Sophie Swithinbank is a London based playwright. Her play, Bacon, won the 2018 Tony Craze Award, and she is currently developing the piece at Soho Theatre. Sophie is Writer In Residence at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, through the David Bradshaw Creative Writing programme, with whom she is commissioned to write a play (working title Arcadia) inspired by the works of Evelyn Waugh. 

Sophie is also under commission with Bexhill College, writing a play for young people, Where There Is Smoke, which covers themes of sexuality, relationships and transformation. Where There Is Smoke, has had a rehearsed reading at the National Theatre, and will soon tour schools and theatres. Sophie has also written an audio drama for Theatre 503 that will be launched next month. 

Previous works include Come Inside (Bush Theatre, 2017) and The Superhero (Lyric Hammersmith, 2017).




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

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

    A modern adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited

    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
  • 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
  • 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