Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery is a scriptwriter and songwriter working in theatre, radio and film.

Her first stage play Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman, 2007) was awarded five stars by the Guardian and shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre, UK tour, 2017) was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and won Best New Play in the UK Theatre Awards. It was described as a ‘thrillingly enigmatic memory play’ by the Guardian.

Other work includes the co-written verbatim play Unprotected (Everyman/Traverse Theatre, 2006, winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse/Theatre503, 2011), The Sum (Everyman, 2017), The People Are Singing (Manchester Royal Exchange, 2017), The Snow Dragons (National Theatre, 2017) and To Have to Shoot Irishmen (Almanac Arts, UK tour, 2018).

Her radio drama series, Daphne: A Fire in Malta, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019. Lizzie is also a singer and musician, collaborating with composer Vidar Norheim.