Nick Payne is a British playwright who studied at the University of York and then at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His first full-length play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet debuted at London’s Bush Theatre and won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2009.
He has since gone on to write a number of other plays including Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre); Sophocles’ Electra (Gate Theatre); One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall); Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre).
In 2012 Nick won the Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play with multi-verse drama Constellations, which transferred from the Royal Court to the West End and gained positive reviews.
His most recent play, dark comedy The Same Deep Water as Me, opened at the Donmar Warehouse in August 2013.