Helen Edmundson biography

Helen Edmundson

Playwright, Author

1964 –


Who is Helen Edmundson?

Helen Edmundson is a British playwright. She has won awards and critical acclaim both for her original plays and for her adaptations of various literary classics for the stage.

Edmundson's first play Flying was produced at the National Theatre Studio in 1990. Since then, her work for the theatre has included: The Clearing, first performed at the Bush Theatre; Mother Teresa is Dead, at the Royal Court Theatre; and four stage adaptations for Shared Experience Theatre - Anna Karenina and The Mill on the Floss, both of which toured nationally and internationally, War and Peace, which was produced at the National Theatre in 1996, and Gone to Earth which was seen on tour and at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Her adaptation of Jamila Gavin's award-winning children's novel Coram Boy premiered at the National in November 2005 and came back for a revival at the same venue a year later. Her most recent work for Shared Experience, Orestes - Blood and Light, toured in the UK in autumn 2006 and played at the Tricycle Theatre until December 2006. The Clearing received the John Whiting Award for best new play, as well as a Time Out Award.


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Feb 19, 1964
Also known as
  • הלן אדמונדסן
  • United Kingdom
  • University of Manchester

on July 23, 2013

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