Stewart Parker (1941-1988)
‘The most appealing thing about Parker’s work is the ease with which he blends lunatic humour with a gritty sense of reality. He’s done it before in Spokesong and he does it again in this hard, ribald and hilarious little play.’ [on Catchpenny Twist]
— Sunday Times
Stewart Parker was born in Belfast in 1941 and was a Northern Irish playwright, writing for radio, television and stage.
His plays include Spokesong, Catchpenny Twist (Gallery, 1977), Nightshade and a trilogy of ‘history’ plays, Northern Star, Heavenly Bodies and Pentecost.
The Stewart Parker Trust Award for best debut play, was set up in his name after his death in 1988.