Bea Roberts

Bea Roberts

Script Writer

  • Location: Devon
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I’m joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2016, recipient of the JB Priestley Award from the Royal Literary Fund was recently a Leverhulme Arts Scholar on attachment to The Egg theatre in Bath. I’m represented by The Agency and currently on attachment to the NT studio. 

In addition to writing plays Iʼve also written sketches, storytelling pieces, stand-up comedy and written the dialogue for an educational game about the European Parliament....Oh and I did a show about Cher. I bloody love Cher.

Upcoming Work

Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary

Fresh from a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Bedlam Theatre, nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2016, Top Fringe Show to See as picked by The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Stage and ‘Must See Show’ from Fringe Review.

“Utterly unique and exceptional in every way, it’s a heart-breaking story of a stunted life, told with theatrical verve and palpable compassion”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- The Stage

“Rare and extraordinary: exceptional storytelling that is full of theatrical spirit.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★- The List

“Roberts has taken a huge risk in deconstructing both a woman’s body and a play in this way. It pays off utterly…not only funny and moving, but genuinely quite remarkable”

Exeunt Magazine

“Completely different and deliciously quirky…this original show proved painfully funny and oddly moving”

The Guardian

Inspired by the novel Madame Bovary, the award winning Bea Roberts tells a love story like no other in this ground breaking comedy using projection, party rings and Powerpoint.

2017 Limited Run Tour

22nd – 23rd February: North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

28th Feb – 4th March: Theatre Royal Plymouth

5th March: Tolmen Centre, Falmouth

14th – 17th June: Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Battersea Arts Centre, London – dates, TBC

Written & Performed by Bea Roberts
Directed by Deirdre Mullins & Nik Partidge
Design by Max Johns
Sound Design by Keegan Curran

Contact Producer Matt Lister for press enquiries - Matt.C.Lister@gmail.com

Originally produced & developed by Theatre West, Infinity Pool is supported by Tobacco Factory Theatres

And Then Come The Nightjars - Northern tour April 2017

★★★★ – The Telegraph
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – Evening Standard
★★★★ – The Stage
★★★★ – Time Out

Directed by Paul Robinson, designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Sally Ferguson, original music by Olly Fox and sound design by Max Perryment.

Now touring, April 2017:

3rd – 6th April: Keswick, Theatre by the Lake

Tue 11th: Byre Theatre of St Andrews

Wed 12th: Eastgate Arts, Peebles

Thur 13th: MacArts, Galashiels

19th – 20th: The Barn at Inchyra

Fri 21st: Blair Atholl VIllage Hall

Sat 22nd: Aberfeldy Village Hall

26th – 27th: Birnam Arts Centre

Fri 28th: Blairgowrie town hall

Sat 29th: Strathearn Arts Space, Crieff

And Then Come The Nightjars is presented by Theatre503 and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in association with Tara Finney productions. 

Education

Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media - Masters Degree - Central School of Speech and Drama

Oct 2008 - Oct 2009

Drama; Film, Theatre and Television - Bachelors Degree - University of Bristol

Oct 2004 - Jul 2008

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