Stage and Screen

I first began writing for performance after reading a play by Chinese Nobel-laureate Gao Xingjian which then led to an attachment at the National Theatre Studios with the writer, director, and actor Ella Smith to develop a new version of the play.

I then joined the Royal Court Theatre’s Unheard Voices group with Ola Animashawun, and was then invited to join their Studio group with Leo Butler 고화질 다운로드. Shortly after, I was commissioned by the Royal Court to write Loop 36 :: Prime 151, an experiential audio short, for Vicky Featherstone’s inaugural festival as new artistic director of the Royal Court.

Further Royal Court commissions include the shorts A Corrosion Named Desire, staged as part of the “Big Idea” thought strand in coincidence with Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen; and The Stone (or No One Disaster is Total), a dark, modern-day fable from the underbelly of the East Asian diaspora g3 유심 다운로드.

I have also written several short screenplays, including The Match Girl (commissioned and produced by the BBC), and Next Time, which was awarded a FilmLondon London Calling award and production grant, and was screened at the BFI, marking my directorial film debut.

I have also written for young audiences. Most recently, I was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to adapt a collection of myths from Shakespeare’s favourite Roman poet, Ovid 리플리 다운로드.

I’ve also begun writing for musical theatre and was awarded a place in the New Musical Development Collective’s Theatre Lab in partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Other Palace. 

As always, I’m continuing to develop as many projects as possible, and am thrilled to say that I’m currently under commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company to adapt Chinese legends and classics for stage.

For any literary enquiries please contact my lovely agent Emily Hickman at The Agency 플랫아이콘 다운로드.

Stage & Screen

Rock, Paper, Fire

Bernie and Jamal have always been best friends – until both decide to run for Math Club VP. A high-stakes story about friendship, strategy, and Rock-Paper-Scissors.

Commissioned by the CBBC for Snaps Series 1. Directed by Alan de Pellette 철가방 다운로드. Available on BBC iPlayer.

Conundrums, written for WeRNotVirus

A collective of leading actors, writers, directors and creatives of East and South East Asian heritage from the UK’s performing arts industry joined forces online to present a new digital arts event titled WeRNotVirus 마터스 다운로드. This urgent artistic response aimed to shine a light on the surge in hate crime directed towards the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

Supported by the Arts Council Emergency Fund, WeRNotVirus featured 10 newly commissioned stories using a variety of art forms including film, poetry, dance and song. The themes explore race, identity, representation, perspective and economics through the lens of East and South East Asian artists and their communities. 

Directed by Anthony Lau and performed by Camille Mallet de Chauney Happy Chicks download. Commissioned and produced by Moongate Productions in association with Omnibus Theatre.

Three Tales from Ovid, Retold by Amber Hsu

These tragicomic retellings of classic myths introduced young audiences to timeless tales of pride, unrequited love, and regret.

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, these plays were first staged at the Swan Theatre during “The Wondrous Imagination of Ovid” Festival, where they also formed the basis for special workshops and Ovid Discovery Days for young people. 

Directed by Alex Thorpe packet tracer 6.2. Cast: Akiya Henry, Dharmesh Patel, Anna Leong Brophy, Jon Tarcy. Music composed by Sarah Llewellyn.

The Stone (or, No One Disaster is Total)

A dark, modern-day fable born from the hidden underbelly of an East Asian diaspora.

Now available in Foreign Goods, published by Oberon Books. 


Natural Born Nobodies
(in development)

A new musical on the perils of peer pressure and youth violence 건담 극장판 다운로드. Developed through NMDC. 

Book & Lyrics by Amber Hsu
Music by Stu Barter


A lyrical meditation on mixing in, misinformation, and maths.

Written for a special event staged over two theatres by Artistic Directors of the Future

Directed by Jennifer Lim and performed by Rebecca Boey. 



All Roads Are Lined With Teeth

A dance play based on migrations, displacement, and…teeth 논스톱 다운로드. Created in collaboration with the Sharp and Fine company and choreographers Megan and Shannon Kurashige.


A Corrosion Named Desire

A surreal black comedy and melodrama of psycho-social trauma and pop technology.

Commissioned by the Royal Court for the Big Idea, offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion. Performed alongside and inspired by the social milieu of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen.  

If These Walls

Day in and day out you do a thing.
Day in and day out you do it the way you always do.
And everything is always the same.
You step up.
You walk into a house.
You say hello.
Except for the one day it all changes.

A play for young people about what home means to us. Commissioned by Company Three. Directed by Emma Higham. 

Loop 36 :: Prime 151

An experiential, site-specific audio short commissioned and produced by the Royal Court Theatre.

Directed by Ned Bennett.


The Match Girl

Part of the BBC’s ground-breaking series “The Break”, produced with BBC Three, BBC Taster and BBC Writersroom.

Watch it here on the BBC.


Next Time

A father and son attempt to reconnect in this short slice-of-life family drama written and directed by Amber Hsu.

Winner of a FilmLondon award.


Additional Blog Links:

  • Lost in Theatre
    The Royal Court Theatre
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    Loop 36 :: Prime 151
  • And Other Stories
    Orange Tree Theatre
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    The Shadow
  • These Walls
    Platform Theatre
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    If These Walls
  • Hidden
    The Royal Court Theatre
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    The Stone (or No One Disaster is Total)
  • The Big Idea: It's Like the 60s Never Happened
    The Royal Court Theatre
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    A Corrosion Named Desire
  • A Short Film
    Film London
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    Next Time
  • Sharp & Fine
    ODC Theater
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    All Roads Are Lined With Teeth
  • The Break
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    The Match Girl
  • "Artistic Directors of the Future" Talks #Brexit
    The National Theatre
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  • Bunkers Without Borders
    Bunker Theatre
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  • Ovid Festival
    The RSC
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    Three Tales from Ovid
  • NMDC Sharing
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
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    Natural Born Nobodies

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