Dennis Kelly is a contemporary British playwright whose work is dark and character-driven. His rich and intense style of writing is great for actors. He is best known for his plays Love and Money and Orphans. Dennis’ play Matilda the Musical recently won a slew of Tony awards and has received widespread critical acclaim. Many of his plays have been performed at England’s premiere theatres and around the world.
Kelly has also written for film and television. Some of his television work includes the BBC Three sitcom Pulling, and Channel Four’s Utopia. If you are looking for a deep and dark play, scene, or monologue, Dennis Kelly is a great place to start. I strongly believe Love and Money and Orphans (Ranked 1 and 2 here) are must read plays for any new actors.
Best Dennis Kelly Plays
Dennis Kelly Monologues