Watford Palace Theatre Announces Timberlake Wertenbaker as New Creative Associate

7 September 2015

Watford Palace Theatre is proud to announce Timberlake Wertenbaker as the company’s new Creative Associate.

Watford Palace Theatre is proud to announce Timberlake Wertenbaker as the company’s new Creative Associate. Her critically acclaimed Jefferson’s Garden was produced here in February of this year.

Timberlake Wertenbaker said
“Having had such a welcoming and supportive experience with my play “Jefferson’s Garden,” I’m delighted to become Watford Palace Theatre’s new Creative Associate.  The theatre has a big, beautiful, classical stage and it’s exciting to present new work here. The whole organization focuses on involving the playwright at every stage of the process, which makes it a very pleasant and secure environment for writers. I’m looking forward to working closely with Brigid Larmour and the theatre over the coming years and I hope to help support the extraordinary work of the company and Brigid’s bold and distinct vision.”

Brigid Larmour, Artistic Director Watford Palace Theatre said

“At Watford Palace Theatre, we believe passionately that a theatre is defined by the kind of relationships it has with artists and we are proud of the long term commitment we make to supporting our Creative Associates and their work. I am thrilled to be welcoming such an internationally respected writer as Timberlake, not only because of the exciting new projects we will be working on together, but also in having her experience and support as we take the company forward.”

One of Britain's foremost playwrights, Timberlake Wertenbaker is the recipient of numerous awards including an Olivier award and the 1990 New York Drama Critics award for Our Country’s Good,the Writers’ Guild, Critics’ Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn awards for Three Birds Alighting on a Field and the Eileen Anderson Central TV Drama Award for The Love of the Nightingale.

Timberlake Wertenbaker joins fellow Watford Palace Theatre Creative Associate playwrights Charlotte Keatley, Gary Owen, and Alice Birch; Resident Companies, Rifco Arts and Tiata Fahodzi; Movement Directors/Choreographers Kate Flatt and Shona Morris; Companies Scamp Theatre and Mahogany Opera Group.