About Me

This is the official website of Andrew Crowther....

.... and I'm the author of Down to Earth, a fable of the future set in an isolated town in thrall to an idealised English past. Filmmaker Mike Leigh (Peterloo, Vera Drake, Topsy-Turvy, Abigail's Party, etc) has said this of it: "Andrew Crowther's brilliant dead-pan dystopian vision is as compelling as it is disturbing and unsettling", while Emma Clayton of the Telegraph and Argus has called it "tense, eerie and laced with humour." You can buy it here.



I've also written the major biography Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan, and darkly comic plays such as Welcome To Paradise, Funny Men and Working Lives: plays which have been performed and enjoyed in locations as diverse as Bradford, Leeds, Otley and Edinburgh.


I'm an acknowledged expert on the life and works of W.S. Gilbert. The Gilbert biography is my second book: the first was Contradiction Contradicted: The Plays of W.S. Gilbert (Associated University Presses, 2000). I have for many years preached, proselytised, argued and generally made myself annoying on the subject of Gilbert's literary and cultural importance. 


I'm also the Secretary of the W.S. Gilbert Society.


Email me at: ajcrowth@yahoo.com

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