April De Angelis

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When women break their silence in an act of reclaiming power the gesture grows beyond the individual woman to touch the big issues of our world.

Biography

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, a two part dramatization of Elena Ferrantes’ epic family saga (Rose Theatre Kingston); AFTER ELECTRA (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre 2015); RUNE (New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015); GASTRONAUTS (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); JUMPY (Royal Court 2011 & Duke of York’s Theatre 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Birmingham Rep, 2008); A LAUGHING MATTER (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A WARWICKSHIRE TESTIMONY (RSC, 1999); THE POSITIVE HOUR (Out of Joint at Hampstead Theatre, 1997); PLAYHOUSE CREATURES (revived at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013); and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FANNY HILL (revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015). Her new adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN opens at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in Spring 2018. 
April has also written the libretto for FLIGHT music by Jonathan Dove, for Glyndebourne Opera; THE SILENT TWINS libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almeida Theatre, 2007; and THE DAY AFTER at the ENO, 2017. 
April’s work for radio includes an adaptation of LIFE IN THE TOMB for BBC Radio 3 in 2014, a serialisation of PEYTON PLACE, VISITANTS for BBC Radio 4, and THE OUTLANDER for Radio 5, which won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992.  
TV work includes a BFI / Channel 4 commission, ARISTOPHANES. 

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes MY BRI

LLIANT FRIEND,

a two part dramatization of Elena Ferrantes

epic family saga (Rose Theatre Kingston); AFTER

ELECTRA (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre 2015); RUNE (New

Vic Theatre Stoke 2015);

GASTRONAUTS (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); JUMPY (Royal Court 2011

& Duke of York

s Theatre

2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHT

S (Birmingham Rep,

2008); A LAUGHING MATTER (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001

); A WARWICKSHIRE TESTIMONY

(RSC, 1999); THE POSITIVE HOUR (Out of Joint at Hampstead Theatre, 19

97); PLAYHOUSE

CREATURES (revived at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013); and THE LIFE AN

D TIMES OF FANNY HILL

(r

evived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015). Her new adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN

opens at the Royal

Exchange, Manchester in Spring 2018.

April has also written the libretto for FLIGHT music by Jonathan Dove,

for Glyndebourne Opera; THE

SILENT TWINS libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almei

da Theatre, 2007; and THE

DAY AFTER at the ENO, 2017.

April

s work for radio includes an adaptation of LIFE IN THE TOMB for BBC Radi

o 3 in 2014, a

serialisation of PEYTON PLACE

,

VISITANTS for BBC Radio 4, and THE OUTLANDER for Radio 5, which

won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992.

TV work includes a BFI / Channel 4 commission, ARISTOPHANES.

A woman who has inspired me

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt." - Sylvia Plath

My words to share with others

When women break their silence in an act of reclaiming power the gesture grows beyond the individual woman to touch the big issues of our world.

My proudest achievement

My daughter and being a playwright.

My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage

Feminism is a revolutionary movement which has changed and continues to change us and the world. It stands against war/sexual violence and for peace/economic/social justice and the survival of every living thing/being on the planet. It is sanity. It has no leader. It is for everyone.