2018 Writers

Lloyd Evans 

Lloyd Evans is a journalist writing theatre reviews and parliamentary sketches for the Spectator. As a playwright and performer credits include ‘A History of Feminism As Told By A Sexist Pig’, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival, 2015. ‘When Boris Met Dave’, docu-drama, Channel 4, 2010.  ‘Grand Slam’, comedy, Kings Head, Islington, 2008. Co-author of ‘Who’s The Daddy?’ 2005 – the first play about Boris Johnson’s sex life. (Best New Comedy Whatsonstage). ‘Meaningful Sex’, 30-minute comedy for BBC 3, 2001.  ‘Zero Tolerance’, afternoon play for Radio 4, 2000. AOL, poet-in-residence for Out There News, 2000. UK Poetry Slam Winner, Cheltenham Festival, 1999.  Currently in development Lloyd’s next play is ‘Bubbles in Neverland,’ a comic biography of Michael Jackson narrated by Bubbles the Chimp.


Jess Green

Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2015 her first collection, Burning Books, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and as a poetry and music show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on national tour. In 2016 she adapted this show as a stage play which was long-listed for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award and performed to sell-out audiences at Curve Theatre Leicester in 2017. It will tour nationally in Autumn 2018. Jess has written for Channel 4 and the BBC and her second collection, ‘A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn’, is published with Burning Eye Books in July 2018.


Pete Talman

His play ‘The Postgraduate’ was selected by Platform Live Productions (2017) and he won the ‘Make The Cut’ monologue competition iwith his monologue ‘Give it up for Evolution’ (2017). His full-length play, ‘Girls’ and Boys’ was shortlisted for Bolton’s Octagon Theatre playwriting competition (2016). He is a member of The Director’s Cut Writers Club where many of his shorter pieces have been performed. Other credits include ‘Blank Verse’, Ghost Dog Showcase (2013) ‘What’s Not To Like’ was shortlisted for the No More Page 3 campaign and various songs and sketches have been performed in Canal Café’s News Revue. Published work includes ‘Arf-n-Arf’ and commissions include the libretto for a version of “Rumplestiltskin” by Dorset Education Authority.