Nancy Harris

Nancy Harris is a playwright and screenwriter from Dublin who lives in London.  

Nancy was commissioned to write a new play, Two Ladies, for the Bridge Theatre, directed by Nick Hytner and produced in Sept/Oct 2019.  “A swift, smart, compelling evening” Telegraph. It is currently under option by Caryn Mandabach Productions. Simultaneously, Nancy’s new play The Beacon, commissioned by the Druid and transferred to the Gate for the Dublin Festival.  “Absorbing, intelligent and grimly funny” Irish Times.

Nancy and Marc Teitler (jointly Baddies the Musical) have developed The Magician’s Elephant, a musical adapted from the novel by Kate DiCamillo, for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The show opens in October 2021.

Nancy’s first original series, The Dry with Element Films is going into production Summer 2021. Nancy has a series based on Celia Fremlin’s work with Balloon/Kindle and an original pilot with Balloon.  

Nancy was BAFTA-nominated for her episodes of Dates for Balloon/C4, was awarded the Stewart Parker New Playwright Bursary for No Romance, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her work as a dramatist.

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Nancy Harris is represented by Rochelle Stevens