David Henry Wilson (born 1937) is a British playwright, novelist and children’s author. His plays have been performed at many well-known theatres, including The Hampstead, Theatre Royal Stratford East, King’s Head, Sheffield Crucible, Leicester Haymarket, Cheltenham Everyman, Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festivals etc. as well as abroad. His children’s books, especially the Jeremy James series, have been translated into many languages, and his novel The Coachman Rat has won acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This website offers a selection of his works, some of which can be downloaded free of charge. Other works listed are available from: agency@hopecorner.net to whom all inquiries should be addressed concerning publication, performance and other rights.


Full Length Plays

Plays Derived From Shakespeare

Short Plays

Children's Books

Children's Plays

Shylock's Revenge and Iago, the Villain of Venice

In 2015, to coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, Michael Friend Productions presented fully staged script-in-hand performances of David Henry Wilson's sequels to both plays at the Attic Theatre, Stratford upon Avon. To view these productions, please Click Here

Lear's Fool

In September 2023, Bard in the Botanics, Glasgow, presented Lear’s Fool with Nicole Cooper playing the leading role to brilliant effect. This was the first production with a female Fool, and it entailed several changes to the original text. This and the revised text can now be downloaded separately.

“A gorgeous, lyrical and heart-rending variation on the themes of Shakespeare’s play.” (The Scotsman)

“…a self-contained, self-imagined work of genius…Nicole Cooper is spell-binding as the Fool.” (Glasgow West End Today)

Download Here (Female Lead)

The City of Upside Down
The sequel to The Castle of Inside Out, in which Lorina sets out to rescue the green people from the clutches of the terribly terrifying Pit Bull Terror. Download Here