Ishy Din

writer


STAGE, FILM & TELEVISION

Ishy is currently under commission to Tamasha for new play APPROACHING EMPTY programmed to tour in 2018 as a co-production between Tamasha/Tricycle Theatre/Live Theatre, Newcastle and writing on the second series of ACKLEY BRIDGE (The Forge/Channel 4).  He wrote one episode in the first series.  In 2017 TAXI TALES, produced by Tamasha, will be one of four 30′ plays broadcast on BBC4 as part of BBC LIVE, (BAC/ACE/BBC) live theatre broadcast.  In 2016, WIPERS which was commissioned by Leicester Curve, was produced at the Curve, Watford Palace Theatre and The Belgrade, Coventry. In 2015/16 Ishy developed MIDNIGHT DREAMS, an original drama pilot under the BBC TV Drama Writers Programme.  Other original projects currently in development include, a legal drama with Endor Productions and feature film, FRAUD, with acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha, development funded by Creative England.

 

Ishy Din’s first radio play was JOHN BARNES SAVED MY LIFE for BBC Radio 5 Live. Radio credits since include LIFE’S LIKE THAT and PARKING AND PAKORAS. 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.