Alex Oates


Agent: Kelly Knatchbull

T: +44 (0)20 7823 3883

11 Jubilee Place, London,
SW3 3TD, United Kingdom

Alex is a Northumberland/Newcastle-based writer, his first credit was on TV/online drama E20 for the BBC where he wrote the pilot episode, and episodes on subsequent series. Alex then took part in the Old Vic New Voices 24-hour plays and Time Warner Ignite program.

His first play FAN FICTION was workshopped with Russell Tovey, Iwan Rheon, and Rebekah Ryan. Alex’s triple offie-nominated hit SILK ROAD achieved critical success at both Edinburgh Fringe and Vault Festival before transferring for a four-week run at Trafalgar Studios. He’s had his work performed with Silent Uproar at Hull Truck, New Diorama, Live Theatre Newcastle, Bolton Octagon, and Southwark Playhouse.

His work has also been long-listed for the Bruntwood prize, in 2016 and 2022. He was nominated for Most Promising Playwright at The Off West End Awards for his play ALL IN A ROW which will receive its European premier at Teatro Tarantana, Barcelona in 2024. His radio play for BBC Radio 4 OUR LIAM OF LOURDES was pick of the week when it aired in 2019. His recent short film MORTAL won the Northern Film Prize and was highly commended by Sunderland Film Festival 2022. He is part of the BFI Network screenlab cohort 2023.

Alex’s most recent play THE FILLETING APP has been selected as one of RSC’s 37 Plays, and was among the final 39 of 1800 plays submitted to Papatango Prize 2022. It will be presented at Live Theatre in 2023 as part of its 50th anniversary season.