Torben Betts

Torben Betts read English Literature & English Language at the University of Liverpool before training and working as an actor.

Plays include: A Listening Heaven (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, nominated as TMA Best New Play, 2001 and translated into German, French and Finnish); The Unconquered (Traverse/Tron/Arcola/Brits-off-Broadway/UK tour, Best New Play Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, 2007); Muswell Hill and The Company Man (both Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, both nominated as Best New Play at the Off West End Theatre Awards, 2010 and 2012); The Error of their Ways (HERE Arts Center, New York); Lie of the Land (Arcola Theatre, London/Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); The Swing of Things (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Her Slightest Touch (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Incarcerator (Battersea Arts Centre, London); Mummies and Daddies (Royal National Theatre Studio, shortlisted for 2000 Verity Bargate Award); The Lunatic Queen (Riverside Studios, London); Five Visions of the Faithful (Edinburgh Festival); Clockwatching (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); The Biggleswades (Southwark Playhouse), Silence and Violence (White Bear Theatre, London); The Last Days of Desire (BBC Radio 4).

His latest stage play (Invincible) opens at the Orange Tree Theatre in February 2014.

All of his plays are published by Oberon Books, London.

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