Role Play

Written by Thea Smiley, directed by Julia Sowerbutts and James Christopher, premiered at INK Festival 2016, and transferred to the hugely successful HighTide 2016 Festival. Role Play has also been adapted into a short film by Shirley Day, with CreateFilms Productions.


I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Julia Sowerbutts, Clare Hawes, the amazing cast and crew, and INK Festival for all their support and hard work in getting Role Play performed at HighTide. I feel fortunate to have seen my play transformed, and grateful to everyone involved. This has been an incredible experience, and I know it will have a positive impact on my writing. I am now looking forward to stepping up a gear and making further developments to Role Play, and I hope that it can evolve in surprising new ways and keep on rolling.

Thea Smiley, writer for Role Play. 


Role Play short film Trailer