April De Angelis


April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer.

Previously for ENO: The Merry Widow

Career Highlights

Theatre work: My Brilliant Friend, a two-part dramatisation of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga (Rose Theatre, Kingston); After Electra (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tricycle Theatre, 2015); Rune (New Vic Theatre, Stoke, 2015); Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); Jumpy (Royal Court 2011 and Duke of York’s Theatre, 2012, Melbourne and Sydney, 2015); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep, 2008); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, 1999); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint at Hampstead Theatre, 1997); Playhouse Creatures (revived at Chichester Festival Theatre, 2013); and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015).

Current work includes: a commission for the Royal Exchange, Manchester. She has also written the libretto for Flight, music by Jonathan Dove (Glyndebourne Opera); The Silent Twins libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen (Almeida Theatre, 2007); and The Day After (ENO, 2017).

Radio work includes: an adaptation of Life in the Tomb (BBC Radio 3, 2014); a serialisation of Peyton Place, Visitants (BBC Radio 4); and The Outlander (BBC Radio 5), which won the Writers’ Guild Award in 1992.

Television work includes: a BFI/Channel 4 commission, Aristophanes.

Last updated: 28th December 2023