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James Graham's work includes the HBO and Channel 4 drama "Brexit" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He had two plays running concurrently in London's West End: Labour of Love, which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018, alongside INK nominated for Best Play the same year. Other theatre work includes This House at the National Theatre and West End, 2016. Privacy transferred from Donmar Warehouse to The Public Theater in 2016. "The Vote" was broadcast live on the U.K. election night in 2015 and nominated for a BAFTA. James wrote the book for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. His screenwriting includes the political drama "Coalition" (Channel 4) winner of the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Drama. His first feature film X+Y was selected at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.

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Cast Set for Sasha Regan's All-Male THE MIKADO at Wilton's Music Hall and on Tour

Following her critically acclaimed all-male productions of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, Sasha Regan is returning to Wilton’s Music Hall with Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible ‘The Mikado’.

Photos: Full Cast Set for Joseph Fiennes-Led DEAR ENGLAND; Get a First Look Inside Rehearsals

The National Theatre has announced the full cast for Dear England, a new play by James Graham telling the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate’s management. See rehearsal photos!

Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, And Louisa Harland Join Brian Cox For LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT West End

The new West End production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus Long Day's Journey into Night led by Emmy-winner Brian Cox has added Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and more to its cast.

BEST OF ENEMIES Starring Zachary Quinto to be Screened at Hammer Theatre Center

Hammer Theatre Center will present a blistering political thriller with its National Theatre Live (NT Live) screening of Best of Enemies, a multi-award-winning drama by James Graham, starring Zachery Quinto (Star Trek) and David Harewood (Homeland) portraying two cultural icons of the 1960s.

LONG WAY DOWN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and More Set For Olney Theatre's 23-24 Season

Olney Theatre Center announced its 85th season. The season includes past Tony Award-winners and nominees (Ink, Fiddler on the Roof, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), a World Premiere based on an acclaimed young adult novel (Long Way Down), plays that push genre boundaries like horror (The Brothers Paranormal) and fuse traditional folklore with electronic vocal sampling and looping, (Islander: A New Musical), a gender-swapped revamp of an audience favorite (Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Soprano) and a wickedly funny and poignant solo performance that combines drag, food, and family history (Avaaz).

Cast Confirmed For the London Return of Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould (world premiers of Neil LaBute and Theresa Rebeck) confirms its cast and returns to stage at The Courtyard Theatre, London with three more special dates on April 26th, 27th and 28th.

QUIZ Comes to Melville Theatre in May

The incredible true story of the infamous UK Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? cheating scandal is being brought to life by Melville Theatre. 

Jake Shears Shares New Track 'I Used To Be In Love'

Throughout an unorthodox career that has Grammy nominations and tours, Jake Shears has continued to shape-shift: he has not only written an acclaimed memoir (‘Boys Keep Swinging’) and performed on Broadway, but also recently opened a musical in London to rave reviews (Tammy Faye, written alongside Elton John and British playwright James Graham).

Two World Premieres & More Set for Round House Theatre 2023-2024 Season

Round House Theatre has announced a six-show lineup for its 46th Season. See the full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jake Shears Shares New Track 'Devil Came Down The Dance Floor'

Jake Shears (the musician and frontman of seminal NYC indie glam-pop greats Scissor Sisters) has shared brand new track, “Devil Came Down the Dance Floor”, featuring Amber Martin. It’s the second preview of his forthcoming album Last Man Dancing, which was introduced in irresistible style recently with first single “Too Much Music”.


Taut and razor-sharp verbatim adaptation of a famous debate from the 60s is entertaining and enlightening

VAULT Festival Celebrates Record-Breaking Year as it Closes its Doors For The Last Time in its Original Home

VAULT Festival marked the end of its decade-long run at its original venue, The Vaults on Sunday 19th March, bringing to a close a record-breaking year which welcomed more than 81,000 audience members throughout its eight week run.

The Circuit Playhouse Opens Regional Premiere of INK, About Rupert Murdoch

The Circuit Playhouse, in partnership with Show Sponsors Art and Nancy Graesser along with Sharon Younger Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, presents the regional premiere of James Graham’s Tony-nominated play, INK, written by James Graham.

The Ridgefield Playhouse To Screen MET Opera Live in HD's DON GIOVANNI and National Theatre in HD's BEST OF ENEMIES

Great opera and theater continue being screened at the Ridgefield Playhouse this spring courtesy of its FirstLight Home Care Classical Series. From the MET Opera Live in HD it's Don Giovanni on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 1pm.

Playhouse On The Square Hosts Spring Networking Event

Playhouse the Square, the Mid-South's largest professional live theatre company, will host its next quarterly networking event for young professionals in partnership with the Germantown Chamber of Commerce Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. 

BEST OF ENEMIES Comes to Hammer Theatre In NT Live Screening

Hammer Theatre Center presents a blistering political thriller with its National Theatre Live (NT Live)screening of Best of Enemies, a multi-award-winning drama by James Graham, starring Zachery Quinto (Star Trek) and David Harewood (Homeland) portraying two cultural icons of the 1960s.

Kate Wasserberg Appointed as Theatr Clwyd's New Artistic Director

Theatr Clwyd has announced that their new Artistic Director will be Kate Wasserberg. A hugely experienced and respected director, Wasserberg was Artistic Director of both new writing company Stockroom and Cardiff's The Other Room and has directed major productions that have toured nationally and internationally.

James Graham on his New Play DEAR ENGLAND: Gareth Southgate is Like a Playwright

James Graham has said that Gareth Southgate's story of playing for and managing England's football team has been 'Shakepearean'.

Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS to Return to the London Stage in March

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould returns to stage, with its original cast, at The Courtyard Theatre, London by popular demand, adding two special dates on March 14th and 15th.

Joseph Fiennes to Play Gareth Southgate in James Graham's DEAR ENGLAND

The National Theatre has announced Dear England, a new play by James Graham telling the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate. Directed by Rupert Goold, Dear England will play in the Olivier theatre from June with Joseph Fiennes cast as Gareth Southgate.


James Graham has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

James Graham has not appeared in the West End

Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Best of Enemies and Best Play (Tony Awards) for Ink .

James Graham has written 4 shows including Finding Neverland (Book), Ink (Playwright), This House (Inactive) (Playwright), Quiz (Playwright).

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