Yve Blake is an award-winning writer, composer, and musical comedian. She is an alumni of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme and the recipient of the inaugural ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatremaker Scholarship.
She’s developed and presented work at Griffin Theatre Company, The Bush Theatre, Old Vic New Voices, The Soho Theatre, The Barbican, the National Theatre, and as a visiting artist at Princeton University. In her former life as a musical comedian, Yve’s award-winning solo shows toured Australia and the UK, playing to sold-out crowds at the Soho Theatre.
She’s written the book, music and lyrics for FANGIRLS, a bloodthirsty new musical which will premiere at Belvoir and Queensland Theatre in 2019. It’s a show all about how powerful teenage girls truly are, and is inspired by interviews conducted with more than 100 teenage fans. The score is best described as a ‘Beyoncé concert meets Rave meets Church’, and Yve will be playing the lead role of Edna. Yve is currently adapting FANGIRLS into a series with Clerkenwell Films (Misfits, The End of the F***ing World) in London. She’s also writing a screenplay with Thomas Wilson-White for Aquarius Films (Berlin Syndrome, Lion), a musical adaptation of an Aussie kids book, and a podcast musical about Mary Wollstonecraft.