Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Born and bred in Watford, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has written extensively for stage, screen and radio. Her first play BEHSHARAM (SHAMELESS) broke box office records at Soho Theatre and the Birmingham Rep in 2001. Her play BEHZTI (DISHONOUR) was sensationally closed in December 2004, after playing to packed houses at the Birmingham Rep. In 2005, BEHZTI won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. In 2006, the play was translated into French and did sell-out tours in France and Belgium. In 2010 her follow up to Behzti – BEHUD (BEYOND BELIEF) was co-produced by Soho Theatre and Coventry Belgrade and shortlisted for the John Whiting Award. Recent credits include KHANDAN, Royal Court/Birmingham Rep; FOURTEEN, Watford Palace Theatre; the feature film EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE; DCI STONE, Radio 4; LONDONEE, Rich Mix; DEAD MEAT, Channel 4 and AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (BBC World Service).
Her first collection of plays, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti: PLAYS ONE, is published by Oberon Books
She is currently under commission to the Birmingham Rep and Rifco, is developing various television projects for the BBC and ITV and is a member of the writing team of THE ARCHERS.