The Piscator by Kenny Emson

ECTP 14 5
Show Information
Showing on:
Sat 8 July 2017
90 minutes
Mercury Studio Theatre

Essex Playwriting Competition 2016 Winner – Kenny Emson’s The Piscator, directed by Dan Sherer

The Piscator is a modern tragedy about commercialism, family and carp fishing, set in Essex.

Kenny Emson is an award winning writer for stage and screen. He is currently under commission to The Bush Theatre, BBC Drama, Creative England / BFI, Universal / Wig Wam Films and recently completed an attachment to the Royal Court. He was co-creator, co-writer and associate producer on the BAFTA Craft, SXSW, Broadcast and Prix Italia nominated Last Hours of Laura K. His plays have been performed at venues including the Mercury Theatre (Quadrophenia), Sir John Mills (Parkway Dreams) and Tristan Bates (Whispering Happiness) as well at festivals in the UK, Croatia, New York and Cape Town. He has written for Eastenders, Doctors and BBC Radio 3 and 4 as well as developing original work television projects with BBC Wales and Company pictures. He was a member of the Royal Court Super Group in 2010 and was selected for the BBC Writersroom 10 and Writers Academy in 2011. He has been shortlisted for the Bruntwood and Red Planet Prizes as well as winning the Adrienne Benham, Off West End – Adopt a Playwright and Mercury Theatre Essex Playwriting awards.


You may also be interested in...

A Night In with Nancy Birtwhistle

Showing: Tue 19 Jan 2021

Motivated by protecting the planet for her ten grand-children, Nancy Birtwhistle decided to change how she used plastic, single-use products and harmful...

More info and tickets
A Night In with Kate Mosse

Showing: Wed 20 Jan 2021

In conversation with Jojo Moyes to celebrate the release of The City of Tears. To celebrate the global English language publication of The City of Tears, the...

More info and tickets
Connects – Meet The Directors

Showing: Thu 21 Jan 2021

Calling all creatives from the East of England! Meet East based Directors! – Hear what they are working on, ask questions and have the opportunity to talk...

More info and tickets