Kit Withington

Kit Withington is a playwright from Manchester. Her debut play The View From Down Here was on at Ovalhouse in 2015. Kit was a member of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab in 2018 and her play Scrap was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award.

Kit has written several community theatre plays including Streets for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Young Company. In 2021 Kit was part of the Emerging Writers’ Group at the Bush Theatre. Kit has been part of both an Intro group and an invitational group at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2021 she wrote for Edition 6 of their Living Newspaper.

In 2023, the Bush Theatre announced Kit’s new play As We Face The Sun will be presented by the Bush Theatre’s Young Company from 22 August. It will be directed by the Bush Theatre’s Artistic Director Lynette Linton and Young Company Director Katie Greenall, with support from the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.

As We Face The Sun (Photo by Laurie Fletcher)