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Rob Hayes

Writer

Rob’s plays include THE DIABOLIC BANQUET (Contact Theatre, Manchester); A BUTCHER OF DISTINCTION (King’s Head Theatre, London); STEP 9 [OF 12] (Trafalgar Studios, London); AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I’VE FUCKED (Underbelly, Edinburgh/Worldwide); THIS WILL END BADLY (Pleasance, Edinburgh/Southwark Playhouse, London); and a reimagining of Aphra Behn’s THE ROVER (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff).

As a screenwriter, he wrote on series two of the E4 show CHEWING GUM, and has half-hour comedy script commissions with ITV2/Retort; Objective Television; Guilty Party Pictures; and FX/Escape Artists.

His latest short film NEW GODS has been officially selected for New York Film Festival 2016 and Leeds International Film Festival 2016.

Rob won the Tom Erhardt Award in 2013 for Most Promising Playwright, and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and the Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award with director Ned Bennett. Rob is an alumnus of the Royal Court Writers’ Studio Group and the Super Group, and was also a member of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Hub.

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