Adam Z. Robinson

Adam Z. Robinson is the author of several stage productions, including Poppet, Narcissus! and Appetite (or, The Modern Medea). Most recently, Adam’s radio play The Gibbet was longlisted for the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary award 2011.

His most recent stage work in progress The Cabinet, centred around contemporary and archaic Spiritualist practises, was performed as part of the Emerge Festival in Leeds in June 2011 and received praise from members of Red Ladder Theatre, Script Yorkshire and Arts Council England.

Adam’s play, Bad House (co-written with Lucy Arnold) was selected from over 100 applicants to be one of the 12 productions performed at the prestigious NSDF 2010 in Scarborough, UK.

During his time at Leeds, Adam directed a sell-out run of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at the new Stage@Leeds theatre. He is the co-founder and organizer of the Sticks & Stones monthly spoken word evening in Leeds, a live poetry event which attracts some of the most celebrated spoken word artists in the world.

Adam’s play, Little Red (a fairy tale) was performed at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and was staged at the Underbelly theatre. He completed his Undergraduate degree in English Literature and his Masters degree in American Literature and Culture at the University of Leeds.

Adam also recently worked on new production Alcatraz with director Nick Coupe and the Aireborne Theatre Company, which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010. The play was featured in the Guardian’s What to See section in The Guide supplement and received great reviews.


“Incredibly compelling…keeps you guessing until the very end (and beyond)”
The List

“The show’s five writers have produced beautiful passages which are well handled by the five performers”
The Scotsman

“The show is intriguing, well written and ultimately a very interesting well performed piece”
The Public Reviews

Bad House

“Short, but not so sweet, three ghostly stories will send shivers down the spines of even the hardiest of observers. Cleverly directed and originally written, this is an excellent piece of
Fringe Review ★★★★

“[Bad House] manages to create a fun, ghoulishly satisfying and lingering feeling of unease, even beyond the final tale.”
Leeds Student ★★★★

“The writing is absolutely exquisite. At points I found myself tuning out and just listening to the beauty of the sounds – the ebb and flow of it.”
Ideas Tap ★★★★

Little Red (a fairy tale)

“This is a beautifully written piece of theatre. A very clever production.”

One4Review ★★★★

“My pick of the Fringe. A deep and thought-provoking piece of adult theatre, dealing with the realities of life, and haunting in its effect. Congratulations to all on an excellent production.”

Jo Richards – ★★★★