Chasing Hares |Awards

Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award Winner

Listen to the award ceremony here, including extracts from all shortlisted plays:

'Chasing Hares' is a play that pulls together so many precious threads from my personal and family experience, and it means so much to me that it’s won the Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award.


Thank you to Channel 4, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and the Orange Tree Theatre for supporting the residency where I developed the play. 


I dedicate it to everyone organising for dignity and safety in the workplace, sometimes risking their lives in the process.  


I dedicate it to every one of us who believe cruelty and exploitation, greed and corruption, are an abasement of human possibility. Who imagine a better world, and who understand this act of imagination is the first step to making that a reality.

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Sonia Friedman Production Award Winner

"Chasing Hares is just what we want from a winner for this annual prize: a bold and unexpected story full of surprises, oozing heart and insight. Congratulations Sonali Bhattacharyya for picking up this year’s award!"

Megaball |National Theatre Learning

Create an extraordinary school play with the National Theatre! I had a blast writing 'Megaball' for the new 'Let's Play' programme for primary schools, which includes music from composer Harry Blake.

'Let’s Play' is an ambitious creative learning programme that can transform creativity and theatre-making in your school. Using a programme of CPDL, specially commissioned plays for children to perform and a suite of learning resources, 'Let’s Play' inspires learning across the curriculum. 

Roadblock |Fifth Word Theatre Company

I'm currently developing a new play with the brilliant Angharad and Laura at Fifth Word, about three teenage friends, a heist, decolonisation and gentrification.

Writer in Residence |Coterie Theatre

I'm really excited to be working with director Caitlin McLeod and producer Martha Wilson as one of three writers in residence with new theatre company, The Coterie. I will be collaborating with them on developing a new play about revenge, internet trolling, and the failures of liberalism.