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Kelly Jones is a gay Working-Class Playwright and Neo Burlesque Performer (Cortina Ford) from Dagenham. She was the winner of the BBC Drama Award in 2014. She has recently completed the Emerging Playwrights Program at The Bush Theatre, Hightide's Playwrights cohort, Mercury Theatre's Essex Voices and BBC DRAMA ROOM 20/21. Supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation. 

 

Kelly likes to write about queerness, class and her relationship to home. 

 

Represented by: Maeve Bolger and Hannah Boulton at The Agency 

 

 

Awards

Drama Award (NTW/BBC WALES, BBC WRITERSROOM) Winner 2014

Theatre Credits

 

WHEN YOU SEE ME

(Scottee & Friends/ Working Class Artists Group)

1.4 FOR A COPY

(Camden Peoples Theatre)

 

BUMP

(Hightide Theatre / New Wolsey) 

 

ROOM TO ESCAPE 

(National Theatre Wales, BBC Arts, Theatr Genedllaethol)

COMMA

(Sherman Theatre- TEN )

GARDEN PARADISO

(Mercury Theatre & Weinburger Publishing) 

GIRL IN THE MIRROR 

(ChippyLane Podcast – Series 2)

TAMMY 

(Reading – Essex On Stage – Queens Theatre Hornchurch)

HUMANEQUINN

(MessUp The Mess/ Trans Cymru/ WMC) 

SNOUT

(Oran Mor/Sherman Theatre)

THE PEOPLES PLATFORM 

(Common Wealth Theatre/National Theatre Wales)

BLUD 

(The Other Room Cardiff/OtherMother)

THE DROWNED GIRL

(The Yard Theatre/Birmingham Rep) 

Shorts

MERRY FUCKING XMAS KIDS

(Theatre 503) 

LOOK I’M MELTING 
(Paine’s Plough Roundabout / Dirty Protest) 

The Crease (Iris Prize) 

LOVE (The Other Room Cardiff)

In Development

MY MOTHERS FUNERAL - The Mercury Theatre / Paines Plough

GHOST STORIES BY CANDLELIGHT - HighTide and The Globe

BREAKER, BREAKER - Queens Theatre Hornchurch 

NIPPLES - Wales Millennium Centre  

BURLY GIRLS

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