Alecky Blythe

Writer and director for theatre, television and film 

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Biography

Alecky is a playwright and screenwriter who won a Time Out Award for her first play, Come Out Eli, and was selected as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2007.

In 2003, Alecky set up Recorded Delivery (Verbatim Theatre Company). The term 'recorded delivery' has now become synonymous with the verbatim technique she employs.

In July 2009, Alecky's play The Girlfriend Experience transferred from the Royal Court to the Young Vic, and Do We Look Like Refugees?, won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010.

London Road, which she co-authored with composer Adam Cork, won Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Awards and was revived in 2012 at the National Theatre in the Olivier after its sellout in the Cottesloe in 2011. Alecky was also involved in Headlong Theatre's production of Decade, and wrote and co-directed The Riots; In their Words, a drama documentary for BBC2. Her most recent play, Where Have I Been All My Life? was produced at the New Vic Theatre in April 2012.

She is currently working on a new commission for the National and another for the Almeida; adapting London Road for film with BBC Films and Cuba Pictures; and has co-written Friday Night Sex for the Royal Court's Open Court Season with Michael Wynne.

CV

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Television
Writer and Director
The Riots: In Their Own Words 2 x 60'
2012
BBC for BBC2
Director Alecky Blythe
Writer Alecky Blythe

Verbatim dramatisation of the London riots of 2011 based on interviews with those involved

Theatre
Writer
Untitled Commission 2013
National Theatre
Writer Alecky Blythe

New commission for the National Theatre

Untitled Commission 2013
Almeida
Writer Alecky Blythe

New commission for the Almeida

Where Have I Been All My Life? 2012
New Vic Theatre
Director Theresa Heskins
Writer Alecky Blythe

Decade 2011
St Katherine's Dock
Producer Headlong
Director Rupert Goold
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Tobias Menzies, Charlotte Randle & Lia Williams

A Headlong Theatre production which investigates the legacy of 9/11

National Theatre
Director Rufus Norris
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Rosalie Craig, Kate Fleetwood, Nick Holder, Claire Moore & Michael Shaeffer

Musical drama portraying the lives of the residents of London Road following the Ipswich murders.

Royal Court
Director Joe Hill-Gibbins
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Debbie Chazen, Lu Corfield, Esther Coles, Beatie Edney & Alex Lowe

Play based on interviews with prostitutes in a brothel.

Read
A Man in a Box 2007
National Theatre Studio
Director Matthew Dunster
Writer Alecky Blythe

Comedy about a family reunion.

Cruising 2006
Bush Theatre
Director Matthew Dunster
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Jason Barnett, Ian Dunne & Claire Lichee

Comedy charting pensioners' attempts to find love.

I Only Came Here for Six Months 2006
British Council, Brussels
Writer Alecky Blythe

Play based on interviews with Bruxellois about their lives in Brussels

Courtyard, Hereford
Director Theresa Heskins
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Angela Bain, Phil Cheadle, Morgan George, Philip Marshall & Kesty Morrison

Political drama exploring the use of migrant labour on industrial scale strawberry farms.

Come Out Eli 2003
Arcola
Director Sara Powell
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Don Gilet, Philip Marshall & Sarah Quist

Play dramatising the Hackney siege in 2002, the longest siege in British history.

Writer and Director
Assembly @ George Street
Producer Beyond Borders Productions
Director Alecky Blythe
Writer Alecky Blythe

Verbatim piece created from interviews with refugees

New Wimbledon Studio
Director Alecky Blythe
Writer Alecky Blythe
Starring Jason Barnett, Philip Marshall, Lizzie Roper & Alice Selwyn

Play exposing life behind the scenes at the Wimbledon Chammpionships.

The Day Of All The Days 2005
London Eye
Director Alecky Blythe
Writer Alecky Blythe

Play exploring fair trade coffee farming.

Writer and Curator
The Big Idea: Sex 2013
Royal Court Theatre
Writer Alecky Blythe

An evening of works looking at sex, including a reading of Judy Blume's Forever and an investigation into Friday Night Sex

Film
Writer
London Road Feature
2013
Cuba Pictures
In development
Director Rufus Norris
Writer Alecky Blythe

Film adaptation of the verbatim musical about the Ipswich murders