Roberto Trippini


Roberto Trippini


Roberto Trippini is a multilingual writer born in Italy, educated in the US, and based in London since 1994. After seeing his first stage plays (Bad Samaritans Go Places, Botero Forever, etc.) produced on the London fringe, he wrote the libretto for the musical Jack Dagger showcased at Greenwich theatre by Musical Futures 2004. His first feature, the British indie romcom Are Your Ready for Love? (co-writer) was premièred at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Monaco International Film Festival. This was followed by the short film Road to Damascus (2007) starring Nick Moran. His next work as librettist and lyricist was the musical drama Too Close to the Sun at the Comedy Theatre in 2009 (music by John Robinson and Conor Mitchell) and the political musical Roll On The Day (music by Laurence Mark Wythe) at the Etcetera Theatre in March-April 2012. Co-writer of two full-length stage pieces performed at the Scoop at More London: I’m A Londoner (2010) and Citiest of Cities (2011). Latest productions as librettist and screenwriter are the historical musical drama Soviet Zion (October 2014, showcased at the Jewish Museum and the Lost Theatre) and the short film Such A Handsome Devil, selected by the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017 and 2018 four short theatre of his have been produced: Under a Different Sun and  Narcomambo Safe & Sound at the Old Red Lion, Marzipan the Android Kitten at The Space Theatre, and Red Top Maggot Mob Reloaded at the Tabard. He is presently working on the libretto of a comic opera about Asperger’s syndrome, based on a 2009 travel book by Debra Schiman.

Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist