Lawrence Allan

A considerable figure on the drama scene in Wales in the eighties and nineties, Lawrence Allan has written eighteen plays in the past fourteen years. Inspired by the gritty, lively and often comic street life of his home town Pontypridd, he says, "I love it. It's my home, and I hope that my plays are firmly rooted there, and at the same time absolutely universal, so that the themes and situations they explore are meaningful to people irrespective of who they are or where they are from." He is currently working on commissions for the BBC and for Made in Wales theatre company.