Steve Waters is a Professor of Scriptwriting at UEA. His many plays include Limehouse, Temple, Little Platoons, The Contingency Plan, Fast Labour, and World Music, all of which are published by Nick Hern Books. His adaptation of the novel The Last King of Scotland by fellow UEA Professor Giles Foden premiered at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre in 2019. His most recent work for radio, Song of the Reed, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2021. Before joining UEA he ran the MPhil(B) in Playwriting Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has written about playwriting in The Secret Life of Plays (2010) and A Life in 16 Films: How Cinema Made a Playwright (2021), as well as writing for radio and television, and has adapted The Contingency Plan for the screen for Film4 and Cowboy Pictures.