Paines Plough - GROWTH
Luke Norris (Writer):
Luke is a writer of stage and screen. His play GROWTH is was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre, where it won a Fringe First. It then headed out on a UK tour. He is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre and is writing a new play under attachment to the National Theatre New Work Department. He is also writing a radio play for BBC Radio 4.
Luke’s professional debut GOODBYE TO ALL THAT was performed at the Royal Court Jerwood and was widely acclaimed; the Telegraph commented that ‘we’re in the presence, unquestionably, of a playwright of major promise’. His next play SO HERE WE ARE, won a Bruntwood Judges Award and was nominated for two Manchester Theatre Awards. It debuted at High Tide Festival in September 2015 before transferring to Manchester Royal Exchange.
Luke has also written for the National Theatre Connections (HEARTS), which played at the Sheffield Crucible and the Shed Theatre at the National. He is currently under commission to The Bush Theatre.
For TV Luke writes drama and comedy and has had original ideas under option to Lovely Day and Hat Trick. He was selected to participate in the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2014, which led to his original drama script AUTUMN.
Luke is also an actor of stage and screen most noted for appearing in the BBC’s POLDARK. On stage he has appeared in National Theatre’s critically acclaimed A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and THE KITCHEN.