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My name’s Bea. I write scripts and sometimes I perform them. Have a scroll down and find out more. Go on, have a little scroll. 

About me

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. 

I am represented by Katie Williams at The Agency. 

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Praise for ‘And Then Come The Nightjars’

“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”

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Latest

The C-Word Clubhouse

Come and climb into ‘The C-Word Clubhouse a brand new spangly eco-comedy-cabaret-bingo-disco about Climate Change; the coming curfew, the turd in humanity’s collective punchbowl! The C-Wor…
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The Borrowers

An original adaptation of Mary Norton’s much loved children’s classic for Tobacco Factory Theatres, Christmas 2018.     “This captivating family Christmas show fizzes with exuberan…
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Little Mermaid

Developed in collaboration with Pins and Needles Productions. “Bea Roberts’ Little Mermaid for the Egg theatre, Bath is, without exaggeration, a thing of beauty. Hans Christian Andersen&#…
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Upcoming Shows

Nov
29
2018
The Borrowers
Tobacco Factory Theatres

A wonky and wonderful new adaptation of the much loved children's classic by Mary Norton. Created with Nik Partridge, Rosie Vize and David Ridley for Tobacco Factory Theatres Christmas 2019. 

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Mar
19
2019
NEW 2019 with the Royal Court Theatre & RWCMD
Gate Theatre, London / RWCMD, Cardiff

A new play written for students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in collaboration the Royal Court Theatre and Olivier Award winning director, Donnacadh O'Briain.