Benedict Lombe is a British Congolese writer and theatre-maker based in London. Her debut play Lava was premiered by the Bush Theatre, London, in 2021 and went on to win Best Performance Piece at the 2022 Offies (Off West End Awards). She won the Book and Lyrics Recognition Award at the 2021 Black British Theatre Awards.
One woman's journey into her own past becomes inextricably linked with the tides of global history in this wickedly funny, strikingly lyrical and explosive debut play. Winner of the 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.