Alan Pollock

After a degree at Oxford University, Alan worked in North Africa and Paris before becoming a freelance playwright, radio and television writer. He has taught at the universities of Warwick, Gloucestershire and Coventry.

Interests: Alan’s main teaching interest is Story Structure. Wider interests include: punk rock, psychedelia, European film, world literature and cycling. He is part of the team working on Coventry’s bid for City of Culture 2021.

Experience: Alan has had 10 stage and 4 BBC radio plays produced. His play ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER is the most successful new play ever produced at the Belgrade. He has been staff writer on ITV Series such as The Bill, A&E and Crossroads. He was co-creator of the long-running BBC 2 drama ATTACHMENTS (starring David Walliams) and a new book for children – PETER AND THE BEAR – will appear next year.  His musical GODIVA ROCKS! will premiere at the Belgrade in 2017.


His latest project: Godiva Rocks at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

One Night in November at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Alan on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Alan’s satirical black comedy

Press Quotes

The Death of Cool (Hampstead Theatre and various)

‘ THE DEATH OF COOL grips you with the sheer venomous energy of the writing- like the tips of highly-charged electric wires it produces lethal sparks’  John Peter, SUNDAY TIMES

‘As much a defining play for a generation as Look Back in Anger’    LONDON THEATRE RECORD

‘Switch….a Jimmy Porter de nos jours’   Paul Taylor,  INDEPENDENT

One Night in November (Belgrade Theatre and various)

‘A stunning evocation of the Coventry Blitz’  Michael Billington, GUARDIAN

‘A good old-fashioned drama’  Charles Spencer,  DAILY TELEGRAPH


Attachments (BBC2)

‘Bright, coded, funny, sharp….I love ATTACHMENTS’     Andrew Collins,   OBSERVER

What do I Get?  (Old Red Lion)

‘A requiem for punk, for youth, and for dreams’   Ryan Gilbey,  INDEPENDENT

‘A blinder’     Ross Lydall,  HAM AND HIGH

‘Authentic felicity’   Michael Coveney,  OBSERVER

Too Much Pressure (Belgrade Theatre)

‘Encapsulates much of what Coventry has to be proud of….as well as its sense of grievance’  COVENTRY TELEGRAPH

Godiva Rocks (Belgrade Theatre)

‘A fun, feelgood musical that celebrates the sound of Coventry’  SINCERELY AMY

‘A crowd-pleaser’   REVIEWSHUB

Kadouma’s Island   (Polka Theatre)

‘Alan Pollock’s graceful translation’   Helena Thompson,  THE STAGE


For further information google: Alan Pollock Playwright