April De Angelis
is a British dramatist who trained at East 15 Acting School
De Angelis began her career in the 1980s as an actress with the Monstrous Regiment theatre company but in 1987 her play Breathless was a prize winner at the 1987 Second Wave Young Women's Writing Festival.
Her plays often feature historical figures. Playhouse Creatures and A Laughing Matter are set in the London theatrical milieu of the 17th and 18th centuries respectively. Wanderlust examines Victorian colonialism and Ironmistress is a verse play exploring Lady Charlotte Guest's factory ownership.
De Angelis tends to write to commission and several of her plays have been produced by Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint theatre company.
- Breathless (1987)
- Women in Law (1988)
- Wanderlust (1988, Oval House Theatre Women's Workshop)
- Visitants (1988)
- Ironmistress (1989, Young Vic Theatre)
- Crux (1989, Paines Plough)
- Frankenstein (1989)
- The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (1991, Red Shift Theatre Company)
- Hush (1992, Royal Court Theatre)
- Greed (1993)
- Soft Vengeance (1993) (from the book by Albie Sachs)
- Playhouse Creatures (Haymarket Theatre 1993)
- The Positive Hour (1997, Out of Joint theatre company / Hampstead Theatre)
- A Warwickshire Testimony (1999, Royal Shakespeare Company)
- A Laughing Matter (2002, Out of Joint theatre company)
- Headstrong (2004, Royal National Theatre Shell Connections)
- Wild East (2005, Royal Court Theatre)
- Catch (with Stella Feehily, Tanika Gupta, Chloe Moss and Laura Wade) (2007, Royal Court Theatre)
- Wuthering Heights (2008) (From the book by Emily Brontë)