Becky Prestwich is a regular writer on Doctors and Casualty – as well as having written 9x episodes for Holby City. She has written five Afternoon Dramas for BBC Radio 4 – including Just The Three Of Us – nominated for a Tinniswood Award for best audio drama. She has written for BBC3 and has an original pilot in development with Rollem Productions. As a playwright, she specialises in work with community casts and in non-traditional theatre spaces, including Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks Theatre), Under the Market Roof (Junction 8 Theatre) and One Night in Bolton (Octagon Theatre). Becky is currently an Associate Playwright at Box of Tricks Theatre.
Becky is currently one of three new Associate Playwrights at Box of Tricks Theatre.
Writing on current series
Series 37 Episodes 17 and 33 now available to watch on BBC iPlayer here.
Has written 9 x 30′ episodes of the daytime drama to date, having successfully completed the shadow scheme in 2015.
Original pilot in development
Development work for a series of short films using V.R technology to explore young people’s lived experiences
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.
1 x 45′ radio Afternoon Drama exploring the life of a young female M.P. Whipped broadcast on Tuesday 22 November and is available to listen to on BBC Sounds; you can listen here.
Wrote episode 1 of the Glenda Jackson series Fault Lines, broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 17th January. Listen here.
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.
One woman show, welcoming audiences back to the Octagon Theatre
Radio drama performed by the Young Octagon Company, broadcast on Bolton FM.
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.
Development by 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.
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.
Short-listed for the Pearson Playwriting Scheme 2009.
“A wonderful small play” – The Spectator
“A thing of rare beauty” – Camden New Journal
**** “A bold piece of work that engages on many levels” – Time Out, Show of the Week and Critic’s Choice