WRITING

Adam's first full length play STOVEPIPE had an 8 week London run in collaboration with the National Theatre.  His second full length play THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO was produced by the Almeida Theatre in 2016.

Shorter plays include MIDNIGHT YOUR TIME, a one-woman show for Diana Quick. All three plays were directed by Michael Longhurst. Adam's first script for film, BEST, won the 2013 Sundance London Short Film contest and was officially selected for Sundance Festival 2014 in Utah. The film was directed by William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth - 2017).
TV Writing includes THE MASH REPORT and a sitcom in development with BIG TALK. 

THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO     (2016)​    

Directed by Michael Longhurst. Designed by John Bausor. 

★★★★ Observer
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Daily Mail  
★★★★ Whatsonstage                     
★★★★ Daily Express                      

★★★★ Mail On Sunday                   

★★★★ Independent   

★★★★ Sunday Telegraph
 

"The writer has clearly approached this vast and complicated subject with the humility of one well-aware of just how difficult it is. ‘They Drink it in the Congo’ challenges its audience without the need to preach or patronise. An unequivocal triumph."

      Tola Ositelu, Afropean

STOVEPIPE    (2009)​    

Directed by Michael Longhurst. Designed by takis. 

 

★★★★★ Independent on Sunday
★★★★★ Sunday Times

★★★★★ Time Out

Shortlisted for the George Devine Award
Nominated Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production  
Time Out Best Political Theatre of 2009

Sunday Times Best 20 Theatre of the Decade

"Staged in collaboration with both the National and the Bush Theatres, Stovepipe strikes me as a thrilling tour de force and a new cult hit in the making."
      Charles Spencer, Telegraph

BEST  (2013)

Short Film. Directed by William Oldroyd.

Winner SUNDANCE London Short Film Competition 2013

Nominated Short Film Grand Jury Prize SUNDANCE USA 2014
Screened at over 20 International Festivals

"A story that impressively manages to be tender, raw, visceral and heartbreaking."
      Trevor Groth, Head Judge, SUNDANCE 

MIDNIGHT YOUR TIME (2011)

A 50 minute monologue. Performed by Diana Quick. 

 

Directed by Michael Longhurst.

 

★★★★ The Scostman

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ The Herald

★★★★ Whatsonstage

"Heartbreaking. Brace is a skilful writer able to treat his characters with great empathy but not shy away from robustly criticising them." 
      Sally Stott, The Scotsman

THE FOUR STAGES OF CRUELTY (2011)

co-written and directed with Sebastian Armesto

 

A piece of poor theatre based on the engravings of William Hogarth. 

Created with award-winning ensemble company Simple8

 

★★★★ Independent

★★★★ Time Out 

★★★★ Evening Standard

"Seamlessly culled from a 1751 quartet of Hogarth engravings, ‘The Four Stages of Cruelty’ is a pungently evocative and blackly amusing masterclass in the art of “poor” theatre. Wholly engrossing. "

      Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

A REAL HUMANE PERSON WHO CARES AND ALL THAT (2009)

A one act black comedy about a Central Asian warlord and a British Embassy. 

Directed by Jamie Harper. Designed by Bronia Housman. 

 

★★★★★ The Herald

★★★★★  Metro

★★★★ Evening Standard

"A writer of real global awareness, there's a majestic sweep and wisdom to his work. He's funny, too."
      Miriam Gillinson, Metro

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