Peter Quilter

Peter´s plays have been translated into 14 languages and presented in 24 countries.  

He has had two shows in London´s West End and productions in many of the world´s great cities, including Cape Town, Helsinki, Prague, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney.

Peter now lives in the Canary Islands, but he was born in England, beginning his working career as a television presenter for the BBC.  His first play was an all-female comedy “Respecting Your Piers” (published by Samuel French) and he followed this with a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde´s “The Canterville Ghost” which played a number one tour of the UK starring Ron Moody.  The following year, he made his London West End debut with a comedy about the pop industry “BoyBand”.  The show played a summer season at the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue and later enjoyed success in South Africa, Denmark and on a 60 venue tour of the Netherlands.

In 2005, Peter had his first big international hit with “End of the Rainbow” – a musical drama about the final months in the life of Judy Garland.  It premiered to rave reviews at Sydney Opera House in Australia (winning Caroline O´Connor two Best Actress awards) and also had an award-winning run at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival.  The following year, Joop van den Ende presented a new Dutch production which played to packed houses on a seven month tour and the show has since enjoyed runs in the Czech Republic, Finland, Poland and New Zealand.

“Glorious!” also received its debut production in 2005, opening at the Duchess Theatre in London´s West End, starring the beloved comedy actress Maureen Lipman and produced by Michael Codron. “Glorious!” was an instant success, running for over 200 performances.  
It was nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy.  

Glorious! made its North American debut at Theatre Calgary (starring Nicola Cavendish) and had its first foreign language production at Helsinki City Theatre, under the title “Suurenmoista!”  It has since delighted audiences in a long and ever growing list of theatres across six continents.  It is currently playing a number of different cities in Germany, Canada and the USA and in the coming year will have its first performances in Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Croatia and Brazil.

Peter´s first screenplay, “The Coogan Act” (a dark comedy about the world of celebrity) was recently filmed in Poland and has just been screened on state television there.  

He is currently promoting his new stage comedy, “Duets” which has been created for a cast of only two actors.

PQ June 08

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