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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. I’m currently on attachment to the National Theatre Studio and under commission to the Bristol Old Vic theatre as well as joining newly founded company, 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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Latest

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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The Coterie: Climate Change Cabaret

Launched February 2017, The Coterie is a new company headed by Director, Caitlin McLeod and Producer, Martha Rose Wilson with writers EV Crowe, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Bea Roberts Together with Cai…
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The Southmead Soap

A large scale site specific soap opera telling the stories of the Southmead estate in Bristol performed by the residents; a Bristol Old Vic theatre and Mysers-Insole Local Learning production for July…
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Little Mermaid

A new family Christmas show for 2017 in collaboration with Pins and Needles Productions. Thousands of leagues deep beneath the sea, a shipwrecked 1950s cruise liner is the grand palace where five lit…
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Upcoming Shows

May
26
2017
The Verb - BBC Radio3

Appearance on spoken word Cabaret 'The Verb' hosted by Ian McMillan featuring Stewart Lee, Dr Angie Hobbs and Tim Winton. 

Available on BBC iPlayer
Jun
07
2017
Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary
Battersea Arts Centre, London

The Total Theatre Nominated 5* sell out Edinburgh Fringe show comes to London for its 2017 limited run tour. 

Book here
Jun
14
2017
Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Featuring as part of a double bill with the fantastic Eurohouse. 

Book here
Jun
22
2017
Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary
Brewhouse, Taunton

The Total Theatre Nominated 5* sell out Edinburgh Fringe show ends its 2017 limited run tour. 

Tickets on sale here
Jul
2
2017
Meadows to Meaders: The Southmead Soap
Southmead, Bristol

A community soap opera telling the stories of Southmead performed by the people of Southmead. 

Details here
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