Script Consultant

Are you a playwright? Or think you might be a playwright? Are you an actor looking to make your own work? Perhaps you're an amateur looking to try your luck professionally. I've worked for many years as a freelance script developer in London, both for studio theatres and in the West End. I get a huge amount of satisfaction from working with first time and early career playwrights. 


For the last ten years I have been reading for Sonia Friedman Productions (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jerusalem, and a thousand other things...). Before that I was theLiterary Associate for Soho Theatre (who produced Fleabag), where I handled the unsolicited submissions, i.e.all the plays from writers who didn't have agents. Alongside this, for the last decade I have been constantly working with playwrights as a director and developer, which you can read about in the testimonials below.

If you're a writer with a script and a bit of ambition and you want to get off the mark, drop me a line. I'll provide succinct, specific notes about your work along with advice for further drafts. I'll also give you advice on where and when to send your work once it's ready.

If you're interested please drop me a line on j.roche8@gmail.com

'Josh is one of the most provocative and innovative directors working in the UK. He strikes a remarkable balance between challenging and ushering writers through the process of writing - somehow knowing when to give space, and when to sherpa the lost through rocky terrains. To put it simply: Josh will make your play better'

 

- Joe White, BBC TV Drama Writers Programme, Channel 4 Playwright award winner.