ED WAUGH and TREVOR WOOD
“Forget feel-good theatre, with Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood you’re guaranteed a feel-amazing theatrical experience” The Crack
North East-based writers Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood have written eleven successful plays, including the phenomenal Dirty Dusting – a tale of three elderly cleaning ladies who set up a telephone sex line – which has played to full houses across the UK, Ireland and Australia and continues to enjoy huge success – its by now annual UK tour attracting audiences of around 10,000 in 2016. ,Waiting For Gateaux, which sold out ten weeks before its opening night in the North East, completed a successful tour of New Zealand in 2007, toured the UK in 2008 and enjoyed a second UK tour in 2010. It is now enjoying widespread success on the amateur circuit and is currently set for a new professional production in Belgium in 2017. Their radio play Son of Samurai featured at the Latitude Festival in 2008 and their quirky dark comedy The Revengers which began life at the Customs House in South Shields also had a short UK tour in June 2009.
Their most controversial play Maggie’s End, which began life at Durham’s Gala Theatre in 2008, had a two-week run at London’s Shaw Theatre in 2009 to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Miner’s Strike.
Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather, which related the true story of the West Auckland Football Team which won the first World Cup, premiered at the Gala Theatre in 2009 and transferred to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in 2010 with great success.
Their earlier plays Good To Firm and Raising The Stakes returned to the Customs House in 2010 as part of the theatre’s 15th anniversary celebrations and were followed by a new play, Photo Finish, the third of the trilogy.
In 2012 their play, Amazing Grace, loosely based on the story of the lifeboat heroine Grace Darling, premiered at Alnwick Playhouse to great acclaim before completing a successful three-week tour of the North East and their latest play, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Durham, an irreverent telling of the story of the Lindisfarne Gospels, played to packed houses across the North East in 2013.