Jeremy Raison is a writer and director working across film, television and theatre.
Jeremy was Artistic Director of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre for seven years during which time the company nearly tripled its box office, was nominated for more than seventy awards and toured work to Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany and the USA, as well as the West End. He also ran Chester Gateway Theatre for four years for which he won the TMA/Stage Award for Outstanding Achievement in Regional Theatre.
Other awards and nominations include the Marrakech Film Festival Gold Star, Manchester Evening News Best Touring Production, Liverpool Post and Echo Best Production (twice), BBC Radio 4 Young Playwrights Awards, Plays and Players Best Children's Play Award, Real to Reel Best International Short Film and a CATS Award for Best production for Children and Young People and others.
Jeremy is the author of more than 30 plays including The Rain Gathering (National Theatre, Traverse, Radio 4), The Sound of My Voice (Citizens, Assembly), Blitz (Traverse), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Sadlers Wells, national touring), Don Juan (Citizens), Heart and Soul (Chester Gateway), Wake Me In the Morning (Oran Mor), Therese Raquin (Citizens), Jumping Jack Flash (Liverpool Everyman), Savage Britannia (National Theatre Studio, Mandela), A Distant Shore (National Theatre Studio), Wee Fairy Tales (Citizens) and A Child of Europe (Theatre Workshop).
He also writes screenplays and has just finished his first novel for children, An Invitation From Doctor Toozel, about the mysterious goings on at an old fairground that comes back to life.
Highlights of his career have included working with Roald Dahl, Dirk Bogarde and Ralph Fiennes, making an award winning film, Small Moments, being drawn by celebrated Scottish artist and writer Alasdair Gray, and working in Iran, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
Jeremy's published plays include Bring Me Sunshine, Candyland, Wake Me In the Morning, The Rain Gathering, Therese Raquin and The Sound of My Voice.
See www.jeremyraison.com for more details, photographs and blogs.
Examples of film-work are available on YouTube.