Emma Adams

Emma’s first play was shortlisted for a Meyer-Whitworth Award. She has gone on to be Writer in Residence for the West Yorkshire Playhouse New Writing Season, attended the Royal Court Invitation Group, and selected for Accelerate – the Programme for Artistic Development, (Lowry/Jerwood Charitable Foundation). Recent commissions include work for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North.  She has got her first TV commission (for Shiny Button, part of Endemol).

Emma’s plays include:  Animals (Theatre 503) [‘Animals is as funny as it is relevant, with a malevolent streak a mile wide. With its willingness to get weird, creative and disgusting it hit all my critical bases. A winner. ★★★★’ London City Nights / ‘Dripping with inverted Orwellian-inspired newspeak and almost perverse slapstick humour, Animals creates a glittering dystopia that somehow executes its departure from sanity with grace.’ A Younger Theatre]; Freakoid (Nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award 2013) (Oval House, London);   Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios) (4 Stars from the Guardian); Forgotten Things, shortlisted for the 2009 Meyer-Whitworth Award); and Ugly, published by Oberon in 2010 (both Red Ladder).