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Dan Scott is a writer for theatre and radio from Nottingham (via Frankfurt, Germany). He studied Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham before training as a playwright during the inaugural year of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's MA Drama Writing course. Taught by Stephanie Dale and David Edgar, Dan was awarded the Erika Neumann Special Prize for Significant Achievement for the work produced during his time at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Dan's debut play, Verständnis [Understanding], embarked on an Arts Council England-funded tour of venues across the East and West Midlands in December 2022. Other previous writing credits for theatre include short play Sunburn (Plays Rough London; Old Red Lion Theatre) and an R&D sharing of full-length play Waking Opportunity at Taunton Brewhouse and The Space Arts Centre. 


Dan’s first radio play, Emergency Alert: Ballistic Missile Inbound was commissioned by BBC Audio Drama London and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2024. The play was directed by Toby Swift and starred Dorothy Atkinson. It was selected as one of the radio ‘Picks of the Week’ by the Radio Times, The Observer and The Times as well as ‘Pick of the Day’ by The Telegraph. It was described as ‘a shrewdly constructed comedy drama’ (Radio Times), ‘a fascinating play’ (The Observer) and ‘a brilliant new drama’ (The Telegraph).


As well as writing for theatre and radio, Dan has been part of writer development groups at Nottingham Playhouse, Sharp Scratches and Taunton Brewhouse. He was a New Associate at New Perspectives Theatre Company for 2022-2023. He has also been a script reader for The Space Arts Centre and London Playwrights Blog and taught creative writing workshops at Nottingham Writers Studio and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 

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