Paddy Hughes is a playwright and dramaturg based in Liverpool. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and has an MA in scriptwriting at University of East Anglia under the tutelage of Steve Waters and Timberlake Wertenbaker. He has previously worked in the National Theatre's New Work Department and at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and is currently a Future Playmakers Associate at Box of Tricks Theatre. He has had play readings presented at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, HOME Theatre, Manchester, and Wildcard Theatre, has been longlisted for the Bruntwood twice, and his most recent play LEAVE THE MORNING TO THE MORNING won the 2022 Bruntwood Prize for the inaugural North West Original New Voice Award and Residency. In screen, Paddy’s first short film (co-written and co-directed with John Gillespie) was produced by BBC Radio 5 Live and won the ‘Well Done U’ Award.