Welcome to the website of Rick Allden, but why don't we dispense with that third person nonsense right away? It's me. Hiya.
OK. In 2005 I received a Masters’ Degree in creative writing from Swansea University. Since then I’ve been trying to justify it to my parents.
I'm passionate about writing, of course I am, but that's probably not going to separate me from other writers.
How about this then?
I'm five foot nine and take a size thirteen shoe. Two of them in fact. Imagine that. My balance is sensational.
From 2019 to 2021 I was on the BBC Welsh Voices talent programme and was commissioned to write monologues for both the BBC and Sherman Theatre. During lockdown, I wrote a series of short pieces that have since been selected across multiple film festivals and, in 2019, I was shortlisted for the prestigious BBC and National Theatre Wales Writer in Residence prize. Nope, I didn't win. Must've been something to do with the feet.
I've written commercially and creatively - from a series of educational radio plays for Berlin University, to adapting screenplays for the stage. I love meeting and speaking to new people and would be delighted to have an obviously-no-obligation chat about your project. Please either use the form below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.