Duncan’s writing has won two Bruntwood Awards, the Big Ambition Award (Old Vic Theatre), a Pearson Bursary, the ‘50’ Bursary and Fellowship of the TS Elliot UK/US Exchange between the Old Vic in London and the Public Theater. His plays have been nominated for TMA and MEN Best New Play Awards and his first radio play was recently nominated for the Tinniswood Award. Formerly resident writer with Paines Plough and the Royal Exchange, he has also had attachments at the National Theatre, Royal Court and BBC.
Writing includes: 1984, a new adaptation (Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, Almeida Theatre), Lungs (Studio Theatre, Paines Plough), Platform (Old Vic Tunnels), Donuts (Paines Plough), Skyscraper (UK/US Exchange at the Public Theater), Transatlantic (winner of the Old Vic Big Ambition Award), Crunch (Nabokov), Monster (Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival), This One’s For You, Hula Girl (Old Vic 24 Hour Plays), Satellite (Royal Court Young Writers Festival), My Little Heart Dropped In Coffee (Paines Plough/Graeae/Young Vic), Flamingos (Nabokov), The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre503), Sleeve Notes (Various), Hymn (Various), I Wish To Apologise For My Part In The Apocalypse (BBC Radio), And So Say All Of Us (BBC Radio), Plant Life (BBC Radio). Duncan is currently developing a drama series with Hat Trick TV and writing a musical with the singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum.