Alexandra Wood

Alexandra Wood
The Initiate


Pope's Grotto - TW1 4QG


A young girl experiences a vision in the tunnel beneath her school. 


Alexandra's plays include an adaptation of Jung Chang’s WILD SWANS (Young Vic/American Repertory Theater); THE HUMAN EAR (Paines Plough); AGES (Old Vic New Voices); an English version of Manfred Karge's MAN TO MAN (Wales Millennium Centre and Edinburgh Festival); MERIT (Theatre Royal Plymouth); THE INITIATE (Paines Plough, winner of a Scotsman Fringe First); THE EMPTY QUARTER (Hampstead); THE CENTRE (Islington Community Theatre); DECADE (co-writer/Headlong); UNBROKEN (Gate); THE LION'S MOUTH (Rough Cuts/Royal Court); THE ELEVENTH CAPITAL (Royal Court) and the radio play TWELVE YEARS (BBC Radio 4).  She is a past winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and was the Big Room Playwright-in-Residence at Paines Plough in 2013.