Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa (born 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist and college professor. He is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation.

Mistress of Desires

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is a playwright and screenwriter.

Her plays include: Mum (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Soho Theatre, London, 2021); Emilia (Shakespeare's Globe, London, 2018; West End, 2019); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios, 2015); and Belongings (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios, 2011; shortlisted for the Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award).

In 2013 she was chosen as a member of the Soho Six (Soho Theatre). She has co-written several acclaimed immersive site-specific plays with Katie Lyons, produced by Look Left Look Right, including You Once Said Yes, Above and Beyond and Once Upon a Christmas. She was part of the writing team for four of the Lyric Hammersmith's pantomimes from 2009-2012 and wrote (solo) the Bolton Octagon's Christmas plays for 2013 and 2014. She has written two large community plays for the Old Vic New Voices: Platform and Epidemic.

Emilia (old edition)
The Motherhood Project
The Wasp

Jill Lloyd-Jones

Jill Lloyd-Jones is a UK-based freelance consultant who was a drama teacher and instructional leader for many years at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). She has worked collaboratively with all levels of educators to support innovation in the teaching of drama, theatre and movement.

Truth in Play

Maggie Lloyd-Williams

Maggie Lloyd-Williams is an actor. She has performed at the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Tricyle and Shakespeare's Globe, amongst other places. She has also appeared in several TV series.

Maggie Lloyd-Williams
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Martha Loader

Martha Loader is a writer, producer and actor. Her play Bindweed (Mercury Originals/HighTide/New Wolsey/Royal Exchange Theatre, 2024) won the Judges' Award at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.

Other plays include: Splinter (Play Nicely Theatre, Eastern Angles); Cuckoo (INK Festival, schools tour); and Phenomenon (Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction).

She won the Award for Promising Young Playwright at INK Festival 2019. She is an alumnus of the Mercury Playwrights, Soho Writers' Lab and HighTide Writers programmes.


Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead is a poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster.

Her original stage plays include Thon Man Molière, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Blood and Ice, Good Things and Perfect Days. Her many stage adaptations include Dracula, Molière’s Tartuffe, Miseryguts (based on Le Misanthrope) and Educating Agnes (based on L’École des Femmes); as well as versions of Medea by Euripides (for which she won the Scottish Book of the Year Award in 2001), and Thebans (adapted mainly from Sophocles' Oedipus and Antigone).

Her collections of poetry include Dreaming Frankenstein, The Colour of Black & White, A Choosing (Selected Poems), Fugitive Colours and True Confessions, a collection of monologues and theatre lyrics. She served a five-year term as Scotland's Makar, or National Poet, from 2011 till 2016, and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, 2015. She won the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, and the 2023 Saltire Society Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Scottish literature.
Liz Lochhead
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Blood and Ice
Perfect Days
Educating Agnes
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Good Things
Quelques Fleurs

Kate Lock

Kate Lock is an actress and writer. She is the author of Russian Dolls (King's Head, London, 2016; winner of the Adrian Pagan Award). Her other plays include Job for Life (Writers’ Guild Award), Sleeping Dogs and Tuesday’s Child (co-written with Terry Johnson, originally a BBC TV drama, later adapted for the stage and premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East). She has also performed stand-up comedy and written various sketches and monologues.

Russian Dolls

Laura Lomas

Laura Lomas is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include: The House Party after August Strindberg's Miss Julie (Chichester Festival Theatre / Headlong / Frantic Assembly, 2024); Metamorphoses, co-written with Sami Ibrahim and Sabrina Mahfouz, after Ovid (Shakespeare's Globe, 2021); Chaos (National Theatre Connections); The Blue Road (Dundee Rep, Derby Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth youth companies); Joanne (Clean Break & Soho Theatre); Bird (Root Theatre and Echo); Blister (Paines Pough/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); Open Heart Surgery (Theatre Uncut); Come to Where I’m From (Paines Plough); Some Machine (Paines Plough/Rose Bruford); The Island (Nottingham Playhouse/Det Norske Oslo); Us Like Gods (Hampstead, Heat and Light); Gypsy Girl (Paines Plough Later at Soho) and Wasteland (New Perspectives/Derby Theatre; shortlisted for the Brian Way Award).

Radio plays include My Boy (BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play; Bronze SONY Award for best radio drama) and Lucy Island (BBC Radio 3).

Her screen work includes Rough Skin (Touchpaper/Channel 4; shortlisted for Best British Short at British Independent Film Awards and Raindance Film Festival). She has also written two episodes of Glue (E4/Eleven Films), and has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Manchester Royal Exchange, and jointly by Clean Break and Birmingham Rep. She was a MacDowell Colony Fellow 2013, and a Yaddo Fellow 2014.

Laura Lomas
Bird and other monologues for young women
Gypsy Girl
Where I'm From
The House Party