I’m a joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting award, 2016 Finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Total Theatre Award and UK Theatre Award nominee and winner of the JB Priestley Award from the Royal Literary Fund.
I’m currently under commission to the National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, the Royal Court in collaboration with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Coterie, supported by the Old Vic theatre, Sky Arts and the RSC.
Over 2018 I’ve been developing a television adaptation of my critically acclaimed play ‘Infinity Play’ with Hartswood films and my short film for the Young Vic theatre’s ‘My England’ project will be released later this year.
I’m largely a comedy / comedy-drama writer and have written and performed sketches, stand up, and storytelling pieces…oh and I did a show about Cher. I bloody love Cher.
“Roberts is an intensely funny writer…a writer to watch”
★★★★ The Telegraph
“What at first seems to be a rather small, modest play turns out to be not only a tender, finely observed portrait of male friendship, but also a stirring requiem for the vanishing dignity of rural England.”
★★★★ The Evening Standard
Praise for ‘Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary’
“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
“Roberts has taken a huge risk indeconstructing both a woman’s body and a play in this way. It pays off utterly…making Infinity Pool not only funny and moving, but genuinely quite remarkable”