Hattie is a Devon based emerging playwright and theatre maker who studied Theatre and Performance at Warwick University and a playwriting Masters at Goldsmiths, achieving a distinction in both. In 2018, Hattie's play Fissure was selected as a top pick of From Devon With Love at the Bike Shed Theatre. In 2019 she directed and produced ‘Fissure’ at the Exeter Phoenix, and the Plymouth Fringe Festival, receiving four-star reviews. From 2019 to 2021 she was part of the Eggbox writer’s group at Theatre Royal Plymouth. In 2021 Hattie was awarded a DYCP grant from Arts Council England, centred around verbatim theatre. In 2022, she was part of the Exeter Northcott’s Artists’ Programme.
A TRP Seed Commission (2019 - 2021)
and supported by Exeter Northcott's Artist Programme (2022)
“I’m not sure if it’s the government, or the f#%ers we buy oil from who are actually in charge of this country”.
The cost of living is higher than ever and the divide between rural and urban communities is stark. Heather, Holly and their mum Angela, a close-knit family from Devon struggle to run a rural petrol station. And when Holly finally returns home from the city, she discovers a shattered version of the village she left behind...
Kindle is a captivating piece of new writing exploring modern rural community, climate change, and the impacts of the ever rising cost of living.
Touring to VAULT Festival, studio and rural venues in the South West in 2023.
Developing Your Creative Practice
Through the DYCP grant awarded by Arts Council England Hattie developed her skills in writing verbatim theatre, focussing on the theme of flooding in Devon and Cornwall. She interviewed people from the two counties, as well as partaking in training/workshops with the maker Lisa Heledd-Jones from Story Works and theatre company The Paper Birds.
Through the process she wrote a first draft of a play called 'Home Is' which investigates the idea of home in coastal communities, which are at risk of being lost to the sea, historically through to the present day.
Written by Hattie Collins
Directed by Sarah Stacey
Performed by Annabel Grace, Grace Fitzalan and Lucy-Rose Leonard
Photo Credit: KARJCSCRIMSON
Southwark Playhouse for a scratch night hosted by Swings & Roundabouts
'"If you have a handsomely painted, bright red boat, people don’t notice the water keeping it afloat"
We Lindas is about protest through small, but powerful, action. An adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, set in the 21st century financial crash. What happens when Linda Loman is left to speak, for herself, to herself?
Photo Credit: KARJCSCRIMSON
Written & Directed by Hattie Collins
'Dynamic and touching' - The Reviews Hub -
'A sensational job' - The PRSD
Exeter Phoenix - 2019
The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth - 2019
Can you love someone who represents everything you hate in the world? The world is in chaos. Hazel, a doctor, and Archer a space shuttle engineer fall in love. Archer’s work creating shuttle engines, when unsuccessful, has terrible repercussions on people’s health, leaving Hazel to deal with the results. What’s the cost when the one thing powerful enough to let the planet, could also completely destroy it?