Tamsin Oglesby

Tamsin is currently under commission to the Old Vic and the National Theatre.

Her latest play, FUTURE CONDITIONAL opened Matthew Warchus’ inaugural season at the Old Vic on 1st September 2015.


**** “A fast and furious play that crackles with intellectual energy.” The Guardian


**** “Sharp and very funny.” Metro



Her adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s EVERY LAST TRICK was performed with great hilarity by Spymonkey at Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton in 2014.



Her plays THE IMAGINARY MYSOGINIST and EPHEBIPHOBIA have both been sell-out successes at the Landestheater Linz, Austria in October 2013 and October 2012.



Tamsin’s adaptation of Russell Hoban’s THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD played to great acclaim at the RSC in November 2012.


A stunningly realised piece of theatre….Bold, strange and utterly brilliant.’ Laura Thompson, The Telegraph



REALLY OLD, LIKE FORTY FIVE played at The National Theatre in 2010 to rave reviews:


**** “Oglesby’s play burns with rage, and cackles with back humour, and Anna Mackmin’s quicksilver production is vibrantly alive to both.” Time Out


**** “warmly recommend Oglesby’s play” Guardian


**** “a moving and upsetting confrontation of the realities of old age” Daily Telegraph



THE WAR NEXT DOOR completed a successful run at the Tricycle in 2007.


“this magical-satirical portrait of liberal middle-class England delivers an unexpected explosion, like a bomb in a designer bag” – Sunday Times.



ONLY THE LONELY opened in Birmingham in November 2005, directed by Lynne Parker and featuring Benjamin Whitrow and Anne Firbank.


“startlingly droll dialogue and an extraordinary capacity to clamber inside other people’s heads.” – Daily Telegraph



Tamsin’s play US and Them  (which starred Hugh Bonneville, Siobhan Redmond, Harriet Walter and Matthew Marsh) sold out at The Hampstead Theatre in May 2003:


“It’s a thrillingly successful evening” – Jeremy Kingston, The Times


“a shining example of what a good contemporary comedy should be: it’s funny, it’s well constructed and it has something new to say about an important subject” – The Spectator



Her play for children, OLIVE, was commissioned and presented under the National Theatre’s Shell Connections initiative to great acclaim.



MY BEST FRIEND was commissioned by Birmingham Rep and opened at Hampstead Theatre in January 2000 before opening at Birmingham Rep in February:


“Tamsin Oglesby’s talented new play … the human observation is sharp, the writing deft” 
– Benedict Nightingale, The Times


“sparky new writing … confirms that [Oglesby] is a writer capable of combining sharp wit with deep feeling … Oglesby has you laughing at one moment and wincing with rueful recognition the next … compelling”
 – Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph


“a witty three-hander … painfully accurate and perceptive”
 – Paul Taylor, The Independent



Her savage and funny first play TWO LIPS INDIFFERENT RED was produced at the Bush Theatre in 1995 and subsequently optioned by Miramax.


“Oglesby writes with buoyant wit about the world of the salon, the catwalk and plastic surgery, offering a sharply observed social satire which funds the play’s chief delight” – Kate Stratton, Time Out






US and Them is published by Faber in individual volumes.


TWO LIPS INDIFFERENT RED is published by Faber in their Bush Theatre anthology LAKE OF RUBIES.



Previously Tamsin has worked as a director at the Royal Court, National Theatre Studio and extensively on the London Fringe.



She has written a number of radio plays and is currently developing one-off and series ideas for Film and Television.


Tamsin Oglesby
is represented by:
Charlotte Knight office@knighthallagency.com
+44 20 3397 2901