Somalia Seaton

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Somalia is a British writer and actress of Jamaican and Nigerian parentage, born and raised in South-East London. She trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA(Hons) contemporary theatre course.

She is Artistic Director of No Ball Games Allowed, a company creating work with young people at its core.

Her debut play CROWNING GLORY was shortlisted for the 2014 Alfred Fagon Award. FALL OF THE KINGDOM, RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER was longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award and shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Her work has been produced by Clean Break, the RSC and the The Yard. She is currently under commission to Talawa & The Bush, Tonic Theatre and The Tricycle. 

Somalia is currently on attachment to the National Theatre.

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Bush Theatre / Talawa

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Tonic Theatre

Commission in development with Company 3
Part of their PLATFORM series and to be published by Nick Hern

AN ALTERNATIVE LIFE

Futures Theatre

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Polka

As part of their Technology Festival

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Paines Plough / Roundabout

Theatre

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MAPPING BRENT

2017

The Tricycle

Dir. Cressida Brown
Commission in development for the Tricycle’s Mapping Brent project

A LOVE LETTER TO THE CLOUD SEEKERS

2016

National Youth Theatre

Dir. Jude Christian
As part of Epic Stages

2016

RSC

Dir. Nadia Latif
Launched RSC's new venue The Other Place as part of Making Mischief Festival
*Finalist Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
*Longlisted for Alfred Fagon Award
Published by Oberon Books

2016

Clean Break / The Yard / Edinburgh Assembly Rooms

Dir. Roisin McBrinn
From development with NT Studio
Published by Nick Hern Books

CURLY FRIES AND BASS

2016

The Lyric, Hammersmith

Dir. Roy Weise
Short commission for Harts Theatre Company in association with The Lyric

THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT

2016

The Tricycle: Press Road Young Company

Dir. Rebecca Twydell

COURAGE WONDERLAND

2016

The Tricycle: Press Road Young Company

Dir. Rebecca Twydell

MAMA’S LITTLE ANGEL (Staged Reading)

2016

Yard Theatre

As part of Jerwood First Drafts season

HUSH LITTLE BABY

2015

Soho Theatre: Upstairs

Dir. Abigail Graham
Oxford School of Drama commission for third year graduates

FILTH

2015

Ardent Theatre Company

Dir. Des Kennedy

ABOVE AND BELOW

2015

Royal Court

Dir. Caitlin McLeod
Two week development

THE BOY AND THE DAME

2014

Bush Theatre: BOOM Festival

VARIETY MEAL: CHICKEN SHOP

2014

Company 3 / Islington Community Theatre

Dir. Ned Glasier/ Mona Lilly
Short commission developed with the company

2013

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Dir. Dawn Reid
*Longlisted for Alfred Fagon Award
Published by Oberon Books

Other

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Writers Collective Member

2014 - 2015

Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree's resident writers group