Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood is a British playwright and screenwriter whose plays include: Mosquitoes (National Theatre, 2017); The Children (Royal Court Theatre, 2016); Chimerica (Almeida Theatre & West End, 2013; winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2013 Evening Standard Best Play Award, the 2014 Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); NSFW (Royal Court, 2012); small hours (co-written with Ed Hime; Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Beauty and the Beast (with Katie Mitchell; National Theatre, 2010); Bloody Wimmin, as part of Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre, 2010); it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break & Arcola Theatre, 2009; winner of the 2012 John Whiting Award); Hedda (Gate Theatre, London, 2008); and Tinderbox (Bush Theatre, 2008).

She won the inaugural Berlin Lee UK Playwrights Award in 2013.

A startling new version of Hedda Gabler, relocating Ibsen's nineteenth-century heroine to London in 2008.
A play about modern-day sex trafficking, joint winner of the 2010 John Whiting Award.
Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie...
Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional...
Lucy Kirkwood’s sharp comedy looks at power games and privacy in the media and beyond.  
A powerful, provocative play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West. W...
Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old fri...
A collaborative theatre piece created by playwrights Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime with theatre director Katie Mitchell,...
A play about families and particle physics, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2017.
A short play about the protests at Greenham Common, a political landmark in the fight for nuclear disarmament.