Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner (1813–1837) was a German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose. His plays include Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena and Woyzeck.

Georg Büchner

Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini is a playwright and screenwriter.

Her plays include Blavatsky's Tower (Machine Room), Gabriel (Soho Theatre), Silence (Birmingham Rep), Loveplay (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dinner (National Theatre and West End), Dying for It, adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman (Almeida Theatre), A Vampire Story (NT Connections), Marianne Dreams (Almeida), Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre), Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre and West End), (National Theatre), NW Trilogy (Kiln Theatre) and Manor (National Theatre).

Screenplays include Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe, Byzantium and The Dig.

Women, Power and Politics: Then
Singular Female Voices

babirye bukilwa

babirye bukilwa is an actor, playwright and poet, and a finalist for the 2020 Women's Prize for Playwriting. Their plays include: …cake (Theatre Peckham, 2021), and …blackbird hour (shortlisted for the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and the 2020 Alfred Fagon Award).


Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940), best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, wrote some twenty plays and adaptations, including Moliere and The White Guard. He had a stormy relationship with Stanislasky and the Moscow Art Theatre and was the subject of Stalin's censorship, with the result that many of his plays remained unperformed or unpublished at this death in 1940.

Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote

Amelia Bullmore

Amelia Bullmore studied Drama at Manchester University. Having started out as an actress, she began writing in 1995 and continues to do both. Her first stage play, Mammals, had an extended sell-out run at the Bush Theatre in April 2005 and a successful national tour in 2006. It was also co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. Her adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2009. Di and Viv and Rose premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2012, transferred Upstairs in 2013, and then to the West End in 2015.

Bullmore wrote two episodes of the second series of This Life for World/BBC2, and devised the series Black Cab for World/BBC2, writing three of the episodes. She wrote two episodes of the first series of Attachments, also for World/BBC2. She was a Dennis Potter Award Finalist in 2000 for her original 90-minute drama, The Middle.

Amelia Bullmore
Di and Viv and Rose

Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess is an American playwright and writer. Her play Dry Powder was a recipient of the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award and a finalist for the Blackburn prize. Other plays include Camdenside and FAIL: Failures. She has written for The Tenant (Woodshed Collective) and Naked Angels podcast series, Naked Radio.

Dry Powder

Kathy Burke

Born in Islington in 1964, Kathy Burke trained at the Anna Scher Theatre. She made her professional acting debut in the 1982 film Scrubbers.

She won an RTS Award for Mr Wroe’s Virgins, a British Comedy Award for Gimme Gimme Gimme, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Nil by Mouth, and Loaded Magazine’s Woman of the Decade Award in the 1990s.

Her play, Mr Thomas, was first performed at the Old Red Lion, Islington, in 1990.

She also wrote the autobiographical mini-series Walking and Talking for Sky Arts.

Kathy Burke
Mr Thomas

Lucy Burke

Lucy Burke trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Writing credits include Glitter Punch (VAULT Festival/Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/The King’s Head/Theatre N16/The Lion and Unicorn); WEIRD (Arcola, SLAM Soaps); Blackout (Theatre N16, N16 Presents); A Series of Unfortunate Breakups (C Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Camden Comedy Club/The Etcetera); Funeral Parlour (Royal Exchange Studio, Platform 1). She set up and runs Some Riot Theatre Company, an emerging company specialising in female-led new writing, and focusing on providing employment for graduate actors.

Plays from VAULT 3
Glitter Punch