Natalie Mitchell

Writer, Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Natalie writes for television, theatre and radio. She is currently developing an original audio drama with Somethin' Else for BBC Sounds and her play GERM FREE ADOLESCENT is soon to have a run at The Bunker. Her play THIS WOUNDED ISLAND, produced by Anything Other Theatre Company recently premiered, touring the south-east of England before playing at Theatre 503 at Battersea. Natalie has been commissioned by the Synergy Theatre Project to write a play, TO MY YOUNGER SELF and her other recent play, WHEN THEY GO LOW was part of last year's Connections season at the National Theatre. She is a regular writer on EASTENDERS and has recently written an episode for series three of ACKLEY BRIDGE after having written on series two. 

In 2007, her first play CAN’T STAND ME NOW was presented as part of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival, which led to her representing England at the World Interplay Young Writer’s Festival. In 2010 Natalie was one of nine writers’ on the Royal Court’s ‘Supergroup’, and in 2012 she was on the final BBC Writer Academy, leading to her writing across Continuing Drama in 2013. She continues to write regularly for EASTENDERS and contributes to storylines.

Natalie’s radio plays include PROUD for BBC Radio 3’s the Wire, HIDDEN HARM and afternoon play THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, both for BBC Radio 4. Her play for young audiences CRAWLING IN THE DARK was performed at the Almeida Theatre in 2011, and more recently her play for teenagers, GERM FREE ADOLESCENT toured community venues in Kent. Her theatre work has also been presented at the Royal Court, Soho, Hampstead and Finborough Theatres.

Natalie’s interest in writing for young audiences comes from her background in education- she is an experienced facilitator with over ten years’ experience for companies including Clean Break, Bush Theatre, Old Vic New Voices and the Almeida Theatre. At the latter, she spent four years as the YFA Projects Manager, creating and producing new work with and for young people. As producer, her shows include THE RED HELICOPTER by Robin French; ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS by John Donnelly and the Brian Way nominated PARALLAX by Rebecca Prichard.

In Development

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THE PIPER

Somethin' Else / BBC Sounds

Original Series co-written with Vickie Donoghue

Television

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ACKLEY BRIDGE

2019

The Forge / Channel 4

Series 3, 1 x episode

ACKLEY BRIDGE

2018

The Forge/ Channel 4

Series 2, 1 x episode

EASTENDERS

BBC

Multiple episodes

Theatre

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GERM FREE ADOLESCENT

2019

The Bunker Theater

TO MY YOUNGER SELF

Synergy Theatre Project

Stage Play in Development

THIS WOUNDED ISLAND

2019

Anything Other Theatre Company

Stage Play, toured in North Kent, Medway and London (Theatre 503)

WHEN THEY GO LOW

2018

National Theatre Connections

Stage Play

CAN’T STAND ME NOW

Royal Court

Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival

GERM FREE ADOLESCENT

Toured community venues in Kent

CRAWLING IN THE DARK

2011

Almeida Theatre

THE RED HELICOPTER

As Producer. Written by Robin French.

ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS

As Producer. Written by John Donnelly.

PARALLAX

As Producer. Written by Rebecca Prichard, nominated for the Brian Way prize.

Radio

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PROUD

BBC Radio 3

For The Wire

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

BBC Radio 4

HIDDEN HARM

2016

BBC Radio 4