Born: London, UK, 1981
Born in South London to Nigerian parents, Bola Agbaje is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Agbaje graduated from the young writers programme at the Royal Court in 2007. Her first play Gone Too Far! was performed at the Royal Court Theatre (Upstairs) in February 2007. In 2008, the play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre. The play was revived in 2008 and returned for a run in the main Downstairs space at the Court, as well as at the Hackney Empire and Albany Theatre. Agbaje was also nominated for the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright of the Year in 2008. Her other plays include Off the Endz and Belong. In 2021 Gone Too far became a GCSE set text for Pearson Edexcel.
Staged in: National Youth Theatre in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Staged in: Royal Court Theatre