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Patrick Marber

Birth Place: ENGLAND

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Productions of his own plays include Dealer's Choice (National Theatre, Vaudeville) Closer (NT, Lyric, Music Box) Howard Katz, Three Days in the Country (both NT) and Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams). His other directing credits include Travesties by Tom Stoppard at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Apollo Theatre. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter at the Comedy, Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter at the National Theatre, '1953' by Craig Raine at the Almeida and The Old Neighborhood by David Mamet at the Royal Court. He will direct the UK premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives later this year at Theatre Royal Haymarket. His other plays include After Miss Julie (Donmar, Roundabout), The Red Lion (NT) and in 2016 Ivo van Hove directed Marber's version of Hedda Gabler for the National Theatre starring Ruth Wilson. His screen credits include Closer (directed by Mike Nichols), Notes on a Scandal (directed by Richard Eyre) and Love You More (directed by Sam Taylor-Wood). His plays have won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics' Circle and Writers' Guild Awards. His television work has received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. His screenplays have been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards. He received the British Independent Film Award for Notes on a Scandal.


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Patrick Marber Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2022]
Writer
 
[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[West End, 2017]
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[West End, 2017]
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[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 1999]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
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Patrick Marber Movies

Closer
[ 2004 ] writer
Asylum
[ 2005 ] writer
Notes on a Scandal
[ 2006 ] writer
Alan Partridge
[ 2013 ] writer
The Critic
[ 2023 ] writer

Patrick Marber TV Shows

Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge
Gordon Heron, Forbes McAllister, Lieutenant Colonel Kojak Slaphead III

Patrick Marber Awards and Nominations


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt


winner
Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Direction of a Play

Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Patrick Marber, Travesties

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Play

Patrick Marber, Travesties

Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Revival

Patrick MarberDealer’s Choice

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Comedy

Patrick MarberDon Juan In Soho


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Best Foreign Play

Patrick Marber, Closer

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Patrick Marber, Closer

Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Play

Patrick Marber, Closer


winner
Olivier Awards - 1998 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year

Patrick MarberCloser

Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding New Play

Patrick Marber, Dealer's Choice

Olivier Awards - 1995 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year

Patrick MarberDealer's Choice

Patrick Marber News


Review: Sara Topham Delivers a Masterful Performance as HEDDA GABLER at the Stratford Festival

The emotions evoked by this play are complex ones. HEDDA GABLER is raw and disturbing and funny and devastating. It is the story of a complicated woman trapped in a world that does not suit her. It explores the psyche of Hedda in a way that leads to more questions than answers. This piece will likely lead some theatregoers to engage in deep discussions while it will leave others speechless.
HEDDA GABLER Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival

Henrik Ibsen's sensation Hedda Gabler will begin performances at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Directed by Molly Atkinson, this show brings a complex portrait of female identity and independence, while gifting us with one of theatre's great tragic characters.
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.
Review: NACHTLAND, Young Vic

Nachtland is a nervous, difficult play whose purpose is decisively blurry. It doesn’t revel as much as it should in the unknotting of its cerebral conundrum and doesn’t bask in the incredible satire it holds. The ideas it presents are topical, yet the piece is distracted. It tries to be quirky and different, but the result is tired and unfocused. It will make audiences think and talk about what they just saw, but not necessarily in a good way.
IS Productions' Inaugural Staging of Patrick Marber's CLOSER, or Four Brits Behaving Badly

Just wondering: Do people still engage in cybersex, or has it – like electronic pagers, AOL and video rental stores – gone the way of the dodo? I ask because cybersex provides a salient plot point in Patrick Marber’s 1997 play Closer, which currently is the inaugural production from Nashville’s IS Productions, the more serious, yet less drunken theater producing arm of Inebriated Shakespeare, the entity that’s been serving up the Bard along with a cocktail or two, for the past few years in various Music City (and now in Houston, Texas, if memory serves) locales.
The Friday Five(+1):The Four Leading Players of IS Productions' CLOSER

Closer stars Britt Byrd, Ross Canales, Jeremy James Carmichael and Angela Gimlin, who take on our Friday Five (+1) questions and tell us why they think you should come see their show. You know the drill: Read their answers, call and get tickets, then tell everyone you know to meet you there.
Lesli Margherita to Join Tony Danza & More in RADIO GALAXY Industry Readings

Radio Galaxy, a new play by Michele Aldin Kushner, will be performed at invitation-only readings on Friday, February 2 at 11:00am and 2:00pm at the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Tony Danza Will Lead Industry Reading of New Play RADIO GALAXY

Tony Danza will star in an industry reading of new play, Radio Galaxy, next month! Learn more about the reading here!
Full Cast Set for PLAYER KINGS Starring Ian McKellen, Toheeb Jimoh & Richard Coyle

IAN MCKELLEN, TOHEEB JIMOH & RICHARD COYLE star in Robert Icke's production of PLAYER KINGS, adapted from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2.
Review: PANDEMONIUM, Soho Theatre, W1

Armando Iannucci’s name carries great clout; as well as comedy and Dickens, shows such as The Thick Of It and Veep have secured his status as one of our great political satirists, yet until now he has never written anything for the stage. If anyone can skewer the madness of the last few years, it is surely Iannucci. Well, it seems not.
Jane Horrocks, Romola Garai and More Will Lead NACHTLAND at the Young Vic

Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Nachtland, a new satire by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade, directed by Tony Award-winning director Patrick Marber. Learn more about who is in the cast here!
Photos: First Look at Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM at Soho Theatre

Pandemonium, a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other, has released production photos for its run at Soho Theatre. 
STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW Leads Our Top Ten Shows for December

The West End says farewell to 2023 in style with some incredible theatre. We visit the world before it went upside down, go inside the government during the pandemic and get a London transfer of a time-travelling comedy.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM at the Soho Theatre

Pandemonium, a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other, has released rehearsal photos ahead of its run at the Soho Theatre. 
Stratford Festival Unveils 2024 Casts and Creative Teams

Get all the latest updates on the highly anticipated 2024 season at the Stratford Festival. Find out which talented actors have been cast in which productions, and get ready to experience the magic of live theater at one of the world's most renowned festivals.
The Pandemonium Players Announced For Mr. Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM

The Pandemonium Players are announced for Mr Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM, a scornful account of the activities of Mr Boris Johnson and 'others' during the pandemic and its aftermath. Directed by Mr Patrick Marber, the show will now run from 1 December 2023 to 13 January 2024 at the Soho Theatre, with tickets for the extended week available on the Soho website starting Friday 27 October at 11am.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 19th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 19, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Armando Iannucci's PANDEMONIUM Comes to the Soho Theatre

Pandemonium is a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other.
The New Wolsey Theatre Announces The Cast And Creatives For Patrick Marber's THE RED LION, Playing This September

The New Wolsey Theatre has announced the cast and creatives for its new production of Patrick Marber's West End smash-hit drama, The Red Lion, directed by Artistic Director/Chief Executive Douglas Rintoul. The production plays the New Wolsey Theatre from 7-23 September 2023, and Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, from 26-30 September 2023.  
THE HOMECOMING and NACHTLAND Set For the Young Vic in 2023/24

Matthew Dunster and Patrick Marber will be at the helm of two major upcoming productions at the Young Vic, Harold Pinter’s powerful masterpiece The Homecoming and the UK premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s thrilling new satire, Nachtland.  Learn more about both shows here!

Patrick Marber FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Patrick Marber written?

Patrick Marber has written 6 shows including Dealer's Choice (Playwright), Closer (Playwright), Howard Katz (Playwright), After Miss Julie (Playwright), Don Juan in Soho (Writer), The Red Lion (Author).

What awards has Patrick Marber been nominated for?

Patrick Marber has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Leopoldstadt" and "Travesties," Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for the same productions, Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Dealer’s Choice," Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Don Juan In Soho," Best Foreign Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Closer," Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Closer," Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Closer," BBC Award for the Play of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Closer" and "Dealer's Choice."

What awards has Patrick Marber won?

Patrick Marber has won the Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Leopoldstadt," Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Leopoldstadt," Best Foreign Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Closer," and the BBC Award for the Play of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Closer."

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