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Carole Solazzo

Writer - TV / Radio / Theatre

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

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Carole trained as a writer with the English Touring Theatre, and was offered a job as core writer on The Archers before the course even ended. She wrote over 400 episodes of The Archers, and, as part of the writing team, won the MIND media award in 2005. During this time she also wrote for Doctors, and wrote, produced and directed plays, short films and documentaries for her own company. She was twice chosen to attend workshops run by TAPS.

She has been commissioned by both Oldham Coliseum, and Bolton Octagon, and has written two plays for the JB Shorts theatre festival, the first of which was part of the season nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award.

Work

Film / TV

Coronation Street (2014)
ITV

Storylining

Would Love to Meet (2012)
BBC 3

30’ sitcom pilot commissioned by Helen Spencer, Producer BBC Comedy North

Doctors (2009-2010)
BBC

4 x 30’ episodes

Sticks and Stones (2004)
Physico Theatre & Film

15’ comedy film on anti-bullying for Mencap, written and performed with the people of the Chorley MENCAP group. Writer/director/producer.

Comenius (2003)
Physico Theatre & Film

20’ documentary. Writer/director/producer.

Essentials (2002)
Physico Theatre & Film

20’ comedy on teenage sexual health. Writer/director/producer.

Radio

The Archers (2000-2014)
BBC Radio 4

Core writer – over 400 episodes. Winner, with the writing team, of the MIND media award 2005.

Also Story Producer, September 2012, May-October 2013

Ambridge Extra (212)
BBC R4 Extra

Series 4

Theatre

Good Vibrations (2014)
JB Shorts 12

15’ comedy. Directed by Joyce Branagh

That's Amore (2013)
Oldham Coliseum

Full length romantic comedy. Rehearsed reading directed by Chris Bridgman.

Clogs to Clogs (2015)
Oldham Coliseum

New musical in development

Seeds (2012)
JB Shorts

15’ comedy directed by Kevin Shaw.

Nominated Manchester Theatre Award

brilliant, clever, witty, charming, insightful and warm…Important topics…dealt with properly, intelligently and truthfully’

Henry Swindell, Development Producer, BBC

Baby I'm Your Man (2011)
Bolton Octagon

20’ comedy monologue. Directed by Elizabeth Newman

Nice Girls Do (2008)
Sonia Friedman Associates

Full length comedy commissioned by Jack Bradley/North West Playwrights. Two readings at Theatre by The Lake, Keswick, directed by Sue Reddish

Bruised Fruit (2000)
English Touring Theatre

45’ comedy. Rehearsed reading directed by Erica Whyman

Mirror Image (2000)
English Touring Theatre

25’ monologue. Rehearsed reading directed by Erica Whyman

Going Underground (1999)
Accrington and Rossendale College

30’ play

Theatre (as writer/director/producer)

Starcross'd (2006)
Physico Theatre & Film

Edinburgh Fringe, London, NW tour.

Vibrant’ The Scotsman

A passionate and sensual writer’ Simon Cox, Associate Director, National Theatre

Beneath the Hood (2006)
Physico Theatre & Film

Live 60’ sketch show and documentary film for Wyre Youth Services

Bite Me (2005)
Physico Theatre & Film

Full length comedy. NW tour.

Harry & Kate and the Witch of the Woods (2004)
Physico Theatre & Film

60’ Christmas play with live action, dance, film and puppets

Treasure Island (2004)
Physico Theatre & Film

60’ family play from R L Stevenson’s book, with music and dance

The White Lady of Samlesbury Hall (2003)
Physico Theatre & Film

50’ play. Live action, dance and film