Comedy writer for film and television

Katherine Parkinson is an actress and writer.

She has worked in theatre, film and television, starring in The It Crowd and Humans and on stage in Home, I’m Darling and Much Ado about Nothing at the National Theatre.

Her first play Sitting opened at the Arcola Theatre in April 2019 after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was filmed for BBC4 in 2021.

She is currently developing television shows with Sky Studios and Kudos, and is working on her second play.




Producer Avalon
Director Sarah Bedi

Luke, Cassandra and Mary are sitting. They sit weekly for their portraits and, in a series of revealing sessions, end up sharing their funny and moving tales of love, longing and loss.

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh/ Arcola Theatre


Writer & Performer 

  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Marc Weinman
  • Mark Weinman
  • Adaptation of the play, airing on BBC Four as part of their 'Lights Up' season. 

    BBC for BBC Four