Jaisal Marmion Drama Writing MA Student
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Jaisal Marmion

Drama Writing MA Student


Jaisal is a poet, playwright and musician from London. A graduate of the University of Manchester, with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, he is a founding member of the WYMPA poetry collective. Previous work includes: WYMPA‚Äôs¬†The Contested Works¬†and short film¬†Kids. Current work in development at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School includes:¬†Dogman¬†– a radio play about a middle aged man who swaps bodies with the family dog –¬†Drink Up Your Empty Selves¬†– a stage play following a group of Peckham residents who blockade themselves inside their local pub, taking a stand against the trends of social and economic change sweeping the capital, and another stage play,¬†One Night A Stranger Came A‚ÄôKnocking, a black comedy meets ghost story about a family in rural Ireland. Jaisal has a particular interest in writing about identity, multiculturalism and stories related to the Indian and Irish diasporas.

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I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student