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John Byrne Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Play of the Year
John ByrneThe Slab Boys Trilogy
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1978 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
John ByrneThe Slab Boys

John Byrne News

BWW Review: UNDERWOOD LANE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow Photo BWW Review: UNDERWOOD LANE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2022

Telling the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it, Underwood Lane has it all: style, fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex, death, and is written in memory of John’s Paisley buddy, Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the titular street.

Annie George Presents HOME IS NOT THE PLACE Photo Annie George Presents HOME IS NOT THE PLACE
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

Annie George presents Home is Not The Place. Supported by The Meadows Award (part I of the Resilience double bill with Twa)  Part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2022.

UNDERWOOD LANE Gets World Premiere This Summer Photo UNDERWOOD LANE Gets World Premiere This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

Tron Theatre Company in a co-production with OneRen supported by funding from Future Paisley are delighted to finally be able to present John Byrne's Underwood Lane directed by Andy Arnold - two years on from the original planned world premiere. 

BWW Review: DONALD AND BENOIT, Sound Stage Photo BWW Review: DONALD AND BENOIT, Sound Stage
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 20, 2021

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Prime Theatre are delighted to announce a real family treat this December when they present the Sound Stage premiere of the new audio play Donald and Benoit, a whimsical, magical and musical tale for children of an unlikely friendship that has been brought to vivid life by the award-winning and heralded Scottish artist and playwright John Byrne and adapted by the multi-award-winning Jeanine Byrne.

Premiere Of Timberlake's Wertenbaker's New Play WHO ARE YOU? To Close The Sound Stage Photo Premiere Of Timberlake's Wertenbaker's New Play WHO ARE YOU? To Close The Sound Stage Opening Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, in association with Naked Productions, are delighted to announce the Sound Stage premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new environmentally themed play Who Are You? 

Roy Williams New Play HISTORY Will Be Performed at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Roy Photo Roy Williams New Play HISTORY Will Be Performed at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, in association with Naked Productions, have announced the World Première of History, Roy Williams' new play which will give audiences a kaleidoscopic portrait of Black Britain over the last 40 years.

People's Light Announces A Summer of Live Music Photo People's Light Announces A Summer of Live Music
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

Gather your friends and family for live music at People's Light all summer long! Drive-In Concerts return to the Theatre's back parking lot, featuring a wide variety of bands performing June through September.

Alexander Goudie to Be Showcased in An Artist's Life, Act I  at The Scottish Gallery Photo Alexander Goudie to Be Showcased in An Artist's Life, Act I at The Scottish Gallery
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021

This new exhibition at The Scottish Gallery charts his beginnings in post-war Paisley in the 1940s, student years at Glasgow School of Art in the 1950s and his early career ‚Äď a period in which Goudie embarked upon a life-long project to document the evolving landscape and culture of his wife‚Äôs homeland, Brittany.

People's Light Moves Outdoors For Summer 2021 Photo People's Light Moves Outdoors For Summer 2021
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021

People's Light in Malvern opens their 7-acre campus for a bustling summer of safe, outdoor offerings. There's something for everyone‚ÄĒtheatre programs and performances for kids, al fresco dining, and music, music, music!

Cast Announced for Mark Ravenhill's ANGELA at Sound Stage Photo Cast Announced for Mark Ravenhill's ANGELA at Sound Stage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in association with¬† Naked Productions and BBC Radio 3 ¬†has announced the cast for Sound Stage‚Äôs first production;¬†Angela, a brand-new autobiographical play by¬†Mark Ravenhill airing 26 ‚Äď 28 March.

John Byrne Videos

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: First Look at Gregory Wooddell, Christina Pumariega and More in CST's HENRY VIII - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces William Shakespeare's Henry VIII, the first professional Chicago production in 400 years since its debut at Shakespeare's Globe in London. Staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines in CST's Courtyard Theater April 30-June 16, 2013, Henry VIII features a celebrated company of artists that includes Gregory Wooddell in the title role and Christina Pumariega as Anne Boleyn. The Acting Company features an ensemble of veteran CST actors which includes Kate Buddeke, David Darlow, Kevin Gudahl, Scott Jaeck, Ora Jones, David Lively and Mike Nussbaum. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below.

BWW TV: Ian McDiarmid in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's TIMON OF ATHENS - Show Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is currently presenting, William Shakespeare's rarely produced Timon of Athens, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid in the title role. Performed in CST's Courtyard Theater from through June 10, 2012, Gaines' production also features Sean Fortunato as Flavius, James Newcomb as Apemantus and Danforth Comins as Alcibiades. Performances began April 24, 2012. Production highlights have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!


John Byrne Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Byrne written?
John Byrne has written 1 shows including Slab Boys (Playwright).

What awards has John Byrne been nominated for?
Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Slab Boys Trilogy and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for The Slab Boys .

What awards has John Byrne won?
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for The Slab Boys.