Christina Alagaratnam is a writer from South London, currently working in the London theatre scene. As well as being a feature writer for online literary journals, she also runs her own blog: Chrissy’s Notebook.
Christina has been imagining her own stories since she was old enough to dress up as Disney princesses and change the story to suit her narrative! 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.
Christina’s third play Face to Face debuted as a two hander with HiddenViewz Productions and enjoyed a successful run at the Brighton and Camden Fringe festivals, during Summer 2018.
“Christina Alagaratnam’s Face to Face is an intense sixty minutes of fascinating, thought-provoking and disturbing theatre.“Always Time For Theatre, 2018
Always eager to campaign for diversity within the Arts, Christina worked with the diversity organisation at Linklaters Lawfirm, to promote Face to Face and diversity within theatre. The play was performed for a special event, celebrating diversity. Christina also taught playwriting classes at the lawfirm’s London office.
Now, Face to Face is being expanded into a full length piece with a new theatre company, Spence-Hinds Theatre. Alongside this, Christina was asked to write PlayFight for Orisun Productions, which is set to debut on November 9th – 13th at Deptford Town Hall.
In 2020, following the lull in creative projects thanks to the pandemic, Christina launched her own podcast called ‘The Night Writer’ which she writes, records and produces herself. 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! She has also interviewed writers, filmmakers and Emmy award winning musicians 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.
Aside from writing, Christina is also a qualified wine and chocolate taster! She visits tasting events across London and loves to taste and review wine, cheese and chocolate!