’s a Small Hotel (national tour and productions in Germany, France and Scandinavia), the musical People (Richmond Orange Tree and Theatre Royal Windsor), Birthday Suite (national tours and productions in Germany, France, U.S.A, Holland, Scandinavia, Italy etc.), The Old Devils – a stage adaptation of Kingsley Amis’ Booker Prize novel (Theatre Clwyd and national tour; Walnut Theatre Philadelphia), Revenge (Redgrave Theatre, Farnham and tour; Theatre Royal Windsor and tour; productions in Italy, Germany, Scandinavia and Poland), Don’t Dress for Dinner – an adaptation from a play by Marc Camoletti (six year run at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres, London and over two hundred productions all over the world), Don’t Rock the Boat (Redgrave Theatre and tour; productions in Germany, Scandinavia, Italy and Holland), Perfect Wedding (over one hundred productions in the U.S.A., Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Holland, Poland, etc.), God and Stephen Hawking (Theatre Royal Bath and tour), Shady Business (productions in the U.S.A., Germany, Scandinavia, etc), Soofle Surprise (premiered in the U.S.A. in 2004). His new play A Night in Provence will premiere in the Mill at Sonning in September 2007.
His writing credits for film and television include Barn Dance (Austrian and German TV), The Secret (German TV), The Mating Game (screenplay for Rank Films & German TV), Scully (screenplay for Independent Films), The Battle of Trafalgar (TV series).
Robin Hawdon has also written two novels: ‘A Rustle in the Grass’ (Hamlyn) and ‘ The Journey’ (Hawthorn). He was the Director at Theatre Royal Bath from 1983-86.