Subika Anwar

Subika Anwar

Playwright, Actor, Drama Workshop Leader

  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Subika is an Actor and Playwright. Subika studied Creative Writing and English Language at the University of Gloucestershire and has developed scripts with various theatre companies including Tamasha, The Royal and Derngate theatre, Mac Arts Birmingham, The Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Roundhouse, and The Curve Theatre, where she is also an Associate Playwright. She has also been a member of The Royal Court's writers group.

Her play Stateless was produced by Kali Theatre and her play Princess Suffragette was produced by London Grey and Green Theatre. Subika has most recently written and performed a solo show Divided at the Camden People’s Theatre which was also co-commissioned by them and Hopscotch Asian women’s charity. Subika’s work critiques social stereotypes and current representations of specific cultures and subcultures, whilst exploiting and transgressing traditional racial and cultural taboos.

‘Culturally specific theatre tells us a lot about the society we live in, arguably serving as a pointer of the nation’s unspoken desires and aspirations.’

Subika is currently represented by Kitson Press Literary Agency and Creative Blast Acting Agency. C.V details are available on Spotlight.

“A pitch perfect script”
The Independent on Stateless ★★★★

“A powerful play. More than just a gripping thriller.”
British Theatre Guide on Stateless

“Princess Suffragette is a play that shows us how far we have come politically, whilst also offering a timely reminder of Pankhurst’s famous words: “never give up the fight”
Exeunt on Princess Suffragette

“an epic account of Sophia Duleep Singh”
British Theatre Guide on Princess Suffragette

“an intriguing narrative about the risks and challenges of feminism […] beautifully written”
London Theatre 1 on Princess Suffragette ★★★★

“Excited by Anwar-Khan’s bravery and motivation in telling these stories” South Asian Sisters Speak on Divided


Work History

Freelance Playwright, Actor, Assistant Director and Workshop Leader - Please see C.V for further details

Jan 2008 - Mar 2016


Creative Writing and English Language - BA Hons - University of Gloucestershire

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007


  • Acting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Academic Writing
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre