Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, poet, performer and graphic novelist. Her stage work includes LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! (winner of the Norfolk Arts Award for Theatre), Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You (adapted for BBC Radio 4) and My Robot Heart. Her new show Stop Trying to be Fantastic has been commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Inn Crowd and will tour as soon as that's allowed. Screen work includes After Hours (Sky One) - available to stream on Now TV. She is currently working on her first feature film, I'll See Myself Out (Jeva Films). Published works include Stop Trying to be Fantastic (Burning Eye Books, 2020) and Badminton (2016). Her graphic novel adaptation of LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! will be published by Avery Hill in September 2021.
Molly has appeared on a range of radio shows including Four Thought, Midweek, Bespoken Word (BBC Radio 4) and the Wondermentalist cabaret (BBC Radio 3). She has performed at festivals and events all over the world, including Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, the Brighton Fringe, Salisbury Festival, Palabra Y Musica and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Molly provides dramaturgical support for stage projects and development assistance on screenplays. She also offers storytelling workshops across a range of settings. For more information contact
Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You:
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‘I loved Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You. It’s funny, lyrical, and sad, and above all it does what all the best writing does – it makes you tilt your head to one side and look at the world in a different way.’ Jonathan Coe
'Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and metaphor, and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing.' Irish Times
'Urgent, edgy, the poetry of young urban Britain.' The Independent
'Lyrical, inquisitive and funny.' The Stage
My Robot Heart:
'This show sees theatre, live music and stand-up comedy in perfect harmony - never more one than the other - making it an ideal triptych of entertainment'
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