Richard Woulfe

I have just completed a play, Pawns, on power dynamics at the Tudor court.   Characters include Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII.

Reviews for A La Carte - my last performed play (April 2018)                                                               ‘If there’s a subject that’s rich in buried emotions and subtext, it is funerals and their aftermath. In A La Carte – which is written by Richard Woulfe and directed by Clare Langford – we meet Terry (Edwin Flay) and Eric (Chris Pybus). Eric was ‘happily’ married to Clem (Cameron Bell), but unbeknownst to Eric, Clem had been sleeping with Terry – before AND after his marriage. So who really knows Clem and what was he really like?’ BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL
‘ the humanity and subtlety of Richard Woulfe's delicately gentle piece A La Carte, a meeting between a grieving man played with an intriguing and pathos inducing angst by Chris Pybus, and the man with whom his recently deceased husband had been having a longstanding affair. The waves of grief and the chemistry between Pybus and Edwin Flay make this piece a haunting contemplation of loss, desire and the attempt to fill the emptiness of the heart.’


A stage play of mine, Homehelp, ran for three weeks at the White Bear Theatre in 2001.  In 2011, His Most-Obedient Servant, was produced for radio by The Wireless Theatre Company.  In  2012, RTE Radio (Ireland’s national radio station)  broadcast A muse is it I am?, a play based  on the relationship between James Joyce and his partner/wife.   Other short pieces have been performed in London and elsewhere.

I am from Limerick (Ireland), but have lived in London for many years.

London (Greater London)

2000 Gone to the Dogs. Final list of the Verity Bargate Award.
2001 Homehelp . Three week stage run at The White Bear - Kennington.
2006 The Value of Words. Included in Bruntwood Top 100 plays.
2010 Woman Meets Man. One-act play. Short-listed by 24:7 Manchester Festival. Workshopped at Oldham Coliseum.
2011 His Most-obedient Servant.Radio play – Produced by the Wireless Theatre Company.
2012 A muse is it I am? Radio play – Produced by RTE.
2012 The Civilised. Selected by Accidental Theatre (Belfast) for a script-in-hand performance as part of their Biscuit Tin Readings.
2014 No Going Back. Script reading by Blackshaw Online Theatre.                                 2016 Just Words script-in-hand performance at Player/Playwrights North London         2018 A La Carte a 15 minute play performed at The Old Red Lion - Islington as part of the Underexposed Theatre New Writing Festival

Books, Radio, Short story, Theatre