Suhayla El-Bushra

SUHAYLA EL-BUSHRA writes for stage and screen. She was writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio from April 2015 to August 2016, during which time her adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide was staged in the Lyttelton Theatre. Other stage work includes Pigeons (Royal Court 2013 and tour), Cuckoo (Unicorn Theatre, 2014) The Kilburn Passion (Tricycle, 2014) and Arabian Nights (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 2017). She is under commission with Chichester Festival Theatre, The National Theatre and The Bridge Theatre. For screen, her credits include 2 series of C4’s Ackley Bridge, and a short film for Film4. In 2018 Suhayla became one of 18 selected for BAFTA Elevate (a scheme made for advancing the career of experienced writers). She is currently writing an episode of Becoming Elizabeth (The Forge/Starz Channel) and a screenplay with Neon Films as well as several original ideas and scripts for film/TV.