Christina Alagaratnam is an award winning writer from London, United Kingdom and described by Emma Slater of LondonTheatre1 as, “A talented writer with a vivid imagination.”

She started her writing career quite young, when a poem of hers was published in a youth anthology, back in 2007. 

Strolling down the writing path at the University of Westminster, Christina graduated with a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing in 2014 and with an MA in Creative Writing the following year. Whilst studying for her Masters, she wrote her debut play, Darkridge for the innovative Doughnut Theatre.  Soon after, her second play, The Beach House was presented as a staged reading at the Etcetera Theatre, produced by Blackout Creative Arts. Here, she was introduced to the London fringe circuit where she read scripts for the Bread and Roses Theatre Company and wrote for various scratch nights.

One of her plays, Face to Face, was selected by The Hidden Theatre Company for their new writers showcase. The play was then picked up by HiddenViewz Productions and enjoyed a successful run at the Brighton and Camden Fringe festivals, during Summer 2018 to 4* reviews.

Christina worked with the diversity organisation at Linklaters Law-firm in London, to promote Face to Face and celebrate diversity within theatre. The play was performed  for a special one-off event in September 2018. Christina also taught playwriting  classes for the law-firm’s creative writing club. 

Alongside this, Christina was asked to write PlayFight for Orisun Productions, which is set to debuted on November 9th – 13th at Deptford Town Hall. The play then ran for two nights at the inaugural Peckham Fringe Festival on June 2-3rd at Theatre Peckham. PlayFight will enjoy a third run at The Pleasance Theatre from May 23rd – June 3rd 2023.

In 2020, following the lull in creative projects thanks to the pandemic, Christina launched her own podcast called ‘The Night Writer.’ This podcast is one for the insomniacs, talking about urban legends, fairy tales, true stories, ghost stories and anything that keeps people up at night! The podcast also features authors, filmmakers and writers from across the world. The Night Writer can be found on Spotify, Anchor FM and YouTube.

Furthermore, Christina published her first short story on Amazon kindle, called ‘Sanctuary.’ The story was written during her MA in Creative Writing as part of an assignment. She has dedicated this short story to all the Creative Writing students, at her alumnus, The University of Westminster.

Her script The Beach House was a finalist in the 2022 Scriptwriters & Co. Writers Festival. The script then went on to win Best Stage Play at the 2022 Los Angeles Script Awards and Script Awards LA.

Now, she has re-written her play Face to Face as a short film script. The script has won multiple awards in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Florence, Venice and London film festivals as well as the London Independent Short Story prize. The script was a finalist at the 12th Paris Arts & Movie Awards. Christina was personally invited to Rome, to attend the Prisma Rome Film Festival and to accept her award.

Christina has also won Best 1st Time Screenwriter for the script, at the New York International Film Awards, the Oniros Awards New York and the Los Angeles Film Awards.