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Archie Maddocks by Tom Leishman

“All creativity comes from some sort of fight. Fighting to express yourself, fighting to understand the world around you, fighting to be heard.”

A writer and comedian

Archie Maddocks in conversation with Jonny Wright

Exploring the ways he manages to combine being a playwright, script writer, stand-up comedian and actor, and his ambition to continue to advance in all these mediums.


Archie Maddocks is a screenwriter and playwright. His work has been produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court, and in New York at the New Light Theatre. Archie’s play A Place for We was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize from a submission pile of 1900 and was also shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. It was staged at the Park Theatre in autumn 2021 and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2022.


In 2017 Archie was a part of the BBC Writers Room ‘London Voices’ and in 2018 he was selected as part of the prestigious 4Screenwriting course. He was also named as the writer in Residence at BBC Radio Drama London Production.

As well as a writer Archie is also a stand-up comedian and was runner up in Amused Moose Laugh Off 2014, Winner of the Bath Festival New Comedian 2014, and NATYs 2014 finalist. His debut show, Shirts Vs Skins got several 4-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and was long listed for the Amused Moose Comedy Award.