Suhayla El-Bushra writes for stage and screen. She was writer in residence at the National Theatre Studio from April 2015 to August 2016, during which time her adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide was staged in the Lyttelton Theatre. Other stage work includes Pigeons (Royal Court 2013 and tour); Cuckoo (Unicorn Theatre, 2014); The Kilburn Passion (Tricycle, 2014); Arabian Nights (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 2017); and an adaptation of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2021). Suhayla has also had commissions from the National Theatre and the Bridge Theatre. Most recently, she wrote a book and lyrics for The Enormous Crocodile, based on Roald Dahl’s book, which will run at Leeds Playhouse and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2023 and 2024.