Kelly Jones is a gay working -class Playwright from Dagenham. She was the winner of the BBC Wales Drama Award in 2014. She has recently completed the Emerging Playwrights Program at The Bush Theatre. Currently on Hightide’s Playwrights cohort and Mercury Theatre’s East England Voices. Kelly writes about queerness, class and her relationship to home. Recent credits include: Room to Escape (BBC Arts) Comma (Sherman Theatre) Garden Paradiso (Mercury Theatre) Tammy (Queens Theatre Hornchurch) The people’s platform (Commonwealth) She is currently on BBC Drama Room 20/21 and has various projects in development including Bump (HighTide), My Mother’s Funeral (The Bush and Mercury Theatre) and Burly Girls (BBC Writersroom).