Paddy is a Northern Irish writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne where he was Live Theatre’s writer in residence 2015-16 His first full-length play, WET HOUSE premiered at Live Theatre in September 2013 as part of their 40th birthday celebrations, directed by Max Roberts. Following the success of the run, Live Theatre revived the production in September 2014 before embarking on a short tour to Hull Truck and Soho Theatre. Paddy’s second play DAY OF THE FLYMO premiered at Live Theatre in April 2015 and returned in November 2015 following a sell-out run in Newcastle. Paddy's verbatim play LEAVING premiered at the Northern Stage, Newcastle, in February 2017.
Paddy's short plays include THE GREAT UNWASHED (Live, National Theatre), THE NEST (Live, Nabokov), THE WALLOPER (Arundel Theatre Trail), FLOWERPET (GIFT Festival) and MY NEW FAVOURITE PLACE, a children's play for Theatre Auricaria.
Paddy is a past graduate of Channel 4’s screenwriting course, and in 2015 he was selected to take part in Creative England’s iWrite Scheme. He was also recently featured on the 2017 BBC New Talent hotlist.
In early 2018, Paddy's short film script OX MOUNTAIN DEATH SONG was selected as the BFI’s Network Pick of the Month. He is currently writing his first feature for Elation Pictures/Pia Pressure and is developing original TV projects with Warp Films, Element Pictures, 42 Productions and VAL Ltd.