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Lydia Adetunji

Writer

Agent

Tanya Tillett

Lydia is a writer for film, television and theatre. She is currently developing her psychological chiller A LITTLE MUSIC for Kudos/Film4, with Otto Bathurst attached to direct. The script appeared on the Brit List, an industry poll of the best unproduced feature screenplays in the country, as did her first film script NECROPOLIS. She has recently written for the third season of THE LAST KINGDOM and was included on the BBC’s 2017 talent hotlist.

Lydia’s first full-length play FIXER opened at the 2009 HighTide Festival. It was revived at Oval House in 2011 and is published by Nick Hern Books. Her second, COMPLIANCE, was written while she was Pearson playwright in residence at Paines Plough, and won the Catherine Johnson award for Best Play. CALCULATING KINDNESS opened at Camden People’s Theatre in 2016. Other recent work includes BREAD ON THE TABLE, part of Metta Theatre’s MOUTHFUL at Trafalgar Studios, THE FOREIGNER, for the Staffordshire New Vic’s HOARD festival, and IN THIS PLACE, for Pentabus. Her work has also been seen at the Globe, Tricycle, Young Vic, and Oran Mor. She has previously been on attachment to the National Theatre and the Royal Court, and is currently under commission to Birmingham Rep Theatre.

 

Film

A LITTLE MUSIC      

(Kudos/Film4) Original psychological chiller

THE WASTE TIDE 

(Warp Films/BFI) Adaptation of Stanley Chen’s science fiction novel

 

Television – Development

NOUGHTS AND CROSSES 

1 x 60’ episode for Mammoth / BBC

THE LAST KINGDOM 3 

1 x 60’ episode for Carnival / Netflix

ISAAC NEWTON  

(BBC Studios) 1×90 Original single drama script commission

SYNTAX      

(Bad Wolf) 1×60 Original crime series pilot

THE SPOILS    

(House Productions) Original psychological thriller series

KISS CLOSE      

(Kudos) Original thriller series

 

Television – Credits

RIVIERA      

2 x 60’ episodes for Archery / Sky Atlantic

CAMOUFLAGE    

1×30’ episode, part of Channel 4’s COMING UP series

Call Tanya to discuss Lydia or other Writers

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