Chris Woodley

Writer - Performer - Educator

Chris Woodley

Looking for a writer for stage and screen?

Writer: In 2013 Chris Co-Founded Hyphen Theatre Company with Esmé Patey-Ford. They have produced two plays including Next Lesson and The Soft Subject (A Love Story). In 2015 Next Lesson had a sold out run at The Pleasance Theatre. In Summer 2017 The Soft Subject (A Love Story) had a critically accailmed run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show went on to tour at VAULTS Festival, Brighton Fringe and had a sold out run at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Since then Chris has been commissioned to write for a number of theatre projects including The Old Vic. In 2020 he wrote Ophelia Spice which screened on  BBC Performance: Culture in Quarantine. Chris has written articles for Gay Times, attitude and Teach Drama.

Need an actor for your new play?

Performer: Chris trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.  He has performed at The Criterion, The Lyric, The Yard, New Diorama, The Pleasance, Above The Stag and Greenwich Theatre. In 2017 he was nominated for The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence for his performance in his autobiographical solo show The Soft Subject.

Prepping for your Drama School auditions?

Educator: In 2003 Chris worked for CragRats Theatre Company before gaining a PGCE at Goldsmiths University in 2006. He has taught in a number of schools across the UK including the prestigious BRIT School. For Drama School audition prep, please get in touch via his contact page. 

 

Hyphen Theatre Company

Supported by:

The Old Vic Lab

Shoreditch Town Hall

Artsdepot

Greewich Theatre

Above The Stag

Lost Watch Theatre Company

 

PLAYS

 

NEXT LESSON

The Pleasance Theatre, London 2015 

Above The Stag, London 2018

New Theatre, Sydney 2018

The House of Commons, London 2018

Press:

★★★★★ Gay Times

★★★★ DIVA

★★★★ BOYZ

★★★★ attitude

★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★ West End Wilma

Shortlisted for The Polari First Book Prize 2019

 

BEDTIME STORY

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London 2016

 

WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AT CHRISTMAS

The BRIT School, London 2017

 

THE SOFT SUBJECT (A LOVE STORY)

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh 2017

VAULTS Festival, London 2018

Brighton Fringe, Brighton 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London 2018

The House of Commons, London 2018

Press:

"A lovely personal testament to family" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ ScotsGay

★★★★★ The Curtain Up Show

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★ The Wee Review

★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Critics Pick The Stage

Nominated for The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence

 

EAT SLEEP EXAM REPEAT

The Old Vic, London 2019

 

TOMMY ON TOP

Offie Nominated comedy at Above The Stag, London 2021

★★★★★ London Living Large

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ West End Wilma

★★★★ North West End

★★★★ Everything Theatre

★★★★ UK TW

 

HOMEWORK

Longlisted for The Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award 2021.