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Michael Punter: Playwright and Teacher


“Punter not only writes beautifully and intelligently, but he plays on the very idea of language”


(The Guardian on The Wolves)


Hello and welcome to my site.

I’ve been writing plays for almost 20 years. My work has been performed at Hampstead Theatre and the UK's National Theatre, and toured by companies such as Paines Plough and Pop Up children's theatre. I have also had work produced by BBC Radio Drama. I’m a passionate writer with a strong interest in the power of ideas, poetry and in developing new writing for young people and new audiences. My Playwriting courses have proved popular with students from the UK, US and across the world.


On this site you can read my latest news, browse synopses of my plays and find details of my script-reading service and workshops. I hope you enjoy your visit.


Below is a list of works that are available for professional or amateur performance, with cast sizes and a synopsis. Click on the image for more information.