“Thompson can write moments so tender and raw they make the audience gasp.” The Sunday Times
Chris Thompson is an award winning playwright based in London and New York. His plays include Of Kith and Kin (Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres), Albion (Bush Theatre) and Carthage (Finborough Theatre).
Albion was awarded that year's Simon Gray Award; Carthage won the Pearson Playwriting Award and was nominated for Best New Play and Most Promising New Playwright in the OFFIE awards.
Chris has been commissioned by the National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre and the Bush Theatre and was the Channel 4 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theatre in 2014.
Chris is an alumni of the 2018 Channel 4 Screenwriting Course. He currently has several original TV series in development with BBC Studios, Euston Film and TV, Fearless Minds and Company Pictures.
He has led several of the writers groups at The Royal Court Theatre as well as the Bush Theatre's Emerging Writers Group and he now offers private script consultancy.
In his previous career Chris was a social worker and over the course of twelve years worked in child protection, youth offending and young people's sexual health.