Vivienne Franzmann

Vivienne Franzmann

Vivienne Franzmann was a teacher who took up playwriting after winning the Bruntwood Playwriting award in 2008 with her first play, Mogadishu, which also won the 2010 George Devine Award and was first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2011.

Other plays include: The IT (National Theatre Connections festival, 2020); Bodies (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2017); Pests (Royal Court, Royal Exchange Manchester and Clean Break, 2014); and The Witness (Royal Court, 2012).

She has written for Channel 4, BBC 1, Radio 4 and Radio 3. In 2014, she was awarded a BAFTA for her short film for children, Lizard Girl.

A gripping and urgent play about a well-meaning teacher who intervenes on behalf of a troublesome student, with terri...
A dark and piercing thriller of modern morals from the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu.
A hard-hitting, claustrophic drama about trying to escape your past.
A play about the human cost of surrogacy, and what we’ll overlook to get what we want.
A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.