Mike is the Associate Playwright at Paines Plough. In 2011 he was Writer-in-Residence at the National Theatre, and in 2007 he was Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Royal Court.
Theatre includes: Bull (Sheffield Theatres / Off-Broadway); Medea (Headlong / Glasgow Citizens / Watford / Warwick); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre / West End); Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough / Theatre Royal Plymouth / Royal Court); 13 (National Theatre); Decade (co-writer, Headlong); Earthquakes in London (Headlong / National Theatre / UK Tour); Cock (Royal Court / Off-Broadway); Contractions; My Child (Royal Court); Artefacts (Nabokov / Bush Theatre / 59E59 Theatres, New York).
Radio includes: The Core; Heart; Liam; The Steps; Love Contract; Not Talking; The Family Man.
Television includes: The Town.
As a director, theatre includes: Medea (Headlong Theatre / Glasgow Citizens/ Watford Palace Theatre/Warwick Arts Centre); Honest (Royal & Derngate Theatre).
Love, Love, Love won Best New Play in the 2011 Theatre Awards UK, and Cock won an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Mike also received the Writer’s Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for Not Talking, and the Old Vic New Voices Award for Artefacts. His television series The Town was nominated for a BAFTA for Breakthrough Talent.
Mike is currently developing a film version of Earthquakes in London, along with television projects with the BBC, ITV, Big Talk, and Drama Republic. He is under commission from Headlong Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre, and The Royal Court.