Victoria Hardie

“I am excited to be on the Ovalhouse Development Board for its new building in Brixton, because I believe in the successful  ethos of Ovalhouse, to discover and nurture production talents in young people from all backgrounds to a professional standard, as well as the talents of some mature playwrights and ground breaking stage companies. Therefore I am keen to help with publicity, Fund Raising Events and to hail the new Oval House Theatre Brixton to people everywhere.”


Victoria is a playwright and librettist and was Writer in Residence at The Royal Court Theatre. She was the winner of the Thames TV Award for her play Sleeping Nightie and wrote one children's play for Sudbourne Primary School Brixton 1980s. Victoria has written stage plays for the Bush Theatre, Soho Poly, Riverside Studios and  American Public Radio.

She has written libretti for the composer Michael Nyman and Vital Statistics at the Opera Festival at The Donmar Warehouse 1987, Facing Goya  for a European Tour 2001-2002, The Charleston Festival in South Carolina 2014 and the Opera Festival in Singapore 2014.

She collaborated with her late husband Michael Hastings (1937-2011) on his libretto for Michael Nyman Man and Boy Dada Almeida Theatre London 2004.  Victoria has lived in Brixton since 1979 with Michael, where they brought up their two children.