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Becky Prestwich

Writer - Stage / Radio / Television

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Becky is currently writing on an original drama for BBC Drama Writer’s Scheme. She also writes on Holby City and Doctors. Her plays have been produced at White Bear Theatre Club, the Old Red Lion, Bolton Octagon and Theatre 503. Her first radio play, Chopping Onions was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, starring Maureen Lipman and her second, Aliyah broadcast in 2015, starring Gillian Bevan. Her commissioned play for Box Of Tricks, Chip Shop Chips, had a very succesful run in early 2016, and she is developing new theatre work with various partners.

Work

Current

BBC TV Drama Writer's Programme 2016
BBC

Commissioned to write the pilot episode of original drama series WARD 4 as part of this prestigious programme.

Shalom Brother
Lime Pictures

Original drama under option.

Under the Market Roof
Theatre

R & D for new play with director Liz Stevenson and producer Nick Stevenson.

Television

Doctors (2015-2017)
BBC

Commissioned for her seventh episode of the 30’ daytime drama, having successfully done the shadow scheme in 2015.

Holby City (2016-2017)
BBC

Three x 60′ episodes of the flagship show.

Theatre

The Girl from Ward Four (2015)
Monkeywood Theatre

Play development, commissioned as part of Monkeywood’s Up:Rising new writing scheme.

Chip Shop Chips (2015)
Box Of Tricks

Sell out Northern tour Feb-April 2016

Dunham Massey (2014)
National Trust

Series of short dramas to illustrate Dunham Massey’s use as a hospital in WW1

The Bear, The Owl and The Angel (2013)
Three Streets Productions

Performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre in July 2013 as part of a double-bill of new writing.

Pages From My Songbook (2013)
Royal Exchange Theatre / Alligator Club

One of five writers contributing to an evening of short plays inspired by music. Produced by the Alligator Club (a collective of Northwest writers) July 2013.

The Boy in the Photograph (2013)
The Tobacco Factory Theatre

The play is currently being developed by the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol having won the Tobacco Factory’s Script Space V Competition

Runner-Up Prize: BBC’S Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, Jan 2014.

Received a reading at the Royal Exchange Theatre and a scratch performance at the Zion Arts Centre.

Baby Can You Hear Me?
BBC Writersroom/Live Theatre/ Slung Low

Short play filmed on location by Slung Low and available to view on The Space: a BBC and Arts Council service offering access to the arts.

Word Play NWxSW (2010)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Bolton Octagon Theatre and national tour. Wrote GLOBE IN THE ATTIC, a short play

How The Cabinet Maker Crossed The Road

Script in development. Extracts from the play were performed as part of the Library Theatre’s Re:Play festival.

Rehearsed Reading as part of the Bolton Octagon’s Top Five Festival of new writing

Solomon Child (2011)
The Royal Exchange Theatre

Young People’s Theatre Workshop, May 2011. Performed by the Young People’s Theatre Workshop (14-19 yrs) in the Studio, Royal Exchange.

Word:Play 4 (2011)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Arcola Theatre, March 2011. Wrote KING OF THE CASTLE, one of six short plays

Letting in The Air (2009)
The Old Red Lion

Short-listed for the Pearson Playwriting Scheme 2009.

“A wonderful small play” – The Spectator

“A thing of rare beauty” – Camden New Journal

Word: Play 2 (2008)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Theatre503, Nov 2008. CHOPPING ONIONS, short play.

Word: Play 1 (2008)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

The Union Theatre, Mar 2008. THE BOYS IN THE TOWER, short play.

“Original and ambitious new writing” – The British Theatre Guide

Streetlights and Shadows (2007)
The White Bear Theatre Club

April 2007.

**** “A bold piece of work that engages on many levels” – Time Out, Show of the Week and Critic’s Choice

Radio

Aliyah (2015)
BBC Radio 4

45’ Afternoon Drama. Broadcast June 2015, produced by Pauline Harris and starring Gillian Bevan, David Fleeshman and Ashley Margolis. A BBC Pick of the Week.

Chopping Onions (2013)
BBC Radio 4

45’ Afternoon Drama. Broadcast May 2013, produced by Pauline Harris and starring Maureen Lipman and Sarah Smart.