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POPPY DAMON is a writer, podcast producer and investigative journalist based in London. She is the executive podcast producer of the daily show for The Times and Sunday Times. In 2019 Poppy was listed as one of the Radio Academy’s ’30 Under 30′ for her work as a radio reporter and producer for BBC Radio 4 and on BBC podcasts. She has made a film and radio documentary with the World Service about Femicide in El Salvador, investigated flaws in British surrogacy laws and covered the crisis in Venezuela through audio diaries.

Whilst studying history at Cambridge University, Poppy co-wrote a play with Saul Boyer titled ‘Broken Glass’. The piece won ‘runner up’ in the RSC’s Other Prize and the pair have written dramedies together ever since. Their next play about the life of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky was long listed for the Papatango playwriting competition in 2017 and has been adapted into a TV pilot. The duo then wrote Jew..ish, a semi-autobiographical TV pilot, and submitted it to the Cannes Series award, where it was shortlisted. Poppy and Saul later adapted Jew…ish into an Edinburgh Fringe show in 2019 where it sold out 18 shows at the prestigious Gilded Balloon theatre. The show then transferred to The King’s Head theatre in London, in January 2020. It is now being developed into a romantic-comedy feature.

Aside from comedy, Poppy is particularly interested in true crime. She produces the Blood Ties podcast and co-hosts Murderabilia, which is available on Amazon’s Audible. This interest has fed into her fiction work, and she is now working on a procedural crime drama series called LOST BOYS with co-creator, Sam Brain.

Poppy grew up in Western Australia, and as a teenager won the Tim Winton Young Writers award for her short story ‘The Untouchable’ which was published in Hatched, a collection of short stories. She was also selected for the Fremantle Young Writers Scheme whilst still at school, and here she was mentored by writers like Markus Zuzak and Isobelle Carmody.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
OUT
Project details:
Comedy, Writer
Date: 2020
Production (role):
LOST BOYS
Project details:
Procedural, Co-writer
Date: 2020
Production (role):
DEPROGRAMMED
Project details:
Comedy, Co-writer
SHORTS
Date: 2019
Production (role):
The Dog Sitters
Project details:
Writer - this has been selected for the Lit Laughs International Film Festival (2020)
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Stay a Little
Project details:
Assistant Director
THEATRE
Date: 2019
Production (role):
Jew...ish
Company:
Unleash the Llama Productions
Project details:
Edinburgh show, co-writer.

The show later ran twice at The King's Head was selected for the first OffComm award (OffWestEnd.com) of 2020 for a short running show.

"JEW…ish is a contemporary gem that deftly and delightfully delineates the resulting comic fault lines." - Lastminutetheatretickets.com

"Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer write a clever and crisp romantic comedy"
"Damon and Boyer's script explores the extent of the character's affection on the surface, but hides an abundance of riches underneath its rom-com label." - Broadway World UK
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Mind the Gap
Company:
Nomad Welders
Project details:
Edinburgh show, Co-writer

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): OUT
    Project details: Comedy, Writer
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): LOST BOYS
    Project details: Procedural, Co-writer
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): DEPROGRAMMED
    Project details: Comedy, Co-writer
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): The Dog Sitters
    Project details: Writer - this has been selected for the Lit Laughs International Film Festival (2020)
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Stay a Little
    Project details: Assistant Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): Jew...ish
    Company: Unleash the Llama Productions
    Project details: Edinburgh show, co-writer.

    The show later ran twice at The King's Head was selected for the first OffComm award (OffWestEnd.com) of 2020 for a short running show.

    "JEW…ish is a contemporary gem that deftly and delightfully delineates the resulting comic fault lines." - Lastminutetheatretickets.com

    "Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer write a clever and crisp romantic comedy"
    "Damon and Boyer's script explores the extent of the character's affection on the surface, but hides an abundance of riches underneath its rom-com label." - Broadway World UK
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Mind the Gap
    Company: Nomad Welders
    Project details: Edinburgh show, Co-writer