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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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James Graham Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2022 - Best New Play

James Graham, Best of Enemies

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Play

James Graham, Ink

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DEAR ENGLAND Will Return to the National Theatre in 2025

The Olivier Award-winning smash hit Dear England will return to the National Theatre in 2025. Performances will run 10 March — 24 May 2025 at the Olivier Theatre.
Review: THE BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF, National Theatre

It's not a seamless transition from screen to stage, but it works well enough and, sadly, it still resonates with a truth albeit in a very different world
National Theatre Live Screenings Begin at Alleyway Theatre

Ian McKellan will appear on screen at Alleyway Theatre this August, as National Theatre Live comes to Buffalo.
Up on the Marquee: TAMMY FAYE

Tammy Faye is coming to Broadway! The new musical will begin preview performances on October 19th and will officially open on November 14th, 2024. Check out photos of the new marquee!
National Youth Theatre Reveals Lineup For Rep Season, What Lies Above and Storyfest

This summer will see the inaugural StoryFest held at the National Youth Theatre’s RIBA award-winning headquarters in North London. A month-long festival that demonstrates the NYT’s commitment to championing new work from emerging talent, many of whom are alumni of the NYT themselves. 
Paines Plough Reveals 2024 Plans Marking 50 Years of the New Writing Company

In their 50th year as a ew writing company, this summer Paines Plough's portable pop-up theatre venue Roundabout will return to Summerhall at Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its tenth year as a touring venue. Learn more about the upcoming programming here!
Video: Gary Barlow Reveals FINDING NEVERLAND Will Open in the West End in 2025

Gary Barlow has revealed that Finding Neverland is headed to the West End next year! When asked about when fans can expect the musical in London, Barlow exclusively told Amy Hart, host of P&O Cruises Official Podcast, Hart to Heart, that it's coming in 'summer 2025.'
INK Makes Sydney Premiere in May

Ink by James Graham will make its Sydney premiere in May. Performances run 28 May - 29 June 2024.
Photos: First Look at the West End Transfer of BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF

All new production photos have been released from James Graham’s new adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s seminal TV drama, Boys from the Blackstuff.
Review: BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF, Liverpool's Royal Court

Following its sold out run in 2023, Boys from the Blackstuff has returned to Liverpool’s Royal Court, before the show transfers to the National Theatre in London and Garrick Theatre in the West End.
Olivier Awards 2024: The Full List of Winners

The biggest stars of London theatre gathered today at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2024, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. Find out about Sunset Boulevard and the night's other big winners!
BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2024 Predictions

The 2024 Olivier Awards are fast approaching on April 14. Ahead of one of the most exciting nights in theatreland, our critics – Aliya Al-Hassan, Mica Blackwell, Alexander Cohen, Katie Kirkpatrick, Kat Mokrynski, Gary Naylor, Kerrie Nicholson, Matthew Paluch and Christiana Rose share their thoughts about who and what will triumph on the night, as well as who should twin each category.
BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF Will Transfer to the West End This June

Graham’s acclaimed adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited eight-week season at the Garrick Theatre, following runs at Liverpool’s Royal Court and the National’s Olivier Theatre. 
Review: RED PITCH, @sohoplace

Tyrell Williams' award winning play is triumphantly promoted up a league to the West End after two runs at the Bush Theatre
Olivier Award-Winner Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells Will Lead TAMMY FAYE on Broadway

Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the acclaimed musical TAMMY FAYE. Two-time Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben will recreate her Olivier Award-winning performance as Tammy Faye Bakker, and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells will reprise his Olivier-nominated performance as Jim Bakker. TAMMY FAYE will begin preview performances on October 19th and will officially open on November 14th, 2024 at Broadway's Palace Theater. 
Soho Theatre Presents BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS

Get the latest updates on the world premiere of BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS at Soho Theatre, featuring a cast and creative team of stage and screen stars.
Paines Plough Enters Its 50th Year And Reveals Upcoming Shows

This year Paines Plough celebrates 50 years. The company has commissioned over 500 writers and developed and produced more than 400 plays since its inception in 1974. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!
Elton John Jukebox Musical May Come to the Stage in the Future

An Elton John muiscal may be in the works and coming to the stage in the future! Learn more about what Elton's husband, David Furnish, had to say about the possibility.
SUNSET BOULEVARD, PLAZA SUITE, and More Nominated For Olivier Awards; Full List!

The nominations are in for this year's Olivier Awards! Among those nominated are Sunset Boulevard, Plaza Suite, The National Theatre, and many more. Check out the full list of nominations here!
Julie Hesmondhalgh Will Lead World Premiere of PUNCH at Nottingham Playhouse

Julie Hesmondhalgh will join the cast of the world premiere of James Graham's new play Punch, directed by Adam Penford and opening at Nottingham Playhouse on 4 May.


How many Broadway shows has James Graham been in?

James Graham has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has James Graham been in?

James Graham has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has James Graham been nominated for?

James Graham has been nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards for "Best of Enemies" and for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Ink."

How many shows has James Graham written?

James Graham has written 5 shows including Finding Neverland (Book), Ink (Playwright), This House (Inactive) (Playwright), Quiz (Playwright), Tammy Faye (Book).

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