I’m Shaun Kitchener, a scriptwriter, journalist and actor in London.
As a scriptwriter, I’m currently working with the hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, and I was a winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe competition for TV Comedy in 2016. Prior to that, I completed the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers’ Group in 2013/14, the Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab in 2014/15, and Writing For Serial And Continuing Drama at the London Film School in 2014/15. I own the limited company West Avenue and in 2014 was nominated for an Offie for my play Positive (in which I also acted). Positive has been published by Playdead Press and was professionally produced for Park Theatre in 2015; where it picked up a string of critical acclaim. I’ve written and self-produced a number of other bits and pieces, including Christmas Farce at the Rosemary Branch Theatre and quarterly new writing night Briefs – more on all that sort of stuff here.
As a journalist, I’m currently with the Daily Express Online as the digital Entertainment Editor, having previously been a TV reporter. I have worked with ITN Productions on their great site V.Point, and my words have been published by The Telegraph, The Mirror, Attitude, Holy Moly!, Yahoo! Celebrity, EntertainmentWise and in my own e-mag AMAZEPOP. I did a weird Grindr-does-Pokemon thing that was picked up by Buzzfeed, The Telegraph, The Daily Dot, Elite Daily, Gay Times and more.