Oli Forsyth



Oli is a writer, theatre producer and poet. In 2013 he established new writing company Smoke & Oakum Theatre, which has produced five of Oli’s plays. In 2014 TINDERBOX was produced in London, where it was nominated for an Amnesty International Award. In 2015 CORNERMEN premiered at The Old Red Lion before running at The Pleasance and transferring to VAULT Festival. In 2018, the show embarked on a national tour, co-produced with Red Ladder Company and New Diorama Theatre.  In 2016 The New Diorama co-produced HAPPY DAVE with Smoke & Oakum, and in 2017 his next play, KINGS, premiered in London. CASH COW opened at the Hampstead Theatre in the summer of 2019 and was quickly followed by his new play SUCH FILTHY F*CKS, a co-production with The Pleasance. In 2021, he was invited to join Mike Bartlett’s writing group at Hampstead Theatre.

Oli has participated in a writers’ room for Various Artists Ltd and is currently developing original TV scripts.