WRITING

Jamie has written extensively for Belt Up Theatre, providing the texts for many of their shows ranging from adaptations of classics to original stories. He's also written scripts for Jethro Compton Productions as part of the Bunker and Capone Trilogies and continues to write independently for stage and screen.

 

THE CAPONE TRILOGY

LOKI - VINDICI - LUCIFER

Originally commissioned and produced by Jethro Compton Ltd. A trilogy of three plays set parallel to the life of Al Capone taking place in room 661 of the Lexington Hotel. Had a sell out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival 2014. The trilogy then enjoyed a new South Korean production in Seoul, 2015 returning again 2016 due to popular demand.

THE BUNKER TRILOGY

MORGANA - AGAMEMNON

Commissioned and produced by Jethro Compton Ltd, The Bunker Trilogy premiered with a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2013 followed by a transfer to London's Southwark Playhouse.
In 2014 the Trilogy won the Best Theatre Award after a sold out, acclaimed run at the Adelaide Fringe in South Australia before returning to a second sold out season in Edinburgh where it won a
Three Weeks Editors' Choice Award.
In October 2014, the Trilogy performed at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in South Korea with support from the British Council.
The Bunker Trilogy returned to London for a limited run at
Stratford Circus in September 2015.
The trilogy has been licensed for translation and production for a South Korean version in 2017.

 

WOMEN OF TROY

Modern adaptation of Euripides' classic tragedy. Based on a version originally premiered as part of Belt Up Theatre's Edinburgh International Festival award winning 'THE RED ROOM' in 2008. An updated version was directed by Joe Hufton in 2013 at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. This version was then performed as one of the final year shows at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts directed by Cathal Cleary.

METAMORPHOSIS

Adaptation of Franz Kafka's novella. Performed in a sellout production as part of Belt Up Theatre's 'THE HOUSE ABOVE' at the Edinburgh Festival 2011.

ATRIUM

Original play following the attempts of a ghost writer teasing out the unreliable autobiography of his eccentric subject. Premiered as part of Belt Up Theatre's sellout 'THE HOUSE ABOVE' at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival before transferring to the Southwark Playhouse.

DRACULA

Audience participatory adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Premiered as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2011.

THE TARTUFFE

Moliere's comedy 'lovingly vandalised' (Timeout 5*) in this immersive/participatory adaptation. Premiered as part of Belt Up Theatre's Edinburgh International Award winning 'THE RED ROOM' in 2008. After a critically acclaimed run it returned as part of Belt Up Theatre's 2009 'THE SQUAT' before transferring to London's Southwark Playhouse. It was then revived several times in the York Theatre Royal's main house.

THE ORESTEIA

Written with Dominic J Allen, this adaptation of Aeschylus' trilogy premiered in the York Theatre Royal's studio theatre for Belt Up in 2009.

 
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