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Rob Hayes



Emily Hickman

Rob has built a reputation on writing darkly comedic plays, including THE DIABOLIC BANQUET (Contact Theatre, Manchester), A BUTCHER OF DISTINCTION (King’s Head Theatre, London), STEP 9 [OF 12] (Trafalgar Studios, London), and THIS WILL END BADLY (Pleasance, Edinburgh/Southwark Playhouse, London). His play AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I’VE FUCKED has been revived several times worldwide since its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival.

As a screenwriter, Rob’s debut film GRETEL AND HANSEL (MGM/Orion/Automatik), directed by Oz Perkins, had a wide US theatrical release in 2020.

His second film, MONDAY (Faliro House/DJ Films/Automatik), directed and co-written by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and starring Denise Gough and Sebastian Stan, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, followed by a global day & date release.

Currently he has projects in development with Ray Pictures, Temple Hill, Escape Plan, Star Thrower and Fearless Minds.

Rob also sold an original half-hour pitch to FX in the US and acted as script consultant and wrote additional material on series two of the E4 show CHEWING GUM.

Rob’s written a number of short films including NEW GODS, which was selected for New York Film Festival 2016 and Leeds International Film Festival 2016, and was later broadcast on RTÉ.

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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