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Matilda Ibini

Matilda was awarded a scholarship from BAFTA and Warner Brothers to study a Masters in Playwriting & Screenwriting at City University. She holds a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. Her work has been shortlisted for awards such as the Soho Young Writers Award, the Alfred Fagon Award and has been supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. Matilda was part of the Royal Court Writers Program, Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab, Bryony Kimmings week-long Live Art course, Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Program, Arcola Theatre’s ‘Voices from the Future’ scheme, ThinkBIGGER: Writers’ Cramp Screenwriting Course and the Eastenders E20 Writers’ School.

She was Soho Theatre’s writer in residence for the BBC Writersroom 10 scheme and was a member of Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Alumni Group. Her debut play Muscovado was produced by BurntOut Theatre company, and premiered in October 2014 and then went on tour across the UK in 2015 starting with a run at Theatre503. Muscovado also co-won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015. She has short plays on at the National Theatre Shed, St James Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Hackney Showroom, Arcola Theatre and Paines Plough Roundabout Edinburgh.

She recently completed a yearlong residency at Graeae Theatre Company (17/18), an attachment at the National Theatre Studio and the Channel 4 Screenwriting course.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT - TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
SAINT JERO
Company:
Wall to Wall/Channel 4
IN DEVELOPMENT - FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
CARING (Feature)
Project details:
Co-written with Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Producer Dominic Buchanan
THEATRE
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Choice & Control for One Voice Festival
Company:
Old Vic Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Adrian Lester
Date: 2018
Production (role):
A.I.D.A.N (Short)
Company:
Miniaturists/Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Jen Tan
Date: 2018
Production (role):
It's Not That Big of a Deal (Short)
Company:
RADA Studios
Project details:
Dir. Lucy Atkinson
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Little Miss Burden (Work in Progress)
Company:
Bush Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Bryony Kimmings
Date: 2017
Production (role):
If & When
Company:
Oxford School of Drama/ Soho Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Blythe Stewart

Co-written with Isley Lynn and Iskandar Sharazuddin
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Glaze (Short)
Company:
Pint-Sized & Damsel Prods/Bunker Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Emily Collins
Date: 2017
Production (role):
PLAY 28 (Short)
Company:
PLAY Theatre/VAULTS Festival
Project details:
Dir. Oliver Dawe
Date: 2016
Production (role):
She Didn't Jump She Was Pushed
Company:
Sphinx Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Helen Barnett
Date: 2016
Production (role):
$ingle (Short)
Company:
Hampstead Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Jenny Sealey
Date: 2016
Production (role):
PLAY 19 (Short)
Company:
PLAY Theatre Company, Hackney Showroom and Paines Plough Roundabout Edinburgh
Project details:
Dir. Holly Race Roughan
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Buccaneers Final Frontiers (Short)
Company:
Graeae Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Daryl Beeton
Date: 2016
Production (role):
R.A.W.W (Short)
Company:
Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Manchester
Project details:
Dir. Helen Abbott
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Wet Dreams & Spring Mattresses (Short)
Company:
Hackney Showroom
Project details:
Dir. Jen Tan
Date: 2015
Production (role):
This Smudge Won’t Budge (Short)
Company:
St. James Theatre RE:act
Project details:
Dir. Jo Greaves
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Kill Switch (Short)
Company:
Birmingham Rep
Project details:
Dir. Monique Sterling
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Welcome Home Lottery (Short)
Company:
Sphinx Theatre Company’s ‘Women Centre Stage’ Festival at National Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Helen Barnett
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Muscovado (full length)
Company:
Theatre503 (UK Tour)
Project details:
Dir. Sophie de Vries
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Muscovado (Various readings)
Company:
Omnibus Theatre/ V&A Museum/ Holy Trinity Clapham (1 week run)
Project details:
Dir. Clemmie Reynolds
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Paragon (Rehearsed reading)
Company:
Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Alison Goldie
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Velociraptor (Excerpt)
Company:
Soho Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Penny Cliff
Date: 2011
Production (role):
‘Where Are We Now?’ Festival
Company:
Albany Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Franko Figueiredo
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Adelaide Road (Contributor)
Company:
RSC Online
Project details:
Dir. Aoife Mannix
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Out of Focus (Co-written)
Company:
Only Connect Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Matt Wilde

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): SAINT JERO
    Company: Wall to Wall/Channel 4
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): CARING (Feature)
    Project details: Co-written with Gabriel Bisset-Smith
    Producer Dominic Buchanan
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Choice & Control for One Voice Festival
    Company: Old Vic Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Adrian Lester
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): A.I.D.A.N (Short)
    Company: Miniaturists/Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Jen Tan
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): It's Not That Big of a Deal (Short)
    Company: RADA Studios
    Project details: Dir. Lucy Atkinson
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Little Miss Burden (Work in Progress)
    Company: Bush Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Bryony Kimmings
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): If & When
    Company: Oxford School of Drama/ Soho Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Blythe Stewart

    Co-written with Isley Lynn and Iskandar Sharazuddin
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Glaze (Short)
    Company: Pint-Sized & Damsel Prods/Bunker Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Emily Collins
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): PLAY 28 (Short)
    Company: PLAY Theatre/VAULTS Festival
    Project details: Dir. Oliver Dawe
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): She Didn't Jump She Was Pushed
    Company: Sphinx Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Helen Barnett
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): $ingle (Short)
    Company: Hampstead Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Jenny Sealey
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): PLAY 19 (Short)
    Company: PLAY Theatre Company, Hackney Showroom and Paines Plough Roundabout Edinburgh
    Project details: Dir. Holly Race Roughan
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Buccaneers Final Frontiers (Short)
    Company: Graeae Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Daryl Beeton
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): R.A.W.W (Short)
    Company: Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Manchester
    Project details: Dir. Helen Abbott
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Wet Dreams & Spring Mattresses (Short)
    Company: Hackney Showroom
    Project details: Dir. Jen Tan
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): This Smudge Won’t Budge (Short)
    Company: St. James Theatre RE:act
    Project details: Dir. Jo Greaves
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Kill Switch (Short)
    Company: Birmingham Rep
    Project details: Dir. Monique Sterling
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Welcome Home Lottery (Short)
    Company: Sphinx Theatre Company’s ‘Women Centre Stage’ Festival at National Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Helen Barnett
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Muscovado (full length)
    Company: Theatre503 (UK Tour)
    Project details: Dir. Sophie de Vries
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Muscovado (Various readings)
    Company: Omnibus Theatre/ V&A Museum/ Holy Trinity Clapham (1 week run)
    Project details: Dir. Clemmie Reynolds
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Paragon (Rehearsed reading)
    Company: Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Alison Goldie
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Velociraptor (Excerpt)
    Company: Soho Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Penny Cliff
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): ‘Where Are We Now?’ Festival
    Company: Albany Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Franko Figueiredo
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Adelaide Road (Contributor)
    Company: RSC Online
    Project details: Dir. Aoife Mannix
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Out of Focus (Co-written)
    Company: Only Connect Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Matt Wilde
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