School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Theatre

Theatre

We combine the study of theatre and performance with creative writing for the stage, screen and radio.

The School is home to a number of practising script writers and researchers working on a wide range of contemporary and historical performance. Research areas range from digital editing of medieval drama through to analysis of British ‘mega-musicals’. Our staff work as playwrights, dramaturgs and script consultants, and their original work and adaptations have been produced by the BBC, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Our wide ranging projects are supported by partnerships and engagement work with theatre companies, including Northern Stage, Live Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.