About Melville Lovatt
Melville Lovatt is an award winning playwright / monologue writer whose plays have been performed widely in smaller theatres throughout London.
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.
“The Laughing Clown” came joint second place in the April 2023 Watford Writers Poetry Competition (The theme for the competition was “A Day Out”).
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.
Watford Fringe Festival 2022
To watch and listen to Melville Lovatt reading a small selection of his poems:
Poems 2- https://youtu.be/Y5cjDnY72Dk
Listen to Podcast of Melville Lovatt’s Awarding Winning Play The Powers That Be and also the Bonus interview about the play at:
https://anchor.fm/dptc and on other Podcast platforms
Youtube link for short monologue, “The Wall” by Melville Lovatt presented by East Lane Theatre Company: https://youtu.be/GSORQAu76b4
Youtube link for short monologue, “The Dream” by Melville Lovatt presented by Turn Point Theatre Company:
(5th monologue on programme which appears at 37.31 minutes)
To date, Melville has published the following… to see more about a specific publication, click on the image below the list.
FULL LENGTH PLAYS
The Powers That Be
Visiting Time (When it is published in 2024.)
ONE ACT PLAYS
The Distressed Table
SKETCHES PLUS TWO MONOLOGUES
Bus Stop Blues
Relationships (With 5 other writers.)
Dancing For England
Plays and Monologues by Melville