About Melville Lovatt
Melville Lovatt is an award winning playwright / monologue writer whose plays have been performed widely in smaller theatres throughout London.
NODA Award – June 2018 Melville Lovatt with Kim Wedler and Linda Hampson of Ruislip Dramatic Society
A number of Melville’s plays have won awards:
The Powers That Be won The Sussex Playwrights Club 1st Prize for best full-length play.
Small Mercies, a full-length play, won both a Jack Langford Memorial Award and a Derek Lomas Memorial Award.
Two one-act plays The Grave and The Kiss were shortlisted for The Diane Raffle Award.
Two monologues, Egg And Spoon and Making Adjustments (from Standing Alone) won the 2018 NODA Showcase Competition on 23 June 2018 at the Radlett Centre. Kim Wedler and Linda Hampson of the Ruislip Dramatic Society performed the pieces.
‘Going Out In Style’ in Bus Stop Blues was joint runner-up in The Player / Playwrights Short Play Competition 2022.
His monologue, The Dream features on Week 5 (last performance) of Tickle & Scratch: Spooky Stories
‘The Wall’ and ‘The Teddy Bear’ from his collection Standing Alone are on YouTube by East Lane Theatre Company, as is the monologue he directed, ‘Waiting For Jesus.’
Melville’s poetry has won awards:
“When all this is over” won the Barnet Borough Times June 2020 poetry award.
“The last sale” won the Harrow Times Poetry Writing Competition in December 2020.
“To Poetry” won the Harrow Times Poetry Writing Competition in May 2021.
Melville studied playwriting at The City Literature Institute, Drury Lane, London and also at The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn.
He was President of Harrow Writers Circle until 2018 and lives in Hatch End, North West London and is a member of Uxbridge Library’s “Curtain’s Up” Play Reading Group.
Plays and Monologues by Melville