Widely lauded as one of England's most daring and innovative playwrights, Peter has written over twenty-five plays produced at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal National Theatre, the Apollo Theatre, the Lyric Studio Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Finborough Theatre and numerous other venues. He was writer-in-residence at the Globe from 1998-2005; and his version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, went from the Donmar Warehouse to the West End and Broadway. Peter specialises in plays written in verse form, welding his deep knowledge of classical literature and dramaturgy to a sharply modern sensibility. His plays and books of poetry have been published by Oxford University Press, Oberon Books, and New Generation Publishing.
"Oswald has the priceless gift of dramatic speech."
- The Times
"Our most surprising and inventive playwright."
- Theatre Record
Howard (2 minutes)
Howard has worked for over twenty-five years as a director, performer, and dramaturge. He was the co-founder and artistic director of Ophaboom Theatre, England's premier Commedia company, which toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe for two decades, including performances at Venice Carnival. He has directed shows for many other physical theatre companies in the UK and abroad; he has performed and directed puppet shows for The Little Angel Theatre, London; and he is the consulting director for Hedgespoken Traveling Theatre. Howard is a regular teacher of Commedia at East 15 acting school, London, and ESMAE in Porto, Portugal; and teaches glove puppets at the Curious School of Puppetry, London. He studied Native American masking traditions in Arizona with the aid of an Arts Council England grant, which continues to impact his work.
"Criminally Insane comedy."
- Time Out critics choice
"One of the cleverest and most screamingly funny versions
of the Robin Hood legend you could ever hope to see."
- What's On