David Wood

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David Wood (19**-) is an English playwright and actor.


David Wood has been referred to as the UK's 'National Children's Dramatist'.

He has written over seventy productions, including original plays, adaptations and pantomime 'substitutes'. He has also written screenplays and children's books.

In 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature and drama.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Plays by David Wood performed in South Africa include:

Flibberty and the Penguin

Hijack Over Hygenia

Nutcracker Sweet

Save the Human

The Gingerbread Man

The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See...

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner

The Selfish Shellfish



Flibberty and the Penguin programme, 1991

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