David Bottomley

David Bottomley is a poet, playwright and librettist originally from Whitby. He was shortlisted for the Nick Darke Award for his play, Waterton’s Wild Menagerie. He performed in his one-man show, Message in a Bottle, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His play, The Peacock and the Nightingale was produced at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, and Britain for Breakfast was a finalist at the Enter Stage Write Awards at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2020. He was recently awarded second prize in the E.H.P. Barnard Poetry Prize 2021. During lockdown he collaborated with fifty creatives to interpret fifty poems on film for his Poetry Film Festival.