Alecky Blythe

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Photograph: Photo by Idil Sukan

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Assistant: Toby Smith

Film, TV & Theatre

Alecky is a playwright and actor.

In 2003, Alecky set up Recorded Delivery (Verbatim Theatre  Company). The term 'recorded delivery' has now become synonymous with the verbatim technique she employs.

Her first play Come Out Eli at the Arcola won the Time Out Award for the Best Production on the Fringe and transferred to the BAC for the Critics Choice Season. She went on to write Strawberry Fields for Pentabus and Cruising for the Bush.

In 2007 she was selected as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow following A Man In a Box for Channel 4.

In July 2009, Alecky's play The Girlfriend Experience transferred from the Royal Court to the Young Vic. In 2010 she teamed up with the National Theatre Studio and Rustaveli Theatre Tbilisi to make Do We Look Like Refugees?!, originally produced in Georgia before going to the Assembly Rooms and winning a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2010.

London Road, which she co-authored with composer Adam Cork, won Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Awards and was revived in 2012 at the National Theatre in the Olivier after its sellout in the Cottesloe in 2011.

Alecky was alsoinvolved in Headlong Theatre's production of Decade. More recently Where Have Been All My Life? was produced at the New Vic Theatre in April 2012 and she co-wrote Friday Night Sex for the Royal Court's Open Court Season with Michael Wynne.

She wrote and co-directed The Riots; In their Words, a drama documentary for BBC2 and has most recently adapted London Road into a feature film with Cuba Pictures, BBC Films and BFI.

Her show Little Revolution ran at the Almeida in autumn 2014.

She is developing new work in theatre, film and tv.

 

In Development

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Commission

2016

National Theatre

Film

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2016

Cuba Pictures

First showing at Village East Cinemas, New York

Television

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LONDON ROAD

2015

National Theatre/Cuba Pictures/BBC Films/BFI

DIALOGUES

Mammoth Screen/BBC 4

THE RIOTS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

2012

BBC2

Writer and Co-Director

A MAN IN A BOX

2007

Channel 4

Theatre

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5 DIRECTORS, 5 PLAYS, 5 DAYS

2016

The Young Vic

Commission to write a 5 minute play for performance on 5th Feb

LITTLE REVOLUTION

2014

Almeida Theatre

Dir: Joe Hill-Gibbins

FRIDAY NIGHT SEX

2013

Royal Court

Co-authored with Michael Wynne.
As part of the Open Court Season.

WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

2012

New Vic Theatre

Dir: Theresa Heskins

DECADE

2011

Headlong/National Theatre

Dir: Rupert Goold.
Contributing writer

London Road

2012

National Theatre - (Olivier)

Revival

London Road

2011

National Theatre-(Cottesloe)

Writer and Co-Lyricist. Dir. Rufus Norris. 2011 Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical. Nominated for 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

DO WE LOOK LIKE REFUGEES?!

2010

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival 2010.

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

2008

Royal Court Theatre & Drum Theatre Plymouth

Premiere followed by transfer to Young Vic in 2009.

CRUISING

2006

Bush Theatre

I ONLY CAME HERE FOR SIX MONTHS

2005

KVS and Halles de Schaerbeeck Brussels (British Council)

As Director

STRAWBERRY FIELDS

2005

Pentabus Theatre Company

ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE COME HERE

2004

New Wimbledon Theatre

as Director

COME OUT ELI

2003

Arcola Theatre

Time Out Award for the Best Production on the Fringe and transferred to the BAC for the Critics Choice Season.