Alun Saunders

Bilingual Writer and Dad, originally from Neath, now based in Cardiff

Winner of Best Playwright in the English Language at 2016 Wales Theatre Awards for bilingual play, A GOOD CLEAN HEART

Resident Writer with Neontopia Theatre alongside Artistic Director, Mared Swain

Trained in Acting at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a former member of National Youth Theatre of Wales


Jam - Beastly Media for S4C
4 x 12' sitcom series about a Drag Queen, his husband and their adoption
Dir: Mared Swain    Prod: Sarah Breese & Dan Thomas

Pobol y Cwm - BBC Cymru Wales
Episode Writer and Storylining team member on S4C's flagship Continuing Drama
Prod: Nest Gwenllian Roberts

Gwaith/Cartref (Home/Work) - Fiction Factory for S4C
1 x 60' episode - Series 9 & series story-lining team member
Prod: Ffion Williams

Gwaith/Cartref (Home/Work) - Fiction Factory for S4C
3 x 30' episode commissions (Series 6, 7, 8) & series story-lining team member 2012-
Prod: Nora Ostler; Dir: Andy Newbery & Rhys Carter

Teledu Eddie - Apollo for S4C
2 x 30' episodes for popular children's comedy series
Dir: Tudur Owen; Prod: Paul Jones

Fow - Deaf and Fabulous Productions & Taking Flight Theatre
Trilingual Theatre production in Cymraeg, English & BSL
Dir: Elise Davison

Tuck - Neontopia
Bilingual Theatre production to be produced at Wales Millennium Centre Oct-Nov 2018, supported by Arts Council of Wales
Dir: Mared Swain & Jess Williams

Ping Pong - Theatr Clwyd & Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Commissioned play in development
Dir: Tamara Harvey

A Good Clean Heart - Neontopia & Wales Millennium Centre
5* 2016 Co-production: Edinburgh Festival Fringe & studio venues across Wales
Dir: Mared Swain

The Emperor's New Clothes / Dillad Newydd yr Ymerawdwr - Sherman Theatre & Theatr Iolo
2016 Christmas production for family audiences
Dir: Kevin Lewis

A Good Clean Heart - The Other Room
Produced as part of TOR's inaugural season of work, 'Life in Close-up', 2015
Dir: Mared Swain

6:37 - Dirty Protest Theatre
Performed at the Royal Court Theatre; Latitude Festival & National Theatre Wales' 'Dirty, Gifted & Welsh' event, 2013
Dir: Mared Swain

Futurophobia - Sherman Cymru
Part of Sherman Cymru\'s \'Sherman Swingers\' weekend of new writing, 2013
Dir: Ian Staples

The Valleys Has Been - Dirty Protest Theatre
Short play for scratch night event, 2012
Dir: Julia Thomas

The Boy, the Chick & the Golden Egg - Theatr na n\'Og
Commission - spring touring production in English and Welsh, 2009
Dir: Phyl Harries

To Be Frank - Sherman Cymru
Winner of 2007-08 ScriptSlam competition

Parcio Dros Dro (Short-Term Parking) - BBC Radio Cymru
Drama commission as part of Radio Cymru's Family season, 2014
Prod/Dir: Ffion Emlyn

Heulwen a Lleu (Soli & Mo) - Dinamo for S4C
1 x 10' episode of popular children's animation series
Prod/Dir: Siwan Jobbins

Comedy, Television, Theatre