After writing/directing his first major drama production Fall From Grace at the Unity Theatre Liverpool and co-producing it with Bill Kenwright at The Liverpool Playhouse, Andrew has worked extensively as a Writer and Director nationally, internationally and in the West End. He has won a Vivian Ellis Prize for his musical theatre writing and has numerous credits as a theatre writer and director.
In theatre: Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles transferred to the West End in 2014 with a new production created in South Africa in 2015. The Judgement of Hakim his interactive interrogation play toured selected dates in the UK 2014. As founder member of LILT (Liverpool Irish Literary Theatre) he has directed The Brother, and a number of plays based on the works of Flann O’Brien which tours internationally to conferences, festivals and theatres. His play A Drink with Brendan Behan with was performed at the Liverpool Royal Court in March 2018. He was commissioned by Uniglobal to create their international Trade Union World Congress opening event at the Liverpool Echo Arena 2018 streamed globally. He created The Iron Door - the story of the first rock and roll club in Liverpool a documentary theatre performance at the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre in 2019.
His media writing credits also include Sleepover Planet a multi-media download musical for BBC Online, Them’s The Breaks, a drama which received a North West Vision award, Capture The Moment a youth comedy drama which received a BBC new writing award, The Representative, a feature drama commissioned by the NIFTC. His drama/documentaries Digging Of The Tunnel and Best Of Order for BBC Radio and his afternoon play Jimmy’s Letters was broadcast on Radio 4. He has won new media awards for his work on the Echoes Of Ireland and The World In One City digital interactives, both commissioned by Liverpool City Council as heritage study aids for schools. He created the multi-media theatre event, The Shankly Show, hit of Liverpool 08 and its transfers to touring Scotland, The Royal Court Liverpool and The Liverpool Arena – currently available on DVD.
His first ITV feature TV drama On The Out, which won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Programme in the North West 2004. His next ITV1 Feature The Girls Who Came To Stay (RTS Best Actor Award, Alun Armstrong 2006) has been broadcast worldwide and released in US cinema as The Girls From Belarus.
Dr Andrew Sherlock is Consultant Dramatist, Professional Partnership Specialist and Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University Drama - specialising in creating new work – and where his body of plays and thesis on the representation of Liverpool in popular theatre has been accredited for a PhD. He has been a regular Arts adviser to the city of Liverpool Culture team and its current culture and tourism department. He has appeared on TV and Radio and in the media to represent the city as a cultural commentator and to present and promote his work. He was invited to present his work for discussion at St John’s College, Cambridge for their Whither Political Theatre? conference in September 2014 at the Rediscovering the Radical conference in Liverpool 2016 and presented his work to the Flann O’Brien Society in Saltzburg University in 2017. Andrew was the keynote opening speaker for the first international conference on Independent Theatre and Physical Theatre Studies at the IAB Barcelona 2019.