Ishy Din



Currently Ishy is under commission from the RSC for a new play about the Mughals.  Other original projects in development include a crime drama for Lime Pictures, a feature film, FRAUD, through Gurinder Chadha’s company Bend It Networks and PAAK UNITED, with producer Paul Kewley, both projects development funded by Creative England.  His most recent play, APPROACHING EMPTY, a co-production between Tamasha/The Kiln/Live Theatre, Newcastle opened at The Kiln in London in January 2019 and toured until April.  Other credits for the same year include an episode of SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY (BBC).  In 2018 TAXI TALES, produced by Tamasha, was broadcast on BBC2 as part of BBC LIVE, (BAC/ACE/BBC) live theatre broadcast.  In 2016/2017, Ishy wrote on C4 series ACKLEY BRIDGE, eps in series 1 & 2 and took part in the prestigious Media XChange Advanced Writing For Television Drama Programme.  In 2016, his play WIPERS, a Leicester Curve/Watford Palace/Belgrade, Coventry co-production toured to those three theatres. In 2015/16 Ishy developed MIDNIGHT DREAMS, an original drama pilot under the BBC TV Drama Writers Programme.

Ishy Din’s first radio play was JOHN BARNES SAVED MY LIFE for BBC Radio 5 Live.  Other credits include LIFE’S LIKE THAT for the the BBC TV Brief Encounters strand and PARKING AND PAKORAS for local radio. His play SNOOKERED was produced by Tamasha/Oldham Coliseum/The Bush and toured in 2012 taking in the Traverse Edinburgh and a 4 week run at the Bush Theatre, London.  Ishy was the 2012 Pearson Writer in Residence at the Manchester Royal Exchange and in 2013 Snookered won ‘Best New Play’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards. In the same year, he wrote short film PERFUME for Eclipse Theatre’s ’10 x 10′ online project. In 2013 Ishy’s half hour standalone comedy drama DOUGHNUTS was broadcast on C4 as part of the ‘Coming Up’ season and short film OUR LAD was produced, directed by Rachna Suri, which was selected for multiple international festivals. In 2014 his monologue for Company TSU played in a double bill called BEATS NORTH at Edinburgh Fringe Fest and on tour and he took part in the Bush/Kudos new writing scheme.