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Authors

Lynette Carr Armstrong

Lynette Carr Armstrong has been an English, drama and media teacher and adviser for nearly 30 years.

She is the co-author with Samantha Wharton of Leave Taking: The GCSE Study Guide (Nick Hern Books, 2024), a guide to Winsome Pinnock's play.

Leave Taking: The GCSE Study Guide

Alison Carr

Alison Carr is a playwright and radio dramatist.

Her plays include: The Last Quiz Night on Earth (Box of Tricks, UK tour, 2020); Caterpillar (shortlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2016; premiered at Theatre503, London, 2018) and Iris (Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2016; winner of the Journal Culture Awards 2017 Writer of the Year).

Her play Tuesday formed part of the 2020 and 2021 National Theatre Connections Festivals and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

In 2013, Alison was awarded the Live Theatre/Empty Space Bursary Award to develop her play The Soaking of Vera Shrimp and the play opened at Live Theatre in September 2014. Other theatre credits include: Hush (Paines Plough, RWCMD, Gate Theatre), Remains (troublehouse theatre, Reveal Festival), Clothes Swap Theatre Party (Derby Theatre), Fat Alice (The Lemon Tree, Òran Mór, Traverse Theatre), A Wondrous Place (Northern Spirit, Tour), Mary, Jesus's Mam (Live Theatre), Fine (Soho Theatre), Quick Bright Things (The People's Theatre, Newcastle), When It's Gone (part of nabakov's Present: Tense), The Surprising Germination of Andrea Fitzgerald (Hotbed Festival at The Junction), When It Falls (Soho Theatre), The Girls From Poppyfield Close (Live Theatre), Clint (Live Theatre), But Otherwise Went Well (Waterloo East Theatre), and Can Cause Death (National Theatre).

Radio credits include Dolly Would (BBC Radio 4), Yackety Yak (The Verb, BBC Radio 3), and Worn Around the Edges (BBC Radio 3).

Caterpillar
The Last Quiz Night on Earth
Tuesday

Lisa Carroll

Lisa Carroll is a playwright, screenwriter and comedian, whose plays have been staged at Soho Theatre, the Arcola Theatre, and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. They include The Misandrist (Arcola Theatre, London, 2023).

She is the co-author, with Milly Thomas, of Making Your Solo Show: The Compact Guide (Nick Hern Books, 2023), and teaches regular solo-show workshops.

Making Your Solo Show: The Compact Guide
The Misandrist

Jo Carson

Jo Carson (1946–2011) was an American playwright, poet, fiction writer, and actor, as well as the author of three children's books. She was the founder of AlternateROOTS, an organization devoted to community-based arts.

Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet
Spider Speculations
Liars, Thieves and Other Sinners on the Bench

pamela carter

pamela carter is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include: Almost Near (Dresden Staatsshauspiel, Germany; Finborough Theatre, London); Skåne (Hampstead Theatre, London; Theater Ulm, Germany; winner of the New Writing Commission at the Berliner Festspiele Stückemarkt, 2012); What We Know (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Teatro Circulo, New York); and several plays for Untitled Projects including slope, An Argument About Sex and Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner. She also works regularly with Swedish conceptual artists Goldin+Senneby (The Nordenskiöld Model) and Vanishing Point Theatre Co (including Interiors and Tomorrow).

What We Know
slope

Sarah Case

Sarah Case is a text and voice coach, and a former actor. She has been Head of Voice on the Acting Degree Course at Italia Conti Academy for 14 years, and also lectures in voice at the Central School of Speech and Drama and East 15 Drama School. She also works with Speak Easily, a private voice, speech and accent company.

The Integrated Voice (with DVD)

Anne-Marie Casey

Anne-Marie Casey is a screenwriter, novelist and playwright.

Her novels include An Englishwoman in New York and The Real Liddy James.

Her plays include stage adaptations of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 2011) and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (Gate Theatre, 2014). A revised version of Little Women was staged in 2022 by Watford Palace Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

A graduate of Oxford University, Syracuse University and the short directing programme at NYU, she holds dual UK/Irish nationality and lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Little Women

Jessie Cave

Jessie Cave is a writer and performer. She is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She was a regular in Sky’s flagship sitcom Trollied and has also appeared in Call the Midwife, Black Mirror, Loaded and Father Brown.

Jessie’s doodles about love and her depiction of motherhood have a cult following on Instagram. Her doodles and comedy were featured in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Her first book of doodles, Love Sick, was published by Penguin Random House in 2015. 

Her solo comedy shows have been critically acclaimed and have had sell-out runs in Edinburgh and Soho Theatre.

Jessie Cave
Sunrise