by Lucy Kirkwood
Lucy Kirkwood is an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. In 2009, Lucy’s play It Felt Empty When the Heart Went at First But It Is Alright Now was produced by Clean Break Theatre Co. at the Arcola Theatre. The play was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer and made Lucy joint winner of the John Whiting Award 2010. NSFW premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, starring Janie Dee and Julian Barrett, in 2012. Chimerica, premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2013 and subsequently transferred to the West End, earning the Best New Play at the 2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, as well as the Critics Circle Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Recent work includes Mosquitoes, presented by special arrangement with Manhattan Theatre Club, which opened at the National Theatre in summer 2017, and The Children, which premiered at the Royal Court, London, in 2016, and opened on Broadway in December 2017.
Lucy also writes for screen: she has written for Skins (Company Pictures), created and wrote The Smoke (Kudos / Sky 1), wrote and directed the short film The Briny, and is developing projects with Raw TV, Cowboy Films, Clio Barnard and Lenny Abrahamson. Her new 6 part season Adult Material with Tiger Aspect Productions has recently been greenlit and her mini-series of her play Chimerica for Playground Productions aired on Channel 4 in April.