Nancy Harris


Nancy Harris’ new plays Two Ladies and The Beacon, directed by Tony Award winners Nicholas Hytner and Garry Hynes, had their world premieres over two consecutive days in September 2019. Two Ladies premiered at the Bridge Theatre, London. An award-winning playwright from Dublin, The Beacon marked Nancy’s debut with Druid and a return to the Gate Theatre after her adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017. Nancy’s play Our New Girl opened in March 2020 at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, shortly before the theatres were shut everywhere. The Magician’s Elephant, a new musical with book and lyrics by Nancy and music and lyrics by Marc Teitler has been announced by the Royal Shakespeare Company to open on 29 Oct – 17 Jan 2021 (postponed from 2020). Nancy received The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and The Stewart Parker Award for her debut full-length play No Romance. Other theatre credits include: Our New Girl (Bush Theatre, London/Atlantic Theatre, New York); No Romance, Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre); Baddies: The Musical (Unicorn Theatre, London); Journey to X (National Theatre Connections); The Kreutzer Sonata, (Gate Theatre, London/ La Mama, New York). Nancy has also written for radio and television and was nominated for a BAFTA as a Breakthrough Talent for her writing on the Channel 4 series Dates. A new original series The Dry for Element Films is making its way to production in 2021.

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