Roy Williams Playwright
Roy Williams began his career at Theatre Centre in 1988 as an actor and then became a writer, mentored by the late Noël Greig. Previously having written Souls (2000) for Theatre Centre he returned to the company with Advice for the Young at Heart in homage to Noël and his inspirational work with young people.
Williams’ many plays include the widely acclaimed Sucker Punch (Royal Court), nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010. Other plays include Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith), Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre) and Clubland (Royal Court).
In 2000 Roy was joint – winner of the George Devine Award and in 2001 he won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He received an OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List.
Roy Williams – writer
Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the UK’s leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for Services to Drama in the 2008 Queen Elizabeth Birthday Honours List.
His plays include SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre), CATEGORY B (Tricycle Theatre), ANGEL HOUSE (Eclipse Theatre, UK Tour), DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC), JOE GUY (Tiata Fahodzi), THERE’S ONLY ONE WAYNE MATTHEWS (Polka Theatre), BABY GIRL (NT Connections), ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (Lyric Hammersmith), LITTLE SWEET THING (Nottingham Playhouse), SLOW TIME (NT Education), FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND (Royal Court Theatre), THE GIFT (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), LOCAL BOY (Hampstead Theatre), SOULS (Theatre Centre), LIFE OFF (Royal Court) , STARSTRUCK (Tricycle, Winner of John Whiting Award, Alfred Fagon Award & EMMA Award for Best Play), JOSIE’S BOY (Red Ladder Theatre Co) and THE NO-BOYS CRICKET CLUB (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
His work for television includes Let It Snow (Endor Productions/Sky), Fallout (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), Offside (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children’s Film & TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and Babyfather (BBC).