Andrew Sherlock

Writer & Director

Andrew began his professional career as an Associate at the Liverpool Everyman and has since worked extensively as a Theatre Writer and Director nationally, internationally and in the West End.  He has won a Vivian Ellis Prize for his musical theatre writing and has numerous credits as a theatre writer and director.

His writing credits also include Sleepover Planet a multi-media download musical for BBC Online, Them’s The Breaks, a drama which received a North West Vision award, Capture The Moment a youth comedy drama which received a BBC new writing award, The Representative, a feature drama commissioned by the NIFTC.  His drama/documentaries Digging Of The Tunnel and Best Of Order for BBC Radio Merseyside were both nominated for Sony awards and his afternoon play Jimmy’s Letters was broadcast on Radio 4.  He has won new media awards for his work on the Echoes Of Ireland and The World In One City interactive CD-ROMs both commissioned by Liverpool City Council as heritage study aids for schools.  He created the multi-media Shankly Show, currently out on DVD, hit of Liverpool 08 and its transfers to The Royal Court Liverpool and The BT Convention Centre at Liverpool’s Arena.

His first ITV feature TV drama On The Out won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Programme in the North West and his second, The Girls Who Came To Stay won a Royal Television Society Best Actor Award for Alun Armstrong.  He is currently developing new plays for the theatre, including Them’s The Breaks a story about overcoming severe paralysis and Ballroom Boys, a new film feature, based on a true story, about a transvestite ballroom dancer who falls in love with skinhead gang leader in 70’s Liverpool.

Andrew has been a regular Drama/Arts adviser to the city of Liverpool and its winning European Capital of Culture team. He is currently Consultant Dramatist, Professional Partnership Specialist and Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University Drama.

His latest play Epstein – The Man who Made The Beatles opened at the Epstein Theatre in November 2012.

Sarah and Andrew also collaborated on the John Moores University productions of Pool of Blood, 800 Years, L8R and most recently the Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of LiverPool of Blood.


Collaborations to date

  • Pool of Blood

    A Murderous Theatre of Blood was the late night attraction at the Surgeons Hall at the Edinburgh Festival 2012. Live music and Dead people.
    Mad World Theatre’s latest blood curdling production with music composed and performed by Sarah Llewellyn

  • The Pool of Blood

    A macabre musical extravaganza by the JMU @ The Liverpool Everyman

  • 800 years

    A musical of 800 years of Liverpool History by the JMU @ St George’s Hall – Liverpool

  • L8R

    @ The Liverpool World Museum