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Hattie Naylor

Lecturer in Stage and Screen


HATTIE NAYLOR is an award-winning scriptwriter. Credits include the opera PICCARD IN SPACE composer Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) Southbank 2012, IVAN AND THE DOGS (Olivier Award nominee, and winner of the Tinniswood Award 2010), THE NIGHT WATCH (Manchester Royal Exchange 2016), THE DIARIES OF SAMUEL PEPYS (nominated Best Radio Drama 2012) GOING DARK with Sound&Fury, Young Vic 2014 and BLUEBEARD Bristol Old Vic and Soho Theatre 2014.

  • About

    HATTIE NAYLOR is an award-winning writer. She has had over fifty plays, three short stories, and an opera broadcast on Radio 4 and/or 3. Credits include Ivan And The Dogs (nominated in the Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement and winner of the Tinniswood Award 2010), The Night Watch Manchester Royal Exchange 2016, The Diaries Of Samuel Pepys (nominated Best Radio Drama 2012) The Aeneid (nominated Best Radio Adaptation, BBC Audio awards 2013), Bluebeard Soho Theatre 2013, Going Dark co-written with Sound&Fury, Critics Choice in both the Guardian and Time Out, Young Vic and The Science Museum 2014 and Weighting with the disabled circus company Extraordinary Bodies 2015. Work directed by Lee Lyford includes: The Nutcracker, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Moominland Midwinter (with Horse and Bamboo), and The Judgment of Macbeth with Billy Alwen, Cirque Bijou for the Egg and Theatre Royal Bath.

    Naylor studied Dance at Nottingham Trent University before studying Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, specializing in Sound and Text under Stuart Brisley. After graduation she studied at the Desmond Jones School for Mime and Physical Theatre. She has also completed one year of study on Phil Parker’s Screen Writing MA, London College of Printing. She has run workshops all over the world for the British Council.
    Ivan And The Dogs has been performed all over the world and is currently in development with Salon Pictures and the film director Andrew Kotting (Gallivant, Swandown) as a feature film.

    Northanger Abbey and The Mysteries of Udolpho will be broadcast on Radio 4 this Christmas and As The Crow Flies will tour national in spring next year.


  • Faculty & Department

    Business, Technology and Enterprise

    Introduction to Screen Writing. Scripting a Performance.


  • Research

    DEAD a play or Catalyst with Sheffield Hallam Students

  • Publications

    Writing for TV and Radio. Edited by Nick Warburton and Sue Teddern. Bloomsbury 2014.
    No Rules Handbook. Edited Lisa Goldman Oberon 2012

    Going Dark. Methuen 2012
    Bluebeard Methuen 2013
    Ivan and the Dogs. Methuen 2010
    Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors. (The Odyssey) Bloomsbury 2008

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys: BBC Radio. Audio CD 2014
    J’Accuse.  BBC Radio CD. 2009

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