Pericles Snowdon began writing for the theatre company Rare Accidents during their tenure of the Old Vic Pit in Waterloo. He adapted Chekhov’s The Duel for the stage, retitled How To Kill A Man In Twelve Steps, and concluded the season with his first original play, Inkland. His next play, Six/Seven, was shortlisted for The Old Vic New Voices £5k prize and was produced at the inaugural High Tide Festival of which David Hare and Bill Nighy are patrons.
Bluebeard was first produced in London, enjoying a sell-out run at the Old Red Lion and garnering Time Out Critic’s Choice. It then transferred to New York and the Toronto Festival where it won rave reviews and the coveted Patron’s Pick award. Meanwhile his next play Lichentongue was being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe – a 5-star production dealing with celebrity and singularity theory.
In 2009 Pericles was selected by a panel of Radio 4 producers and artistic directors to receive the £10k OffWestEnd Adopt A Playwright award. The winning play, They Who Lay in Fields Like Beasts, was then introduced by Ian McKellen at The Theatre Royal Haymarket. Last year his memory palace play The Cat's Mother was produced by all-female theatre company FoxedUp at The Courtyard in London, receiving 5 stars and a grant from the Arts Council.
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