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Poppy Corbett



Nick Quinn


Poppy is a playwright based in London, and recently won the Sixteenfeet First Draft Award where her play It’s My Party was adapted for radio.

Her full length play Hatchling won the inaugural Masterclass Pitch Your Play competition in 2013.

Poppy teaches Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her teaching resource book for primary schools (co-written with Pie Corbett), The Enormous Book of Talk for Writing Games was published in 2013 (Philip and Tacey). She is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers’ programme and also directs for the theatre.


CHECKOUT (Arcola Theatre/Miniaturists 10th Birthday Bash) 2015
Short play

IT’S MY PARTY (Brixton Library/Sixteen Feet) 2015
Winner of Sixteen Feet’s ‘First Draft’ Lambeth playwriting competition. Short play. (This has since been chosen to be adapted for audio-listening.)
Link to the winning radio adaption: 

CYBER-BABIES (Park Theatre/Little Pieces of Gold) 2014
Short play

HATCHLING (Theatre Royal Haymarket) 2013
Winner of the inaugural Masterclass ‘Pitch Your Play’ competition. Rehearsed reading

ROBIN HOOD (Bigfoot Arts) 2013
Pantomime for London schools’ tour

LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN  (Arcola Theatre/Miniaturists) 2013
Short play

HATCHLING (Old Red Lion, rehearsed reading) 2012
Rehearsed reading

(Southwark Playhouse/Arcola/Theatre 503/Ugly Sisters Productions) 2012
Short play performed as part of The Story Project

GORMENGHAST: TITUS GROAN (The Actors’ Church/Blackshaw/Irish Theatre) 2012
A new adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s novel, co-written with three other writers.

MOTHER (The Drayton Arms Theatre/Crooked Pieces) 2012
A short monologue written for Piece By Piece

BRANDED (Agent 160/Chapter Arts/Theatre 503/The Arches) 2012
UK tour of launch plays, ‘Agent 160 Presents Agent 160’.

OMG! (Millfield Arts Centre/ Point Blank) 2011
A youth musical, funded by the Arts Council and Enfield Council

Short play for the PLAYlist project

HOOTERS MAKES YOU HAPPY (Mountview Graduating Directors) 2010
Short play

QUEEN VICTORIA (Rag Factory/V Ensemble) 2010
Short monologue written for Classical Women: Reworked

YOUR NATION LOVES YOU (Old Vic Tunnels/:DELIRIUM:/Old Vic New Voices) 2010
Co-written with Ollie Kaderbhai

YOUR NATION LOVES YOU (Lyric Hammersmith studio) 2009
Research and development showing

THE GLASSHOUSE (Central School of Speech and Drama) 2009
Written as part of Masters degree

ENGLAND: 2009 (Central School of Speech and Drama) 2009
Written as part of Masters degree

SPIDERS (Soho Theatre) 2008
Twenty minute play, written for the Bristol Old Vic graduating directors’ showcase

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