NATALIE MITCHELL

Natalie writes for television, theatre and radio.

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 Radio 3’s the Wire and afternoon play THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD for radio 4. She is currently under commission to 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.

She is currently developing original TV projects with The Forge.