Kefi Chadwick

Playwright and screenwriter

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Kefi Chadwick is a multi award winning writer. 

Her play, Mathematics of the Heart, won Best New Play at Brighton Festival in 2011 and went on to a sell out run at Theatre 503, London in 2012. Any Means Necessary, her new play about undercover police officers, has just been on at the Nottingham Playhouse. She is developing a feature version of the play with mentorship from Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Creative England.

Her two short plays, SexLife and La Petite Mort played at Latitude Festival and in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013. She also created a bespoke piece of theatre for Latitude in 2013 which then went on to be developed by the Arts Council and resulted an interactive show called How Was It For You? which premiered at Brighton Dome, Feb 2015. She has also contributed to Paines Plough Come To Where I’m From

Her first short film, Cregan, won at Waterford film festival and screened nationally and internationally. Her second, Girlpower, won Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica film festival 2014 and again screened nationally and internationally. Her current short, SexLife, has screened at 15 Oscar and BAFTA accredited festivals including Tribeca in the USA and Encounters in the UK. She is currently developing her first feature film with Ignition Films. 

For TV, Kefi has written for River City for BBC Scotland and is developing further TV projects with Lovely Day, Kudos, Greenacre Films and Noho Film and TV. 

Kefi was also on the Royal Court Writers’ programme.

Brims with vitality and acuity, resulting in a pleasing and pertinent play about the nature of rivalry and relationships

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Subtly charming and funny, SexLife is touching in its honesty

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Director Giles Croft

An original play about the wives of undercover policemen

Nottingham Playhouse

Interactive play about sex and intimacy. Funded by The Arts Council

Brighton Dome
Producer Paines Plough

An original play for the Paines Plough series about the writers' hometown

Brighton Dome
Mathematics of the Heart
Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival
Director Donnacadh O'Briain

Paul MacMillan is a Doctor of Chaos Theory. Specialist subject: storm patterns. But with his itinerant musician brother living on his sofa and his girlfriend Emma pushing for a new future, prediction is proving increasingly difficult. Then the arrival of Zainab, a new PhD student, catapults Paul's world into real chaos.

The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton / Theatre 503
Producer Natural Shocks
Director Donnacadh O'Bruain

Le Petit Mort and SexLife featured as part of this collection of plays about sex and relationships.

Pleasance Courtyard / Assembly Gardens
Director Jo McInnes
Play reading at the Old Vic
Director Mary Swan

Play for 14-16 year olds.

Mid-scale touring production that toured London and the South East

Commission by Proteus Theatre


Multi-discipline public art theatre installation in Basingstoke and Southampton

Proteus Theatre

Long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award.

A play about the dangerous nature of female friendship, obsession and violence. 

Director Guy Picot
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton



Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama in development

Lovely Day
In development
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original returning drama series in development

Greenacre Film & TV
River City
1 x '60
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commissioned to write episode 18 for series 14

BBC Scotland
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Returning series currently in development

Noho Films & TV


Writer & Creator

Director Stefan Georgiou
  • Jemima Roper
  • Dylan Edwards

    Based on Kefi's critically acclaimed play, SexLife is the story of Dan's ham-fisted attempts to get ‘new’ mother Mia into bed with hilarious, emotional and musical consequences.

    Chasing the Bear
    Girl Power
    Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival
    Director Ben Bee
  • Dakota Blue Richards
  • Alice Lowe
  • Jason Flemyng

    1997. Tony Blair is on the road to power, Britpop is at its height and spin is the order of the day. Into this dizzy world of high glamour and false promises comes Cass, a fresh graduate, keen to get to the heart of the excitement, and Innocent Publishing appears to offer the perfect way in. After all, they’re publishing an official book on Blur AND Tony Blair’s autobiography - once he’s Prime Minister. But Cass is soon to discover that behind cool Britannia there is a much darker place that will take her to the very edge of who she thinks she is. Will she succumb or can she find a way back from the brink?

    2nd Prize at the Best International Short Film Category at the Waterford Film Festival
    Producer Richard Landy
    Director Steve North
    10 minute short film produced as part of Screen South and Film Council Digital Shorts Awards





    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4