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Sonia Jalaly

About Sonia Jalaly

Sonia is a writer and theatremaker 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.

Sonia is 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. Sonia co-wrote and created an audio comedy-drama for Whistledown Productions and Audible.

Sonia is currently under commission with HighTide and the Royal Exchange Theatre, and is co-writing this year’s Panto for The Lyric, Hammersmith, as well as developing a television project with DreamWorks.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • UNTITLED COMMISSION
    • Kiln/ ETT New Voices
    • BITS
    • Supported by The Wellcome Trust and Split Infinitive Trust

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SWASHBUCKLE (2020)
    • CBeebies
    • Writer
    • JUSTIN’S HOUSE (2020)
    • CBeebies
    • Writer
    • BIFF AND CHIP (2020)
    • CBeebies
    • Writer
    • CATFISH (2019)
    • BBC Taster
    • Creator and Writer
    • THE AMELIA GETHING COMPLEX (2019)
    • CBBC
    • Writer
    • CLASS DISMISSED (2019)
    • CBBC
    • Writer
    • BUNK
    • BBC Comedy Room 2018
    • BBC Comedy Room 2018 | 6 x 30’ comedy

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • DEMOLITION MAN
    • Royal Exchange Commission
    • OH WE DO LIKE TO BE
    • HighTide Commission
    • PINK
    • Royal Court Writers Group
    • 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

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • Audible/ Whistledown
    • BBC Radio 4