Rabiah Hussain

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Rabiah Hussain is a London based writer, her debut full-length play, SPUN, premiered at Arcola Theatre in July 2018 and received 4 star reviews in The Guardian and The Stage. She is currently adapting it as a TV series for Wall to Wall and she was recently part of the shadow scheme of season three of ACKLEY BRIDGE. Rabiah was part of BBC Drama Room 2018. 

Rabiah’s short plays and monologues have been part of programmes with The Bunker Theatre, RADA, Bechdel Theatre, Take Back Theatre and Three Pegs Productions. Rabiah was commissioned by Theatre Absolute to write a 30-minute monologue as part of their successful ARE WE WHERE WE ARE programme in Coventry. She was a storyteller for Battersea Art Centre's LONDON MIGRANT STORIES festival and contributed to their WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT film project.​

Rabiah is an alumnus of the B3 Media Talent Lab for upcoming BAME filmmakers. Her short online film, VAPOUR, was made by Various Instances film company.​ She has performed poetry at The Rich Mix, The Space Arts Centre, The Lost Theatre and Brixton BookJam and has poetry published in an anthology by The Asian Writer. 

In 2017, Rabiah curated a night of music, stories and spoken word to showcase the work of British Asian artists. Linked to this event, she also supported the launch of an initiative called Makrooh – a platform to highlight the work of British Muslim artists.

Rabiah has completed writing programmes with Criterion Theatre, Hachette Publishing, Royal Court Theatre and Kali Theatre. She is an alumnus of the Tamasha Playwrights programme with Tamasha Theatre.

Accompanying her creative work, Rabiah has contributed opinion pieces to The Guardian, Huffington Post Blog, Exeunt Magazine, Burnt Roti, The F-Word, Gal-Dem and Wales Arts Review.

In Development

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SPUN

Wall to Wall

TV adaptation of her homonymous play

Theatre

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SPUN

2018

Arcola Theatre

Writer, Debut full-length play

WHERE I LIVE AND WHAT I LIVE FOR

2017

Theatre Absolute

Writer, 30 minute monologue commissioned as part of Theatre Absolute's 'Are We Where We Are' programme

BINNACLE

2017

Bechdel Theatre, Bunker Theatre

Writer. Short play commissioned for Bechdel Testing Life festival of writing by female playwrights, taking inspiration from recorded real life conversations between women

SPEAK

2017

Writer,
Monologue performed as part of Take Back Togetherness programme, Rada Festival, and as part of Bunker Without Borders festival, The Bunker Theatre

DISSECTED

2017

Writer, short play showcased at Bunker Without Borders festival at The Bunker Theatre

DESIRABLE

2017

The Space Arts Centre

Writer and performer of spoken word monologue, One Festival

GAZE

2017

Tamasha Theatre

Rehearsed Reading

DISSECTED

2017

The Rehearsal Room

Rehearsed Reading

LITTLE ENGLAND

2016

Blackshaw Theatre

Rehearsed Reading

FISH KILL

2014

The Horse Hospital

Short play presented as part of Peg’s Off programme for Three Peg’s Productions

HER ASHES

2013

Tamasha Theatre

Rehearsed Reading

Short Films

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VAPOUR

2018

Various Instances Production

Writer

Television

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ACKLEY BRIDGE

The Forge / Channel 4

Series 3, shadow scheme writer