Ed Waugh was born on the 18th of January 1959 in Newcastle Upon Tyne
and Trevor Wood was born on the 17th of September 1958 in Bristol
. Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood
have had eight plays professionally produced in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Their radio play Son of Samurai was performed at the 2009 Latitude Festival
alongside the RSC
and Bush Theatre Company.
The North East-based duo begun writing together in January 2002 and have premiered their plays at the 440-seat Customs House
in South Shields and the 500-seat Gala theatre in Durham.
Their first play Good to Firm (2002) started a string of commercial hits that brought them to the attention of independent producers across the UK.
Their biggest hit to date Dirty Dusting (2003) is a comedy about three elderly cleaning ladies who set up a telephone sex line. After its premiere at the Customs House it transferred to the 1200-seat Newcastle Theatre Royal
for two sell-out runs before moving to The King's Theatre, Glasgow
, in 2005 where it played two runs. In spring 2006, the show, starring Adele “Twink” King
, played four weeks at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin
as part of an Irish tour. It has subsequently played throughout the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and toured Australia in 2009 and 2010. It returns to New Zealand for a major tour in 2011.
Their other touring success Waiting For Gateaux premiered at the Customs House in April... Read More