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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 nominee and winner of the JB Priestley Award from the Royal Literary Fund. In 2016 I was a Leverhulme Scholar on attachment to the Egg Theatre, Bath and wrote their 2017 Christmas main house show ‘Little Mermaid’ with Pins and Needles Productions. I’m currently on attachment to the National Theatre Studio and under commission to Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Coterie, supported by the Old Vic theatre, Sky Arts and the RSC. 

In addition to plays, I’ve also written and performed sketches, stand up, storytelling pieces and written the dialogue for an educational game about the European Parliament…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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The Borrowers

An original adaptation of this much loved children’s classic for Tobacco Factory Theatres, Christmas 2018. Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, won…
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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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And Then Come The Nightjars

As the devastating Foot and Mouth disease epidemic of 2001 rips through the English countryside Michael’s farm becomes a battleground as his business, his heritage and his friendship with local vet …
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Upcoming Shows

Dec
07
2017
Little Mermaid
Egg Theatre, Bath

A brand new Christmas show for all ages devised in collaboration with the highly acclaimed Pins and Needles Productions. 

Book here