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Joanna Lumley, Matthew Warchus and David Hirson Photo

Joanna Lumley, Matthew Warchus and David Hirson

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Joanna Lumley, Matthew Warchus and David Hirson Photo

Joanna Lumley, Matthew Warchus and David Hirson

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David Hirson Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Comedy Gold Star
David HirsonLa Bete
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding New Play
David Hirson, La Bete

David Hirson News

PIPPIN at The Garden Theatre Adds 8 More Dates Photo PIPPIN at The Garden Theatre Adds 8 More Dates
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2020

Tickets for the first 12 performances of Pippin at The Garden Theatre sold out in less than 72 hours. Now producers have put another 8 on sale from Tuesday 22 September to Sunday 27 September.

The Garden Will Present PIPPIN in September Photo The Garden Will Present PIPPIN in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2020

After launching as an exciting new outdoor London theatre venue with the sold-out, critically acclaimed musical 'Fanny and Stella', which just extended its run due to overwhelming public demand, The Garden Theatre will next present a new production of the Broadway musical 'Pippin', featuring an exceptional cast of West End performers.

Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM Will Return Next Year, Led By Original Star Mark Rylance Photo Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM Will Return Next Year, Led By Original Star Mark Rylance
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020

It has been announced that Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem will return next year. The production will star the play's original lead, Mark Rylance, in the role of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron!

William Inge Theater Festival Tabs Gina Femia for New Voices Award Photo William Inge Theater Festival Tabs Gina Femia for New Voices Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Playwright Gina Femia is the recipient of the 2020 William Inge Theatre Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award, which recognizes substantial early contributions to the contemporary American stage.

Kara Lee Corthron Named New Voices Recipient At 2019 William Inge Theater Festival Photo Kara Lee Corthron Named New Voices Recipient At 2019 William Inge Theater Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2019

Playwright Kara Lee Corthron is the recipient of the 2019 William Inge Theatre Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award, which recognizes substantial early contributions to the contemporary American stage.

James Greene, Veteran Broadway Actor Dies At 91 Photo James Greene, Veteran Broadway Actor Dies At 91
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2018

James Greene, a character actor with an illustrious stage career, but perhaps best known for his four-year stint on TV's 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd' with writer and director Jay Tarses, died on November 9, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91.

Trap Door's NAKED Extends Thru Nov 3rd Photo Trap Door's NAKED Extends Thru Nov 3rd
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2018

A young woman in despair returns to Rome with little more than her suitcase - and a dark secret. Vulnerable and with a past, she encounters several men who push her to edge. Luigi Pirandello and his 'Naked' heroine open up the debate about gender power dynamics amidst the powerful social and cultural mores with which the characters must contend.

Trap Door Announces NAKED Photo Trap Door Announces NAKED
by Julie Musbach - Aug 16, 2018

The Trap Door Theatre presents Naked written by Luigi Pirandello, translated by Nina Da Vinci Nichols, directed by Kay Martinovich.

Soulpepper Theatre Announces 2018 Summer Season Photo Soulpepper Theatre Announces 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Soulpepper Theatre Company today announced programming details for the 2018 summer season line-up which includes three plays as well as an exciting concert series.

BWW Review: Comedy and High Art Clash in Soulpepper's LA BÊTE Photo BWW Review: Comedy and High Art Clash in Soulpepper's LA BÊTE
by Isabella Perrone - Jun 2, 2018

What happens when a street performer is thrown into a court theatre troupe? In Soulpepper's production of the 1991 David Hirson play, the result includes a lot of body humour, monologuing, and deeper-than-expected political commentary.

David Hirson Videos

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside LA BETE's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BÊTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), opened on Broadway, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening night party and spoke with show's stars and creative team. Click below to go inside LA Bete's opening night.

BWW TV: LA BETE on Broadway - Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BÊTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open tonight, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. Click below for a video preview of LA BETE!

BWW TV Preview: LA BETE!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 30, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BÊTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a critically-acclaimed limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010.


David Hirson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Hirson written?
David Hirson has written 2 shows including La Bete (Playwright), Wrong Mountain (Playwright).

What awards has David Hirson been nominated for?
Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for La Bete and Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for La Bete .

What awards has David Hirson won?
Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for La Bete.