Writing - Theatre & Film

"Rising star playwright Titas Halder" - Time Out

Titas is a writer, director, and musician, working across theatre, film, and music. As a writer, he trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers' Programme. His first play Run The Beast Down won Titas a nomination for best writer at the Stage Debut Awards 2017, and won Ben Aldridge best male performance at the OffWestEnd Awards 2018. His new play The Basement was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2017. He is currently under commission to Out of Joint to adapt a Shirley Jackson novel for the stage, and to Frogspawn Film for his first feature screenplay. His plays are published by Oberon Books. Represented by Kara Fitzpatrick at Dalzell and Beresford.

Plays include: Run The Beast Down (Finborough Theatre, Marlowe Theatre), Escape The Scaffold (Theatre 503, The Other Room), An Easter Story (RADA, after Strindberg's Easter).

"The lines between reality and fantasy start to warp"

**** - The Independent

Ben Aldridge in Run The Beast Down

Photo: Tristram Kenton 

Set Design: Anthony Lamble | Lighting: Robbie Butler

"The real star here is the writer"

**** - Time Out

Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge and Rosie Sheehy in Escape The Scaffold

Photo: Aenne Pallasca

Set Design: Mark Bailey | Lighting: Katy Morison

"Compelling"

**** - Time Out

"A playwright to watch"

**** - London Pub Theatres

"Riveting"

**** - The Stage

"Exquisitely executed"

***** - Reviews Hub

"An extraordinary piece of writing"

**** - Live Theatre UK

"A gripping psychological thriller"

**** - Pocket Size Theatre

"Very much a play for our times"

**** - London Pub Theatres

"Bewitching... thought provoking, a shock to the system"

**** - The Western Mail

"An excellent play from a new playwright"

**** - Remotegoat

"The writing is complex... thoughtful and brilliant"

**** - The Upcoming

"Vivid and visceral"

**** - The Stage