Glyn Maxwell on the stage, this summer

Enjoying our poets’ correspondence between Glyn Maxwell and Rowan Ricardo Phillips? Keep it going by buying Rowan’s new book, or taking a dip into Glyn’s work for the stage: Glyn is not only a prolific writer of plays, libretti, and screenplays, but also one of our foremost advocates for verse drama.

“Cyrano de Bergerac,” by Edmond Rostand (adaptation), Grosvenor Park Theatre, Chester, Summer, 2013
• Hear it online at BBC Radio 4 through July 15, 2015571f96275portraitnose
• Guardian review, July 21, 2013
• Read some in Little Star Weekly
• Buy the script (Other plays here)

“Wind in the Willows,” by Kenneth Grahame (adaptation)
Grosvenor Park Theatre, Chester, July 3–August 23, 2015
• Buy the script (Other plays here)

“Time for One More Question,” by Glyn Maxwell (radio play)
A comedy-drama recorded on location at the Hay Festival, with Glyn Maxwell, Ian McMillan, and Simon Armitage as themselves, Hay-on-Wye, UK, BBC Radio 4, May 2015

Coming soon: “The Gambler,” by Fyodor Dostoevsky (radio play)
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, New York City, January 2016

“Nothing,” an opera composed by David Bruce, from the novel by Janne Teller (libretto)
Glyndenbourne and Royal Opera House, February 2016

Glyn Maxwell’s most recent book of poems is Pluto, and his Collected Poems came out in 2011. He is also the author of On Poetry, a guide to verse, published in the US in 2013.


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