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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 the recent critically-acclaimed hit, THIS WILL END BADLY (Pleasance, Edinburgh/Southwark Playhouse, London). His play AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I’VE FUCKED premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014.

As a screenwriter, Rob has two feature films currently in production: GRETEL AND HANSEL, a horror film with MGM/Orion/Automatik, directed by Oz Perkins; MONDAY with Faliro House/DJ Films/Automatik, directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and starring Denise Gough and Sebastian Stan.

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

His short film NEW GODS was 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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