Adam Usden is an award-winning writer from Manchester, now based in London.
He is currently Lead Writer on new series Zero Chill for Lime/Netflix and earlier this year wrote an episode of Ackley Bridge series 3 for The Forge/C4.
Adam’s debut afternoon drama for BBC Radio 4, The Book of Yehudit, received the Imison Award for ‘Best Script for a Writer New to Radio’, and his second, Sophie’s Lights, was Pick of the Day in both the Observer and the Independent. He has also written audio plays for Big Finish’s Dark Shadows range.
For stage, his first play, Steve and Then It Ended, premiered at Theatre 503 and was one of Lyn Gardner’s Tips of the Week, and he has subsequently been commissioned by the World Heritage Society, the National Trust and Specifiq for several site-specific promenade plays. He is a graduate of the Royal Court Studio Group and Traverse 50, and has previously been shortlisted for the PapaTango Prize, the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award, the Yale Drama Prize and the Channel 4/Òran Mór Comedy Drama Award.
Adam graduated from Durham University with a 1st in English Literature, where he also wrote and performed (badly) with the Durham Revue, and was part of the troupe that won the National Student Best University Sketch Group and Underbelly Sketch-Off.
Adam Usden is represented by Frances Arnold