"An uncommonly talented playwright... Brilliant and testing."
c/o North News, Jan 2016
He is just about the most extraordinary writer of drama we have...a boldly visionary poet...a political Beckett. A flamingly original writer we ignore at our peril.
Liz Lochhead, former National Poet of Scotland
Betts's profound and highly original theatrical voice.
A brilliant orchestrator of pain.
Alfred Hickling, Guardian
Murder in the Dark tours the UK from September 2023, starring Tom Chambers.
The Book of Revelations is slated for a UK tour in early 2024, with Original Theatre producing and James Dacre directing.
A feature film of Invincible is set for release in 2023, produced by Vince Films.
San Gines Theatre's production of Invencible opens in Santiago, Chile on 12th August 2022. Details here.
Sixth Floor Theatre's production of Invincible opened in Warsaw in December 2017 and is still running there.
Pangdemonium Theatre's production of Muswell Hill opened in Singapore on 24 June 2022. Details here.
Another Czech production of Invincible (Kocka v Oreganu) is playing in Uherste Hradiste until 2024.
Eight Little Criminals (DSL/UWL) opened at London's Playground Theatre on 23 June 2022. Tickets here.
Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon is available to watch online. Watch it here.
A production of Caroline's Kitchen (Kuchnia Caroline) opened at Teatr Wzpolczesny in Warsaw on 18 January 2020.
Invencible, a Spanish version of Invincible, finished a major production in Spain in April 2018, starring Maribel Verdu. A second production opened in Madrid in September 2019.
It Never Happened opened at Arts Educational on 15th May 2019. More info here.
Caroline's Kitchen opened at Derby Playhouse on 23rd January 2019 before touring the UK and taking part in the 2019 Brits-off-Broadway Season at 59e59, New York. More info here. View trailer.
Monogamy opened at Malvern Theatre on 2nd May 2018, toured the UK before it began a four-week run at London's Park Theatre on 6th June. More info here.
The US premiere of Muswell Hill played at The Barrow Group, New York for five weeks from 11 November 2017.
The Original Theatre Company's production of Invincible played at the Brits-off-Broadway Festival until July 2nd 2017.
The National Joke opened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough on 8 June and ran until 20 August 2016. More info here.
Betts adapted Get Carter for Northern Stage, Newcastle. It opened on 12 February 2016 and toured the UK.