Heather Tyrrell has a twenty year career as an award-winning writer and script editor. She has been writing professionally since 1995 across a diverse range of media, encompassing live arts, digital arts and television. She has collaborated on several projects distinctive for their innovative approach to form and storytelling, including cross-platform live arts project Movieplex, created with Nutkhut theatre company for Liverpool 98 and National Theatre Watch This Space.
Heather co-wrote the online alternative reality game Smokescreen for Channel 4 and games company Six To Start, which won South By South West 2010 Best Game Award.
Heather is the co-creator, lyricist and book writer for Heels of Glory, The Drag Action Musical, which received Arts Council funding in 2015, and was staged in 2016 for a three week run at Chelsea Theatre as part of the Pride in London Festival.
In the guise of her alter-ego, cabaret performer Tricity Vogue, Heather has written four solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe: The Blue Lady Sings in 2010, The Blue Lady Sings Back in 2011, Calamitous Liaisons in 2013 and Songs For Swinging Ukuleles in 2014. She has also written three ensemble musical comedy scripts for dinner cabarets, performed at Burgh Island Hotel, Devon and Scallywag Café, Tunbridge Wells.
Heather worked in television for fourteen years, as a scriptwriter, script editor, and development producer. Her television experience spans comedy, drama, teen and children’s programmes including My Family, Totally Frank and Byker Grove, as well as online and interactive projects.
Heather began her television career as a researcher and script editor, before turning to writing after her half hour comedy script, Nights in Space, landed her a place as a top ten finalist in the BBC Comedy / New Writing ‘Two Timing’ competition. Two of her original series have been optioned – comedy drama Avatar by Channel K and sitcom Space-R-Us by Avalon Entertainment.
Heather has also worked extensively as a features writer, copywriter and journalist, for publications including Sight & Sound Magazine, The Big Issue, and Erotic Review.
Her web and online clients include Yahoo!, Atari, Film Club, The Health Finder, and Movieplex.
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