Bea Roberts

Bea Roberts is a multi-award winning playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg from the west country. Her debut play, And Then Come The Nightjars, won the international Theatre503 playwriting award and made her a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her next project, the one-woman/no-woman show Infinity Pool: A modern re-telling of Madame Bovary had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and was optioned by Hartswood Films.

Bea’s modern feminist adaptation of Little Mermaid, co-devised and produced by Pins and Needles Productions, won Best Play for Children & Young People at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards. Bea is currently under commission to the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Other writing credits include environmental comedy Loam (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in association with the Royal Court), The Borrowers (Tobacco Factory Theatres) and Sir F. Mother****ing Drake, part of the My England monologue series at the Young Vic. Bea is represented by Katie Williams at The Agency.


Katie Williams at the Agency -

Curse of the The Crackles! The Great Sonic Caper

Co-devised with Ed Stambollouian, Ben & Max Ringham

(Shoreditch Town Hall - Online March 2021)

Captain Jack (Working Title)

(The Stephen Joseph Theatre - Commission)

Director’s Cut

(The National Theatre - Commission - Postponed in 2020)


(Theatre Royal Plymouth - Commission - Postponed in 2020)


Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer

(The Royal Shakespeare Company - Commission - Postponed in 2020)


(Pins and Needles Productions -

The Reluctant Dragon

(The Egg Theatre - Seed Commission)

Up The Spout

(English Touring Theatre - Commission - Postponed in 2020)


Sir F. Mother Fucking Drake

(Young Vic Films)

NEW Festival 2019: Loam

(Royal Court Theatre & Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)


The Borrowers

(Tobacco Factory Theatres - Christmas 2018)

National Theatre Studio - Writer on Attachment 

(2017 - 2018)

The C-Word Clubhouse - A Climate Change Cabaret

(The Coterie in association with Sky Arts - Bristol Old Vic, Ferment Festival)


Little Mermaid

(Pins and Needles Productions at The Egg Theatre)

Infinity Pool

(Tour - Plymouth Theatre Royal / Oxford Northwall / Tobacco Factory Bristol / Brewhouse Taunton)


ERA 50:50 TellHerVision Screenwriting programme - Shortlisted 2020

UK Theatre Awards ‘Best Show for Children and Young People’ - Winner 2018

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize - Finalist 2016

JB Priestley Award from the Royal Literary Fund - Winner 2015

Theatre503 International Playwriting Award - Winner 2014

BBC iPlayer Shorts Series 2 - Commissioned 2014

Childrens writing, Comedy, Film, Online writing, Television, Theatre