Ayeesha is currently working on a play for the National Theatre. Her adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK, re-imagined in the concrete jungle of present day Mumbai, will be broadcast on Radio 4 in 2021.
At the BBC Audio Drama Awards, her adaptation of A TALE OF TWO CITIES won Best Adaptation in 2019. Her MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN won the Outstanding Achievement award in 2018. She has won Sony Awards for her adaptations of Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire) and THE CAIRO TRILOGY.
Ayeesha’s original detective drama UNDERCOVER MUMBAI has run for three series on Radio 4. She also wrote INTO THE MAZE for the Riot Girls series.
Her adaptations for radio include GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, OLIVER: Lagos to London, A TALE OF TWO CITIES: Aleppo and London, A FINE BALANCE, THE SEVENTH TEST, THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, SIX SUSPECTS, and MY NAME IS RED.
Ayeesha’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s THE MIRROR CRACK’D, re-imagined for an Indian audience and directed by Melly Still, was performed in Mumbai in 2020.