Sophie Ellerby

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Sophie is a Midlands playwright. She joined the Nottingham Television Workshop as a teenager and began her career as an actor. When she was awarded a place on HighTide’s First Commission scheme in 2016 she wrote her debut play LIT, which premiered at HighTide Festival in September 2019 before transferring to the Nottingham Playhouse. Other work includes, THREE, performed at the Arcola theatre in 2017. In 2019 she was Writer in Residence at Pentabus Theatre, and currently she is under commission to the National Youth Theatre and Fifth Word Theatre. Sophie is dedicated to working on projects that challenge social norms and ignite community imagination. Her plays tackle provocative societal questions in an accessible and human way.