Personal profile


Sian Evans is a playwright, screenwriter and translator with an honours degree in French from Royal Holloway. 

Her plays have been published by Faber and Faber and Parthian Press and have been produced at major provincial and London venues including Britannicus (The Sheffield Crucible directed by David Fielding), At 50 she discovered The Sea (Liverpool Playhouse, directed by Ramin Gray), Underdog (Ovalhouse, directed by Sarah Frankcom)  Little Sister (The Point Cardiff, directed by Jeff Teare), The Journey of Mary Kelly (Theatre Clwyd, directed by Terry Hands), Badenheim 1939 (Riverside Studios, directed by Ian Spink), Asleep Under The Dark Earth (The National Theatre) and Gibralta (The Arcola, directed by James R Carson). Her play Terra was shortlisted in Amnesty International's Protecting The Human competition. 

She has also written extensively for television including episodes of Peak Practice, Touching Evil, Where The Heart Is, Casualty and Holby City.  Original drama includes Insect Life, Tide Race (BBC Wales), Hereafter (ITV) and Life Swap (TF1 France).  Radio plays include Dancing On The Turf, Seeing Is Believing and Blown Away (Radio 4). Her work has been translated and broadcast world wide. 

Her first libretto, Hirda, for the Scottish Opera Company NOISE, premiered in 2015 in Shetland and she has written the libretto for a new NOISE opera, Navigate The Blood, which is due to open in Glasgow in November 2018.

Other published work includes: Looking Back - Angry Young Women (Essay, Aurora Metro), Six Plays by Women from Eastern Europe (Co-Editor with Cheryl Robson, Aurora Metro), The Memoirs of Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun (Translator, Camden Press). 

She has also worked as a freelance script editor and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at UEA between 2012 and 2017.