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Rebecca Manley

Writer

Agent

Tanya Tillett

Writing

Rebecca is under commission at West Yorkshire Playhouse and has been commissioned 3 times by National Youth Theatre with productions at the Lowry, Salford, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre and the Arcola. She has written two plays for SMASHfest, a STEM arts festival for young people at the Albany theatre. She was a member of the Royal Court Writers group in 2015.

Rebecca is currently working on a stage adaptation of Jorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth with Peter Straughan. She has a TV comedy drama in development with Objective.

Currently on the Women in Film and Television mentoring scheme.

 

Acting

Rebecca is also an actor. Recent roles include Mary, playing opposite Timothy Spall in the new adaptation of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams for Channel 4, written by Jack Thorne, Barbara in Shane Meadows BAFTA winning This is England 86, 88 and 90, Shelly, Arbor’s mum in Clio Barnard’s BAFTA nominated film The Selfish Giant, and Reverend Kathy Robertson in The Moorside recently screened on BBC1. She is represented by Aileen McEwan at Hatton Mcewan Penford for acting work.

 

Teaching/other

Rebecca continues to teach for a number of organisations, working with women in prisons and secure settings for Clean Break,  with young actors at National Youth Theatre and on the MA in playwriting at the University of Essex. She has an MA from the Institute of Education and her dissertation about the therapeutic effects of drama on women ex-offenders was shortlisted for the Sunley Prize, awarded for outstanding contributions to research in criminal justice.

Advisory roles

Call Tanya to discuss Rebecca or other Writers

+44 (0)207 727 1346