James McDermott is a Norfolk-based scriptwriter, actor, poet and creative writing teacher represented by Independent Talent and published by Samuel French. McDermott trained at UEA where he graduated with First Class BA Hons in Scriptwriting & Performance and an MA (Distinction) in Scriptwriting. Amongst numerous other works and following critically acclaimed runs at The Pleasance Islington and The Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s West End, between 2017-2019 James toured the country with his solo play Rubber Ring which won Pulse Festival’s Suitcase Prize 2017 and which was longlisted for The Verity Bargate Award. James is currently adapting Rubber Ring for TV with Hat Trick Productions. Rubber Ring has been published by Samuel French.