Christina Reid

1942-2015

Christina Reid was born in the Ardoyne area of Belfast in 1942. She was the Writer in Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 1983-4, and after moving to London in 1987 was Writer in Residence at The Young Vic from 1988-9. She is a winner of both the prestigious George Devine Award and the Giles Cooper Award. An archive of her work is currently housed at the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. For more information on this, please contact info@linenhall.com.

 

Her stage plays, which have been produced around the world, include TEA IN A CHINA CUP (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IRISHMAN? (RSC), JOYRIDERS (Paines Plough/Tricycle Theatre), THE BELLE OF THE BELFAST CITY (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), MY NAME, SHALL I TELL YOU MY NAME? (Dublin Theatre Festival/Young Vic), LES MISERABLES (Nottingham Playhouse), CLOWNS (The Orange Tree, Richmond), THE KING OF THE CASTLE (National Theatre, BT Connections), THE GIFT OF THE GAB (National Theatre Assembly Series), THE UNDERSTUDY (Tinderbox, Belfast) and A YEAR AND A DAY (National Theatre Connections).

TEA IN A CHINA CUP, DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IRISHMAN?, JOYRIDERS, THE BELLE OF THE BELFAST CITY, MY NAME, SHALL I TELL YOU MY NAME? and CLOWNS are all included in Christina Reid: Plays 1, which is published by Methuen Drama. THE KING OF THE CASTLE and A YEAR AND A DAY are both published by Fabers and THE GIFT OF THE GAB is published by Barrington Stoke.


Christina's television work includes episodes of PIE IN THE SKY, STREETWISE as well as THE LAST OF A DYIN' RACE (UTV/Channel 4) and DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IRISHMAN...? which won the Ulster TV Drama Award. Radio work includes THE LAST OF A

DYIN' RACE, MY NAME SHALL I TELL YOU MY NAME?, OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS, THE UNFORTUNATE FURSEY, THE BELLE OF THE BELFAST CITY, SUMMERTIME DONAGHADEE, THE BOMB-DAMAGE-SALE WEDDING DRESS and THE FUNERAL ORATOR'S TALE, all for BBC Radio 4, as well as SEX AND THE SINGLE GRANNY for Lyric FM.

 

Christina sadly passed away in May 2015 following a battle with cancer. 

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