ONE PERSON SHOWS

ADAPTED/WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MURRAY WATTS

 

THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN - by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Upstream Theatre, London 1978, starring Alfredo Michelsen, adapted and directed by Murray Watts

 

‘It is remarkable that from the moment you enter the theatre you begin to fall under the spell of this absorbing production… a strange and persuasive evening.’ (Time Out) ‘This is a remarkable study, one which is bristling with wit, irony and uncomfortable truths… profound illuminating stuff, conveyed with great skill’ (The Daily Telegraph)

  

THE LAST DAY OF A CONDEMNED MAN - by Victor Hugo, Upstream Theatre, London and Edinburgh Festival 1979, starring Alfredo Michelsen, adapted and directed by Murray Watts

  

‘Pain, demonic angst, even humour shine through, whilst the apocalyptic trance-like crescendo is brilliantly conceived.’  (Time Out)

 

MOSCOW CIRCLES - by Benedict Erofeev, Edinburgh and Dublin Festivals,1984, starring Alfredo Michelsen, adapted and directed by Murray Watts

 

‘Moscow Circles is riveting… extraordinarily brilliant.’ (Dublin Evening Herald)

 

THE DREAM BBC 1990 and BRAVO 1993, starring Jeremy Irons, adapted by Murray Watts and directed by Norman Stone

 

'Jeremy Irons retains a remarkable ability to appear both boyish and elegantly forbidding.  Unlike a Schwarzenegger or a Stallone, superstars immersed in special effects, Mr. Irons is first and foremost an actor.  An old-fasioned concept, perhaps, but still irresistible in the right hands. To see what I mean, watch ‘The Dream’ (New York Times) ‘This startling one man drama’ (Washington Post)

 

TALES FROM THE MADHOUSE - BBC TV, 2000, The Mourner, Starring Eileen Atkins, written by Murray Watts and directed by Norman Stone

  

‘Mesmerising’ (The Times)  ‘Brilliant moving stuff’ (The Express) ‘Inspired… language for our time’ (The Telegraph) ‘Really powerful and deeply, deeply human’ (Benchmark BBC Radio)

 

THE WALK - play (2005) film (2007), starring Andrew Harrison, written and directed by Murray Watts

  

‘A film by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Murray Watts and co-produced by BAFTA-winning director Norman Stone, passionately and movingly performed by one actor, Andrew Harrison.  Originally performed on stage to universal praise before MP’s in Westminster and throughout the UK.’ (Amazon listing)

 

MR. DARWIN'S TREE - Edinburgh Festival 2011, King’s Head London 2012, US Tour 2016, starring Andrew Harrison, written and directed by Murray Watts

  

‘Elegantly conceived, clever… overflowing with humour and charm… Murray Watts skilfully weaves passages of description so rich that images rapidly materialise in our imagination’ ***** (Three Weeks) ‘Outstanding’ **** (Broadway Baby) ‘There was a prolonged standing ovation… a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance.’ (Church Times)