Sophie
Swithinbank

Playwright

Sophie Swithinbank is an award-winning playwright, based in London. Her play Bacon (Tony Craze Award Winner, Soho Theatre, 2018) is currently being produced by Finborough Theatre, with support from Soho Theatre. Earlier versions of Bacon appeared at Theatre503 and Arcola Theatre. Bacon is currently in development for a TV adaptation with a major production company. Circle Game, originally written for Oxford School of Drama, was shortlisted for the Phil Fox Award 2020. 

Sophie’s previous works include Even In Arcadia (Longlisted for Verity Bargate Award, Soho Theatre, 2020), The Fellowship (Picturedrome, University of Northampton), Where There Is Smoke (National Theatre Learning), Come Inside (Bush Theatre) and The Superhero (Lyric Hammersmith). Sophie is currently working on Surrender, a one-act play about motherhood. She teaches Playwriting at the University of Northampton.

CV

Theatre

Writer 

Maltings Theatre
Maltings Theatre/Minack Theatre
Producer Oxford School of Drama
Director Hannah Hauer-King

Circle Game explores many types of addiction and what it means to be in recovery. Shortlisted for the Phil Fox Award. First performed at the Soho Theatre adapted for Zoom

Southwark Playhouse
Bacon
Tony Craze Award 2018
Producer Charlotte Bennett
Director Charlotte Bennett
Starring
  • Elliot Barnes Worrel
  • Jack Wilkinson
  • Bacon follows the story of an intoxicating and complicated friendship.

    Soho Theatre (Reading)/ Theatre 503/ Clapham Omnibus/ Housmanns
    Even in Arcadia
    David Bradshaw Writer in Residence 2019
    Producer Grace Boland
    Director Sophie Swithinbank

    A modern adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2020.



    Producer Kim Byford
    Director Sophie Neill

    Set over an evening on the beach, a group of teenagers grapple with sexuality, relationships and transformation

    National Theatre (Cottesloe Studio) / Pleasance Islington / Izzard Theatre
    Come Inside
    GLYPT Theatre Residency
    Director Helena Jackson
    Starring
  • Joe James
  • Lexi Bradburn
  • Jess Boyd
  • Eve Atkinson
  • Set inside the female body, Come Inside explores the dangerous and intricate journey of pregnancy

    Bush Theatre / GLYPT / Pleasance Islington
    Producer Get Lucky Theatre
    Director Phoebe Ladenburg
    Starring
  • Lauren Orrock
  • Joe James
  • Garry Summers
  • Tom McQueen
  • Alex Eagles
  • David Clayton
  • Fourteen year old Kate falls in love with a local Superhero, only to discover he is not quite who he seems

    Lyric Hammersmith / Drayton Arms / Tabard Theatre / Brighton Open Air Theatre

    Television

    Writer 

    TV adaptation of her own stage play. Currently optioned by a major production company.

    In Development