ABOUT ME

I’m Ollie and I’m a multi award-nominated playwright and screenwriter. 

 

A little about me: I’m a die-hard Tim Minchin fan, I know all the words to Act One of Hamilton, I saw The Great Gatsby seven times in the cinema and if I see a dog when walking I’ll address the dog ahead of the person. I mean, that’s as good as anything.

 

I began writing when at university having joined the Theatre Club almost immediately. It led onto my first play being written, Hold for Three Seconds, a three hander about strangers trapped in a lift. The play would go on to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and from there I would earn a place on the Almeida’s Labyrinth Writing Course.

 

It was this course which taught me all the necessities of writing for theatre and it has proven a wonderful leap frog for me to learn more about writing and being brought onto other projects.

I am currently a member of the Hampstead Theatre Inspire 2020 course. I'm on attachment with the Hampstead all year under the supervision of playwright Roy Williams - it has been a true shining light and point of inspiration this year. 

 

I’m also slowly moving into television writing as well as theatre. I’m adapting my play Cuttings into a television script, I’m developing my BAFTA Rocliffe Shortlisted Script Boarders and am working on a few other spec scripts.

 

I’m ever keen to meet new people and learn things and collaborate on projects!

My Writing

 
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Hold For Three Seconds

Hold for Three Seconds ran at the View on North Bridge for a two week run. It starred Reece Connolly, Becky Rourke, Aidan Peppin and Dene Horgan (who also directed the piece.)

Photo credit: Cam Harle