Emma Pritchard

Emma is a writer, originally from the New Forest, and now based in Bromley, Kent.

Emma was selected to be 1 of 12 writers (from over 2800 applicants) on the 2019 4Screenwriting programme led by Philip Shelley in partnership with Channel Four.

Her background until this year has been predominantly in theatre and comedy. She was a commissioned writer to Almeida Theatre Participation for two years, where she created and wrote two plays for over forty young performers, The Guardians in 2018 and Pirate Queen in 2019, which were staged at the Almeida and the Pleasance Theatre respectively.

In 2019, her play Armour, which Emma also performed, sold out all performances at Vault Festival: “Armour is a play that has been brought to life with great care and attention. Its wit and honesty make it both a highly watchable piece of theatre and a moving portrait of teenage life in all its tragicomedy” (The Spy in the Stalls).

Emma’s comedy Split, which she co-wrote and performed with comedian and writer Tamar Broadbent, was produced at Vault Festival, Brighton Fringe, Leatherhead Theatre and the Bunker Theatre in 2017-18. Split sold out at Vault Festival and won the Festival Spirit Award: “Hilarious, pitch perfect portrayal of young female friendship” (Broadway Baby). “Fast-paced action and razor-sharp one liners merit a laugh a minute” (Hiive). “Warm, witty and nostalgic” (The Stage). “Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. David Mitchell and Robert Webb. It’s no secret that two is the magic number when it comes to comedy and it strikes me that Emma Pritchard and Tamar Broadbent could well be next to join that list” (Everything Theatre).

Emma trained in long-form improvisation and now performs at renowned London improv theatre The Free Association with her team, The Millicent Tendrils Experience. She previously produced and co-hosted two seasons of successful feminist podcast Heroine Addicts which sold out two live events celebrating women in sport and women and anarchy. Emma has a first-class degree in English from King’s College London.

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Emma Pritchard is represented by Frances Arnold