I’m Shaun Kitchener, a BAFTA Rocliffe-winning, double Offie-nominated stage and screen writer, who has penned over 30 episodes of Hollyoaks over the last four years. My play All That was the Queer Season headliner at the King’s Head Theatre in 2021 (having previously been programmed as a supporting fixture of the same season in 2018), and my debut Positive was produced at the Park Theatre in 2015 to critical acclaim.
I have been through the Royal Court and Soho Theatre new writers’ programmes, and in 2020 made it to the penultimate round of Screenshot, a competition run by Sister Pictures and Olivia Colman’s South Of The River Pictures. I have self-produced several ~hit ~shows, including Christmas Farce at the Rosemary Branch in 2015, Shaun Kitchener’s Six Pack (a collection of short comedies) at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2017, and 5, 6, 7, 8 – an unofficial Steps musical – for the Camden Fringe in 2017. I have been running the short plays event Briefs at Waterloo East Theatre since 2013; and one of my own shorts, That’s Great!, was performed as part of Ink Festival in 2019, touring East Anglia and finishing in London’s West End. I’m also a journalist and writes fortnightly pop culture columns for Metro, and I run Electric Angels.