Emma Adams

Emma Adams
Come To Where I'm From


Emma writes for theatre spaces, unusual places, and screens.

Her writing is often fantastical and surreal, ranging from dark political satire for adults through to adventure comedy for children. She has had three plays tour nationally: Home Sweet Home, a magic-realist, multi sensory, immersive theatre experience for older audiences in 2014, which gained 4 Stars reviews (Freedom Studios), Forgotten Things, shortlisted for the 2009 Meyer-Whitworth Award and Ugly, published by Oberon in 2010 (both Red Ladder ). In 2015 her play Animals had a 4 week run at Theatre 503, London, gaining 4 star reviews and is published by Oberon.

Other work includes: A site specific, adventure for families Northern Big Board performed in Shipley Pool (Chol / Slung Low). A one woman, sci-fi, queer-future, who-dun-it Freakoid (Nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award 2013) performed at Ovalhouse, London, and Brimming, part of The Enough Project, a surreal, dark comedy about surviving emotional abuse, which toured the north, summer 2013 (Dep Arts). Emma was Writer in Residence during West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Furnace Festival 2015 and a participant on the yearlong CBBC New Voices Initiative in 2015/16. When not writing Emma lectures part time at Northern Film School, Leeds.