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Rob Hayes

ROB HAYES

  (1986 - )

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    Click here

Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Fay Davies

Rob won the Tom Erhardt Award in 2013 for Most Promising Playwright and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and the Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award with director Ned Bennett. His new play, AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I'VE F*CKED, produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, directed by Ed Stambollouian and starring Jack Holden. The play will also be produced in Sydney as part of the Bondi Feast Festival in summer 2014, directed by James Dalton, before transferring to the Melbourne Fringe Festival later in the year. Rob is attached as dramaturge to devised hip-hop Dance Umbrella/Young Vic co-production A HARLEM DREAM, which will open at the Young Vic in October. Rob's play STEP 9 (OF 12) ran in the West End at the Trafalgar Studios in 2012, starring Blake Harrison and directed by Tom Attenborough. It had previously been produced at the New Britannia Theatre in 2011. Also in 2011 A BUTCHER OF DISTINCTION received its premiere at the Cock Tavern before transferring to the King's Head, directed by Ned Bennett. It was nominated for Best New Play and Rob for Most Promising Playwright at the 2012 Off West End Awards. The play was revived in 2013 at the Cockpit Theatre, directed by Ryan Bradley, and the Old 505 Theatre in Sydney, directed by James Dalton. Rob's stageplay SELLING CLIVE won Best Play at the Lost Theatre Festival in 2010, and ran at the Lost Theatre, Stockwell later that year. Other one-act plays include SOMEWHEN ELSE at Soho Theatre, EXCELLENT CHOICE at the Old Vic Vaults and SANDY123 at the Camden Roundhouse. Rob's first full-length play was THE DIABOLIC BANQUET at Contact Theatre in Manchester. Rob is currently adapting STEP 9 (OF 12) as a feature film for comedian/producer Matt Lucas. He is also developing an original sitcom for John Stanley Productions and has an original comedy series, FALSE PROPHET, in development with Left Bank Pictures. Rob is an alumnus of the Royal Court Writers' Studio Group and the Super Group, and was also a member of the Soho Theatre Writers' Hub.

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        Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked         Butcher Of Distinction         Council         Cracked         Diabolical Banquet         Excellent Choice         Gangster Priests: Part One         Harlem Dream, A         Primate Example         Rover, The         Sandy123         Selling Clive         Slacking Ache, A         Somewhere Else         Step 9 (Of 12)         Terminal Ward         This Will End Badly         Vending Machine         Wake, A         We Will Burn Your Dead



Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked

Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked
One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you're as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as f*ck. He's just a guy with too much love to give, and a burning desire to give it to consensual adult mammals

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1st Produced:
Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival     31 Jul 2014

Organisations:
Ten Dead Men

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2014) >>>    978-1783191611

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Butcher Of Distinction

Butcher Of Distinction
a murder-suicide forces two orphaned twins out of the rural wilderness they know and into a bleak, brutal London that they don't. But even as they plan their escape, they find themselves locked in a grisly battle with a grieving stranger over their dead father's legacy. Woven with pitch black humour a BUTCHeR OF DISTINCTION combines Joe Orton's wickedest imaginings and Harold Pinter's cynicism on society operating at its most entrepreneurial. Hayes' ability to push the darker side of the imagination to the extreme comes to the fore in this new and provocative piece of theatre.

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Good Night Out Presents

1st Published:
Oberon Books (Apr 2011) >>>    978-1849430302

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Council

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1st Produced:
Royal Exchange Showcase    

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Cracked

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Found Space, Edinburgh Fringe Festival    

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Diabolical Banquet

Synopsis:
Two flatmates accidently kill the gasman when he calls. To cover their tracks they have to kill again and then things spiral out of control

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Excellent Choice

Synopsis:
A man goes into a wine shop and says that he will pay up to 5 million for a bottle of wine

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one act

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Gangster Priests: Part One

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Harlem Dream, A

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Dance Umbrella/Young Vic co-production

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Genre:
hip-hop dance

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Primate Example

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Rover, The

Synopsis:
In a far flung colony away from home and in the midst of a carnival  a gaggle of men encounter the stronger sex. Aphra Behns effervescent and liberated comedy of manners answers a timeless question.

Notes:
from play bt Aphra Benn

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Richard burton Company

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adaptation 60 min

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Sandy123

Synopsis:
a young man comes up against a nightmare bureaucrat when lodging a complaint about an horrific encounter

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1st Produced:
Camden Roundhouse Studio, London    

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Selling Clive

Synopsis:
a desperate couple go to extreme lengths to secure their financial wellbeing

Notes:
won best overall production

1st Produced:
29th Lost Theatre Annual One-Act Festival     2010

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Slacking Ache, A

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Somewhere Else

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Step 9 (Of 12)

Step 9 (Of 12)
Keith just wants to say he's sorry. a lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse has given him a lot to apologise for - particularly to the two people who raised from a child. But as the memories of violence, betrayal, lies and recriminations are raked to the surface, it becomes clear that past actions can have shocking repercussions in the present. Forgiving is easy, forgetting is a different story.

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1st Produced:
New Britannia Theatre (Above The Britannia Pub), London     04 Jul 2011

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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849431941

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one act 60 min

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Terminal Ward

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1st Produced:
Canal Cafe Theatre    

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This Will End Badly

Synopsis:
Repressed rage; entrenched isolation; compacted bowels. Staring deep into the destructive ego of the modern man, Rob Hayes masterfully dissects the world of relationships, defecating and surviving in this testosterone-triggered tragi-comedy. Collaborating with critically acclaimed director Clive Judd, Hayes injects dark humour, candid observation and arresting imagery to confront our existing understanding of masculinity at blistering pace.

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1st Produced:
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     Aug 2015

Organisations:
Anna Haigh Productions

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piece 70 min

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Vending Machine

Synopsis:
a snack machine ponders the futility of human existence

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Wake, A

Synopsis:
Two strangers discover a unique bond while paying their respects at a funeral

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1st Produced:
Canal Cafe Theatre    

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We Will Burn Your Dead

Synopsis:
A road trip in a post-apocalyptic landscape. With Britain devastated by an agricultural virus, a doctor and his daughter navigate a territory of death, decay and fiercely protectionist communities based in fortified housing estates. Burning the dead bodies they find on the way for fuel, their task, survival instincts and relationship are brought to the brink of destruction in the North of England. A play about what could happen, and what we'd do to survive. . .

Notes:
Part of the Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award which is the only scheme of its kind in the north that celebrates the unique collaboration between a writer and director. It offers a theatre maker of outstanding promise the chance to direct a new piece of work - by a writer of their choice - in a production fully supported by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2014. And in its inaugural year, the Award received 108 submissions from directors based the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland! We were overwhelmed with the breadth and scope of ideas and the quality of proposals. It makes us feel incredibly excited about the future of new work in our theatres and the ambition and dedication of directors working in a variety of ways across the UK. It was fascinating to see such a range of ideas and for us to really interrogate how we make work for our audiences at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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