Keith Akushie

Writer

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Keith began writing comedy at university before performing sketches and stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first play Hostage won the 2010 ‘Harry Porter Prize’ for best new comedic play. He was one of the writers on the critically acclaimed comedy for Channel 4, Fresh Meat.

Keith was one of Broadcast Magazine's Hotshots 2011.  He directed the sell out 2011 Cambridge Footlights tour of the UK and USA.

Keith's first series Siblings made by Bwark and starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton will air on BBC3 in Summer 2014.

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Television
Creator and Writer
Siblings 6 x 30'
2014
Bwark for BBC 3
In development
Creator Keith Akushie
Producer Phil Gilbert
Director Dan Zeff
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Stourton

Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister

Age of Reason Pilot for 6 x 30'
2014
Objective Productions for Channel 4
In development
Creator Keith Akushie
Producer Ben Farrell
Writer Keith Akushie

Comedy

PHD Guy Pilot
2014

In development  
Creator Keith Akushie
Writer Keith Akushie

 
Happy Partners Pilot for 6 x 30'
2013
ITV Studios for Channel 4
In development
Creator Keith Akushie
Producer Nana Hughes
Writer Keith Akushie

Comedy

Stepsisters Pilot for 6 x 30'
2012
ITV Studios for Comedy Central
In development
Creator Keith Akushie
Producer Nana Hughes
Writer Keith Akushie

Comedy


 
Creator Keith Akushie
Writer Keith Akushie

 
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In development  
Creator Keith Akushie
Writer Keith Akushie

 
Writer
Fresh Meat: Series 1 1 x 45'
2011
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Producer Judy Counihan
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Joe Thomas & Jack Whitehall

Comedy from the creators of Peep Show set amongst first year university students

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Dawsons Bros.' Funtime 2012
BBC Productions for BBC3
Director Al Campbell
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Jenny Bede, Chris Kendall, Cariad Lloyd & Mike Wozniak

Sketch writer

Theatre
Writer and Director
Pretty Little Panic 2011
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
Director Keith Akushie
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Ben Ashendon, Mark Fiddaman, Adam Lawrence & Alexander Owen

Cambridge Footlights Show

Hostage 2010
ADC Theatre
Director Keith Akushie
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Joe Bannister, Mark Fiddaman, Ellie Ross & Patrick Walshe McBride

Winner of the Harry Porter Prize

Performer and Writer
Good For You
 
Director Daran Johnson & Liam Williams
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Ben Ashenden, James Moran, Alex Owen, Ellie Ross & Lucien Young

Cambridge Footlights show

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
Wishful Thinking
 
Director Rory Mullarkey
Writer Keith Akushie
Starring Tom Evans, Abi Tedder & Liam Williams

Cambridge Footlights show

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival
Other
Writer
Fresh Meat House: Online Project 2012

Keith has written sketches and other online content for the Fresh Meat website