Dawn King adapting Brave New World

Dawn King adapting Brave New World

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Award-winning writer Dawn King is confirmed as writing a new adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World for a UK stage tour later this year. 


Dawn is currently working on the screenplay Black Palace for Pathé and an adaptation of her stage play Ciphers for Cowboy Films. She has original TV drama series in development with Kudos and Touchpaper. Her short film The Karman Line, starring Olivia Colman and Shaun Dooley, is playing at film festivals around the world and has won: Best Comedy and The Ellen awards, Aspen Shortsfest; Best Narrative Short, Dead Centre Film Fest; Grand Prix Winner, Xining Festival; Best Narrative Short, New Hampshire Film Festival; Best Drama, San Jose Short Film Festival and Best Short at Savannah Film Festival. It has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

Dawn’s most recent play, Ciphers, was a co-production between Out Of Joint Theatre Company, The Bush theatre and Exeter Northcott. It toured the UK in 2013 and played at The Bush in 2014 where it sold out. It was longlisted for the James Tait Black drama prize 2014.

Dawn’s play Foxfinder won the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition in 2011 and was produced at the Finborough Theatre, London, where it was critically acclaimed and sold out. For Foxfinder, Dawn won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award 2013. She also won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End awards 2012 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012. Foxfinder has been produced in Sweden (Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre), Australia (Red Stitch, Melbourne), America (Artist’s Rep, Portland) Greece (Epi Kolono, Athens) Iceland (Rekyavik City Theatre) and Germany (Theatre Ingolstadt.) 

Brave New World premieres at Royal and Derngate, Northampton, where it runs from 4 to 26 September 2015. It then tours to Edinburgh, Blackpool, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Bradford where it concludes on 5 December.