Winsome Pinnock

Winsome Pinnock

Winsome Pinnock is an award-winning British playwright of Jamaican heritage. Her plays include: Rockets and Blue Lights (Royal Exchange, Manchester, 2020); One Under (2005) and Water (2000) at the Tricycle Theatre; Mules (Clean Break/Royal Court Theatre Upstairs/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 1996); Talking in Tongues (1991) and A Hero's Welcome (1989; runner-up Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) at the Royal Court Theatre; and Leave Taking (Liverpool Playhouse Theatre/Contact Theatre Manchester/Belgrade Theatre Coventry/Lyric Hammersmith/ National Theatre, 1986).

Awards include the George Devine Award, the Pearson Award and the Unity Theatre Trust Award.

(Author photo by Bronwen Sharp)

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Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.


Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.


A short play about a mother confronted by the child she had to give up.

Rockets and Blue Lights

The Alfred Fagon Award-winning play that retells British history through the prism of the slave trade.

Leave Taking

Two generations. Three incredible women. An epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.


Six plays about women, crime and justice

Six plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British theatre, exploring the heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system.