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Peter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 34 countries and translated into 22 languages. He has had three shows in London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow premiered at Sydney Opera House, followed by hit productions in Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro and London. Peter’s comedy Glorious! (the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world) has also enjoyed considerable international success, playing to over a million people in theatres across five continents. His other plays include The Morning After, Celebrity, Boyband, The Nightingales and the 2-actor comedy Duets.


Peter Quilter Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2011 - Master Card Best New Play

Peter QuilterEnd Of The Rainbow

Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best New Comedy

Peter QuilterGlorious!

Peter Quilter News


Cast Set For Peninsula Players Theatre's 4000 DAYS

 Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast for “4000 Days” by Peter Quilter, its second offering of The Play's The Thing, the theater's winter play reading series. 
Cast Set for Peninsula Players Theatre's THE NATURE PLAYS

Peninsula Players Theatre has revealed the cast for its first offering of The Play's the Thing, the theater's winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences.
Peninsula Players Theatre to Present 2024 Winter Play Reading Series

Peninsula Players Theatre will present the 2024 season of The Play’s the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences. 
Feature: VRIENDINNEN OP AVONTUUR IN TOP VROUWEN: DE ULTIEME COMEDY VOOR EEN HILARISCHE LADIESNIGHT!

Begin volgend jaar brengt REP Entertainment de gloednieuwe vriendinnencomedy TOP Vrouwen naar de Nederlandse theaters met Tanja Jess, Rian Gerritsen en Sandra Mattie. Een voorstelling vol humor, avontuur en herkenbare ups en downs. De producent van Huisvrouwen Bestaan Niet, Opvliegers en Girls on Fire, neemt het publiek opnieuw mee op een reis vol onthullingen en verrassingen. TOP Vrouwen is vanaf 22 december 2023 te zien door heel Nederland.
Peter Quilter's DUETS: A COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS (DUETOS) Opens in Sao Paulo

The play comically portrays the encounters and disagreements of the contemporary love life of eight characters through four stories of a woman and a man - not necessarily couples - dealing with their own desires and traumas in search of love and facing loneliness. A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love and relationships.
Chicago Premiere Of Frances Poet's ADAM To Complete PrideArts 2021-22 Season

PrideArts today announced the final show of its upcoming five-show season – ADAM, by Scottish playwright Frances Poet.
PrideArts 2021-22 Season To Explore “The Search For Identity Among Queer Communities”

An Australian musical, a comedy-drama from the writer whose play was adapted as the hit movie JUDY, an Uptown holiday celebration, a new Ruth Bader Ginsberg bio, and a fifth play to be announced, will comprise PrideArts' first season under newly appointed Artistic Director Jay Españo.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced for The Carnegie 2021-22 Theatre Season

The Theatre Series is back! The Carnegie's 2021-22 season features a fast-talking plant; an intimate glimpse into the complicated life of a Hollywood icon; a heartwarming, family musical that will have everyone humming “Do-Re-Mi”; and the debut of a new script by a local arts leader.
Dozens of New Theater Jobs Posted in This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/20/2021

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/20/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
BWW Review: 4000 DAYS at Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond Triangle Players has had occasional live productions going through the pandemic, but its new '4000 Days' is the first in-person show for many newly vaccinated theatergoers. The socially distanced, masked patrons in the audience seemed happy to be in a theater at all, but '4000 Days' is only a mild inducement to come back.
4000 DAYS Continues Triangle Players' Season Onstage And Online Beginning April 29

Richmond Triangle Players continues its 28th season with the Virginia premiere of Peter Quilter's 4000 Days, an acclaimed play that has earned rave reviews around the world. The production will open Friday, April 30, 2021 after a low-priced preview on Thursday April 29. The production will run through May 15, and will have an online option available as well.
THE ACTRESS Comes to Stirling Theatre

Stirling Theatre is starting its 50th year with a farewell performance, as seen in the play The Actress, with a famous stage performer deciding to retire.
Tacoma Little Theatre Presents 4000 DAYS - An Off The Shelf Reading

Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present Peter Quilter's heartfelt story, 4000 Days, directed by Jeffery Swiney-Weaver and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors.  This production will play Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30pm.
BWW Interview: Playwright Peter Quilter On His Global Paths To World Premiering His Latest BESTSELLER

Internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter will have his latest theatrical accomplishment BESTSELLER world premiering at the International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach beginning June 12, 2019. Writer of such successful shows as END OF THE RAINBOW on Judy Garland and GLORIOUS! on Florence Foster Jenkins, amongst others, BESTSELLER centers on a writers retreat housing an eclectic bunch of writers with writers block. Peter agreed to correspond with me from his home in the Canary Islands.
Peter Quilter's BESTSELLER Gets World Premiere at ICT

 International City Theatre presents a zany comic romp about writers, how they write, the stories they tell and the secrets they keep. Jane Page directs the world premiere of Bestseller by internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter (End of the Rainbow, Glorious!) for a three-week run, June 14through June 30, atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for June 12 and June 13.
International City Theatre Announces 2019 Season of Music, Merriment and More

International City Theatre has announced its 2019 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company. 
BWW Review: Ingersoll's Garland Reincarnated in An Excruciatingly Raw END OF THE RAINBOW

Playwright Peter Quilter's END OF THE RAINBOW packs a powerful punch in the gut under director Michael Matthews sure-handed guidance of his talented cast. Two moments of RAINBOW rate as the must, MUST-see moments for any Judy Garland aficionados - when the astonishing Angela Ingersoll totally morphs into Judy Garland singing 'The Man That Got Away' and, when Ingersoll channels Judy Garland in 'Over the Rainbow.' Ingersoll has Judy Garland down pat.
Laguna Playhouse Presents Angela Ingersoll As Judy Garland In END OF THE RAINBOW

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the second show in its 98th season, Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment production of the critically acclaimed END OF THE RAINBOW, written by Peter Quilter, with musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Ovation Award winner Michael Matthews.  
John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.
Laguna Playhouse Presents Angela Ingersoll As Judy Garland In END OF THE RAINBOW

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the second show in its 98th season, Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment production of the critically acclaimed END OF THE RAINBOW, written by Peter Quilter, with musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Ovation Award winner Michael Matthews.  

Peter Quilter FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Peter Quilter written?

Peter Quilter has written 1 shows including End of the Rainbow (Playwright).

What awards has Peter Quilter been nominated for?

Peter Quilter has been nominated for the Master Card Best New Play at the Olivier Awards for "End Of The Rainbow" and for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Glorious!"

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