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Adam Peck

Adam is a writer, performer & dramaturg.


Since 2006 he has worked with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company as a writer (Joan of Arc, 2007, and Gilgamesh 2006), playwriting tutor and devised theatre sessional leader.


Between 2007 and 2011 he worked with Fairground, the company he co-founded with Tid, to create three shows for the Tobacco Factory - The Red Man (2008) Out of Touch - A Trilogy (2009) and Bonnie & Clyde (2010). The latter toured the South-West in 2011, played at Theatre 503, and is published by Oberon Books.


More recent writing work includes Cinderella: A FairyTale for Tobacco Factory and Travelling Light, Bitter Tales for Theatre Orchard Project and Only for Bristol Old Vic.


As a performer: Harry in Morpeth Carol for Sleepdogs, as himself in his autobiographical show Only, and as Banquo in Tim Crouch's fairymonsterghost at Bristol Old Vic.


Adam has an MA in Theatre (Playwriting) from Royal Holloway, University of London (2004), and a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University (2000). 


Other writing credits include: My Bristol Vista for Paines Plough (Come To Where I'm From, 2010), Life Savings for Theatre Royal Bath (2011), Chocolate Money (Short Fuses, 2010) and Kick Off (Ferment 2010) for Bristol Old Vic.


REVIEWS

On ONLY: Direct and emotionally engaging…  (Venue) replete with the pin-sharp phrasing and attention to detail that’s graced Peck’s previous scripts. (Exeunt Magazine)


On BONNIE & CLYDE: There’s more than a dash of ‘Godot’ to this promising play… Adam Peck’s script has a sparse elegiac beauty. (Time Out)


On CHOCOLATE MONEY“Adam Peck’s Chocolate Money was the pick: a peppery class-relations satire…” (Venue)“Adam Peck provides another show-stealing script… a successful and achingly witty parody of “on-the-button issue” theatre” (Suit Yourself Magazine)


On OUT OF TOUCH – A TRILOGY: "Peck is a rising theatrical force to be reckoned with and has a talent worth nurturing."(Venue)  “the eloquent dialogue, smart choreography and the play’s poignant finality generate a touching atmosphere that feels entirely real.” (Metro)


On WHERE YOU CAN'T FOLLOW: “Writer Adam Peck has an instinctive feel for the heartbeat of language, and has produced an intriguing and highly-polished little gem in this piece… elegant, clever, sexy, funny, touching and recognisable.” (Venue)

On THE RED MAN: FairGround, Tobacco Factory, 2008“a wonderfully warped adult fairytale” (Metro)

Key Projects

WordPlay

WordPlay

Out of Touch - A Trilogy

Out of Touch - A Trilogy

The Red Man

The Red Man