101 Stage Adaptations

15 - THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE by Lauren Gunderson (Ep. 46)

November 02, 2023 Lauren Gunderson Episode 46
101 Stage Adaptations
15 - THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE by Lauren Gunderson (Ep. 46)
Show Notes

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Melissa was elated to chat with Lauren Gunderson about her brand new musical adaptation of The Time Traveller's Wife, which just premiered on London's West End. Lauren wrote the book, & the music & lyrics are by Dave Stewart & Joss Stone.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Lauren got the gig to adapt her favorite book of all time
  • Working in London
  • When to take notes and when to ignore them  
  • Her upcoming novel! 

And more!

Resources Mentioned
The Time Traveller's Wife
Revolutionary Women

About Our Guest
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015 topping the list thrice. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You and The Book of Will; the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, The Jeff Award for New Plays, and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award; and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Arthur L. Weissberger Award, and John Gassner Award for Playwriting. Revolutionary Women, her new anthology of five plays, is published by Bloomsbury along with I and You, The Catastrophist and anthropology, which recently premiered at Hampstead Theatre. She co-authored the popular Miss Bennet trilogy with Margot Melcon. The Half-Life of Marie Curie was commissioned by Audible Theatre, premiered off-Broadway and can be heard at Audible.com. She just finished her first novel, The Fervor Witch, and will soon premiere several new musicals including Sinister, I and You: A Musical, and Built for This, as well as another musicals with Dave Stewart. 

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