How we use Cookies

What's On

Your guide to everything in Solihull

London stage for playwright

A YOUNG playwright from Solihull has won great acclaim for his new piece, now showing in London’s West End.

A YOUNG playwright from Solihull has won great acclaim for his new piece, now showing in London’s West End.

Twenty-five-year-old David Watson has penned Pieces of Vincent, which is being performed at the capital’s Arcola Theatre.

It’s a play of four seemingly unconnected stories taking place in one British summer.

David, who studied at Lode Heath School and the Sixth Form College, Solihull, also won plaudits for his earlier play Flight Path.

That too enjoyed a West End run, but also toured theatres nationwide - including the Birmingham Rep.

Diane Dodd, who taught the playwright drama during his time at the Sixth Form, said: “We are very proud of his achievement and we have been delighted he has been back into the college to pass on advice to current drama and performing arts students.”

David is currently under commission at the Rep and the Royal Court Theatre and has a number of other projects in the pipeline.

A third play, Penny Dreadful, is due to open later this year.

 

Journalists

Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
Full newsroom contact details
Tell us what's happening in your area.