Joy Wilkinson

Joy Wilkinson is a playwright and screenwriter whose plays include: The Sweet Science of Bruising (Southwark Playhouse, 2018); Acting Leader (part of Women, Power and Politics season at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in 2010); Fair (Finborough Theatre, 2005; Trafalgar Studios, West End, 2006); and Felt Effects (joint winner of the 2004 Verity Bargate Award, staged at Theatre503, London, 2006).

She has been a Screen International Star of Tomorrow, a two-time Brit List nominee, one of Den Of Geek’s ‘50 Brilliant Screenwriters To Watch Out For’, and she was mentored by Sir Kenneth Branagh on the prestigious BFI/Lighthouse Guiding Lights scheme.

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Women, Power and Politics: Now

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

The Sweet Science of Bruising

An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.

Felt Effects

A play that unearths the seismic relationship between two half-sisters and their mother when they are forced together in the A&E ward of the local hospital. Joint-winner of the 2004 Verity Bargate Award.

Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

    Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

    Two plays that combine innovative dramatic form with a rare emotional power.

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    Fair

    A powerful drama about the potent appeal of far right policies to young people in the UK.

    Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

      Acting Leader

      A short play about Margaret Beckett finding herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith.

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