Becky Prestwich is a regular writer on Holby City and Doctors. She has written four Afternoon Dramas for BBC Radio 4 (one of which, Just the Three of Us, has been nominated for The Tinniswood Award 2021 for Best Audio Drama), has written for BBC3 and has an original crime drama in development with Lime Pictures. As a playwright, she specialises in work with community casts and in non-traditional theatre spaces, including Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks Theatre) and Under the Market Roof (Junction 8 Theatre). Her community play for the reopening of the Bolton Octagon has now been reimagined as an audio piece and recorded by the Young Octagon actors.
Development work on short film series
Wrote episode 1 of the Glenda Jackson series Fault Lines, broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 17th January. Listen here.
9 x 60′ episodes and 1 x 40′ (Covid) episode of the long-running medical drama.
Original drama under option. Pilot script commissioned.
Drama inserts for a new investigative piece for BBC3, currently available on BBC iPlayer.
Commissioned to write the pilot episode of original drama series WARD 4 as part of this prestigious programme.
6 x 30′ episodes of the daytime drama, having successfully completed the shadow scheme in 2015.
Afternoon drama play, starring Lorraine Ashbourne, Michelle Keegan and Jason Done, and produced by Pauline Harris. Broadcast 27th July 2020.
NOMINATED: The Tinniswood Award 2021 for Best Audio Drama
Afternoon drama play, starring Sue Johnston and Christine Bottomley, directed by Pauline Harris.
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.
45’ Afternoon Drama. Broadcast May 2013, produced by Pauline Harris and starring Maureen Lipman and Sarah Smart.
Sell out northern tour Feb-April 2016 and returned for a nationwide tour Feb-April 2018.
New play with director Liz Stevenson and producer Nick Stevenson performed October 2017.
Play development, commissioned as part of Monkeywood’s Up:Rising new writing scheme.
Series of short dramas to illustrate Dunham Massey’s use as a hospital in WW1
Performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre in July 2013 as part of a double-bill of new writing.
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 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.
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.
Bolton Octagon Theatre and national tour. Wrote GLOBE IN THE ATTIC, a short play
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
Young People’s Theatre Workshop, May 2011. Performed by the Young People’s Theatre Workshop (14-19 yrs) in the Studio, Royal Exchange.
Arcola Theatre, March 2011. Wrote KING OF THE CASTLE, one of six short plays
Short-listed for the Pearson Playwriting Scheme 2009.
“A wonderful small play” – The Spectator
“A thing of rare beauty” – Camden New Journal
Theatre503, Nov 2008. CHOPPING ONIONS, short play.
The Union Theatre, Mar 2008. THE BOYS IN THE TOWER, short play.
“Original and ambitious new writing” – The British Theatre Guide
**** “A bold piece of work that engages on many levels” – Time Out, Show of the Week and Critic’s Choice