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Dr Andrew Sherlock

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Andrew Sherlock is an award winning professional dramatist and academic. As a writer, director and producer his extensive work for stage, screen and radio has been produced locally, nationally and internationally. He is also an internationally published academic, speaker and practitioner. His specialist teaching includes Directing, Scriptwriting and all aspects of Making New Drama. He is resident Literary Manager for LJMU Drama.

Andrew is an international LJMU Link Tutor for the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.

Andrew is a specialist in creating new drama, engaging professional creative partnerships and in creative, dynamic and dramatic thinking, strategies and joined-up solutions.

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2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
1998, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA, Screenwriting
1987, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Diploma, Theatre Studies
1985, Leeds, United Kingdom, BA Hons, English

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Drama, Drama, Liverpool John Moores University, 1997 - present

Books (authored)

Various . 2021. The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien Sherlock A, McGowan G. :1-192 The Pen and Pencil Gallery. Wirral UK


Sherlock A. 2015. Re-Representing the City Merkin R, Spargo T. LJMU

Sherlock A. Re-Presenting the City, A Dramatist's Contextualisatioon of his Works on Liverpool, Post 1990 Merkin ROS, Spargo TAMSIN. Public Url


2010. The Shankly Show

2009. Enterprising St Helens - Changing Culture

2008. The Girls of Belarus

Sherlock A. 2007. Son et Lumiere, scripted giant open air history of Liverpool projected on to St Georges Hall

2006. The Girls Who Came To Stay,

2006. ‘Who Are You?’

2006. ‘My Six Objects’

2006. Excluded

2005. 79 Journeys

2004. Way To Go

2003. On Patrol

2001. Closer

2000. Outside the School Gates

1997. The Representative

Sherlock A. ‘On the Out’,

Sherlock A. ‘Capture the Moment’


Sherlock A. 2004. Road To Nowhere - Road Safety Drama Assessment Report

Sherlock A, Birkinshaw N, Wills H. 2000. Outside the School Gates Report to accompany the film drama project with case studies and strategies for dealing with traunacy Outside The School Gates Case Studies


Sherlock A. Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles

Sherlock A. The Shankly Show

Sherlock A. The Judgement of Hakim

Sherlock A. Watching the Detectives

Sherlock A. Goodnight

Sherlock A. Sweeney.

Sherlock A. Stand–Up Comedy.

Sherlock A. Sting in the Tale

Sherlock A. Whirlwind History of Gas

Sherlock . Road to Nowhere

Sherlock A. Sex&Drugs&…

Sherlock A. Wall Talks

Sherlock A. Them’s The Breaks -

Sherlock A. Fall From Grace

Sherlock A. Tunellers’ Tales

Sherlock A. Ballad of the Sea,

Sherlock A. Loco Salsa

Sherlock A. The Weather People

Sherlock A. Kiss My Blues

Sherlock A. Shotgun Wedding,

Sherlock A. Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles

Sherlock A. King of The North - The Story of the Great North South Divide

Sherlock A. Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles

Sherlock A. The Judgement of Hakim

Sherlock A. The Judgement of Hakim

Sherlock A. The Pool of Blood

Sherlock A. City of the Sea - A History of the Port of Liverpool

Sherlock A. Pool of Blood

Sherlock A. Fall From Grace

Sherlock A. The Shankly Show

Sherlock A. The Shankly Show

Sherlock A. Road To Nowhere

Sherlock A. Around The Pool In 800 Years

Sherlock A. Around The Pool In 800 Years

Sherlock A. The Third Grace

Sherlock A. Best of Order BBC Radio Series

Sherlock A. Jimmy's Letters

Sherlock A. The Digging of the Tunnel

Sherlock A. Tunnellers Tales

Sherlock A. Walltalks

Sherlock A. Driving Ambition

Sherlock A. Gangsta Town - Five Gold Rings. Stage Play Script.

Sherlock A, Smyth G. A Drink With Brendan Behan. Stage Play

Sherlock A. The Judgement Of Hakim

Sherlock A. Here Comes The Sun - An Epic Story of the Workers' Struggle and the Will to Win - Making It Happen! Author Url Publisher Url

Sherlock A, Hogarth S. A Night At The Iron Door Club

Journal article

Sherlock A. 2013 ‘Staging Flann - The Brother’ International Flann O’Brien review magazine ‘The Parish’,

Conference publication

Sherlock A. 'Whither Political Theatre' Conference Whither Political Theatre

Sherlock A. Make A Move International Independent Theatre Conference Make A Move


Sherlock A. Talking Heads


Sherlock A. The World in One City

Sherlock A. Echoes of Ireland

Internet publication

Sherlock A. Sleepover Planet,


Sherlock A. Best of Order BBC Radio Interviews

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU- QR funding via the Archives and Clusters route, The novelisation of the stage play Fall From Grace. West Ireland civic records and libraries, Grant value (£): 450, Duration of research project: 4 Days. 2022

WR Foundation, Liverpool New Drama Festival Seed Funding, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 10 months. 2020

LJMU, A Drink With Brendan Behan - Playreading and round table discussion. Royal Court Liverpool., Prof Gerry Smyth, Grant value (£): 1000, Duration of research project: 1 month. 2018

LJMU, Uniglobal World Congress Opening Ceremony - 10 Level 5 and 7 Graduate Internships, Grant value (£): 25,500, Duration of research project: 6 Months. 2017

Arts Council England/Liverpool Culture Company, The Shankly Show - Research/Development/Creation., Grant value (£): 50,000, Duration of research project: 10 months. 2007

LJMU Aimhigher, Way To Go - Pathways to First Generation into H.E. DVD, Grant value (£): 35, 000, Duration of research project: 6 Months. 2004

European Social Fund, Way To Go, LJMU Recruitment Team, Grant value (£): 25,000. 2004

LJMU, Staged Feature Film Reading of the Representative at The Unity Theatre Liverpool with a public and invited audience Q&A., Grant value (£): 1000. 2000

Uniglobal, Uniglobal World Congress Opening Ceremony - teaching remission., Grant value (£): 150,000, Duration of research project: Jan-June 2018.

Conference presentation:

Keynote: The Challenges of Drama Production, International Independent Theatre and Physical Theatre Studies, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Oral presentation. 2019

Why Flann Loves a Drama..., Acting Out: IV Flann O'Brien International Conference 2017, Saltzburg University, Oral presentation. 2018

Popular Politicised Drama, Rediscovering the Radical, Liverpool Hope University/LIPA, Oral presentation. 2016

Re-Presenting the City A Dramatist's View, Out of Practice - Showing Practice-Led Research, Birmingham University, Oral presentation. 2016

A Drama Practitioner's Popular Politics, Whither Political Theatre?, St John's College, Cambridge, Oral presentation. 2014

Football in Theatre - The Shankly Show, a Case Study., Performance Studies International - PSI#18., Leeds University, Oral presentation. 2012

My Liverpool 08, So What DId You Think Of 2008? TUC, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2009

Outside The School Gates Dramatising Truancy, Outside The School Gates, The Unity Theatre LIverpool, Oral presentation. 2000

Conference organisation:

A Drink With Brendan Behan - playreading and panel discussion., Organiser/Director/Chair. 2018

External collaboration:

UNIGLOBAL/Culture Liverpool, Artistic Director UNIGLOBAL World Congress Opening Ceremony.. 2017

Liverpool Hope University/Royal Court theatre Liverpool/Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize - reader/assessor/judge.. 2015

Institute of the Arts Barcelona, LInk Tutor. 2014

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Teachers' Education Forum. 2008

ITV/Granada, ITV Drama.

The Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, Partnership Co-ordinator.

The Unity Theatre Liverpool, Departmental Partnership Co-ordinator.

Membership of professional bodies:

Drama UK Departmental Member, Drama UK. 2012

Member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, The Writers' Guild. 2000

SCUDD Member, SCUDD - The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments.


The Royal Televison Society Award for Best Regional Programme for On the Out, The Royal Television Society. 2003

Vivian Ellis National Musical Theatre Prize, The Performing Rights Society. 1996

Media Coverage:

A Theatre For Everyman - invited to contribute as interviewee for the BBC Radio 4 documentary on the Liverpool Everyman Theatre

As writer of Epstein - The Man Who Made the Beatles

Writer of: The GIrls Who Came to Stay - ITV Feature Drama

The Third Grace - drama installation in The Cunard Building involving over 90 LJMU students and staff.

Liverpool Echo Feature Profile.

The Shankly Show was a major event of Liverpool's 2008 Capital of Culture Year and attracted national and international media coverage including features on both ITV and BBC regional news and BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.

Willy Russell LJMU archive launch hosted evening interviewing Willy live with a guest audience.

Ken Bigley Special Report From Liverpool - contributed as interviewee to BBC Radio 4 discussion of the city's reaction to the death of Ken Bigley

Other Professional Activity:

2015 In Conversation With Willy Russell: Behind The Scenes Launch. LJMU John Lennon Auditorium. ‘’ LJMU Researcher/Interviewer/Host..

2015 to Date Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize. Reader/Assessor/Judge..

2016 In Conversation With Pauline Daniels. LJMU John Lennon Auditorium. LJMU Researcher/Interviewer/Host..

An Evening with John Godber - Play Reading and Interview.