Rose Heiney

Novelist and writer for theatre, film and television

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Biography

Rose Heiney is a screenwriter and novelist who won a 4Talent Award for Best New Comedy Writer in 2008 and was a Broadcast Hotshot in 2009. 

Her first novel, The Days of Judy B, was published in 2008 and was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.  

Subsequently, Rose has developed original comedy projects with Objective Productions and the BBC as well as writing on shows such as Miranda, Fresh Meat and Big Bad World and is currently writing a new sitcom for Hattrick and BBC3 set in the world of anti capitalist protest groups.

Rose's first radio play Home Alone transmitted in spring 2013 starring Daisy Haggard. She also has an afternoon play called A to Z.

Rose also writes for theatre and has just completed her first full-length play Elephants which opens at the Hampstead Theatre in December 2014.

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Theatre

Writer

 

A dark family comedy set on Christmas Eve

Hampstead Theatre
 
Producer Paines Plough
Starring
  •  
    Short play commissioned by Paines Plough about Rose's home town, Chipping Norton
    The Theatre, Chipping Norton
     

    Performer

     
    Gilded Ballon, Edinburgh/Channel 4
     
    Angie/Gret 
    Director Olivia Hungerford
     
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
     
    Sara Jane Moore 
    Director Laura Corcoran
     
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
     
    Mrs Prentice 
    Director Harry Lloyd
     
    Old Fire Station, Oxford
     
    Various 
    Director Ed Behrens
     
    Oxford Playhouse
     
    Emilia/Nell 
     
    OUDS/Thelma Holt Ltd/Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space
     
    Electra 
    Director Pippa Needs
     
    Oxford Playhouse
     
    The Witch 
    Director Tom Littler
     
    Oxford Playhouse
     
    Fen 
    Director Polly Findlay
     
    Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Award winning comedy writer Rose Heiney creates a fictional response to the week's news.

    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    From A to Z
    1 x 45'
    2014
    Director Helen Perry
    Starring
  • Claire Cage
  • Alex Carter
  • Sabrina Jones
  • Alun Raglan
  •  

    Drama following a couple who try to revitalise their relationship with A to Z themed dates.

    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Director Helen Perry
    Starring
  • Ben Crowe
  • Daisy Haggard
  • Michael Shelford
  • Phillipa Stanton
  •  
    Radio play about a hostess struggling to cook the perfect New Year's Eve dinner, part of the Radio 4 Absolutely Delish strand
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster Radio 4
     

    Performer

     
    Production Company BBC7/Radio 4
     
    Various 
    Director Victoria Lloyd
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 1
     

    TV

    Writer

    Producer Harry Williams & Jack Williams
     
    Two Brothers Pictures
    In development
     
    Producer Ben Farrell
    Starring
  • David Fynn
  • Rebecca Humphries
  •  
    Comedy about a group of friends after university
    Objective Productions for Comedy Central
     
     
    Contributor of material
    Olga TV for ITV1
     
    Fresh Meat
    1 x 45'
    Creator Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain
    Producer Judy Counihan
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Greg McHugh
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  •  
    Comedy set amongst a group of university freshers
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     

    Performer

    Mrs Jean Peans 
    Director Richard Boden
     
    Hartswood Films for BBC3
     
    Emma 
    Director Jon East
     
    Tiger Aspect
     
    Gladys 
    Director Charlie Palmer
     
    Granada
     
    Rosamund 
    Director Dan Reed
     
    ITV
     

    Creator & Writer

    Protest
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Mark Talbot
     
    New comedy set in the world of anti-capitalist protest
    Hattrick for BBC
    In development
     
    Unhooked
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Ben Farrell
     
    Comedy
    Objective Productions for BBC3
    In development
     
    Inescapable
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Objective Productions
     
    The Days Of Judy B
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Adaptation of her book into a television series
    Hattrick
     
    Female Peep Show
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Creating a new female version of the hit comedy series
    Objective Productions
    In development
     
    Thrills
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Original comedy series about teenagers in London
    Objective Productions
    In development