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Sonia Jalaly

Writer

Agent

Hannah Boulton

Sonia is a writer and theatre maker from Manchester.

Her debut solo show, Happy Birthday Without You, toured to Kiln Theatre and Paines Plough’s Roundabout at the Edinburgh Fringe and she has devised and written a number of community theatre shows with companies such as Company Three, Kiln Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Hull Truck.

She is currently on attachment with Kiln Theatre as part of ETT’s Nationwide Voices and has recently completed a year on the Royal Court’s Long Form Writer’s Group 2020. She was a member of BBC Writersroom Comedy Room 2018 and has since written for a number of CBBC and CBeebies shows including Class DismissedJustin’s House and Biff and Chip.

She is currently co-writing a new audio comedy-drama for Whistledown Productions and Audible and is under commission with HighTide and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

THEATRE

UNTITLED COMMISSION (Kiln/ ETT New Voices)

DEMOLITION MAN (Royal Exchange Commission)

OH WE DO LIKE TO BE (HighTide Commission)

PINK (Royal Court Writers Group)

BITS (In development)
Supported by The Wellcome Trust and Split Infinitive Trust

Bruntwood Prize Longlist 2019

THE BOY WHO GREW A TWISTY TALE (2016)
Commissioned by The Herd Theatre in collaboration with Hull Truck
Presented at Hull City Hall and toured Hull schools

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITHOUT YOU (2015)

A Tricycle Theatre and PaperMash Theatre co-production
The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, Tricycle Theatre and Paines Plough’s Roundabout at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
Winner of The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival Best Newcomer Award 2014

TELEVISION

SWASHBUCKLE (CBeebies) 2020
Writer

JUSTIN’S HOUSE (CBeebies) 2020
Writer

BIFF AND CHIP (CBeebies) 2020
Writer

CATFISH (BBC Taster) 2019
Creator & Writer

THE AMELIA GETHING COMPLEX (CBBC) 2019
Writer

CLASS DISMISSED (CBBC) 2019
Writer

BUNK 
6 x 30’ comedy

Creator & Writer
BBC Comedy Room 2018

AUDIO

THE DAY THE EARTH DIDN’T DIE (Audible/ Whistledown) Current

OAK TREE CLOSE (BBC Radio 4) 2021

Call Hannah to discuss Sonia or other Writers

+44 (0) 207 467 0121