Tristan is a writer and performer from London. He has had work commissioned by the Old Vic and Ideas Tap, and his work has been developed and performed at Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, National Theatre Studio, Roundhouse and Southwark Playhouse.
Laura’s play THE BUTCH MONOLOGUES premiered at the Southbank Centre in March 2014 as part of the Women of the World Festival.
Jeremy Brock is an English screenwriter and director. His career began in 1985 with the play In Times Like These, starring Greta Scacchi and Tim Woodward, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic. He also adapted Dickens’ Oliver Twist into a play, directed by Phyllida Lloyd at the Bristol Old Vic in 1990.
Sean recently wrote and directed his first short film POLAR BEAR for Film 4 / Creative England / Inflammable Films, which premiered at the Galway Film Festival 2016. His feature fantasy script ROSE OF DYAPAZON is in development with Film 4.
Jane is a television scriptwriter, playwright, crime author and criminologist. She has written crime dramas for television and appeared in crime documentaries, including for Channel 4, Channel 5, and the Crime & Investigation Channel, and also works as a consultant on crime documentaries and appears on ITV news items commenting on murder cases.
Oliver Chris is an actor for the stage and television. Someone gave him a pen for Christmas and now he has ideas above his station. His first idea has just been optioned by Hartswood.
Suzette’s first feature MOSHE MAKES WAVES – the first and only Hassidic Jewish Surfing movie – was optioned by Frank Mannion of Princess Productions and she was one of the initial writers on the groundbreaking late-night ITV1 soap NIGHT & DAY.
David is a playwright and a screenwriter.
Clare is a playwright and director.
Matthew is a Olivier-nominated director, playwright and actor. He is an Associate Artist at the Young Vic Theatre. Currently Matthew is directing Martin McDonagh’s new play HANGMEN at the Royal Court.
Sue has written a 90-min episode for the BBC Wales/S4C/BBC 4 crime series HINTERLAND, directed by Ed Thomas. Produced by Gethin Scourfield & Ed Talfan. Her two x 90-min TV crime drama scripts, JUSTICE/TRUTH, have been optioned by Phillippa Giles, at Bandit Television.
Robert’s film KICKING OFF is released on April 21st 2016. It recently won Best British Independent Feature at Raindance. It is distributed by Signature.
Neil Flynn is an Irish writer-director. His first screenplay BLUE YONDER was chosen as part of the Final Selection of six from among 1400 submitted to the BBC Writer’s Room Film/TV script call in 2014. His radio play HONEY will be produced by the Sunday Playhouse on RTÉ Radio One and he was recently under commission to Druid Theatre.
Simon is currently developing Chekhov’s Platonov for Lucid and recently developed a project for the National Theatre of Wales.
Bernard Kops was born in the East End of London of Dutch-Jewish of working class parents in 1926. He achieved international recognition with his first play, THE HAMLET OF STEPNEY GREEN which was performed all over the world.
Brydie is a displaced Australian writer, performer and professional bangthropologist living in London and complaining about the weather exactly the same amount as every other Australian living in London.
In 2016, Liz’s play THON MAN MOLIERE was directed by Tony Cownie at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and in 2015, WHAT GOES AROUND made its way around Scotland’s theatres. She held the prestigious post of Scots Makar from 2011-16, which took her around the world.
Chris is an actor and writer from Kent. His first full-length play EYE OF A NEEDLE has just played at Southwark Playhouse to rave reviews.
‘one of the best new plays I’ve seen in ages’ The Independent
Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry and fiction. She won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Prize for her play LEOPOLDVILLE, and her play BELFAST GIRLS, developed at the National Theatre London, was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. BELFAST GIRLS premiered in Chicago in May 2015 to much critical acclaim and is about to open in Canada. Jaki has also recently been selected for the Irish Film Board’s 2016 Talent Development Initiative to adapt BELFAST GIRLS for the screen.
Martin is an award winning writer/director. His latest film, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, will be released in 2017.
Simon Nye is currently working on a comedy series for Hat Trick, an adaptation of Cecilia Ahern’s Thanks for the Memories for Gate Film. His most recent adaptation of the writings of Gerald Durrell, THE DURRELLS, was for Sid Gentle Ltd and is being broadcast on ITV in 2016. HOUSE OF CHOCOLATE marks his return to stage alongside his adaptation of THE GOOD LIFE for the West End.
Owen is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor. Owen has written and performed seven one-man plays and has won a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival. The Herald Angel award for best play and the LWT writers award for best comedy.
Tamsin is currently under commission to the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Mike Packer is a Dramatist who has written several critically acclaimed plays, among them Cardboys, Carpet Pony Monkey, tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!, and “Inheritance”.
Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin, Scotland. One of her recent plays THE ARTIST MAN AND THE MOTHER WOMAN premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012. A Quebecois translation of the play was given a staged reading at Théâtre La Licorne in Montréal, 2014.
Lucy’s latest play THE EFFECT won best new play at the Critic’s Circle Awards. It played at the National Theatre directed by Rupert Goold and co-produced with Headlong in the winter of 2012 to superb reviews. Lucy was selected as a finalist for the 2013-14 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Philip’s new play DARK VANILLA JUNGLE was recently staged at the Soho Theatre, having opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer. His last two plays FEATHERS IN THE SNOW and SHIVERED opened at The Southwark Playhouse in 2012 to critical acclaim. Philip is currently under commission to the Royal Court.
Finlay is an actor and writer. His first play STRONG ARM was produced by Old Vic New Voices as part of their inaugural Edinburgh season in August 2012.
Daniel Rusteau is a writer, director and actor. His TV comedy MR FOR MY SISTER is currently in development with Dancing Ledge Productions.
Martin’s feature film, SEAMONSTERS, an adaptation of his play OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN, starring 60s legend Rita Tushingham is currently out to distributors. It was short-listed for Best British feature at the Raindance Film festival.
Lisa is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award and winner of the BBC International Playwriting Competition.
Donna Sharpe is currently writing drama series for UFA Fiction, Chrysalis TV, Projector Pictures, Network Movie and Lupa Film.
Ali’s play CATHY will be playing at the Kingdome at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout August, following its successful tour of the UK this year. Written for Cardboard Citizens, it’s a hard-hitting response to Ken Loach’s seminal film on the housing crisis, Cathy Come Home. To date, CATHY’s played in theatres, prisons, hostels and the House of Lords.
Ed is playwright,director and producer,whose work has been widely distributed to over 80 countries.
Daniel’s latest play THE LAMBETH WALTZ will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.
Matthew is Editor of ATTITUDE magazine and a regular on the Stand-Up circuit.
Laura’s screenplay THE RIOT CLUB, an adaptation of her 2010 stage play POSH, premièred at Toronto International Film Festival 2014. It opened in cinemas on September 2014. The film is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth.
Naomi Wallace is presently under commission by The Public Theater, and is adapting Jim Crace’s novel Harvest for Birmingham Repertory, UK.