Somalia Seaton

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Somalia is a British Jamaican and Nigerian writer and theatre maker, born and raised in South-East London. She trained at East 15 Acting School.

She is Founder and 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. Her play FALL OF THE KINGDOM, RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER awarded her a Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist Prize, and Alfred Fagon Longlist.

Her work has been produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Clean Break, and Stratford East. 

She is currently under commission to The RSC, Bush Theatre, The Unicorn and Paines Plough.

In Development

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THEATRE

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Paines Plough / Roundabout

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Bush Theatre / Talawa

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RSC

New play in development for The Swan

SCREEN

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World Productions

Original TV series in development

UNTITLED

Moli Films

Adaptation of "Black by Design; A 2-Tone Memoir" by Pauline Black

Theatre

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MINI ME (My White Best Friend festival)

2019

Bunker

Curated by Rachel De-Lahay & Milli Bhatia

WOMB

2017

Bush Theatre

As part of Black Lives, Black Words

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

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

THE BOY AND THE DAME

2014

Bush Theatre: BOOM Festival

2013

Theatre Royal Stratford East

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

Television

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THE RECOGNISERS

2018

Hera Pictures

Writers' Room

LOOKED AFTER

2018

Twelve Town

Writers' Room

Other

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Writers Collective Member

2014 - 2015

Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree's resident writers group