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Simon Stephens meets Simon Armitage

Playwright Simon Stephens, whose work includes the acclaimed stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, meets Simon Armitage, the poet laureate.

The playwright Simon Stephens meets Simon Armitage. the Poet Laureate.

Simon Stephens has created more than 30 works for the theatre. They include original dramas, such as Punk Rock, set in the library of a Stockport school, new versions of plays by Chekhov and Ibsen, and the highly successful stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which won the Olivier Award for the best new play, and the Tony Award for the best play on Broadway.

Simon Armitage is the current national Poet Laureate, a role he began in May 2019. He published his first full-length collection of poems, Zoom!, in 1989. Since then has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry, along with fiction, an acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, works for theatre, film, television and radio, and a book about of his love of pop music, and his band The Scaremongers.

Producer Clare Walker

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Wed 26 Feb 2020 21:30