Kefi Chadwick

Playwright and screenwriter

Theatre, Film & TV
Jessica Cooper
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Kefi is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter.

Her play, Mathematics of the Heart, won Best New Play at the Brighton Festival 2011 and an 'Outstanding Artistic Achievement' award. It transferred to Theatre 503 in London in 2012 and enjoyed a sell-out run and widespread critical praise.
Other work includes the short play, Sexlife, which premiered as part of Peep at the Plesance at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival and was performed again in the Assembly Gardens in 2013. SexLife has since been adapted into a short film directed by Stefan Georgiou and starring Dylan Edwards and Jemima Rooper. It is produced by Chasing the Bear.

Kefi has also written a short film called Girl Power. Produced by Attercop and starring Jason Flemyng, Dakota Blue Richards and Alice Lowe.

She has also written short plays for Latitude Festival and the Miniaturists at the Arcola.

Her short film, Cregan, has been screened in competition both nationally and internationally including the Belfast Film Festival, Soho Rushes, New York Downtown Film Festival Audience Choice Screening, Foyle Film Festival and the Brighton Film Festival. It won a prize at Waterford Film Festival and was selected by BBC Film Network for broadcast on their website.

Her short fiction has been published internationally and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

She is currently developing a new play with Nottingham Playhouse in conjunction with the Royal Court Theatre, London as well as writing her first feature film commission, Do It Romanes with Melenchuk Williams.

She is also developing a TV series with Noho Film and TV.


Peep 2012 to 2013
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Donnacadh O'Bruain
Writer Kefi Chadwick

La Petit Mort and SexLife written by Kefi featured as part of this collection of plays about sex and relationships

Premiered at Latitude Festival in 2012, Peep then went on to be performed at Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and 2013 and again at Latitude 2013

Come to Where I'm From 2012
Brighton Dome
Producer Paines Plough
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play for Paines Plough series about your hometown

Cabaret Night on a Sinking Ship 2009
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Director Vince O'Connell
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commission from New Writing South

Below Zero 2008

Director Mary Swan
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play for 14-16 year olds.

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

Commission by Proteus Theatre

Eden 2008

Director Jo McInnes
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play reading at the Old Vic

Creator and Writer
Exiles 2012

Creator Kefi Chadwick
Writer Kefi Chadwick

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

Mathematics of the Heart 2012
The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Donnacadh O'Briain
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Fresh Start 2006
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Annie Castledine
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Deal Mar 2005
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Guy Picot
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Hackers 2013

In Development  
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Co-written with Gregory Booty

Creator and Writer
SexLife Short
Chasing the Bear
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Stefan Georgiou
Writer Kefi Chadwick
Starring Dylan Edwards & Jemima Rooper

A short film adaptation of Kefi's original play 

Girl Power Short
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Benjamin Bee
Writer Kefi Chadwick
Starring Dakota Blue Richards

The Tiger Heist Feature

Creator Kefi Chadwick
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Cregan Short

Creator Kefi Chadwick
Producer Richard Landy
Director Steve North
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Produced as part of Screen South and Film Council Digital Shorts Awards

Punch Bag 2012

Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commissioned by Proteus Theatre on the issue of domestic violence

Royal Court Theatre Writers' Programme 2012