Rex Obano is a screenwriter/playwright. He was born in London and spent a year in the United States on placement where he read Playwriting at City College of New York.    


Shakespeare and Hathaway - Private Investigators - And Rarest Parts

The new series of this popular series will be broadcast on BBC1 weekdays from 14th February 2022 at 1.45pm.


The series writers include Rex Obano. My episode And Rarest Parts will be broadcast on 23rd February 2022 at 2.15pm.

The cast includes regulars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner and Patrick Walshe McBride and guest stars David Nellist, Katherine Bennet-Fox, Barry Aird, Frankie Fox and Jonny Weldon.  

Faith, Hope and Glory

BBC Radio 4 has commissioned Faith Hope and Glory an ambitious new series telling brilliant intimate domestic stories that together illuminate the emergence of modern Britain.


The series writers are Roy Williams, Winsome Pinnock, Carol Russel and the episodes featuring the characters Clement and Gloria are written by Rex Obano.

The cast includes Pippa Bennett Warner, Shiloh Coke, Danielle Vitalis, Stefan Adegbola, Martins Imhangbe, Chris Jack, Claire Perkins, Don Gilet, Richie Campbell, Jasmine Hyde, Gary Beadle, Ricky Fearon and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

Series 1 runs from 8th - 17th February 2021

Series 2 runs from 6th - 15th December 2021

Series 3 runs from 28th February - 1st March 2022

Series 4 runs from 5the September - 7th September 2022

Series 5 in development

Series 6 in development

The Hamlet Voyage


Re:Verse Theatre have commissioned Rex Obano to write The Hamlet Voyage; a new play about the first recorded performance of Hamlet, which was acted by sailors in 1607 off the coast of Sierra Leone for local West African dignitaries, on the first English voyage to reach India.

The play will examine this cross-cultural encounter that took place before England became deeply involved in the Atlantic slave trade, before the age of British imperialism, and before Shakespeare became a global name. Together with the audience, we will imagine how history might have turned out differently and where we go from here.


BBC Front Row

Also catch Rex Obano and Winsome Pinnock  BBC Front Row talking about Faith, Hope and Glory.

Bridewell Theatre Bride Lane Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
Date/Time: 20 - 23 July @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2pm Tickets £12 - £22
A post show discussion will take place following the Saturday matinee

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