ANDREW DOYLE

Agent: Dan Nixon

Biography: Andrew is a playwright and stand-up comedian.  His plays include: Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends (BBC Radio 4), The Second Mr Bailey (BBC Radio 4), Borderland (7:84 Theatre Company, Scotland), People of the City (Soho Theatre, STARTS commission), Darker Side Down (Arad Goch Theatre, Aberystwyth), Shamlet (King’s Head, London), Cockfight (Canal Café Theatre, London).  He is Associate Writer at the Canal Café Theatre, London.  Borderland is published by Oberon Books.  

Andrew has appeared in two solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Whatever It Takes (2012) and Andrew Doyle’s Crash Course in Depravity (2011).  Whatever It Takes transferred to the Soho Theatre in London in 2013.  He also co-wrote and performed in the sketch show Christie & Doyle’s Axis of Evil (with Bridget Christie) in 2005 and was the principal writer on the sketch show Pop Tarts at the Pleasance Courtyard in 2003.

Visit Andrew's website here.

PLAYS

2013
BOBBY’S ORGY          
Pleasance Theatre, London
Directed by Dan Herd

2012
DEATH IN GREENWICH           
Pleasance Theatre, London
Directed by Alex Crampton

2012                                                                                                    PRINCESSLESSNESS
Rehearsed reading, Leicester Square Theatre, London
Directed by Dan Herd

2009
THE BIRTHDAY BOY   
Rehearsed reading, Soho Theatre, London
In association with Ransom Productions Belfast
Directed by Rachel O'Riordan

2007
PEOPLE OF THE CITY
Soho Theatre STARTS commission 

2006
SHAMLET       
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2003
Directed by Emma Taylor 
Transferred to King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London, 2006
Directed by James Robert Carson

“Hysterical…  Set to be a comedy classic” 
**** Edinburgh Evening News

“A study of articulate bitchiness… likely to see you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face and the urge to be spectacularly rude to someone”
**** Three Weeks

“Genuinely hilarious…  If Chris Morris has written Acorn Antiques then you would be half way to Shamlet” 
**** ScotsGay Magazine

 “One of the funniest hours on the fringe, this comedy by Andrew Doyle is a delightful mix of wit and absurdity” 
Theatre Guide London

 “Universally loved by Edinburgh audiences and critics alike” 
Culture Wars

 “An in-your-face, no holds barred feast of brash and wickedly funny comedy” 
The Stage

“Brashly funny and energetic comedy…  The crude jokes, witty one-liners and wicked put-downs fly from the characters’ mouths in Doyle’s fabulous script” 
***** London Theatre Review

 “An evening of wickedly subversive fun… the writing frequently reaching heights of extraordinary zaniness… containing some of the best lines never written by Joe Orton” 
Theatre World Magazine

 “Immensely comic lines…  Doyle excels at the bitchy bon mot” 
The Stage

2005
THE HIDDEN WINTER  
Rehearsed reading, Soho Theatre, London
Directed by Steve King

2005
BORDERLAND                         
Published by Oberon Books (ISBN 1840026057)
Produced by 7:84 Theatre Company, Scotland
Directed by Lorenzo Mele
National tour from September to November 2005
Fourteen venues over three months, including: Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Carnegie Hall (Dunfermline), Brunton Theatre (Musselburgh), Inverness Royal Academy, Palace Theatre (Kilmarnock), Dundee Rep

“Intelligent, witty and often thought-provoking”
**** The Times 

 “Tremendously effective… the simmering debate about what enables someone to kill for a cause, or, indeed, prevents them from doing so, explodes onto the stage.” 
The Sunday Herald 

 “A sharp domestic black comedy – with a touch of mythology and magical realism. This is an evening bursting with potential” 
The Scotsman

 “It’s a play that challenges and entertains, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats even beyond the final moment – political theatre with an exciting metaphorical edge. Doyle’s Borderland attempts and achieves far more than most plays do. See it if you can, buy the text if you can’t” 
Edinburgh Guide          

 2004
WAR ON MUCKLE ROE           
Short comedy produced by 7:84 Theatre Company 
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Directed by Lorenzo Mele

“A twenty-first century Dad’s Army”
The Herald

MUSICALS

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (Book and Lyrics)
Christmas show at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 2014
Directed by Luke Sheppard

The Adventures of Pinocchio is a sheer delight.”
**** The Stage

SOUL MUSIC (Book and Lyrics)                      
Adaptation of novel by Terry Pratchett
Rose Theatre, Kingston 2014
Directed by Luke Sheppard

BAND CAMP (Book and Lyrics)                                   
Rehearsed reading with RSC, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 2011
Directed by Luke Sheppard

THE WORLD MUST BE PEOPLED (Book)                   
Soho Theatre, 2012
Nabokov Theatre
Directed by Dan Herd 

THE HOUSE OF LADY BABYLON (Book and lyrics)
Tiny Travelling Theatre, 2012
Bad Physics Theatre
Directed by Dan Bird

RADIO

THE SECOND MR BAILEY       
BBC Radio 4, Afternoon Play, 2010
Directed by Bruce Young

Critic’s choice – Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail

“Curious, enigmatic and rather good” 
 
**** Daily Mail

JIMMY MURPHY MAKES AMENDS                             
BBC Radio 4, Afternoon Play, 2008
Directed by Kirsty Williams