About

Rabiah Hussain is a London based writer. She is currently a writer for the Royal Court Theatre and Kudos TV Fellowship Programme 2019. Rabiah has four TV projects in development.


Rabiah's debut full-length play, Spun, premiered at Arcola Theatre in July 2018 and received 4 star reviews in The Guardian and The Stage. Rabiah is currently part of BBC Drama Room 2018. 

Rabiah’s short plays and monologues have been part of programmes with The Bunker Theatre, RADA, Bechdel Theatre, Take Back Theatre and Three Pegs Productions. Rabiah was commissioned by Theatre Absolute to write a 30-minute monologue as part of their successful Are We Where We Are programme in Coventry. She was a storyteller for Battersea Art Centre's London Migrant Stories festival and contributed to their What Keeps You Awake At Night film project.

Rabiah is an alumnus of the B3 Media Talent Lab for upcoming BAME filmmakers. Her short online film, Vapour, was made by Various Instances film company.

Rabiah has performed poetry at The Rich Mix, The Space Arts Centre, The Lost Theatre and Brixton BookJam. She has poetry published in an anthology by The Asian Writer. 

In 2017, Rabiah curated a night of music, stories and spoken word to showcase the work of British Asian artists. Linked to this event, she also supported the launch of an initiative called Makrooh – a platform to highlight the work of British Muslim artists.

Rabiah has completed writing programmes with Criterion Theatre, Hachette Publishing, Royal Court Theatre and Kali Theatre. She is an alumnus of the Tamasha Playwrights programme with Tamasha Theatre.

Accompanying her creative work, Rabiah has contributed opinion pieces to The Guardian, Huffington Post Blog, Exeunt Magazine, Burnt Roti, The F-Word, Gal-Dem and Wales Arts Review.

Rabiah is represented by Nick Barron at United Agents.