Work

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Debut poetry collection

Molly Naylor writes poems that speak frankly and boldly about learning how to live. Part confession, part manifesto; Badminton is a book that manages to celebrate humanity whilst despairing of its ugly bits.

Published by Burning Eye. Available to order here.


'Like all the best writers Molly Naylor makes it look easy. Here, in language as clear as a glass of water, are poems so intimately confessional we feel like intruders, and yet so generous, giving and warm we are honoured guests. Filled with hilarious observations on the minutiae of life, each revealing deep and personal truths, Badminton is a collection to return to over and over - and to share, share, share.'

Nathan Filer

True Stories Live

True Stories Live is a storytelling event at Norwich Arts Centre, co-created by Molly Naylor, LJHope Productions and Norwich Arts Centre. TSL invites people from all walks of life to tell their true, anecdotal stories in front of a warm and friendly crowd. Further info at the Facebook page.

After Hours

After Hours is a Sky One comedy co-written with John Osborne. It was produced and directed by Craig Cash and starred Ardal O’Hanlon, Jaime Winstone and John Thomson. It aired in autumn 2015. 

If Destroyed Still True

IDST made it’s debut at the Forest Fringe in 2014. It featured a live score from Iain Ross (Bearsuit/Mega Emotion). Graphic novel and screenplay adaptations are currently in development.


'Very funny, admirably honest'

 — The Independent

My Robot Heart

My Robot Heart sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. It was a collaboration between Molly and indie-folk band The Middle Ones. It went on to tour nationally throughout 2013.


'This show sees theatre, live music and stand-up comedy in perfect harmony - never more one than the other - making it an ideal triptych of entertainment'

 — Metro

'An inverse rom-com that turns the mysteries of the human heart into a funny, touching, sad and life-affirming piece of theatre'

 — The Scotsman
 — Three Weeks
 — Fest
 — Total Theatre

Made Up

Made Up was an interactive storytelling project commissioned by MAYK and Theatre Bristol, created and delivered by Molly Naylor and Byron Vincent. It invited people from across Bristol to order a bespoke story for themselves, a family member, colleague or friend. Molly and Byron wrote and performed these taylor-made stories in a range of settings over the course of Mayfest 2012.

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You

Molly’s first live solo show, Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010 and went on to tour internationally. She later adapted the show for radio, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


'A brave, funny, tough and beautiful piece of writing'

The Guardian

'Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and metaphor, and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing.'

Irish Times
 — The Telegraph
 — The Times
 — The Metro