Ross Willis


Ross’s debut play WOLFIE premiered to great critical acclaim at the Theatre503 in March 2019 directed by the theatre’s artistic director Lisa Spirling. The play struck a chord with audiences and received a host of 4* reviews across the board (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Evening Standard) setting him out as “a fresh and fearless voice” in British theatre and earning him a nomination for Best Writer in the Stage Debut Awards and Most Promising Playwright in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In 2019 Ross was awarded a writing fellowship by the Royal Court Theatre and TV producers Kudos and selected as part of the inaugural Genesis Almeida New Playwrights Big Plays programme. He contributed a series of monologues for HEAR ME NOW, a book of monologues for diverse actors, and he collaborated with Arcola Youth Theatre on the play WE MAKE FIRE. He has previously been on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic, writer-in-residence at Theatr Clwyd, a member of the Orange Tree Theatre’s Writers’ Collective, Tamasha Playwrights Group, Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and the BBC Writersroom Writers’ Access Group. His play WONDER BOY was a special recommendation finalist for the Soho Theatre’s Tony Craze Award. Ross recently took part in the writer’s room for a new show created by Stephen Merchant for Big Talk Productions and is developing his own original telly ideas alongside his next play.

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Alexandra Cory